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SAFE ACTIVITY PROGRAMMES

Programmable options for training classes, clubs and study groups

Classes and programmes can be developed to suit different student levels of fitness and capability, though most exercises are already self-regulating. An integrated programme can also be devised. Training can be individual or with a small group of friends and familiars of your choosing to provide a force-multiplier for your learning and development. Without doubt, the learning and skill development possibilities mushroom immensely with small group training whilst, the cost of training per person rapidly diminishes (gets cheaper).

PARKOUR CLASSES

Parkour is an athletic street art that focuses on mobility and efficiency o movement over and around obstacles to get from place to place as fast and fluently as possible. This means the ability to run for medium distances and sprint when needed.

Parkour does employ a variety of vaults and other gymnastic-like techniques where they are deemed effective and efficient for the purpose. Beyond this, flamboyant vaulting stunts as seen in gymnastics are regarded as tricking and just for skill development and show. They are unnecessary and high-risk stunts on the street where there are no safety nets or soft crash mats to land on. However, Parkour does have a range of smaller tricks, and many also focus on the tricking aspects, an art that is now known as free running. 

Parkour is a very dynamic art that requires both skill, power and functional fitness.

PARKOUR-JITSU & BUDOLOP CLASSES

Training includes self-defence, Parkour, and some basic break-dancing moves to improve mobility on and across the ground and obstacles. This mix of 'Functional Fitness' training greatly aids body control, and self-confidence whilst, learning about situation, risk and fear management. Many Parkour and break-dancing movements can also be translated/modified almost directly into self-defence techniques or tactical situation management. You can find more information about these street arts and their relationship to self-defence on our Lii-Kan Jitsu website under the heading 'Side Arts'.

 

Budolop differs from the Parkour-Jitsu concept in that the programme emphasises the Parkour more to accommodate younger children in the 9 to 12 years age range. 

Parkour-Jitsu is not just about fighting or combat techniques, and, we are certainly not a 'combat sports' club. Our programmes include practical psychology, conflict intervention and management, social skills (e.g. people & collaboration skills), and the Three R's of self-defence, Roles Responsibilities and Risk awareness. 

 

It is very much an all-around physical, mental and spiritual (courage & confidence etc.) activity.  We hope that, with some help from the schools, we can (I.e. The school pays for the trip ;), take the club members out on special excursions to, e.g., Superpark or the  Parkour Centre for a little extra-training activity once a month or term. Otherwise, the options are that the parents pay the costs if we cannot find a business sponsor between us. We call these 'Skills Enhancement Training Sessions' (SeTs). 

 

Unlike most other sports activities, especially combat sports, these skills and virtues are not left to chance within the training process, but, deliberately, and specifically taught and practised as part of the essential 'Skill SeTs' of self-defence, personal security and risk management. The three levels of training classically referred to as Body, Mind & Spirit, translate into more practical physical, mind, and people skills.

The combination of Parkour & self-defense training supports several objectives:

  1. Keep the kids off the streets (after school) and doing something productive instead of playing computer games, smartphones & tablettes.

  2. Learn how to cope with and protect themselves from bullying and general teasing etc. 

  3. Develop students' physical fitness in a practical way. I.e. functional fitness and strength. 

  4. Develop students' self-confidence and fear management skills. I.e. to have faith in themselves.

 

We practice in relatively small groups of 10-15 students in which we encourage playful and experimental Mind SeTs with the enthusiasm and courage to learn and test new skills. This places creativity, be it via innovation or improvisation at the heart of our approach to training, as can be clearly seen in our Sofa Jitsu video for Sofa Spuds and others currently confined to their homes by the Covid19 Corona pandemic.

In the process, we effectively and efficiently develop our physical health, Fitness, Attributes and Strength Training capabilities and attitudes, which we refer to as FAST SeTs.

 

Generally speaking, we can say that we learn and practice, 'Life Skills for Life'.

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BOXERCISE/KICK-BOXERCISE

Aerobic and general fitness interactive training based on primarily on striking techniques using bags, pads, balls and your own cooperative crash test dummies (classmates ;-). The system is based on Authorised Personal Trainer (APT) principles and fitness programing methods using its own context based conceptsTM (brand name not yet released - trade mark application in progress) that leaves other 'Body Combat' fitness systems just flailing about in hot thin air. The training is augmented with a variety of other mobility & strength training techniques, propgrammes and, self-defense skills for a more useful fitness oriented training that ordinary APT's are neither able, nor qualified to evaluate or teach. Training can be individual or, with a small group of your choosing.

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SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES, CLUBS & STUDY GROUPS

Self-defense study groups and clubs. Regular weekly training classes or study groups that meetup monthly. Training is based on Lii-Kan Jitsu (Jiu Jitsu, Parkour and more...)  but, otherwise not subject to, or limited by the club, style or, grading system. Training is and can be further augmented with a variety of other mobility & strength training exercises & programmes to enhance your capabilities. Training can be individual or, with a small (private) group of your choosing.

Self-defense training is not the same as kickboxing or other similar 'combat sports', in fact, quite the opposite. Combat sports are individualistic and ego-centric activities all about winning and beating others in pursuit of fame, trophies, and other extrinsic rewards. Self-defense training and knowledge are inextricably bound to Asian cultures but, nowadays also updated for our own western values and social circumstances. 

The main focus is on conflict prevention and management which, necessarily includes a variety of skills including behaviour (etiquette), concentration, tolerance/patience, respect for and taking care of others (particularly safety during training), collaborative learning and cooperation, practical psychology and communication skills, criminology, security and risk management in general. 

Unlike other more conventional sports, these vicarious skills are integral to self-defense objectives and not left to chance. They are specifically and directly taught as part of the training experience. For us, training spirit and effort (courage, perseverance & tenacity) are some of the most important qualities we look for, and reward.

In short, we teach...

Life Skills for Life!

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KYUSHO STUDY GROUPS

Kyusho Study Groups are classes all about the study of nerve points and their application in martial arts and healing. In this format, the training is style independent and suitable for any adult with a serious interest in self-defense and, the martial and healing arts in general. If you are interested in learning about this profound art, as we can set-up and lead a study group within a reputable international organisation, just for you and your chosen group.

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SELF-DEFENSE SKILLS CIRCUIT TRAINING

Fitness circuit training based on a broad spectrum  of martial skills training exercises. Classes may be arranged for a both striking and grapling aspects and, unarmed or armed techniques and skills. This training format is best suited to small groups for greater learning potential and fun. There is not formal grade syllabus, so students a free to explore technqiues and skills, following their own learning path through the exercises.  As near a truly borderless learning experience as one can get. Training is best served with a small group of freinds and familiars fo your own choosing.

WOMEN'S PERSONAL PROTECTION CLASSES

Women's self-preservation classes or, general training based on the A.A.R.M. courses but, with more attention to physical techniques and skills content.

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