DURAZO CQC ( CLOSE QUARTER COMBATIVES) IS A RESULT OF OVER 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN DIFFERENT FORMS OF MARTIAL ART STYLES. FOR THE LAST TWO DECADES THE FOCUS HAS BEEN MMA AND ESCRIMA. DURAZO CQC CONSISTS OF BOXING, KENPO,AIKIDO,JUJITSU,ESCRIMA,JUDO AND COMBAT MUAY THAI KICKBOXING. UTILIZING ANYTHING PRACTICAL THAT WORKS IN COMBAT. SERCUERDAS ESCRIMA (CABALES SERRADA) IS NOW BEING INCORPORATED INTO OUR FIGHTING STYLE. THE GOAL AND PRIMARY FOCUS OF OUR TEACHING, IS TO EXPOSE MORE AND MORE PEOPLE TO REALITY FIGHTING AND STREET SELF DEFENSE AND REMOVE THE MINDSET OF COMPETITION AND SPORT APPLICATION OF THE ARTS. SURVIVING AN ATTACK ON THE STREET IS THE REASON OF OUR INTENSE TRAINING. ALONG WITH REALITY TRAINING, WE WILL WHIP YOUR BODY IN SHAPE, UTILIZING AEROBICS, ANAEROBICS, AND PLYOMETRICS TO PREPARE YOU PHYSICALLY AS WELL AS MENTALLY TO DEFEND YOURSELF IF NECESSARY. YOU HAVE TO WANT TO CHALLENGE YOURSELF AND KNOW THAT YOU HAVE IT INSIDE YOU. WE HAVE A UNIQUE PROGRAM FOR GETTING YOU IN SHAPE, BUILDING CONFIDENCE, AND LEARNING REALITY COMBATIVES TO DEFEND YOURSELF. EVERYONE IS EXPOSED AND AT RISK ALL THE TIME NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE. GET STARTED TODAY AND GAIN THE CONFIDENCE AND KNOWLEDGE YOU NEED FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY. MISSING LINK MMA IS THE PLACE TO BE!!! WHO IS NEXT???

Emphasizing weapons, fighting with blades, hardened-sticks and improvised weapons, eskrima is a deadly, combat proven, type of Filipino martial arts. Even though training begins with weapons, empty-hand methods are also core parts of the art as the weapon is basically an extension of the body.

Introduced to non-Filipino’s in 1521, eskrima was used in combat when Spanish invaders led by Ferdinand Magellan arrived to stake claim on the Philippine islands. During the invasion, native resistance fighters from the island of Mactan, armed with sticks, killed many of the Spanish including Magellan himself. After Magellan’s death, the Spanish prohibited the practice and teaching for eskrima, additionally prohibiting Filipinos from having and carrying full-sized swords.

Filipinos began to adapt eskrima to use different, and smaller, weapons. Eskrima fighters use a variety of fighting styles and weapons. Using whatever is available at hand as a weapon is a key part of what students are taught. The main training focus is in the repetition of the moves. Repeating/drilling the techniques over and over helps with speed gains and reaction times. Quick reaction and decision-making is stressed, along with the speed of strikes and counter-strikes.

Eskrima is one of the Philippines’ most popular and deadliest martial arts. It is the national sport of the Philippines, and has a very long history of combat use. Students are taught to train with weapons from the very beginning. This is a big difference form other martial arts that progress from empty-hand techniques to weapons training.

I want all my students to learn and become better than me!

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