Representing the Minnesota Kali Group since 1997 - Jeet Kune Do, Kali, Escrima, Muay Thai, Brazilian JiuJitsu, Savate, Silat, Archery & Yoga

How We Teach

In addition to the range of classes we offer, some of the things that makes our school unique are the training methods we employ in class. Because our students are training in a truly mixed-Martial Arts environment, they tend to learn faster and stay motivated longer than students of more traditional schools.

Learning Made Easy

The material we teach in class is often structured in a progressive manner. Students are not just taught a series of techniques, rather, the basic principles that will allow them to understand and function in any situation. Instructors will create experiences that will illustrate how these principles function, and allow students to exercise their understanding.

Individual Goals, Individual Pace

The focus of our training is not on obtaining belt ranks. The focus of our training is on showing up and putting in the hours necessary to achieve personal goals. Students will all progress at different rates in different areas. For that reason, the expectation here is altogether different from your average Martial Arts school. Students will be expected to develop a commitment for training and contribute to the development of other, more novice students.

Phases of Development

As our students work towards their personal goals and satisfy requirements for promotion in our programs, they will tend to pass through several phases of training. These phases are roadmarks on the path to mastery. Some of these phases will be developed simultaneously and continuously throughout training.

Phase One involves a focus on basics. Basic body mechanics, movement, technique, vocabulary, and conditioning. Phase One lays the physical foundation and work ethic for the rest of training.

Phase Two introduces students to interactive partner training. Students will begin to focus on dealing with resistance, timing, sensitivity and awareness.

Phase Three focuses on the ability to blend the arts. Students will not only know how to perform in each of the 5 basic areas of training, but more importantly will learn how and when to flow between these areas seamlessly.

Phase Four has to do with the mental and physical changes that are seen after many years of training. Students in this phase are concerned with developing their awareness and physical attributes to improve their skills in a given area.

Phase Five involves developing a specialty. Students will, by this time, have developed an interest in one or more particular areas of training. Phase Five is where they develop their skills to become an expert in that area.

Phase Six involves making a positive contribution to the arts. This is where students learn to give back to the community that has supported them during their development.


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at 4300 West Forest Home Avenue in Milwaukee, WI 53219. Visitors are always welcome. Call today
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