The Filipino Martial Arts is a highly sophisticated and comprehensive system from the Philippines.
The areas of this program introduces students to 12 main areas, including, but not limited to single stick, double stick, stick & dagger, double dagger, Panatukan (Filipino boxing), Sikaran (Filipino kicking methods), Kuntao & Silat.
Drills and techniques are taught in a fluid, non-restrictive manner that allow students to enhance their natural attributes and improve their sense of timing, speed, awareness, balance, agility, and confidence.
The training develops and heightens student’s awareness of their surroundings and teaches them to use their environment as tools of combat. Everyday objects, such as umbrellas, books, bandannas, etc., become effective means of self-defense in the hands of a properly trained individual.
The Filipino Martial Arts taught at ICS Academy are drawn from Armas de Mano Eskrima, Inosanto-Lacoste Kali, and ComTech Eskrima.
Thai Boxing utilizes the practitioner’s natural weapons, knees, elbows, kicks and punches. Care is taken to teach students proper form and body mechanics to eliminate injuries while training and gain maximum effectiveness. The class places an emphasis on the physical conditioning and cardiovascular benefits of Thai Boxing.
The devastating art of Muay Thai was developed in Thailand. Thai Boxing has gained popularity and recognition in the United States thanks to the dedication and perseverance of Ajarn Surachai “Chai” Sirisute, President and founder of the World Thai Boxing Association (WTBA) of the USA.
At ICS Academy, we are proud to be a representative of the WTBA and to have the privilege to teach our student the WTBA's curriculum. Our mission is to preserve the tradition of Muay Thai as set forth by Ajarn Chai.
Kru Blake at the 2019
RevGear Muay Thai tournament in Iowa