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SMALL CIRCLE JUJITSU:
Next week will review Prof. Wally Jay's techniques pass down directly to Master Snedeker. So don't miss class.
OUR 2015 Winter Schedule is as follows:
From Dec 21th, 2015 to Jan 2nd, 2016 our regular Ryukyu Kempo Karate & Wing Chun Kuen Classes will be held at an earlier time.
So see you in class at 4:30 PM. We will return to our regular schedule on Jan 4th, 2016.
PLEASE REGISTER TODAY!
On going classes for all ages:
- Ryukyu Kempo
- Small Circle Jujitsu
- Modern Arnis
- Wing Chun Kuen
Learn the Real Mixed Martial Arts with Us!
FOR MORE INFO CALL: (954) 892-5558
"THE FIRST 15 SECONDS SEMINAR SERIES" dates have been canceled until further notice.
Learn WING CHUN KUEN!
We are looking forward in having lots of new Students in this Kung Fu style made famous by the legendary "Bruce Lee" as his first studies in Martial Arts taught by none other the Legendary "Ip Man". Also by "Robert Dawney Jr." In his "Sherlock Holmes" movie role, and "Stephen Amell" in The CW TV Show "Arrow" in Modern Arnis (Philippine Stick Fighting).
Please check out our Martial Arts Linage... You will be surprised!
Our top Martial Artist has over 40 years in the making. Master Tim Snedeker started his Martial Arts journey in 1968, and holds different black belts under various Martial Arts styles and a lifetime dedicated in learning directly from the Great Martial Artist and Martial Artist Hall of Famer of our time like Grand Master George A.Dillman (Ryukyu Kempo), the late Grand Master Wally Jay (Small Circle Jujitsu), & the late Grand Master Remi A. Presas (Modern Arnis), as well as Sifu Augustine Fong (Gung Fu Wing Chun), and Grand Master Will Higgingbotham (Kyusho-Jitsu).
Master Snedeker relies on Master Joe Alexander to handle the everyday teachings. Master Alexander started in 1978 as a Judoka, and has been Master Snedeker's "Close Door Deshi" since the early 90's. He has been exposed to Ryukyu Kempo, Small Circle Jujitsu & Modern Arnis teachings, and the application of Pressure Point Secrets (Kyusho-jitsu & Tuite-jitsu). He's also a Wing Chun Kuen Instructor with Master Snedeker under Sifu Ip Man linage.
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In the past the chain of island located between China & Japan were known as the "The Ryukyu Islands", and Okinawa is located on this chain of island. They were independent from Japan. They were merchants & fishermen, and traded goods among the Chineses & the Japanese, in addition had a great Martial Art tradition.
The Empire of The Sun (Japan) was known to be a very aggressive conquering people. They invaded the main land China as far as what is known today as Korea. In the process they subjugated the Okinawan people of the Ryukyu Islands.
After Okinawa was integrated into Japan all Samurais were absorbed into the Japanese culture, and prohibited to wear their topknot by decree.
Chinese Kempo as it was orinally called was practiced on the three main locations of Naha, Shuri & Tamari of the Ryukyu Islands. But because of pride the Japanese changed its name. Originally the Okinawan Martial Art was called "To" (pronounced: toe). Gichin Funakoshi (1968-1957) was a low rank samurai is known as the "father of the modern karate" today, was a student of both Azato & Itosu from the Anko Family. The "Te" was the suffix. So Funakoshi learned "To-Te Jitsu".
Funakoshi was forced to cut his topknot which meant a great dishonor in order to have access to his medical education, and started to teach clandestinely because, it was prohibited by Japanese law. Years later his Dojo was burned down and his Deshis (students) rebuilt it, and they named it "Shoto Kan" after his nickname. He was also a calligraphist, and he would sign with his pen name "Shoto". He liked the name so much that he adopted it naming the art Shotokan. Later in his life he renamed it again to "Karate" (empty hand) in the early 1920's.
Modern Ryukyu Kempo cannot be mentioned without calling a few names like Seiyu Oyata, Hohan Soken (1889-1982) & George Dillman.
Dillman was in stationed in Okinawa during his initial serving in the Military. But he didn't do any Martial Arts but, he fought as a Boxer with an undisputed record.
WING CHUN KUEN
Most of the history beginnings of Wing Chun has be passed down verbally. What is known by YIP-MAN (1900-1972) is the NG-MUI was expert martial artist daughter of one of the eight generals that helped the third Emperor YEUNG-JING-WONG during the Ching Dynasty ascend to the throne. Her true name was LUI-SAI-LEUNG, and was the granddaughter of the famous martial art hero LUI-LOU-LEUNG.
Soon after the Emperor betrayed his own father, and the eight general with their death. NG-MUI spent the next 30 years training and honing her martial arts skills until in 1735 she beheaded the Emperor and went into hiding in the SIL-LUM-TEMPLE, and adopted the name she was known for NG-MUI. She was already an accomplished martial artist she continued her studies under Si-Fu GUM-FUNG-CHI, as well as her Grandfather, and became on of the number elder in the Temple.
During this time NG-MUI met a merchant that made bean cakes at the market located afoot of the temple with his 15 year old daughter YIM-WING-CHUN in the CANTON FON-KIN province. She was promised to wed LEUNG-BOK-CHAU, but WONG a town bully that wanted YIM-WING-CHUN for himself, and wanted to force her to matrimony. He shortly returned with men after being turned down by her, and her father. But NG-MUI was able to teach her to defend herself and badly injure WONG. YUM-WING-CHUN married LEUNG-BOK-CHAU.
YUM-WING-CHUN continued her studies under NG-MUI, she named her teachings WING-CHUN.
Grand Master Remgio Amador Presas (Dec 19, 1936 - Aug 28, 2001) came to the States in his late 30's with a talent that had been forge into him since he was a six year old boy back in the Philippine Islands. Aside from most with humble beginning in his native country he had an upper hand. Both his father, grand father, and uncle were excellent Martial Artist fighters the local Martial Arts. And like in most Third World Countries at the time you sometime could rely on the local police force to protect your well being - and in some places that has not change much after 50 years - and, reigns and ruling force did not allow for the population arm themselves legally - like in our Second Amendment of our Constitution - so using rudimentary tools like walking sticks, knives, and machetes were the preselected tool of the day when it came to solving disputes with any other villager, or city dweller.
By 14, he started to make a name of himself by winning a match against a Sinawali Master with a single strike. He continued his learning and challenges throughout the Philippines and honing his street fighting techniques. During this time he earned his black belt both in Shotokan & Judo and eventually focused his attention teaching Balintawak Eskrima. When he reached 30, he had accumulated enough knowledge and understanding of several different arts that he decided to create his own art called "Modern Arnis", and also approved by the Philippine Amateur Athletic Federation as a regular subject to be taught at the National College of Physical Education.
In 1970 he established the International Modern Arnis Federation (IMAF) in the US to promote the teaching and diffusion of Modern Arnis throughout not the US, but World wide throughout his seminars. In his 40's he develop a well founded friendship with Grand Master Wally Jay (Jun 16, 1917 - May 29, 2011), creator of Small Circle Jujitsu, and subsequently with Grand Master George Dillman. For years all three had seminar together mostly organized by Professor Presas.