We believe there is no one ultimate Martial Art style. Our program takes a holistic approach to Martial training by combining the traditional styles of Okinawan Karate, Torite-Jutsu, Combat Sambo, Defensive Tactics and Freestyle Tae Kwon Do. Students will learn self-defense, discipline, and methods of exercise for physical fitness and stress relief; all while training in a fun, yet structured environment.
Trails End Martial Arts School Patch
TRADITIONAL MARTIAL ARTS STYLES
Okinawan Karate:This version of Karate originated in Okinawa, located south of Japan. Karate means empty hand. This style teaches impact strikes to vital areas and pressure points using the hands, feet, elbows, and knees. It also focuses on grappling manipulations, sweeps / throws (nage waza), and ground defense (ne waza). One of the highlights Okinawan Karate is noted for is Bunkai - the analysis of movements in a kata (forms or patterns) for the purposes of what kata was originally intended in combative scenarios. Torite-Jutsu:This style was used by Law Enforcement in Okinawa during the old Ryukyu Kingdom Period. It utilizes Traditional Chinese Medicine as applied to Martial Science. Torite-Jutsu means grappling or the grasping hand and is much like Okinawan Karate, but with a more advanced, yet user friendly curriculum. It utilizes "Players to the Game" which map out principles for biomechanics, anatomy, and combat theories for engagements against aggressors. For more information and resources on Torite-Jutsu go to www.dragonsocietyinternational.com
Combat Sambo:is a military / elite special forces martial art, combat sport, and self-defense system developed in Russia in the early twentieth century. Sambo is an English word for a Russian acronym that means "self defense without weapons". This style has its roots in Jujutsu, Karate, Judo, Aikido, Boxing, Savate, Greco / Freestyle Wrestling, Domestic Wrestling Traditions, and Kung Fu. Sambo includes falls, rolls, grappling submissions, vascular restraint & neck cranks, impact strikes, throws, sweeps, ground defense, and defense against weapons and multiple opponents. For more information and resources on Sambo go to www.shintairyu.com, www.ussambo.com or www.budovideos.com(goto search & type in Dr. Brett Jacques Street Sambo).
Defensive Tactics (DTs): are used by Law Enforcement, Public Safety and Security when ensuing an arrest and/or control of a resistive suspect; as well as a means of protecting themselves and others. Defensive Tactics are integrated as a part of our school's program due to its origins and principles having roots in traditional martial art systems.
Freestyle Tae Kwon Do (TKD):Tae Kwon Do means the way of kicking and punching or foot / hand art. Our school offers a "Freestyle A-political" system of TKD. This allows students to train and experience a broader range of skills and techniques in TKD, without being limited to rule(s) based tournament training or purist mind sets of there is only one way to teach / train in TKD. This program uses focused training on Geub So Sool (Vital Point Technique) strikes, which are often times not allowed in Olympic style or typical point fighting TKD tournaments.
DOJO KUN (SCHOOL CODE OR PHILOSOPHY)
We do not teach eastern religion in our program. What we practice are some of the traditional formalities that come with training in a particular style; for example students bowing to each other or to the instructor to show respect.
What we strive for in our program is to develop a healthy mind and body. This is accomplished by students and teachers observing the dojo kun.
Fundamentals: Our program takes students through a series of warm ups, stretching, and line drills to improve strength, flexibility, and conditioning. We encourage everyone to train to the best of his or her abilities.
Forms: are a series of techniques in a set pattern used to develop self-defense skills, concentration, and muscle memory.
Bunkai: is the hidden meanings found in the breakdown of specific techniques in forms for purposes of what the movements were originally intended in combat scenarios.
Teach students how to deal with the clinch in sparring
SPARRING, SELF-DEFENSE, & MAT WORK
Sparring: this is where you apply the skills you learned from your foundational training. It is also where you learn timing, blocking, mobility, combinations, and methods of offense & defense. Our school practices moderate to non-contact sparring. We train with the attitude of you being responsible for the safety of the person you are working with.
Self-Defense & Mat Work: Our goal is to teach students to effectively detour an aggressor from a standing or ground position. This class includes learning impact strikes to vital areas, falls, rolls, joint manipulations, sweeps, throws, vascular-restraint & neck cranks, ground defense, and defense against weapons and multiple opponents.
Instruct students on isolate limbs, monitor for weapons draw & multiple opponents
AFFILIATION, MARTIAL EDUCATION& COMRADERY
It is Trails End's belief that Martial Arts is a journey and not a destination. To have a constant means of mentorship and resources is vital to keep growing in Martial training.
Trails End Martial Arts is affiliated with Dragon Society International (DSI) for purposes of continuing education, instructor rank & certification, and the comradery of like minded thinkers. A significant part of our Karate curriculum incorporates Torite-Jutsu, Player to the Game, and DSI Tori-katas. For more on DSI go to www.dragonsocietyinternational.com
For Combat Sambo, Trails End Martial Arts uses curriculums from the American Sambo Academy and Shintai Ryu Martial Arts Association. For more on Combat Sambo visit www.shintairyu.com, www.ussambo.com or www.budovideos.com(goto search & type in Dr. Brett Jacques Street Sambo).
Professor Moneymaker & Griffiths
Griffiths, Dr. Jacques, Sensei O'Connor
Breaking is used in our club to teach students mind / breath / body - a player to the game as taught by DSI:
Mind - to mentally focus on seeing youself do the break. Also to think of striking through or passed the intended target.
Breath - a "kia" is used (a loud exhaling noise or yell that comes from down deep / use of the diaphram) to increase power. Kia is also used for intimidation and rapidly bring up one's energy level.
Body - Where the mind goes the body will follow. This is where the student physically executes the technique to break the board(s) or concrete paver(s).
Paver break, 2005 Rudy Timmerman Seminar
Working the cross
SEMINARS & SELF-DEFENSE WORKSHOPS
Students are encouraged, not required, to attend seminars & self-defense workshops we support. By support we mean a network of Martial Artists and organizations we have come to develop a trusting relationships with over the years.
Seminars & Self Defense Workshops:These events provide opportunities for students to meet and train with expert instructors of a particular discipline. It also gives the students an opportunity to meet the teacher(s) of his or her own instructor. This benefits the instructor and students; to know that his or her instructor is continuing to train and grow with the direction of a mentor & friend above his or her own level.
2008 Street Sambo seminar with Dr. Brett Jacques
Instruction on weapon defense
Training on taking person to the ground
2005 Moneymaker Seminar
2004 Moneymaker Seminar
2004 Patrick McCarthy Seminar
GENERAL INFORMATION & INSTRUCTOR BIO.
Classes Open To Public
For more information and registration goto Oregon City Community Education website byclicking here
Traditional Martial Arts & Self Defense
Starts on April 1st, 2014
King Elementary School - Gymnasium 995 South End Road Oregon City OR 97045 Tuesday: Beginners 6:00pm-7:00pm, $55 for 10 weeks, age 7 & up. Intermediate/Advanced 7:00pm-8:00pm, $55 for 10 weeks, age 7 & up.
Crime Survival Workshop (ages 12 & up)
Saturday April 5th, 2014 & Saturday April 12th, 2014
Gardiner Middle School - Wrestling Room
180 Ethel Street
Oregon City OR 97045
Class Time: 10:00am-12:00pm for both Saturdays
Price: $50 total for both Saturdays
Martial Arts Seminar
Kyusho Jitsu for Clinching, Ground Defense & Escapes
Grandmaster Mark Kline, 8th Dan
Wednesday May 7th, 2014 from 6:00pm-9:00pm
Gardiner Middle School - Wrestling Room
180 Ethel Street
Oregon City OR 97045
For more information and registration on Seminar goto Handwerker Martial Arts website byclicking here
Trails End Martial Arts 2050 Beavercreek Road, PMB 115 Oregon City OR 97045
Defensive Tactics Instructor & Ground Tactics Instructor, Mt. Hood Community College, Public Safety Department
Ryukyu Kempo Karate, 6th degree black belt, issued by Grandmaster Scott Rohr, N.W. Ryukyu Kempo Karate
Okinawan Kempo Karate Do, 5th degree black belt, issued by Professor Rick Moneymaker & Professor Tom Muncy, Dragon Society International
Combat Sambo, 2nd level black, issued by Sensei / Coach Rich Rowland & Soke John Cozatt, Shintai Ryu Martial Arts Association
Torite Jutsu, 1st degree black belt, issued by Professor Rick Moneymaker & Professor Tom Muncy, Dragon Society International
Tae Kwon Do, 6th degree black belt, issued by Grandmaster Scott Rohr, N.W. Regional Tae Kwon Do Council
Sosuishi-ryu Jujutsu, Mudansha grade, issued by Sensei Doug O'Connor, Tensoku Ryu Bujutsu Association
Over 24 years of Martial Art Experience.
Background in Law Enforcement and Public Safety.
In Memory of Martial Art Teachers and Friends
Master Terrance Kelso; 6th degree black belt Tae Kwon Do; Deceased December 2004; Founder of Trails End Tae Kwon Do; 15 years as my teacher and very good friend.
Grandmaster Tae Hong Choi; 9th degree black belt Tae Kwon Do, 6th degree black belt Judo, 5th degree black belt Hap Ki Do; Deceased March 2009; Founder of Choi's Tae Kwon Do Academy and N.W. Regional Tae Kwon Do Association; my first teacher in Tae Kwon Do and Hap Ki Do.
Kokoro Sensei Craig Stone Ph.D.; Shen Lao Style Tai Chi Chuan; Deceased November 2008; Founder of the Way of Health and Yong Dao Academy; my Tai Chi instructor, good friend and contributor to my studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Master Craig Echtinaw; 6th degree black belt Ryukyu Kempo Karate; Deceased October 2003; Retired Law Enforcement, served with my Father on the force and one of my co-mentors in Martial Arts.