We believe there is no one ultimate Martial Art style. Our school takes an eclectic approach to Martial training by offering instruction in the traditional styles of Okinawan Kempo Karate-Jutsu, Torite Jutsu, Combat Sambo, Defensive Tactics and Freestyle Tae Kwon Do. Students will learn self-defense, discipline, methods of exercise for physical fitness and stress relief; all while training in a fun, yet structured environment.
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TRADITIONAL MARTIAL ARTS STYLES
Okinawan Kempo Karate-Jutsu:originated in Okinawa, located south of Japan. 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 of this systems 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. It incorporates "Players to the Game" which maps out principles of biomechanics, anatomy, vital points and combat theories for engaging against a violent attack or restraining a resistive suspect. For more information visit 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 visit www.ussambo.com, www.shintairyu.com or check out Dr. Brett Jacques Street Sambo video series at http://www.budovideos.com/street-sambo-dvd-by-brett-jacques.html
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. For more information visit www.accjt.org
Freestyle Tae Kwon Do (TKD):Tae Kwon Do means the way of kicking and punching. Our school offers a "Freestyle A-political" system of TKD. This allows students to experience a broader range of skills and techniques in TKD, without being limited to rule(s) based tournament training or purist mind sets of only one way to train TKD. This program focused on Geub So Sool (Vital Point Technique) strikes, which are often not allowed in Olympic style or 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: students apply the skills they have learned from fundamental training. Sparring is where students learn timing, blocking, mobility, combinations, and methods of offense & defense. Our school practices light to moderate contact in sparring. We train with the attitude of you are responsible for the safety of the person you are working with.
Self-Defense & Mat Work: Our goal is to teach students to effectively defend themselves against a violent attack 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.
Teach students to isolate limbs, monitor for weapons draw & multiple opponents
Breaking is used to teach students mind / breath / body - a "player to the game" (martial art principle) that is taught in our school's program.
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 using the diaphram) to increase power. Kia is also used for intimidation, to confuse the opponent(s) 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
Instructors, assistant instructors and students are encouraged, not required, to attend seminars & self-defense workshops supported by Trail End Martial Arts for purposes of enrichment training and experience diverse martial art systems.
2014 Mark Kline Seminar
2008 Street Sambo Seminar with Dr. Brett Jacques
Griffiths, Dr. Jacques, Sensei O'Connor
Griffiths & Moneymaker
Training on taking opponent to the ground
Instruction on dealing with opponent holding a knife
2005 Moneymaker Seminar
2004 Moneymaker Seminar
2004 Patrick McCarthy Seminar
Class Times, Location, Registration & Contact Information
Traditional Martial Arts & Self Defense
Fall Classes: will be on Tuesdays starting 9/16/14 and go through 11/18/14, Beginners Classes 6pm-7pm, Intermediate & Advanced 7pm-8pm, 10 sessions, $55 per student, ages 7 & up
Location:King Elementary School (Gymnasium), 995 South End Road, Oregon City OR 97045
Registration: to register for classes, go to the Oregon City Community Education website by clicking here
Business Mailing Address:Trails End Martial Arts, 2050 Beavercreek Road, PMB 115, Oregon City OR 97045, phone & e-mail: 503-936-6582, email@example.com
Classes Provided Through:Oregon City School District-Commuity Education program, Coordinator-Suz Maus, 1404 Seventh Street, Oregon City OR 97045, phone & e-mail: 503-785-7993, Suz.Maus@orecity.k12.or.us
Sensei Howard Griffiths, Instructor Bio.
Defensive Tactics & Ground Tactics Instructor, certified by American Council on Criminal Justice Training, instructor for Mt. Hood Community College, Public Safety Department
7th degree black belt, Kenpo Karate, issued by Shintai Ryu Martial Arts Association, recognized by Dragon Society International & International Black Belt Association
6th degree black belt, Ryukyu Kempo Karate, issued by N.W. Ryukyu Kempo Karate, recognized by Dragon Society International
6th degree black belt, Tae Kwon Do, issued by N.W. Regional Tae Kwon Do Council, recognized by Dragon Society International
5th degree black belt, Okinawan Kempo Karate Do, issued by Dragon Society International
2nd level black, Combat Sambo, issued by Shintai Ryu Martial Arts Association, recognized by Dragon Society International
1st degree black belt, Torite Jutsu, issued by Dragon Society International
Mudansha grade, Sosuishi Ryu Jujustu, issued by Tensoku Ryu Bujutsu Association
Over 25 years of Martial Arts 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.