Premier Martial Arts, Self-Defense, Character Development, and Fitness for the Whole Family
The vision of Premier Martial Arts is to build a community by helping people get in shape, be safe and at the same time instill the life skills and character of a true martial artist while upholding important values like courtesy, patience, respect, self-control, and integrity.
Premier Martial Arts will help students to develop self-discipline, high self-esteem, a positive outlook, a spirit of constant improvement and an attitude that refuses to give up. These values and life skills will lead to remarkable improvements in academics, careers, and relationships – literally making a better community one Black Belt at a time.
Premier Martial Arts incorporates a combination of techniques found in six effective disciplines: Krav Maga, Kickboxing, Karate, Taekwondo, Kali, and Submission Grappling which provide students with a realistic self-defense and fitness system for a modern world.
Israeli Krav Maga / Real World Self-defense
Krav Maga is a generic Hebrew word meaning “contact fighting.” The word, maga, means “contact” and the word, krav, means “battle” or “fight”. In Krav Maga, there are no rules. Krav Maga is a self-defense and fighting system, not a sport. All the techniques focus on strategies and effectiveness in real-life conditions and situations. The attacks and defenses in Krav Maga training are designed generally for close quarter, possibly life-threatening situations. The goal of training is to neutralize attacks, counter attack for self-protection purposes and escape rapidly and safely as possible. Though self-protection is the main goal of Krav Maga, the techniques, conditioning, and drills make Krav Maga the ideal training for self-defense, fighting, or fitness.
Knowing that self-protection and fighting are totally different situations, our Kickboxing curriculum teaches our students techniques used in all ranges of realistic stand up fighting while getting them in the best shape of their lives. Premier’s Kickboxing curriculum incorporates the punching techniques of western boxing with the kicking, kneeing, and elbow strikes of Muay Thai kickboxing. This combination makes for dynamic fitness training while training in the world’s best striking system.
Karate & Taekwondo
Many activities have long been touted for their confidence-building qualities. Two such activities are the ancient arts of Karate and Taekwondo. The roots of these martial arts go back thousands of years and have only grown in popularity as each generation encounters the amazing benefits of karate and taekwondo. Not only do these arts provide an excellent workout and all the physical benefits that stem from exercise, but also a proven method for building up confidence.
One of the most apparent ways that karate and taekwondo help create confident children is through the use of a ranking system. The belt system used in karate and taekwondo gives children goals they can aspire to and obtain. As a child moves forward in their training and succeeds at achieving each new belt, they are building their confidence significantly by literally watching their abilities come to fruition, thereby teaching them to believe in those abilities. Recalling our definition of confidence from earlier, the way karate and taekwondo give children a means to improve and test their abilities are exactly what building confidence is all about.
Premier Martial Arts Karate and Taekwondo curriculum includes striking techniques, kicking techniques, self-defense principles and the traditional weapons of the bo staff, nunchucks, sword, and other weapons.
In the modern world self-protection, the need for weapon defense and weapons training is a reality. Whether confronted with an attacker wielding a knife, stick or teaching our students how to properly defend themselves with these weapons, the art of Kali gives the Premier Martial Arts student the knowledge needed to survive.
Submission Grappling teaches our students how to defend themselves in the event that they are “taken to the ground” in an altercation. Through learning, throws, joint locks, and submission holds, students will be better able to defend themselves while standing up in close range or in the event that they are on the ground.
By combining these realistic and effective systems of the martial arts a student will be better able to defend themselves in any situation they may conceivably find themselves. Where most systems of martial arts focus mainly on one area of technique, our mixed martial arts approach allows us to train a well-rounded student in self-defense.