Curriculum

The HIMA curriculum provides a professional and progressive program of martial studies that can easily keep students growing and developing for eight to ten years at a minimum.  

You will learn MANY things! 

For instance you will learn:

  • To strike with your hands, elbows, feet, and knees,
  • To use training equipment,
  • About correct attitude,
  • About training etiquette,
  • About physical fitness,
  • Footwork and mobility,
  • Energy training and trapping hands,
  • Defensive actions,
  • Angles of attack,
  • Weaponry deflections and counter attacks,
  • Single and double stick drills,
  • Combination techniques and preparatory drills,
  • Sparring drills to develop offensive and defensive skills,
  • Infighting techniques and principles,
  • Grappling, locking, throwing, etc.
  • Defensive and counterattack skills with weaponry (dagger, staff, etc.) that includes the three basic ranges of combat; long, medium and close quarter,
  • The concept of flow,
  • Qualities such as timing, distance, rhythm,
  • To synthesize kickboxing, boxing, infighting, grappling, weaponry and other fighting aspects into an organic “whole,”
  • Various advanced concepts, theories and principles that you will explore in depth,
  • Integrated weaponry training that draws from the advanced areas of instruction in the Filipino, Indonesian and Malaysian martial arts,
  • Self-defense techniques against a variety of situations, AND
  • MUCH, MUCH MORE!


Structure

Our curriculum is not only professional and progressive, it is also very unique.

What makes it very unique?

Many things!

Right now, however, I simply want to focus on its uniqueness being tied to its structure.

Our structure is comprised of Phase and Cultural training.


Phase Training Curriculum

Our Phase training curriculum is divided into five phases and ten levels.

The five phases include:

  • Beginning Phase 1,
  • Phase 1,
  • Phase 2,
  • Phase 3, and
  • Phase 4

The ten levels include:

  • Beginning Phase 1,
  • Phase 1,
  • Phase 2, Phase 2-2,
  • Phase 3, Phase 3-2, Phase 3-3,
  • Phase 4, Phase 4-2, and Phase 4-3

Beginning Phase 1

In this orientation phase, students are introduced to the basic fundamentals of Jun Fan (Bruce Lee's Chinese Name), Thai Boxing (Muay Thai) and Filipino Martial Arts that are the foundation for all the variations they will encounter in the more advanced levels. 

This phase emphasizes the mastery of key striking fundamentals along with proper use of training equipment, safety in stretching, correct attitude, training etiquette and physical fitness.

Phase 1

In this phase, students learn the fundamentals of Jun Fan, Thai Boxing, and Filipino / Indonesian Martial Arts. 

Included are footwork and mobility, basic hand and foot tool development, energy training and trapping hands, defensive actions, angles of attack, basic weaponry deflections and counter attacks, single and double stick drills. 

Combination techniques and preparatory drills are initiated towards the end of this training phase. 

At the same time, the student's level of physical conditioning is increased gradually and progressively.

Phase 2

Building upon the foundation of Phase 1, students are introduced to kickboxing, sparring and sparring drills to develop offensive and defensive punching and kicking skills; the combining of hands and feet in attack and defense all under the careful supervision of the class instructor, infighting techniques and principles are introduced for the Indonesian Martial Arts. 

Basic grappling, locking and throwing will be introduced in this phase. 

Defensive and counterattack skills with weaponry expand to include the three basic ranges of combat; long, medium and close quarter, as well as including dagger, swords, staff, etc.

The concept of flow is introduced with the training becoming more alive.

Phase 3

While maintaining and improving the skills developed in Phase 2, the more complex tactical elements utilized in both the empty hands and weaponry aspects of the curriculum will be introduced in this stage of training. 

Qualities such as timing, distance, rhythm and counterattack will be introduced, with the goal being the synthesizing of kickboxing, boxing, infighting, grappling, weaponry and other fighting aspects into an organic "whole."

Phase 4

The various advanced concepts, theories and principles introduced in Phase 3 are now explored in depth and emphasized, drawing various parallels on how the common tactical considerations exist in various arts. 

Weaponry training is deepened with the integration of the advanced areas of instruction in the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. 

The goal is to develop the understanding of the common threads that tie all martial art techniques and methods together.


Cultural Training Curriculum

Our Cultural training curriculum emphasizes Kali and Silat as they are areas of extreme expertise of Guro Cass Magda. Recall, we are a Magda Institute Association affiliated school.

Additionally, we will provide Wing Chun training given our extensive background in this art.

Our Cultural training provides you with in-depth exposure to the Filipino, Indonesian, and Chinese martial arts. 

Kali

Our Kali training includes instruction in the following:

  • Single Olisi (Stick)
  • Double Olisi (Double Stick)
  • Olisi-Baraw (Stick and Dagger)
  • Baraw-Baraw (Double Dagger)
  • Baraw-Kamot (Dagger and Empty Hand)
  • Kamot-Kamot (Empty Hands)
  • Olisi Palad (Palm or Pocket Stick)
  • Olisi Dalawang (Two-Handed Stick Style)
  • Bangkaw (Staff)

You will also learn footwork, angles of attack, ammarra (striking patterns), abecedario (ABC's or fundamentals), agaws (disarms), kunsi (locks), sumbrada (counter-for-counter), sinawali (double stick coordination drills), estoque pirada (preparation for numerado), numerado, and MORE!

Silat

Our Silat training includes instruction in the following:

  • Jurus (Forms)
  • Langkah (Stepping Patterns)
  • Sambut (Techniques)
  • Specialized Exercises
  • Senjata (Weapons)
  • Rahasia (Secrets)

You will also learn buah kunci (locks), harimau (tiger style), sambutan (counter-for-counter), and MORE!


Wing Chun

Our Wing Chun training includes instruction in the following:

  • Siu Leem Tau Level (the form and its accompanying material)
  • Chum Kiu Level (the form and its accompanying material)
  • Biu Jee Level (the form and its accompanying material)

You will also learn stances/footwork, conditioning, striking, blocking, developmental drills, forms, internal development, and MORE! 


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