What makes IMPACT Filipino Martial Arts program different from others?
Let's face it. Techniques are techniques. No matter where you go, you'll hear that some system has the same moves but with a cooler name or shown in some magical format. Here at IMPACT, our teaching methods are built to install mindsets and to get a student to "get good" really fast! Instead of keeping knowledge from the learner, IMPACT teaches it right away. Why wait until years down the road to finally see something that would be useful now? When you visit our academy, you'll see the reason that IMPACT Martial Arts Academy is the right place for you.
Potential students will get to train in systems like the Quintin Legacy Blend, Inosanto Blend, Sayoc Kali and Atienza Kali. Having that kind of lineage only means one thing. It means there is a tremendous amount of experience in the pillars of our family systems that have been combat used and combat proven.
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"I'm not coordinated enough."
IMPACT is known for its top notch instruction where each student goes through phases that increases coordination dramatically. Ultimately, increased eye speed, hand speed, thought speed, reaction speed, etc is realized within a relatively short amount of time. Imagine what you can do what these attributes in other parts of your life!
"I'm too old to start."
No one is ever too old to practice or even begin to get into the Filipino Martial Arts. Because of our training environment, the physical impact to the body through training is lessened significantly but does not remove the opportunity to get a workout that warriors had before firearms were invented.
"But I will never use a weapon in real life."
Because weapons are all around us and not everyone will have the commitment like you do to gain the positive effects of practicing a martial art. That means bad people with bad intensions exist. Weapon education is important to not only handle them properly, but to be around them safetly.
These are the things that you need to know about Filipino Martial Arts. Learn the most complete martial art system ever created!
Sometimes known as Arnis/Arnes, Eskrima, or Kali, IMPACT is THE leading subject matter expert on the Filipino Martial Arts in the Hampton Roads and Virginia Beach area. From traditional to modern techniques, Filipino Martial Arts has been able to produce the best martial artists of the world. As the style suggests, the art was born and developed in the Philippines as a means of self defense for oneself, one's family and their land. Today, it has spread throughout the world to gain popularity with military, law enforcement and in the movies. Movies such as 300, The Book of Eli, The Hunted, Resident Evil and the Bourne series, they have all made its way to show how effective and elegant this martial art really is. This art uses all impact, edged and flexible weapons that encompasses the most complete martial arts ever known. Coordination, perception speed and strategy are only a few of the major skill sets that can be gained from this martial art.