Signup for Fight Like Jason Bourne – An 8-week Mini-course

The fighting techniques from the Jason Bourne movie series are taken directly from the Filipino martial arts.  The choreographer on the first three movies was the renowned Jeff Imada from the Inosanto Academy.  The fight scenes use realistic FMA applications including empty hand against knife, improvised weapons, and use
of environment.

 “The class was a fun and informative blend of learning, fundamental practical Kali skills and movie action movements.   I will be doing it again”  Kevin (2015)

See below for details of the mini-course curriculum

Date: Thursdays, Sept 15 – Nov 3, 2016
Time: 8:00-9:30pm
Cost: $140 (paid on first night)
Location: maelstrom Martial Arts – 341 E. Broadway (downstairs Ache Brasil Capoeira)

To register for the Fall 2016 8-week mini-course:

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What you will train – day to day until you can match Jason Bourne!

Day 1:  Footwork

  • Three ranges of footwork – short, medium and long
  • Footwork patterns
  • Footwork techniques
  • Stepping cycle drills
  • Evasions and take-offs (juking)
  • Foot checks and controls
  • Close range block-and-deflect with knives

Day 2: Hand Attacks and Controls

  • Response to overhand attack
  • Block-and-deflect cycle drill
  • Attacking cycle drills
  • Punching cycle drills
  • Knife  tapping (controlling the attacker)
  • Slash-to-thrust knife attacks and responses

Day 3: Defanging the Snake and Destructions

  • Advanced knife tapping and controls
  • Boxing basics – jab, cross, hook and body hook
  • Defanging the attacker – hand and arm destructions
  • Elbow destructions
  • Knee destructions
  • Foot traps, shin checks

Day 4: Multiple Attackers

  • Prison riot – multiple attackers with weapons
  • Block-and-deflect – high-line to low-line
  • Tapping on three lines
  • Applied knee destructions
  • Applied foot checks and traps
  • Low-line block-and-deflect against knife
  • Range control against multiple attackers

Day 5: Knife vs Knife Choreography – Using forward vs reverse grip

  • Attack combinations
  • Forward vs. reverse cycle drill
    • Knife vs. knife
    • Knife vs. empty hand
    • Empty hand vs. empty hand
  • Speed drills

Day 6: Short Choreography – Using pen as improvised weapon

Day 7: Flexible Choreography – Using towel as improvised weapon

  • Choreography from third Bourne film
  • Putting it to video

Day 8: Long Choreography – Using magazine as improvised weapon

  • Choreography from second Bourne film
  • Putting it to video

This seminar covers the core elements of the Filipino martial techniques used, and will teach participants choreography from the first three Jason Bourne movies. All you need to bring is a pen, a magazine,  and a small towel or handkerchief.  The rest we provide.

  • Eight (8) 90 minute classes
  • One class weekly – Thursday evenings at 8:00pm
  • Open to everyone – no experience required

If you are reading this after the advertised date, ask about the next scheduled mini-course by sending email.