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Lee Jun Fan Gung Fu
Jeet Kune Do
This highly sophisticated and comprehensive martial art from the Philippines is weapon-based, but is ultimately an empty-hand system.

Lakan Guro Jason Hawkins, a certified apprentice instructor under Magulang Na Guro Dan Inosanto, teaches the Filipino martial art classes at Three RIvers. The school's technical advisor is Guro Jeff Westfall of Evansville, Indiana. With influences such as the late Grandmaster John La Coste, Magulang Na Guro Dan Inosanto has developed a program that introduces students to twelve main areas, including, but not limited to the following:

— Single stick
— Single stick
— Double stick
— Stick and dagger
— Double dagger
— Panatukan (Filipino boxing)
— Sikaran (Filipino kicking methods)

In the US as long ago as the 1500's, the Filipino martial arts have something to benefit everyone. Developed for "mass attack" as well as single opponent confrontations, the training heightens the students' awareness of their surroundings and teaches them to use their environment as tools of comabat. Everyday objects, such as umbrellas, books, bandanas, etc., become effective means of self-defense in the hands of a properly trained individual. Use of left and right hand techniques develop coordination. Drills and techniques taught in a fluid, non-restrictive manner allow students to enhance their natural attributes and improve their sense of timing, speed, awareness, balance, agility, and confidence.

The Filipino martial arts are a practical choice for both the beginning student and the experienced martial artist.