Meaning “gentle way”, is a martial art, self-defense system, and olympic sport. Judo was created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro kano. the object is to throw one’s opponent to the ground, immobilize or submit one’s opponent with a grappling maneuver (joint locking or strangle hold).
Goshin Jujitsu is the art that was taught to Shihan Steve by Matsumura Sensei (Ninth Degree Black Belt). JUJITSU, which translates to “the art of tactical flexibility”, is actually the most effective and potentially destructive martial arts. It is one of the oldest martial arts, dating back over 2500 years to ancient Japan. It was practiced by Samurai of the Heian period of Japanese history. Many modern martial arts, such as Aikido, Judo, & Karate originated from JUJITSU. Students learn throws, counters, holds, chokes & joint locks. Intermediate/Advanced students participate in free fighting.
Our M.M.A. Program is made up of three different styles. Wrestling,Jujitsu, and kickboxing. Wrestling is the most effective method to take someone down while standing. Jujitsu training covers mat work including chokes, arm bars, and acquiring dominant positions to strike on the mat. Kickboxing includes body mechanics, footwork, punches, kicks, equipment training, and drills with partners. The M.M.A. lessons are an excellent workout.
Students wear shorts, and t-shirt. Wrestling shoes are allowed on the mat. the lessons consist of learning and practicing technique as well as a good amount of free sparring. Our sparring sessions are closely watched so they never get out of control. Protective equipment is necessary for this program.
KAJUKENBO – Emperado Method
Kajukenbo was founded in 1947 at Palamas Settlement in Oahu, Hawaii. It developed out of a group calling themselves The Black Belt Society. This group consisted of Black Belts from various martial arts backgrounds who met to train and learn with each other. Perseverance in their experimentation yielded ecclectic entries, takedowns, and follow-ups with the ultimate emphasis being on survival. Simply put, Estacada-Kajukenbo stresses movement and its relation to the tremendous array of lethal techniques presented within the core of the Emperado Method. Sifu Schettino has taken the sum of his considerable practical experience and combined his reality of combative movement with specific techniques to develop a curriculum that enhances a student’s understanding of what it takes to be successful in a violent physical encounter. Shihan Sciandra has the honor of learning directly under Sifu Schettino. Shihan is a certified Instructor in Estacada as well as a Third Degree Black Belt in Estacada Kajukenbo. The Martial Arts Studio is one of the few Kajukenbo schools in New York and the only Estacada Kajukenbo school.
Meaning of KAJUKENBO Clover
MIND – Mental Discipline/Knowledge
BODY – Physical Proficiency/Conditioning
SPIRIT – Attitude/ Dedication
“Kamut Lihok” translates to hand or body motion. The term is used generally to refer to the arts of the Southern Philippines. At The Martial Arts Studio we teach SAYOC KALI. Guro (Teacher) Steven Sciandra received his training and teaching certificate from Tuhon (Founder) Chris Sayoc. The Sayoc Kali system emphasizes the correct and effective usage of the blade. We do not only teach Sayoc Kali. Guro Sciandra has also had extensive training in Pekiti Tersia and Estacada knife and stick.
Sifu Bill Schettino, certified Pekiti Instructor and the Founder of Estacada Knife, taught and certified
Guro Sciandra. All these arts have been concentrated into one coherent curriculum. Our students learn cuts/strikes, footwork, parries, two man drills, double stick, and stick & knife
How do these arts relate?
Children up to 14 years old learn our Judo/Jujitsu self-defense system. Adults have the option to attend any or all of the systems that are available. We keep the styles separate. The idea is that there is no one particular Martial Art that is appropriate for everyone. At The Martial Arts Studio students have the freedom to do what suits them.
How do I to get started ?
Your first step to joining THE MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO would be simply to call 718-544-6655 or stop by and set up an appointment for an introductory lesson. The Trial Class is only $20. You’ll have a chance to learn some basic technique, get a good work out, meet our staff and our students. Everyone at THE MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO helps each other and you can go at your own pace. The only way to understand what we do is to try it. You’ll be glad you did.