Boxing is a combat sport and martial art in which two people fight using their fists. Boxing is typically supervised by a referee, and is engaged in during a series of one- to three-minute intervals called rounds by boxers generally of similar weight.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport and a self-defense system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. Jiu-jitsu is a variation of Judo, and it’s considered one form of martial arts. You may be involved with grappling, twisting, turning and fast-paced carefully coordinated movements.

Grappling refers to techniques, maneuvers, and counters applied to an opponent. It is practiced as a sport and as a form of self defense, but does not include striking or the use of weapons

Judo is a martial art that makes use of throws, strangles and joint locks. There is no kicking or punching in Judo. It’s a competitive element, where the object is to throw one’s opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue one’s opponent with a grappling maneuver, or force an opponent to submit by joint locking the elbow or by applying a choke.

Kickboxing is a standing sport and does not allow continuation of the fight once a combatant has reached the ground, although certain styles of Muay Thai make exceptions to this rule. Kickboxing movements may include roundhouse kicking, punching, twists and other fast-paced movements that build strength and endurance.

Mixed Martial Arts or MMA, is the combat sport that combines practical aspects of many (or all) useful martial arts, including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, and wrestling, among others. The emphasis is on actual combat and freestyle competition with few rules, as opposed to theoretical philosophy. Well-known MMA organizations include PRIDE and UFC. The term MMA may also refer to the fighting style associated with MMA competition.

Wrestling is a sport combining strength, flexibility, and conditioning. Wrestling is a widely popular sport, and is one of the oldest sports known to mankind. Wrestlers require a combination of both enormous upper and lower body strength as well as endurance to sustain the attacks of their opponents.

First Line Self Defense seminars provide knowledge, attitude, awareness and proficiency of basic skill sets to increase an individual’s success in dealing with unknown and potentially threatening situations. We are not trying to create fighters. Our goal is simply to provide you the requisite skills to avoid, escape or overcome the unknowns.