Bando and Jeet Kune Do are the original and largest influences of our system. Techniques and concepts from Aikido, Iaido, Jiu-Jitsu (Jujitsu), and Judo are also integrated into our system. Some of these systems have similar techniques which gives us the advantage of having multiple, related techniques to use for a given situation (variety of escape moves, controlling techniques up to full contact techniques).

Aikido "The Way of Harmony" Derived from Jujitsu. A passive system, with the idea of using your opponent's energy against themselves with throws and joint locks. Many of our escape moves are from Aikido.

Bando "The Way of Discipline" A combat-oriented system originating from Burma. Dr. Gyi brought Bando to the United States in the late 1950's which led to the formation of the American Bando Association which is rooted in Athens, OH. Both offensive strikes and defensive techniques are used from this highly combative system.

Iaido "The way of presence in the moment" (To exist together) The Japanese art of drawing the sword. The practice of drawing and cutting with a katana, this art is more individual and can be a relaxing and meditative practice. The original concepts of warfare are used by modern martial arts and even business practices.

Jeet Kune Do "The Way of the Intercepting Fist" Developed by Bruce Lee, JKD in it's true form is a philosophy for self defense, not a set of specific techniques. Using your body efficiently and effectively with perfect technique and no wasted motion.

Jiu-Jitsu "Gentle Art" (Art of suppleness) A combative martial art used by the samurai in Japan. It is also the base system that many other styles evolved from. Throwing, grappling, and escape techniques are used.

Judo "The Gentle Way" Derived from Jujitsu with a fundamental concept of 'maximum efficiency with minimum effort'. Throwing, falling, and grappling techniques are used.