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Muay Thai is an ancient Thai martial art that dates back over 1000 years, to an age when Thai warriors used it to defend their country from Burmese invaders. Whether practiced competitively or for recreation, this highly exciting martial art and combat sport can transform one’s physique through intensive training techniques. Thai boxing has been used for centuries to build strength, endurance, power of concentration, determination, self-conﬁdence and discipline. The Muay Thai curriculum at Five Points Academy follows the teaching syllabus of the Muay Thai International Association and the grading system of the International Federation of Muay Thai-Amateur – the recognized sanctioning body for Olympic Muay Thai. For nearly 20 years, Five Points Academy has produced champions at the national and international level, contributed members to multiple US national teams to international amateur competition, and provided recreational students with the knowledge and skill to achieve a more healthy, active lifestyle.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art form, combat sports, and self defense system that focuses on grappling — especially ground fighting. It developed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting fundamentals taught to Carlos Gracie, the founder of modern day BJJ. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker, person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant through proper technique, leverage, and taking the fight to the ground. It is considered not only a martial art but a sport taught to build physical fitness, character, and ultimately a way of life. Five Points Academy is pleased to be the NYC home of the Workshop BJJ Association.
Judo, meaning “gentle way”, is a modern Japanese martial art that originated in Japan in the late nineteenth century. The soft method is characterized by the indirect application of force to defeat an opponent. More specifically, it is the principle of using one’s opponent’s strength against him and adapting well to changing circumstances. Jūdōka are ranked according to skill and knowledge of judo, and their rank is reflected by their belt color. This ranking system was introduced into the martial arts by judo’s founder and has since been widely adopted by modern martial arts.
Strength & Conditioning
An accredited StrongFirst Training Center, FIVE POINTS ACADEMY is a fully equipped strength and conditioning exercise facility. Cardio machines, free weights, indian clubs, kettlebells, plyometric platforms, power rigs, bumper plates, rope, tire, pull up bars and rings…and the knowledge to use them. FIVE POINTS ACADEMY trainers and staff are experienced, professional, and certified by leading fitness organizations.
Pekiti Tirsia Kali
PTK-SMF™ is The Authentic Pekiti-Tirsia Kali system of Close-Quarters Combat Blade Fighting.
Pekiti-Tirsia is a proven system of Combat Strategy and Tactics that provides Protection from Strikes and Attacks, Destruction of Opponents Weapons, and Domination of any Combat or Self-Defense situation, executed with techniques that Attack, Quarter, and Neutralize Single or Multiple Opponents.
The PTK-SMF standard is the use and mastery of the Live Blade with the proper range, timing, intent and energy of dynamic, continuous Offensive and Counter-Offensive Attacks.