MKG Madison’s Adult Martial Arts Programs (Ages 14 & up)
MKG Madison offers one of the most diverse adult martial arts experiences in the Madison Area.
We have classes for every fitness and experience level, from the beginner to the seasoned veteran. There 3 different adult programs and each program is offers unique training opportunities.
Foundations & Fitness Program
MKG’s Signature Integrated Martial Art Method – THE PHASE PROGRAM
Our programs are designed to help you to focus on your personal goals. Whether you are looking to get into better shape, blow off some steam from work, learn how to protect yourself & your family. MKG Madison can help you get there.
Foundations and Fitness Program
Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30pm
The Foundations class is an 6 week “on ramp” course that is designed with beginners in mind. In this program students will learn foundational martial arts concepts. The concepts will help you in all other aspect of your training with us at MKG Madison. You will explore many different methods of training, such as heavy bag work, training with partners and the use of other equipment. This class is the best place for beginners to start.
Tuesday and Thursdays at 5:30pm
Looking for a quick and great workout?
Kickboxing Essentials is for you! In this class students will learn how to correctly perform techniques from several different striking styles (Muay Thai, Jun Fan Kickboxing, Panantukan to mention a few). Learning the correct way that will keep you injury free while you work hard and get in shape! During this class you will also become a great training partner by learning how to safely and effectively use many different types of training equipment. You will sweat and smile through the entire class. Check it out!
The Phase Program
(MKG’s Integrated Martial Arts Method)
THE PHASE PROGRAM is MKG International’s Signature Integrated Martial Art Method. Classes are fun and high-energy. You will improve your fitness, self-discipline, coordination and self defense capabilities while you relieve stress and develop a cultural appreciation. The Phase program introduces you to many perspectives of martial art, such as; Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kali -Panantukan, Kali – Weaponry, Grappling (BJJ and CSW), Silat and Jun Fan/JKD Concepts. You will learn how each art is different and more importantly how they work together.
MKG Phase 1
Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:15pm
Phase One is our most popular class and is the foundation of the MKG Method. Muay Thai, JKD Kickboxing, and Filipino Weaponry and Mobility are cross-trained, with a heavy emphasis on developing quality body mechanics, basic self defense tools, and solid cardio conditioning. These attributes are essential for developing a well-rounded foundation to any martial art training.
MKG Phase 2
(Passing Phase 1 tests 1-3 are required to join this class)
Tuesday and Thursday at 7:15 pm
Basic grappling, weapon defense, and close-range tactics are added to your Phase One foundation. These concepts will further your ability to internalize and implement your art as needed. In addition to expanding your understanding of the arts you are introduced to in Phase One, you will learn elements of Panantukan, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Shoot Wrestling, Combat Submission Wrestling, Indonesian Silat, and Wing Chun Kung Fu. Exciting and challenging, this class is a group favorite.
Focus Classes are classes that allow the student to dive deeper into a specific area of study. There are 3 different classes that are held once a week each: Kali (Filipino Weaponry), Jun Fan Martial Arts / JKD Concepts and Panantukan (Filipino Dirty Boxing).
Kali (Filipino Weaponry)
Mondays at 7:15pm
The Filipino weaponry training covers a wide spectrum featuring impact weapons (such as a sticks) edged weapons(blade and knives) as well as flexible weapons and weapons of opportunity.
We at MKG, look at the study of weaponry primarily as a development tool that encourages improved balance, coordination and mental agility.
Weaponry training in our Kali program emphasize safety first. Movements are broken down into easily learned segments. You will be given the ability to perform techniques such as counters, disarms, sweeps and locks in flow.
Jun Fan Martial Arts/ JKD Concepts
Tuesday at 6:15pm
Lee Jun Fan was the Chinese given name of the late Bruce Lee, thus Jun Fan Martial Arts / Gung Fu. This is the base system of Jeet Kune Do. It has an established progression for learning. This system was founded by Sijo Bruce in Seattle Washington in 1964. Something that is important to note, is that techniques and concepts were “borrowed” in effort to use the strengths of other those arts to develop a well rounded practitioner.
Panantukan (Filipino “Dirty” Boxing)
Thursday at 6:15pm
Panantukan is an empty hands aspect of the Filipino Martial Arts and is at its core a boxing art. It is different from the Western boxing that most are familiar with. In Panantukan you use every part of you body as a tool to strike just about every part of the opponents body. The fact that the Filipino martial arts are know for their skills with bladed weapons is seen in Panantukan as the movements mimick the movement of the blade. Some know this art by different names; Filipino Dirty Boxing, Suntakan, Pangamut, Mano-mano, to name a few. But they are all essentially the same art. The name, Panantukan, was given to this art (in the US) to avoid some confusion with other popular arts of that time.