GM Jay Vera - Kajukenbo Self Defense Systems

GrandMaster Jay Vera - Kajukenbo Self Defense Systems - Martial Arts - Shreveport, Louisiana

Description of Classes: Our Classes Are Hands-On! Kajukenbo Self Defense Systems (KSDS) “Hands-On/Grab” Classes: Our class curriculum consists primarily of non-traditional Kajukenbo. Kajukenbo is a hybrid martial art that features the best of many different martial arts. The techniques taught in class are primarily “Hands-On” self defense techniques designed to teach you how to quickly defend yourself against attackers by using fast hard strikes to your opponents’ vital body parts as well as using many blocks, counter strikes, follow-ups and take-downs. The unique style of our classes allow students of many skill levels to work together. Allowing beginner, intermediate and advanced students to work with each other empowers them to pick up these advanced techniques very quickly. Kajukenbo is a constantly evolving martial art and students are encouraged to make the art their own by focusing on styles which specifically appeal to their individuality. Rise of Kajukenbo “The Masters Way of Training / Finding The Way of Harmony by taking The Path of The Warrior” This is a “Hands-On/Grab” program. You will learn to assert yourself while gaining a sense of Accomplishment. When training as a beginner you must be willing to listen and look. Jay can’t make you good, he can only show you the way. You will not master the martial arts over night, it will take patience and time. Within one month, Jay will know how much you have to accomplish. You will improve your self awareness and understand your body mechanics and see how your body works. Once you understand your basic body mechanics, your training will become much easier. It will be up to you to decide how much dedication and time you’re ready to put into the program. Your skills will be tested and your capabilities will be determined. Your individual limitations will dictate your speed and progress through the program. You will learn how to understand each movement you make and why you made it. Your movements are always changing, it all depends on the opponent you are facing. You must learn how to adjust! You will also learn how to intercept your opponent’s next movement and shut them down. You will be taught many techniques which will allow you to injury and disable your opponent or simply get them out of the way. If you have considerable patience and are ready to provide close and thoughtful attention to instruction, you will become a master. If you’re looking for serious self-defense training, then Jay’s classes are for you. “I am willing to give you all my skills and knowledge. If you look and listen, I have confidence you will become a great master. I am determined to help you accomplish your goals and am prepared to help you become confident in finding The Way of Harmony by taking The Path of The Warrior. You will learn how to harness this power and knowledge and become a part of our great legacy. Strength and Honor.” - GM Jay Vera The following martial arts techniques are taught within our classes: • KAJUKENBO (Karate, Judo, Kenpo, Chinese Boxing) • AIKI-JUJITSU (Aikido, Judo, Jujitsu, Escrima, Lima Lama, Penjak Silat) Classes are for men, woman, boys (15 years+) and girls (18 years+). Regularly scheduled classes are held each day during the week. Students have the option to choose how many classes they would like to attend each month. Classes are paid for ahead of time each month. Class schedule is based on available space. Classes: Monday – Friday: 5:30pm – 7:30pm Call 318-221-0999 for more information about possible class spaces.

Mission: Grand Master Aiki-Jujitsu Grand Master Kajukenbo Founder of ZTM Realistic Mixed Martial Arts Grand Master Julian J. Vera began training in karate, judo and boxing, at the age of 11 when he joined a local East Chicago Boys Club. By the age of thirteen, his father, a Golden Glove Boxer also began training Jay in boxing. Jay began to further his martial arts training in Kajukenbo in 1972 while being stationed at Bergstrom Airforce Base in Austin, Texas. He was honorably discharged from the military in 1976. Jay had the honor of training with several well distinguished martial artists. A few of Jay’s mentors include, GM Dann G. Baker, GM Ted Tabura, GM Harold Laranang, GM Vincent Black, GM Richard Peralta, GM John G.Long, GM Alan Reyes, GM Don Nahoolewa and even with Sijo Adriano Emperado. Over the course of the last 39 years Jay has mastered many forms of martial arts under many world renowned grandmasters in Aiki Jujitsu, Iaido Swordsmanship, Kajukenbo, Kali Knife / Stick Fighting, Penjak Silat and Kung Fu. Within this time, Jay competed and taught in numerous tournaments and seminars across the country, hosting his own SKI/NBL tournaments for 4 consecutive years, in conjunction with teaching at his 3 schools in Louisiana. Jay is also active in his community teaching techniques to all branches of law enforcement. Currently, Jay is President of Jay Vera’s International Realistic Martial Arts Association, Founder of ZTM Realistic Mixed Martial Arts, Grandmaster in Aiki-Jujitsu and GrandMaster in Kajukenbo. Presently Jay continues to teach martial arts classes and private lessons while actively maintaining the family tree under the Tony Lasit branch. Numerous accolades have been presented to Jay, a few worth mentioning include, World Champion Coach for NBL, Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame, United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame and Founder of the Year. Jay is also affiliated with and continues to support many of the Martial Arts Associations. If you would like to know more information about seminars, lessons and classes or to find out more info on how you can be involved, please call or submit a contact form to us.

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10th Annual International Martial Arts Association Seminar & Banquet.

Come spectate or participate at the Wyndham Garden on 70th Street.

Session 1 - 9 am - Noon
Session 2 - 1 pm - 4:00 pm

GM Jay Vera - Kajukenbo Self Defense Systems

Don't forget to register before Sept 29th! Registration form is attached.

Seminar$65 if pre register by Sept 29th.
$75 pay at door.
$20 spectators.
$50 banquet

2019 Seminar Update


Martial Arts Brothers & Sisters,

Many Thanks to each and every one of you that participated in 2018. We look forward to seeing all of our friends and family in 2019.

This is a special year for IRMAA. October 5, 2019, we will be celebrating our 10 year Anniversary! We plan on having our best year yet! We hope to see you there!

Come Experience the Evolution of Martial Arts from teachers and instructors from all around the world.

This is an event you don't want to miss out on!

Date: October 5, 2019
Time: 9am - 4pm
Lunch: 12pm - 1pm
Pictures: 4pm - 4:30pm
Dinner: 7pm - 10pm

Dear Kajukenbo Brothers and Sisters,

There are not enough words to express how Cheryl and I feel for the generous and caring gift presented to us today. This gift is beyond anything we could have ever imagined! There is not a group of people greater than you! Your gift will help so much with the medical bills that have accumulated over the past many months. Your act of great love, care and support will be remembered with a smile and a tear in our hearts for days, weeks, months and years to come. We love you all so very much and can never say thank you enough. Thank you! Thank you, Thank You! You are each such a blessing in our lives. God bless each and every one of you.

Now, move your right foot as I told you! No, your other right foot!

Love you guys!!!

Jay and Cheryl Vera

[12/04/18]   We want to wish GM Jay a great 66th birthday and well wishes on his speedy recovery! Leave a comment of a great memory you've had.

Banquet and Happy Hour with great people. We are so happy with the turn out of the seminar.

What a wonderful time at the banquet

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