SELF-DEFENSE 101 with Sifu Stephen

What an excellent session! Sifu Stephen, Head Instructor at Integrated Martial Arts in Hayden, generously taught a two-hour class during which he covered the following:

  • Environmental and threat awareness.
  • Defensive mindset.
  • Useful and painful targets to be leveraged.
  • Defensive techniques from being grabbed in various positions.
  • Defensive techniques for high percentage attacks [striking].
  • Defensive techniques for high percentage attacks [on the ground].

CONTACT Sifu Stephen:

Integrated Martial Arts in Hayden, ID

827 W. Prairie Ave.
Hayden, ID 83835 USA
+1 (208) 505-8805
[email protected]

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ABOUT Sifu Stephen

Sifu Stephen started training in both JKD and Kali in 1995 and became a JKD instructor in 2000. He continued on eventually to “Senior Full Instructor” in JKD in 2021 through Sifu Raffi Derderian. Sifu Stephen has also been certified to teach Kali [Filipino Stick and Knife fighting] since 2014, and woven a wealth of grappling knowledge into the schools’ JKD Grappling curriculum. Amongst Sifu Stephen’s accomplishments, he has:

  • Taught JKD and Kali Classes since 2000.
  • Trained several Law Enforcement, military, EMTs, Firefighters and others over the years.
  • Taught seminars in General self-defense, JKD, Women’s Self Defense, Kali and weapons training and JKD Grappling.
  • Trained a fighter for an amateur ring fight.
  • Taught over 400 people over the course of martial arts teaching career. 
  • Taught numerous private lessons.
  • Was the head trainer for the UAlbany MMA Club.
  • Trained at various times in the following arts: Jeet Kune Do, Kali/Escrima/Arnis, Brazilian Ju-Jitsu, Sambo, Pekiti Tersia, Greco-Roman Wrestling, Muay Thai, Wing Chun, Western Boxing, Catch/hook Wrestling, Sayoc Kali, Balintawak, Aiki-Jitsu, Combat Hapkido, Filipino Kun Tao, Martial Combatives, Aikido, Russian Systema, Bushido Kempo and more.

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