The Habu Pit is a diverse martial arts school offering a wide range of martial arts training. The martial arts offered range from youth instruction all the way up to and including the training of professional fighters. This wide range of instruction allows the student and teacher to create a training program focusing on obtaining the goals that are important to the individual student. The name of our school is derived from the name of a snake (pit viper) native to Okinawa Japan. This snake is small in size, usually no larger than 5 feet. Habu are generally not aggressive, but if provoked can be very dangerous. Many styles of training are offered at our school, the following is a basic introduction and some of the history behind those styles.

Miletich Fighting Systems

Miletich Fighting Systems (MFS) is a multifaceted mixed martial arts system that combines aspects of several different martial arts (Muay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, western wrestling, judo, boxing, and Sambo) to create one complete fighting system. MFS was founded in 1997 by former UFC Lightweight/Welterweight Champion Pat Miletich. Many accomplished athletes in the mixed martial arts world have trained under this system, and it is considered by many to be one of the best styles of training available. The Habu Pit is proud to be affiliated and represent Miletich Fighting System through UFC Lightweight/Welterweight Champion Pat Miletich.

Muay Thai

Muay Thai is known as the art of eight limbs. Mauy Thai strikes can be delivered utilizing fists, elbows, legs, and knees; this allows the fighter to deploy many different strikes and combinations. Mauy Thai also combines various clinch techniques/neck wrestling (Chap Kho) allowing control of an opponent at closer range. This diversity in technique allows for a large range of options from for both near and far. Mauy Thai is an excellent self defense tool and can also provide a substantial cardio workout. The Habu Pit is proud to be affiliated and represent Muay Thai through Champion Sakasem "The Punisher" Kanthawong. Sakasem is a three time world champion with over 250 profesional fights, and has never been knocked out.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/Judo

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. It teaches that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training can be used for sport grappling tournaments, mixed martial arts, competition or self defense. Judo is many things to different people. It is a fun sport, an art, a discipline, a recreational or social activity, a fitness program, a means of self-defense or combat, and a way of life. It is all of these and more. Kodokan Judo comes to us from the fighting system of feudal Japan. Founded in 1882 by Dr. Jigoro Kano, Judo is a refinement of the ancient martial art of Jujutsu. Jiu-Jitsu history can be traced back to India, where it was practiced by Buddhist monks many centuries ago. The monks used the art as self-defense by relying on techniques of balance and leverage without the use of weapons. With Buddhism spreading to other Asian nations, finally arriving to Japan, where it gained a lot of popularity. Jiu Jitsu is still practiced in its traditional form today.

The information provided here is only a very short preface for all of the training and knowledge available at The Habu Pit. As a student you may choose to develop any (or all) of these skills to create the most complete learning experience available. If you have any questions regarding the school feel free to contact us via email.

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