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Programs & Styles

JMK Korean Karate (Kong Soo)

Little Cubs (Ages 3-5) * Junior Tigers (Ages 6-12) * Adults and Teens (Ages 13-up)

JMK's traditional martial arts program includes instruction in a complete, consolidated self-defense system from our primary style known as "Kong Soo Sul"  (also called "Kong Soo Do" or "Kong Soo" for short).   The term literally means "Empty hand technique" and is the early term for Korean Karate.  Since the Jung Moo Kwan taught a military and combative type art from its early days, all techniques in our traditional martial arts program are taught from a combative and self-defense (Ho Sin Sul) perspective.  

JMK Kong Soo has a good hybrid blend of traditional Korean Karate, Classic Tae Kwon Do, Hap Ki Do (Korean Jujutsu), Yudo (Korean Judo), and Korean Kickboxing included in its curriculum. 

Traditional Korean Karate training involves learning traditional karate forms (hyung/kata), with striking techniques, and clinching/grappling self-defense applications and drills.  It also includes a lot of physical conditioning, basic tumbling, sparring, grappling, and weapons training. 

We offer authentic Kong Soo instruction handed down to us from South Korean martial arts master Wan Yung Chung.  Master Chung has since passed on his legacy of the Jung Moo Kwan to his top student Dr. Charles Owens, and now to his son, Charles Owens II. 

JMK is now the headquarter location for the US Jung Moo Kwan Association.

Our Junior traditional martial arts program (Little Cubs and Junior Tigers) teaches the basics of the JMK Kong Soo curriculum to kids ages 3-12, and it also includes age-appropriate games, and skill and fitness drills that make training fun and energetic to help students learn how to defend themselves while learning valuable life skills for character development, and getting some really good physical exercise in the process.

JMK Ninja Trix

Ninja Trix is a new and exciting program that JMK offers for kids that includes obstacle course “soft play” training, tumbling, and basic martial arts techniques in its curriculum.  JMK is the only official Ninja Trix location in the Morgan County, Alabama area.  JMK is proud to offer Ninja Trix to help students improve in their athleticism as they train in the martial arts.  The current JMK Ninja Trix program is intended for ages 6-12. 

JMK Krav Maga

Krav Maga is the hand to hand combat self-defense training system as taught by the Israeli Defense Forces.  JMK is the only school in Alabama that teaches Krav Maga as an affiliate school of the Krav Maga Association under the direction of Professor Marty Cale.  KMK offers authentic Krav Maga instruction straight from the IDF in Israel.  For more information about Krav Maga and the Krav Maga Association, please visit   

JMK MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)

JMK now offers top-notch MMA training for kids and adults!  Our mixed martial arts classes include training in a variety of martial arts styles to help students be more prepared to adequately defend themselves in a variety of ways, including striking, clinching, grappling, self-defense, and even some weapons training.  Students in our MMA program will experience training in Kickboxing, Karate, Catch Wrestling, Jujitsu, Judo, and HapKiDo.  MMA classes are also great for conditioning and getting fit!  You can read more about some of the styles we teach in our MMA program below.  

Combative JuJitsu (sometimes spelled “Jiu jitsu”) was derived from Combat Judo, which was originally developed to
address the needs of military personnel facing new hand to hand combat challenges as a way to
ensure a streamlined, tested, and effective method of self defense. Its roots stem
from the WWII era.

Combat Judo during WWII was specifically designed as a self-defense/offensive method
focusing on rapid disposal of attackers. By the start of WWII, this fighting method had become
wide spread throughout the branches of the US military. “Combat Judo” became the name of this
system utilized by the US Military primarily during this time. It was taught to specialized units
for use in potential close quarter combat situations.
Combative JuJitsu revives the more dangerous Jujitsu techniques seeking to quickly defeat the
opponent, allowing the option to finish with more drastic techniques, enabling the defender to
focus on the next attacker.

Combative JuJitsu incorporates the striking techniques of Boxing and Kickboxing, and also emphasizes small joint manipulations such as finger and wrist locks in addition to chokes, elbow locks, wrist locks, arm bars, knee bars, ankle locks, etc.  Combative Jujitsu is taught as a supplemental part of our Krav Maga, self-defense, and MMA programs.

JMK Catch Wrestling

Catch wrestling (also known as Catch-as-Catch-Can Wrestling) is defined as “using or making do with whatever means are available”. Catch wrestling is regarded throughout the world as “the violent art,” as it is considered one of the most aggressive grappling styles. It is also the father of Olympic Freestyle Wrestling (once commonly known as Amateur Catch as Catch Can) and Collegiate Folkstyle Wrestling.  It includes several submission techniques, face locks, neck cranks, toe holds, muscle locks, knee bars, wrist locks, etc.  JMK is proud to offer authentic catch wrestling as a part of its MMA & self-defense program.  JMK is an official affiliate school of Snake Pit USA Catch Wrestling Association under the direction of Coach Joel Bane.  For more information about Catch Wrestling and Snake Pit USA, please visit  

JMK Kickboxing

Kickboxing is a striking art that incorporates various punches, kicks, knees, elbows, blocks, footwork, and body conditioning.   Kickboxing involves a lot of mitt and bag training, and striking combination drills.  JMK offers freestyle kickboxing as a part of its MMA program, and elements of it are also taught in the Karate and Krav Maga programs.  

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