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Training with MCMA

LOGOMCMAMCMA has a unique training experience, for those who don’t necessarily have time to train all day, every day.  In fact, it’s designed with modularity and distance learning in mind.  MCMA cannot take credit for the content, learning mechanisms, or structure of the lessons, as these are the practices of the White Lotus System of Unarmed Combat.  What MCMA provides are Instructor Services, as mentioned below.

There are three main components to training with MCMA, and they are:

  1. Workshop Training
  2. Online Training (Home Study)
  3. Instructor Services / Training

Here’s how the Workshop Training is structured:

  • Monthly Workshops are by Brian K. Leishman, WLS Founder
  • Monthly workshops have specified dates, posted well in advance.
  • Members are expected to attend these workshops to acquire new content
  • Workshop dates are non-negotiable as Mr. Leishman must fly in to deliver content

Here’s how the Online Training is structured:

Signing up with White Lotus Online is one of the most innovative ways to train martial arts right at home.  By accessing the Online Lessons, Instructional Images, and Videos, members can achieve their goals with confidence.  Belt and Rank evaluations are also performed on a monthly basis, so if you’re ready, get your ranks!

  • Sign up with White Lotus Online
  • Some basic, theoretical content is available for free
  • More advanced content requires a yearly membership

Here’s how the Instructor Services are structured:

There are several highly qualified instructors able to impart content, and assess skill levels.  With Modern Combat Martial Arts, people can work with instructors in the Toronto West area to attain skills on a weekly basis.  Lessons comprise of the following:

  • Imparting or reviewing content relevant to Workshops (eg. the study of Martial arts Positions)
  • Performing exercises relevant to course content
  • Assessing the completion of course content

If you’re interested in working with a qualified MCMA instructor, please send us an email and let us know!

Situations, Structures, and Strategies

Military strategy is a set of ideas implemented by military organizations to pursue desired strategic goals.[1]

Modern Combat Martial Arts is a school of martial arts which gives individuals the opportunity to learn unarmed combat strategies. In unarmed combat there are ideas which need to be, first understood, then implemented in your Kung Fu (Practice). These form the basis of strategies which are then applied to reach desired goals, with an extremely high degree of consistency.

As I’ve mentioned, the MCMA association gives students an opportunity to learn these strategies, but if you don’t apply the concepts, you won’t become a smarter fighter. The strategies and concepts are those derived from the White Lotus System of Unarmed Combat.  MCMA is a Total Adaptation System©, based on the teachings of Brian K. Leishman. The White Lotus System allows for a complete set of situational based concepts and practices. Do you think you have what it takes to adapt? You might be surprised.

Visit the MCMA and find out more.

Variable Combative Events

combatives pit

combatives pit (Photo credit: West Point Public Affairs)

In the White Lotus System of Unarmed Combat®, the expression variable combative events is a label that’s used to identify the eighth study in a series of eighteen studies. In this system, variable combative events is defined as; “the circumstances that are created through the integration of opposing techniques, tactics, and strategies“. Throughout this study the members’ overall focus is directed towards learning how to process variable combative events. This means learning how to discern, formulate, and execute variable combative events according to the practices and standards of the White Lotus System. In this study, members are guided through a matrix of variable combative events. As members proceed through the matrix they’re taught what variable combative events form valid combative events. They are also taught what variable combative events will not form a valid combative event. In unarmed combat, being able to process variable combative events is a key aspect of the combative process. It’s at this level of preparation members continue to participate in two man exercises and sparring exercises. This White Lotus study serves as important preparation for learning random combative events.

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