Training in the Wong Fei Hung Temple, China. 2007.
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Iron Wire Martial Arts
This brand name was created to incorporate all our fighting knowledge under our school name.
Our Tutelage: Is the curriculum we created which contains the best of methods and experiences we use to teach the Martial Arts.
Our teachings personality comes from the fighting expressions of Hung Gar Kung Fu, Pencak Silat, and Kickboxing.
The training methods in these traditions consist of Sets (Combat Formations), Drills, Sparring, Weapons, and Meditation Training.
Please note it's of paramount importance to us that as we train, we should keep each arts history, culture and lineage in tact.
Each fighting art we teach has a tendency to tilt towards one method over another. I.E. Some traditions are more drill based Vs. sparring based.
So, we designed our curriculum to train you evenly in each arena.
Student Picture Day in Palm Springs, Ca. 2017
Live Training Drills & Fight Simulators
The 3 Training Methods: Overall we believe in 3 main training arenas:
1.) Sets - Retains the culture, and inner essence of fighting tradition's.
2.) Drills - Trains practical applications and spontaneous reactions.
3.) Sparring - Trains your techniques live against a resisting partner.
One learns how to act while being attacked.
Train Safe & Smart:
As every student passes through the Curriculum Method of learning, we make sure to ALWAYS TRAIN SAFE!
Our goal is to give the practitioner a practical stepping stone, each lesson will build from the last, eventually working towards an advanced expression.
We want you to have longevity and long life in practice, so we always train smart!
CHINATOWN, San Francisco 2005. Our fortunate tutelage under the Great Master begin's. Our exposure to the genuine teachings of Y.C. Wong changed me for the better, his vast knowledge and openness to share was life changing.
Great Master Y.C. Wong was among that first generation of pioneers to actually bring Chinese Kung Fu and Martial Arts to the US, est. 1967. initiated into the tradition through family, Grand Master Y.C. Wong was a "Live in Disciple" under his illustrious instructor Lam Jo. He has been published in dozens of articles and is respectfully considered the senior most Hung Gar (Tiger Crane) Kung Fu authority in the U.S. today, at 88 years old.
After years of dedication Sifu Jacob A. Brinnand was granted permission to teach his Gung Fu. The lessons of HARD WORK, REPETITION, GOOD CHARACTER, and HUMILITY remains our key to success in Gung Fu & more importantly to LIFE to this day! In this tradition, SETS are our main training methodology.
Established Training 2011.
10 Years Experience.
7 Years Teaching.
In 2011. Jacob opened up his first first Chinese Kung Fu school in San Francisco's Mission District, this experience exposed him to other advanced practitioner's in Martial Arts, and how a Martial Gym operate's as a business.
On the opening date his sworn Kung Fu Brother Ken introduced him to a "Hidden Warrior". This Martial Artist was a Retired Navy Seal Combatant and a true Pendekar (Master) of Silat & Wing Chun. This Veteran was highly trained with applications that were directly effective & advanced. His combat expressions & "Fight Simulators" were like a key which unlocked many applications and mysteries. He imparted upon us combat drills, practical applications, & universal principles to help us develop our fighting system. In this training, combat DRILLS are our main training methodology.
Established Training 2017.
4 Years Training.
Adding into curriculum.
In Jan. 2017 Sifu Jacob started cross training in Ju Jitsu, the art of Grappling Martial Arts. At this gym we found the very fortunate "Chance Encounter" to become a student and train with Sifu Kathy Long!
This Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame fighter is a Professional "5 Time World Champion Kickboxer" with a sensational Pro fight record of 18–1. To this day she is one of the top female fighters in the sport's entire history.
Her training has been vital in helping us spar correctly, how to utilize our style against other fighters, and bringing the gap between modern and older fighting arts.
Our training continues with her to this day, we implore all those sincerely interested in the Martial Arts to seek out her guidance.
In this conditioning, SPARRING and fighting are the main teaching methods.
Established Training 2019
Still a grateful student, enjoying learning.
Training with Kickboxing Master. August. 2020, Seattle Wa.
Cross Training with other Martial Arts Schools
On July 13th 2019, Sifu Jacob became a "Disciple" of the Original Saavedra Escrima / Balintawak System.
Master Atillo is a legendary Escrima Grand Master from Cebu Phillipines, known for accepting and dueling in stick fighting challenges publicly. Cebu is the birth place of Balintawak Martial Art, a Fighting System which has been passed down to him from his father at an early age. His father learned directly from the imperator of this fighting art said to have attained incredible Sword fighting abilities.
Saavedra the imperator of the system hailed from the lineage of the Royal Paladins or "12 Peers of France" from Charlemagne's court. Master Atillo most recently released a book on Amazon sharing his history as a POW in WW2 and his Escrima History, we encourage everyone to pick up a copy.
Our training with Master Atillo will resume when its safe to practice publicly again. I only share my brief training experience with him to inspire any body interested in the Philippine Martial Art (Escrima) to seek out his vast knowledge directly. In this tradition, WEAPONS are its main speciality of training.
Sifu Jacob A. Brinnand (JAB)
The Travelers Staff (The Monkey Stick)
Learn to Flow with Traditional & Modern Arts!
To date Sifu Jacob Brinnand continues diligently on his 16 year pursuit to fully utilize the systems passed on to him, and employ's both Modern and Ancient Fighting Methods to achieve this aim. We want to elaborate that although we have followed in the foot steps of Great Mentors, its our goal to train you to think for yourself in the Martial Arts and to eventually trust the greatest teacher of all, the master within!
Click get started now and please join us in exploring the colorful depths of these traditions, inquire about training today!