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"The [Inay(an)] System (of Eskrima) is Complete" ~ Mangisursuro Inay 1944-2000

About ITO

The Inayan Training Organization

The Inayan Training Organization (ITO) is an association of individuals and schools interested in broadening their martial arts and self-defense knowledge without infringing upon their chosen style of training.

The ITO grew out of a perception, by Mangisursuro Mike Inay's travels throughout the United States and abroad, that there are many individuals and schools across this country who are genuinely interested in different aspects of martial arts and self-defense training that can blend with their basic style of training, but do not know how or where to get it.

Mr. (Mike) Inay has traveled throughout the US giving seminars on edged weapon defense, pressure sensitive nerve areas, Defensive Tactics (as used by law enforcement), and Eskrima (Eskrima is a martial art from the Philippines). In his travels, Suro M. Inay has met hundreds of individuals dedicated to the furtherance of excellence in martial arts training, self-defense, and physical subject control. Many of these individuals are masters or experts in there own chosen field (or style of martial arts). They have all expressed an interest in learning and acquiring more martial arts knowledge from Suro Inay. They have also expressed a willingness to share their knowledge with others.

The ITO Staff and Associate Instructors are versed in many different aspects of martial arts and self-defense training. If your school is interested in practical edged weapon defense, there is an ITO seminar designed just for you. Or, if you would like to have some hands on instruction in grappling techniques, there are several other seminars available as well. For instance, our Pressure Sensitive Nerve Areas is another popular seminar that students and instructors are interested in.

If your goal is to add an ongoing program for weapons training there is curriculum available for that also. The Inayan Training Organization not only brings to your school new and exciting martial arts and self-defense knowledge, but it can also show you how to increase your revenue and improve student retention just by adding the new and exciting ITO curriculum to your existing program.

For further information, on how you can take advantage of the available seminars and programs offered through the Inayan Training Organization, please select the contact menu item on the above menu.

Seminars

Seminars are designed to give the student knowledge on some type of self-defense method. They are also an excellent way in which to give a student a brief introduction and overview of a martial arts discipline in which they are interested.

There are several seminar formats available from the ITO, ranging in complexity from basic techniques to instructor certification. These seminars are designed to be training modules of information and techniques to use and practice. They are not intended to make the student an expert on any of the disciplines that these techniques were derived from.

ITO (Inayan Training Organization) Seminars

Reactive Knife Defense Seminars
The Reactive Knife Defense was originally designed to teach law enforcement a method of defending or responding to an unexpected edged weapon threat from an aggressive subject. The system is based on sound principles of defense and control. Other aspects such as distancing, positioning and body language are covered as well.

Basic Reactive Knife Defense - (3 to 4 hours)
This seminar introduces the student to the basic concepts and techniques of the Reactive Knife Defense. Stress drills are also introduced to get the student to perform dynamically while under stress.

Reactive Knife Defense Instructor Certification - 2 days (12 to 16 hours)
Requires previous participation in the Basic Reactive Knife Defense Course The reactive Knife Instructor Certification course is designed to give the participant an in-depth hands-on experience with the principles and concepts dealing with edged weapon defense. It covers different drills and exercises designed to develop spontaneity in reacting to an unexpected attack. This course also certifies individuals to conduct the Basic Reactive Knife Course. A written and practical examination will be administered in order in order to qualify for certification as an instructor.

Pressure Sensitive Nerve Areas Seminars
Pressure Sensitive Nerve Areas is a course designed to utilized certain nerves to disable or control an aggressive person without causing serious bodily injury. Originally developed for law enforcement, these techniques have been used in police departments throughout the US and have proven themselves to be an effective tool for subject control. The PSNA course is excellent for individuals seeking alternative control techniques designs to minimize damage or injury to a person.

Basic I - Pressure Sensitive Nerve Areas (2 to 3 hours)
This course provides information on nerve areas of the head and neck. Location and technique application as well as practical use of PSNA is covered. Hands on experienced is conducted as well as dynamic application.

Basic II - Pressure Sensitive Nerve Areas (2 to 3 hours)
The Basic I course is a prerequisite to attending this course. This course provides information on nerve areas of the arms and legs. The Basic I course must be taken before taking this course as the fundamentals of technique application are covered. Location and technique application as well as practical use of PSNA is covered. Hands on experienced is conducted as well as dynamic application.

Pressure Sensitive Nerve Areas Instructor Certification Course - 2 days (14 to 16 hours)
Basic I and Basic II are prerequisite to attending this course. The instructor Certification course is an intensive 2 day study of PSNAs. It covers PSNAs of the head and neck as well as the arms and legs. Medical implications as well as tactical applications are covered. This course also certifies individuals to conduct the Basic PSNA I Course and the Basic PSNA II course. A written and practical exam will be administered for certification as an instructor.

Defensive Tactics For Beginners (3 to 4 hours)
This seminar is designed for people who do not want to spend a lot of time in a martial arts discipline but want to have some basic fundamentals of defending themselves from aggressive or hostile behavior. Learning how to avoid potentially violent situations is covered. Learning how to try and diffuse an escalating hostile situation and to be prepared in the event physical action is needed.

Grappling Exercises For The Beginner (3 to 4 hours)
This seminar introduces students to various arm and wrist lock techniques. The format is presented in a contiguous motion so that students not only learn different restraining techniques but also to recognize when a wrist or arm-lock technique is being attempted on them. Sensitivity to this allows the student to preempt the technique from being completed and to employ their own countering lock.

Advanced Grappling Exercises (3 to 4 hours)
Advanced grappling takes the student from a standing position to ground fighting techniques. Reversals and neck restraints as well as holds that are very difficult to escape from.

ISE (Inayan System of Eskrima) Seminars

Introduction to Inayan Eskrima (2 to 3 hours)
This seminar provides the student with an overview of the Martial art of Eskrima. Fundamental concepts and utilization of double sticks as well as single stick application are covered. An introduction to different styles of Eskrima are presented so that the student can get a better idea of the different opportunities he or she can explore. This course is very exciting for people interested in studying weapons and weapons defense techniques.

Introduction to Inayan Kadena De Mano (2 to 3 hours)
Kadena De Mano is one of the most sought after styles of Eskrima because of its hand and edged weapon techniques. The most popular police edged weapon self-defense system in the United States was derived from the basic concepts and reactive techniques from Kadena De Mano. This seminar covers basic hand and knife drills as well as permuted locks from the basic drills.

Inayan Kadena De Mano - Intermediate To Advanced Concepts (2 to 3 hours)
Understanding of trapping and checking is strongly recommended. This course covers more drills and disarming techniques as well as chaining locks to striking techniques. More drills to enhance the students retention of the techniques are employed.

Inayan Kadena De Mano - Disarming Concepts (2 to 3 hours)
This seminar deals with the "how to" of disarming an opponent with a weapon blunt or edged weapon. This seminar is more informative and is more easily comprehended by experienced martial artists. Beginners can learn a lot from this seminar but it is not designed fro them in mind.

Inayan Siniwalis - the style of pattern to no pattern (2 to 3 hours)
Siniwalis is a double stick style of training that is excellent for development of eye-hand coordination and focusing. It generates a lot of excitement and uses striking and blocking drills that are preset for two people to interact. Although this style of training is easy to learn, it can become quite complex and difficult to master.

Programs

Programs are designed for schools that want to have a continuing curriculum on weapons proficiency and defense. The programs listed below are set up to evolve from one program to the next.

Programs also offer ranking as well as testing for proficiency within ranks. Competency requirements must be met at each level. Written and practical exams are required for promotion to next higher rank.

Programs also offer schools a value added incentive for students to maintain their training and enrollment. This helps to promote student retention and goodwill.

Inayan Siniwalis/Dequrdas Style Of Eskrima Training
This is a 15 month course that introduces students to the art of weapons defense and proficiency. This program concentrates more on the use of double sticks (Siniwali) to develop a student's eye-hand coordination as well as focus and concentration. There are four levels of proficiency testing in this program.

After the first two levels of proficiency has been achieved the student is then introduced to the Dequerdas, single stick, style of defense. Stick to stick disarms are taught as well as disarm reversal. Advanced Siniwali applications are also studied.

Inayan Larga Mano/Bankow, Siba Training
The Larga Mano/Bankow style of training examines long range methods of employing weapons. Weapons range in length from 28 inches to spear or staff length. There are also four levels of proficiency in this program which will take the student approximately 15 months to complete.

Inayan Serrada/Kadena De Mano Eskrima
These two styles of Eskrima are the most prestigious and the most difficult styles to become proficient. Proficiency and ranking in these styles are set by Suro Mike Inay. Since these styles demand stringent proficiency requirements, the duration of training and testing criteria is determined by the Inayan Guros and the Master of the Inayan System of Eskrima, Suro Mike Inay.

Courses For Law Enforcement Personnel Only

Reactive Knife Defense Basic Reactive Knife Defense (3 to 4 hours)
This seminar introduces the officer to the basic concepts and techniques of the Reactive Knife Defense. Techniques are taught statically as well as fluidly. Stress drills are also introduced to get the individual to perform dynamically while under stress.

Reactive Knife Defense Instructor Certification - 3 day Course (18 to 24 hours)
Requires previous participation in the Basic Reactive Knife Defense Course. The reactive Knife Instructor Certification course is designed to give the Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics Instructor, an in-depth hands-on experience with the principles and concepts dealing with edged weapon defense. It covers different drills and exercises designed to develop spontaneity in reacting to an unexpected attack. Use of force issues are also covered. This course certifies the Defensive Tactics Instructor to conduct the Basic Reactive Knife Course. The student must pass a written and practical exam in order to qualify for certification as an instructor.

Advance Knife Techniques - 1 day Course (6 to 8 hours)
Basic and/or Instructor Certification Course in Reactive Knife is a prerequisite to participate in this course. Individuals experienced in edged weapon training or techniques are also permitted to participate. This course deals with giving the law enforcement professional an alternative to using a firearm in close quarters or when a firearm would not be appropriate. The use of an edged weapon as an alternative to the firearm where a life threatening situation is apparent. This course is excellent for Special Response Teams and Dignitary Protection Services.