Monday, October 23, 2017 
Megan Sharrow Columbus, WI Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Team BLAST, Jeet Kune Do
The first time I walked into THE BLAST, I was nervous and a little scared. My first class was Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and even though my big brother was there with me, the thought of rolling around on the ...

Self Defense    Self Confidence    Self Discovery

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I believe that the only way to teach anyone proper self-defense is to approach each individual personally. Each one of us is different and each one of us should be taught the correct form. By correct form I mean the most useful techniques the person is inclined toward. Find his ability and then develop these techniques. I don't think it is important whether a side kick is performed with the heel higher than the toes, as long as the fundamental principle is not violated. Most classical martial arts training is a mere imitative repetition – a product – and individuality is lost.                              ~Bruce Lee


                            Jeet Kune Do

The BLAST was built on the ideals of Jeet Kune Do (JKD), an art where ‘no way is way,’ and is an academy focused on functional martial arts. BLAST owner Mike Vaughn is the highest certified instructor in Wisconsin under Paul Vunak, a 2nd generation JKD instructor and originator of Progressive Fighting Systems. In private or semi-private lesson format, BLAST Owner, Mike Vaughn, will teach you simple, direct, and effective self defense techniques in the areas of:

Edge weapon
RAT System
Ground Attack
Mass Attack
Self Discovery



For more information on Paul Vunak and his PFS system,
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Personal Protection Program

In 1999, there was a kidnapping and murder in BLAST owner Mike Vaughn’s hometown. The thought of this happening to any of his family or friends pushed Mike and his father and fellow martial artist to develop an easy to learn and effective program for self defense. Our Personal Protection Program is the highest level of self defense you can receive without taking years of formal martial arts training.


The program is divided into 3 important parts:

Part One: Psychology of Self Defense

Being aware of your surroundings and understanding how to defuse an uncomfortable situation before it goes bad could save you from needing to defend yourself. 



Part Two: Grabs and Holds (standing and on the ground)

You will learn how to defend yourself from:
     Wrist Grabs
     Front Chokes
     Rear Chokes
     Shirt Grabs
     Bear Hugs
     Various ground positions



Part Three: Weapon Attacks/Weapon Equalizers
Weapons are involved in 70% of attacks so learn techniques and mental attributes to keep you safe from weapons, including guns and knives.




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Personal Protection private lesson
Call: 608-445-6176

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