© Lion’s Way Martial Arts
F.A.Q.

1. What is Lion’s Way Martial Arts?

A: Simply put, Lion’s Way Martial Arts is the name of our school.  While we respect the history of

the martial arts we constantly train to better ourselves in a modern environment.  Lion’s Way Martial

Arts is not a style but rather a collection of ideas and methodologies all geared towards giving our

students the best possible training.

2. What style(s) of martial arts do you teach?

    A: Lion’s Way Martial Arts is an eclectic style of the martial arts that seeks to benefit from the cross

training of different martial art concepts.  In the teenager class we start with techniques that could

be found in karate, boxing / kickboxing; we then progress into more “kung-fu” style with a stronger

base in kickboxing with clinch work; we then lead into SAMBO training which consists of Judo

techniques (throwing) and then jiu jitsu (jujutsu) grappling / ground fighting. The childrens’ class 

learn from the same methodologies as teenagers, but with a scaled back version more suited to young

minds.  The Adult class learns a complete training mehtodology that uses the SAMBO rules set(s) as a

base and builds from their.

3. Where does your jiu jitsu (jujutsu) / submission grappling come from?

    A: Lion’s Way Martial Arts is a SAMBO / CAMBO school at heart and we pull a majority of our training

from that methodology. The SAMBO is taught by our chief instructor Skip Scherer who gained his

training from SAMBO Specialist Aaron Fields of Sea-Town Grappling (CAMBO / SAMBO).  While SAMBO

has no ranking Skip has been training SAMBO / Submission Grappling / Throwing for over 15 years and 

coaches / teaches CAMBO methedology to many high level grapplers includeing collage level wrestlers

and BJJ Black Belts.

4. What is SAMBO (Also seen as SOMBO and CAMBO)?

     A: Please see our About SAMBO page

5. How can I start training?

    A: You will need to stop in at our school to sign-up for classes; we do not currently sign-up new

students over the phone or through the internet. By stopping in you can see our training facilities and

we can answer any further questions you might have about Lion’s Way Martial Arts. This also gives us a

chance to meet you and understand your training needs better. We look for people with a good attitude

and a willingness to learn. You may also feel free to stop in at any time and watch a class.

6. What’s the youngest age you will accept students?

    A: Lion’s Way Martial Arts begins accepting students at the age of 4 years old. Beginning at this age

children will greatly benefit from the hand eye coordination, physical fitness and focus that the martial

arts have to offer. Older children will “get” the technical aspects of the martial arts faster, but the

younger children will gain a love of training that will stay with them into adult hood.

7. Can my child earn a black belt?

    A: While we believe children can accomplish remarkable things, we do not place them on the same

level as adults.  At Lion’s Way Martial Arts your child can earn a Children’s Black Belt.  The children’s

program is a scaled back version of our teenager program, designed to address the particular needs of

young martial artist.  A fast-paced learning environment combined with strong physical fitness,

discipline and a well-rounded basis in martial arts. After achieving this hard to reach goal, your child

may continue their training in the teenager / adult levels in order to achieve their adult black belt. 

While not a perfect analogy, think of it as going from elementary school to high school: In elementary

school you learn math, English and science and then when you go to high school you continue to learn

those same subjects; however, you do not begin at the top of the class but rather start over at another

level of learning.

8. What weapons do you teach Teenagers / Children?

    A: Lion’s Way Martial Arts starts teaching weapons right from the White belt level. We believe that

the hand eye coordination and skills you gain are a vital part of the martial arts training. For children

the weapons included from white to the black belt level are: Nunchaku, double nunchaku, Arnis stick,

kama, soft staff and the bamboo sword. For teenager level the weapons are: Arnis stick, Double Arnis,

short staff, cane, tonfa (PR24), and knife.

9. What if I have more questions?

    A: If you have more questions we invite you to contact the Academy and schedule a time to speak

with an Instructor or Program Manager. They will be able to answer any further questions you might

have regarding the Lion’s Way Martial Arts system. Please call the Academy at 253-856-2122 or e-mail

us at info@lionsway.us.

© Lion’s Way Martial Arts
F.A.Q.

1. What is Lion’s Way Martial Arts?

A: Simply put, Lion’s Way Martial Arts is the name of our

school.  While we respect the history of the martial arts we

constantly train to better ourselves in a modern environment. 

Lion’s Way Martial Arts is not a style but rather a collection of

ideas and methodologies all geared towards giving our students

the best possible training.

2. What style(s) of martial arts do you teach?

    A: Lion’s Way Martial Arts is an eclectic style of the martial

arts that seeks to benefit from the cross training of different

martial art concepts.  In the teenager class we start with

techniques that could be found in karate, boxing / kickboxing;

we then progress into more “kung-fu” style with a stronger base

in kickboxing with clinch work; we then lead into SAMBO

training which consists of Judo techniques (throwing) and then

jiu jitsu (jujutsu) grappling / ground fighting. The childrens’

class learn from the same methodologies as teenagers, but

with a scaled back version more suited to young minds.  The

Adult class learns a complete training mehtodology that uses

the SAMBO rules set(s) as a base and builds from their.

3. Where does your jiu jitsu (jujutsu) / submission

grappling come from?

    A: Lion’s Way Martial Arts is a SAMBO / CAMBO school at

heart and we pull a majority of our training from that

methodology. The SAMBO is taught by our chief instructor Skip

Scherer who gained his training from SAMBO Specialist Aaron

Fields of Sea-Town Grappling (CAMBO / SAMBO).  While SAMBO

has no ranking Skip has been training SAMBO / Submission

Grappling / Throwing for over 15 years and  coaches / teaches

CAMBO methedology to many high level grapplers includeing

collage level wrestlers and BJJ Black Belts.

4. What is SAMBO (Also seen as SOMBO and CAMBO)?

     A: Please see our About SAMBO page

5. How can I start training?

    A: You will need to stop in at our school to sign-up for

classes; we do not currently sign-up new students over the

phone or through the internet. By stopping in you can see our

training facilities and we can answer any further questions you

might have about Lion’s Way Martial Arts. This also gives us a

chance to meet you and understand your training needs better.

We look for people with a good attitude and a willingness to

learn. You may also feel free to stop in at any time and watch a

class.

6. What’s the youngest age you will accept students?

    A: Lion’s Way Martial Arts begins accepting students at the

age of 4 years old. Beginning at this age children will greatly

benefit from the hand eye coordination, physical fitness and

focus that the martial arts have to offer. Older children will “get”

the technical aspects of the martial arts faster, but the younger

children will gain a love of training that will stay with them into

adult hood.

7. Can my child earn a black belt?

    A: While we believe children can accomplish remarkable

things, we do not place them on the same level as adults.  At

Lion’s Way Martial Arts your child can earn a Children’s Black

Belt.  The children’s program is a scaled back version of our

teenager program, designed to address the particular needs of

young martial artist.  A fast-paced learning environment

combined with strong physical fitness, discipline and a well-

rounded basis in martial arts. After achieving this hard to reach

goal, your child may continue their training in the teenager /

adult levels in order to achieve their adult black belt.  While not

a perfect analogy, think of it as going from elementary school to

high school: In elementary school you learn math, English and

science and then when you go to high school you continue to

learn those same subjects; however, you do not begin at the top

of the class but rather start over at another level of learning.

8. What weapons do you teach Teenagers / Children?

    A: Lion’s Way Martial Arts starts teaching weapons right from

the White belt level. We believe that the hand eye coordination

and skills you gain are a vital part of the martial arts training.

For children the weapons included from white to the black belt

level are: Nunchaku, double nunchaku, Arnis stick, kama, soft

staff and the bamboo sword. For teenager level the weapons

are: Arnis stick, Double Arnis, short staff, cane, tonfa (PR24),

and knife.

9. What if I have more questions?

    A: If you have more questions we invite you to contact the

Academy and schedule a time to speak with an Instructor or

Program Manager. They will be able to answer any further

questions you might have regarding the Lion’s Way Martial Arts

system. Please call the Academy at 253-856-2122 or e-mail us

at info@lionsway.us.

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