Martial Arts Programs

Iaido

iaido jmaaIaido is a modern Japanese martial art and sport that emphasizes being aware and capable of quickly drawing the sword and responding to a sudden attack.

Iaido, in its modern form, is practiced as a competitive sport. The competition consists of two iaidoka performing their kata next to each other and simultaneously. The competitors will be judged by a panel of judges according to the standardized regulations.

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Aikido

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Aikido is often translated as "the Way of unifying (with) life energy" or as "the Way of harmonious spirit."  Ueshiba's goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attackers from injury.

Aikido is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. This requires very little physical strength, as the aikidōka (aikido practitioner) "leads" the attacker's momentum using entering and turning movements. The techniques are completed with various throws or joint locks.

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Karate

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Karate, a form of unarmed combat utilizing hands and feet for striking and blocking, is widely embraced as a sport. Originating in Okinawa in the 17th century, it gained popularity in Japan after 1920. Practitioners engage in barefoot training, clad in loose padded clothing, with colored belts denoting skill levels, emphasizing both mental and physical development.

At our institution, we specialize in Silvera Shotokan Karate, offering numerous advantages for individuals of all ages, particularly children. Karate provides valuable tools for youngsters, aiding in the management of bullying situations, instilling healthy fitness routines, fostering discipline for academic success, and teaching respect and non-violent conflict resolution. Our Karate program promotes a positive atmosphere, combining the benefits of martial arts, such as stress reduction, physical fitness, confidence, focus, discipline, and self-defense.

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Judo

Our Judo program is suitable for participants of all ages and skill levels, from beginners with no prior experience to seasoned practitioners looking to refine their techniques. Our knowledgeable and experienced instructors will guide you through the intricacies of Judo, ensuring a safe and supportive learning environment.

Through practicing Judo, you will develop physical strength, balance, agility, and coordination. Beyond the physical benefits, Judo cultivates mental discipline, focus, and respect for oneself and others. You will learn valuable self-defense skills and gain confidence in your ability to handle various situations.

In our classes, you will be exposed to a wide range of techniques, including throws, ground fighting, and submissions. You'll have the opportunity to train with partners and engage in controlled, realistic sparring sessions, fostering both physical and mental growth.

At our dojo, we prioritize the values of mutual respect, camaraderie, and personal growth. Our friendly and supportive community will make you feel welcome from day one. Whether you're here to challenge yourself, make new friends, or simply enjoy the art of Judo, you'll find a welcoming environment where everyone is encouraged to learn and grow together.

Join us on the tatami and experience the incredible benefits of Judo firsthand. Discover the power of technique, the joy of learning, and the thrill of personal growth. We look forward to having you as a part of our Judo family and supporting you on your martial arts journey.

ABOUT OUR JUDO INSTRUCTOR

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Antonio Garcia, our esteemed Judo sensei, leads our classes with a wealth of expertise cultivated through training with renowned Japanese, Korean, and French instructors.

As a Certified Black Belt in Judo, Sensei Antonio Garcia boasts over 50 years of dedicated teaching, making each session an impactful journey into the world of martial arts excellence.

Judo Jiu Jitsu

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Our Judo-Jiu-Jitsu program for Kids & Adults aims to provide participants with a well-rounded martial arts experience, combining the throws and groundwork of Judo with the submissions and positional control of Jiu-Jitsu. The program focuses on developing physical fitness, technical proficiency, and a strong understanding of self-defense principles.

Whether you're a beginner stepping onto the mat for the first time or an experienced practitioner looking to refine your skills, our Jiu Jitsu program is designed to accommodate all skill levels. Our experienced instructors are dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for learning and growth.

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Taichi

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Tai chi, is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for defense training, health benefits, and meditation. The term Tai chi is a Chinese cosmological concept for the flux of yin and yang, and 'quan' means fist. Etymologically, Taijiquan is a fist system based on the dynamic relationship between polarities (Yin and Yang).

Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing.

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Kudo MMA

kudo cirKūdō (空道Kūdō) is a Japanese hybrid martial art. It is a full-contact combat sport that aims to achieve both safety and practicality, a style of mixed martial arts practiced with headgear and gloves. It features stand-up striking, with throwing and grappling techniques being also allowed in the competition, including restraint, locks, and chokeholds.

Kūdō is a budo martial art that originated in the Daido Juku school. Daido Juku is an organization founded by Azuma Takashi in 1981.

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Ki Energy for Health

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Our commitment lies in sharing love and positive vibes with each person. Love is represented by Ki, and awareness is the essence of Ki. Both the mind and body warrant this care, recognition, and motivation for a more wholesome lifestyle. This forms the cornerstone of one's happiness and success. 

 

Ki Energy:

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Ki, a Japanese term for energy, encompasses the beautiful energy inherent in all of us. By attentively listening and delving into the study of the energy within us, around us, and flowing through us, individuals can start to perceive it. Exploring and observing ki on a fundamental level reveals that there may be more to us than meets the eye. Keeping this in mind, a ki energy healer assumes a distinctive role; they acknowledge that we all possess access to this incredible energy and serve as a constant reminder, on various levels, that the sought-after energy is indeed present. A Ki Energy treatment has the potential to guide individuals towards a sense of peace and tranquility in the mind, body, and spirit. It acts as a bridge, connecting individuals to their true selves and aiding in the healing of the body on both spiritual and physical planes.

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 About Niikura Sensei's Ki Healing method:

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Niikura Ki method is a therapy applied in most cases with palm healing or hands-on-body healing in which he will place his hands lightly over a patient's body to facilitate the patient's process of healing. Ki combines the Japanese word characters of "ki" (vital energy)

This is a unique and completely original method of breathing energy developed by Ki Master Katsumi Niikura. The method is highly effective in its ability to improve health. The breathing method is completely unique to his method to enhance the healing energy. 

 

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The healing training sessions are Wednesdays and Fridays from 11am to 12noon.

 

We suggest that students train twice weekly to keep up with the curriculum and create good healing habits.

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Kali Escrima

Our Kali program offers a comprehensive training experience in the Filipino martial art of Kali, also known as Eskrima or Arnis. Rooted in centuries-old traditions and practical combat techniques, Kali encompasses a wide range of skills, including striking, weapon-based fighting, grappling, and empty-hand techniques.

In our program, students will learn the fundamental principles and techniques of Kali, emphasizing fluidity, coordination, and adaptability in combat scenarios. Through structured training drills and partner exercises, students will develop proficiency in using various traditional weapons such as sticks, knives, and swords, as well as learning effective self-defense techniques for real-world situations.

Our experienced instructors provide personalized guidance and instruction, catering to students of all levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners. Whether you're interested in learning self-defense, improving your martial arts skills, or exploring the rich cultural heritage of Kali, our program offers a welcoming and supportive environment for growth and learning.

Join us and discover the dynamic and versatile art of Kali!

 

ABOUT OUR kali INSTRUCTOR

Steve StanleySteve Stanley, Kali Guro

Steve Stanley embarked on his martial arts journey in 1984 under the tutelage of Karl Scott. Initially, he delved into kung fu and aikido training guided by Sensei Karl Scott. Later on, he furthered his understanding of aikido under Sensei Takashi Kushida and explored training in various Japanese jujutsu schools. Additionally, he engaged in brief training sessions in Western boxing, wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), and judo, primarily through semester classes at the University of Michigan.

Continuing his martial arts exploration, Steve briefly studied Aikijutsu before discovering Shorinji Kempo, where he dedicated 20 years of training under Sensei Gary Dolce, achieving the rank of Nidan. Towards the conclusion of his tenure in Shorinji Kempo, he encountered a Kali school and promptly joined under Tuhon Justin Shaffner, attaining the rank of Mataas na Guro in Pekiti-Tirsia-Kali in 2022. Presently, Steve is actively engaged in training sessions for Kudo, Judo, and Kali.

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