Martial Arts Programs

Aikido

aikido jmaaAikido is often translated as "the Way of unifying (with) life energy" or as "the Way of harmonious spirit."  

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

karate jmaaKarate is an unarmed combat system using the hands and feet to deliver and block blows, widely practiced as a sport. It was formalized in Okinawa in the 17th century and popularized via Japan after about 1920. Karate is performed barefoot in loose padded clothing, with a colored belt indicating the level of skill, and involves mental as well as physical training. 

Karate has many benefits for people of all ages, especially kids. Children who take Karate can help them learn to handle bullying, teaches healthy fitness habits, encourages discipline to help develop good study habits, and teaches kids respect and non-violent conflict resolution. Karate emphasize a positive atmosphere with all the benefits of martial arts including stress reduction, physical fitness, confidence, focus, discipline, and self-defense.

 

Ju Jutsu

ji jitsuJu-Jutsu is a self-defence martial art and combat sport based on grappling, ground fighting and submission holds. It focuses on the skill of taking an opponent to the ground, controlling one's opponent, gaining a dominant position and using a number of techniques to force them into submission via joint locks or chokeholds.

 

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Taichi

tai chi

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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