We teach 6 styles of Martial Arts, TaeKwonDo, Kung Fu, Hapkido, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kumdo, and Tai Chi…
TaeKwonDo means the “Korean art of Kicking and Punching”. It is defined as a ‘Hard’ Martial Art due to the hard blocking and striking techniques in this style, and because it uses more direct and linear force. It is much like Karate, but with a bit more latitude, as we do more flying and spinning kicks as well as other more dynamic moves.
We learn both the Tae Guek forms and the Chong Bong forms in our training. We train students from 3 years old to all older ages, with younger students being a larger portion of our student base.
Persons of all ages can find a place for training at our school. For those physically limited we modify techniques to adjust to their limitations so all can learn martial arts.
Classes for TaeKwonDo are held Tues. 4pm, 5pm, & 6pm (limited class), Wed. 8pm, Thurs. 7:30-8:30pm, Fri. 5 pm (reg. TKD), 6pm(sparring), and Sat. 3pm
Kung Fu, a Chinese martial art, is considered a ‘Complete’ Martial Art, as it uses both ard and soft method in it’s techniques. For this reason, many feel it is the best method as it is more versitile and continuous. Kung Fu uses circular motion and deep stances as well as high flying maneuvers and kicks.
We learn traditional Shaolin Long Fist (Changuan) style and Wushu competition forms as well as self defense techniques, and sparring in our training. Kung Fu uses the most variety of training weapons of all the styles we teach.
Classes for Kung Fu are held on Tues. 7pm, Thurs., 8pm, Fri. 6pm (Sparring) , and Sat. 4pm.
Hapkido means “The Korean Art of Self Defense” or “ Way of coordinating power”. It is considered a ‘Soft’ Martial Art, because it uses circular motion, redirection of energy, and the use of the opponent’s energy rather than direct force. This style of self defense is more effective in street style attacks.
Our training is a blend of traditional Hapkido and Combat style Hapkido. Training includes self defense techniques, forms, and sparring. Some of the techniques used in Hapkido, are often used in Jiu Jitsu.
Classes for Hapkido are held on Mon. 7:30-8:30pm Tues. 6pm, and Fri. (Sparring) at 6pm.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a ground based fighting style, but throws and strikes can be used in this style. It is considered the most effective in defending against attacks that take you to the ground.
This style is the most rigorous of all the styles we teach, with the most complete body workouts. The techniques used in Jiu Jitsu requires the whole body, keeping the body in sustained positions for long periods of time to execute submissions.
We train in the traditional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, with training coming from one of Helio Gracie’s students. The ‘Gracie’ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu style is the most popular of all the styles.
Classes for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are held on Mon. 8:30 – 9:30pm and Tues. 8 – 9pm, & *Fri. 6-7pm *(for Fridays, check when scheduled with instructor).
Kumdo means “The Korean Art of the Sword”, or ”The Way of the Sword”. It is the most disciplined of the arts we teach, because to be a master of the sword, one must ‘feel’ the sword as an extension of ones own body. Kumdo Warriors must always be aware of the sword’s placement for his or her safety and the safety of others. Blade orientation (the straight line of the cut) is absolutely required in the execution of this art. Concentration and focus are also obvious absolutes in Kumdo.
This art is similar to Kendo and the Japanese sword art of the Samurai. We use a Mok Kum (wooden sword) in our initial training, and advance to the Ka Kum (dull metal sword), then as a black belt to the Jin Kum (sharp metal sword). We learn forms, practice cutting (blowing out candles with sword strikes, breaking boards with the Mok Kum, and cutting Tatami mats and veggies) for practice.
Sparring is done in Full Armor (similar to Kendo armor…somewhat like the Samurai armor), using the Jookdo (bamboo sword) for sparring and competition.
Classes for Kumdo are held on Tues. 6pm, Wed. 8pm, and Thurs. 8pm.
Tai Chi is another Chinese art, that was originally taught as one with Kung Fu. It was separated into another, but similar style, that we now use more for health purposes than self defense. However, the moves learned in Tai Chi can be used in self defense if the practitioner would choose to.
Tai Chi training involves bringing mind and body together to reduce stress, promote circulation, and assist in improving health and vitality. It is a Soft and meditative style, and is considered ‘Martial Arts Therapy’, using ‘Chi’ for the purposes of health, longevity, and ultimate fitness.
Our training is progressive, starting with more simple moves for development of effective method and continuing to longer and more extensive forms. Elements of Qi Gong are used in this training and in the performance of the forms learned to develop effective breathing.
We also train in the Tai Chi fan, and other higher level Tai Chi forms.
Classes for Tai Chi are held on Thurs. 7:30pm.
Done in TaeKwonDo, Kung Fu, Hapkido, and Kumdo.
This practice helps students learn how to generate power and focus. It is essential in learning to defend oneself.
Training for sparring is done in TaeKwonDo, Kung Fu, Hapkido, Kumdo, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This martial arts training gives students practice in back and forth self defensive strategies in their own styles, making them prepared to respond effectively to an attack. We also train for competition.