· Kum Do
Tae Kwon Do is a modern art rooted in ancient tradition from Korea. It is designed as a complete excercise to control others by using foot, hand, and the body. Tae Kwon Do emphasizes not only physically to defend oneself when attacked, but also mentally and philosophically through the practice.
Hap Ki Do is the martial art of non resistance. Hap means together, Ki means power or strength, and Do means way or achieve. It is ideal for both men and women alike. Hap Ki Do is a total self defense through the practice of bending, twisting, and throwing techniques to counter attack the weaker part of an opponent's body. It employs movements such as joint locks and pressure points when a person is attacked or held.
(Brentwood Only) Sword Martial Art. Kum Do is a unique self-defense martial art to develop the body and spirit and to cultivate national strength using Jin Kum (sword). With Kum Do practice, you will experience body and spirit improvement through meditation by regarding the ideas of Royalty, Filial piety, Propriety and Justice as guidelines of mind-body practice. The advantage of Kum Do practice is promoting concentration, blood circulation, providing Ki (energy) for a physically healthy body, serenity of mind and increasing the body's natural healing power of vitality.
*Note: Only available in Brentwood location
Judo which means "the gentle way" is a dynamic sport. From a standing position, it involves techniques that allow you to lift and throw your opponents onto their backs. On the ground, techniques allow you to pin your opponents, control them, and apply chokeholds or joint locks.
The practice of judo techniques helps people develop basic and fundamental physical fitness such as strength, flexibility, agility, speed, dynamic and static balance, explosive power, and endurance. The practice of active offense and defense helps develop reaction time, coordination, and overall physical self-confidence. Men and women of all ages enjoy training in Judo.
Jujitsu which means "the gentle art" represents manipulating the opponent's force against himself rather than confronting it with one's own force. Developed among the samurai of feudal Japan, practitioners learned the most efficient method for neutralizing armed opposition was in the form of pins, joint locks, and throws. These techniques were developed around the principle of using an attacker's energy against him, rather than directly opposing it. There are many variations of the art, utilizing grappling techniques, throws, trapping, joint locks, holds & striking.
Kickboxing will make you stronger. The best way to maximize your fitness benefits with cardio kickboxing is utilizing actual defensive skills in the exercise routine. Classes offer an intense cardio workout that will improve your endurance by strengthening your heart and respiratory system. You'll build your core muscles and the muscles of your legs, arms and shoulders. By relating movements to realistic defense kickboxing, you will find it easier to stay focused and motivated in your fitness training. This synergy also helps refine the form and the resulting function of your technique.
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