Tenets of Tae Kwon Do
Each month we focus on a new life skill that supports the tenets. Students learning the definition of each skill and we talk through examples to learn how to use each skill during their martial arts training, at school or work and at home.
Tae Kwon Do training incorporates a broad range of cardiovascular exercise, self-defense techniques, balance drills, calisthenics and several other physical exercises. Training can improve your overall physical condition, strength, coordination, balance and muscle speed.
Tae Kwon Do can make a real difference in the student’s life. It gives participants the tools for success in life.
Refers to the student’s ability to respect oneself, as well as others.
Refers to the student’s adherence to a personal honor code of behavior.
Refers to the student holding steadfast to a course of action, belief or purpose.
Refers to the student’s capability to keep their emotions and actions consistent and in balance over time.
Refers to a positive attitude and the student freeing their spirit in a manner which enables them to achieve their full potential.
Youth and Family Taekwondo
If you’re like most parents, you look at your child and wonder what kind of person they will grow up to be. You know that you can’t always be there. You want them to learn to be strong and independent. You realize that it is up to you to make the important choices in your child’s development. As a parent, you want to give them the tools to to succeed and create an amazing life, right?
One choice is clear, and that is enrolling in the martial arts. Students will learn the value of paying attention, believing in themselves, and feeling good when they do their best. Through hard work, they will earn the self-esteem to stand up for themselves when needed. Your child will learn the values of being goal-oriented, making good choices, never giving up, and to always do the right thing
Are you looking for something different? Something to challenge and engage you?
Studying martial arts is something that anybody – at any age or fitness level – can do. Martial arts classes are fun, empowering, and provide a great workout for adults. Whether you want to defend yourself, lose weight, or just have fun, our adult martial arts classes have something to offer.
Philippine Combatives offers students the chance to train in a weapons based system. Training includes the stick, knife and machete among other weapons. Philippine Combatives training emphasizes working with rattan sticks to learn a self-defense system that is directly transferable to an empty hand and can instantly be used to defend oneself on the street. Filipinos are renowned warriors. Training with the staff at SMA gives you the chance to be one too.
Commonly referred to as Isang Arnis, Escrima, Kali, and sometimes called solo baston. This style of Stick fighting focuses on your dominant hand. The training consists of allowing you to understand distances from long, middle and short ranges of stick fighting and includes catching, locking, take-downs and disarms.
Commonly referred to as Sinawalis or Doble Baston. Believing and utilizing both limbs in stick fighting definitely increases not only ones flexibility but strength on both arms. Your ability to be able to fight with single stick and be able to disarm an attacker sometimes ends up with you having two sticks in your hands. Preparation to utilize these two sticks in a very combative and practical way prepares our student to be well rounded stick fighters. The Philippine Combatives double stick training guarantees increased of speed and accuracy on both sides using both right and left hands; maximizing your training time.
This training is done using training knives which cannot be sharpened or for young students we will use short sticks to practice the movements. Commonly referred to as Daga sa Daga or Knife to Knife. This style focuses on utilizing your knife when encountering knife attacks.
Commonly referred to as Mano a Mano. The Philippine Combatives will give you a better understanding of the weapon systems and its connection to hand to hand fighting. The Philippine Combatives system will not only enhance the hand to hand training you have already acquired but will complement and strengthen it.
DEFENSIVE TACTICS AND COMBATIVES
Martial arts are proven to reduce stress, build confidence and get you in the best shape of your life. We are here to help you reach your goals and become your best self.
Our program is an extremely realistic and versatile discipline of self protection. It is an eclectic system based on Combat Hapkido and Krav Maga that includes joint locks, kicks, strikes, take downs, pressure points, ground grappling and disarming techniques. The result is a self defense system that gives you the tools you need to stay safe. It is easy to learn, safe to practice, and a great workout.
It is well suited for teens and adults of all ages and sizes. It is ideal for those individuals who are not interested in the “sport” aspect or unrealistic movements of some styles of martial art. You will learn skills and techniques used by law enforcement and our military in close quarters.
Are you ready to move to the next level in life? This is it.