Aikido is a dynamic, traditional Japanese art that is effective when applied to self-defense and also serves as an art of self-development. The Aikido course is designed to encourage focus, balance, respect and harmony within the body, mind and spirit by developing a repertoire of coordinated, flowing body movements to neutralize aggression with minimal harm.
Hap means coordination, Ki, power or energy and Do is the way or a path to follow through life. Hapkido is a Korean self defense system, not a sport. The system specializes in joint locks, throws, pressure points, submission techniques, kicking and strikes.
Shorin Ryu is a traditional Okinawan karate style that uses strikes, kicks, joint manipulation and takedowns. We will do moving drills, punching and kicking bag work, 2-person drills/ self-defense and kata (forms). If you are looking for a class that’ll keep you moving, improve your flexibility and coordination while having fun, this is it. Regardless of your fitness level (fitness freak or couch potato, or anywhere in between), or your experience (previous martial training or none), this class will provide a great challenge and learning experience.
Wing Chun Kung Fu is a Chinese martial art system for self-defense. It emphasizes relaxation, sensitivity, structure, and speed rather than force and strength. Wing Chun uses arm strikes, leg strikes, trapping and control techniques as part of its fighting arsenal. Legend has it that the style was created by a Shaolin nun named Ng Mui and was first taught to a young woman named Yim Wing Chun in order for her to defend herself against a local warlord. This story is very important in the practice of the art as it underscores the principle of not meeting strength with strength but with softness instead. From Ng Mui and Yim Wing Chun, the art continued to be passed down hundreds of years later to famous masters such as Ip Man and Bruce Lee. Wing Chun is ideal for any fitness level or experience level. Simple and easy to learn, practitioners become effective very quickly. No uniform required.