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Our martial arts classes are a great workout. Classes incorporate exercises for strength and balance as well as improving cardiovascular health. Classes are fun and entertaining, encouraging students to work with others. Different instructors means a different workout every class. An interesting workout is more likely to become a long-term habit.
Experts have determined that adult brain power diminishes over time if not challenged. Martial Arts develop memorization skills and strengthen the mind-body connection. More important, the classes are fast and focused, taking your attention away from the daily grind.
This course explores the traditional Chinese exercise of Tai Chi Chuan. It provides for the development of basic skills and techniques that lead toward an integration of the mind-body-spirit trilogy. Various Chinese fitness exercises in relation to health are explored. Principles of Confucianism and Taoism, including a basic review of Tai Chi history and philosophy are discussed. Overall, the physical discipline and structure of Tai Chi movements are emphasized. The level of difficulty is relatively high, providing a very complete type of bodily training.
Through lecture, discussion, demonstration, and student participation, the beginner skill sets of Tai Chi Chuan movements will be taught and practiced during the class This course is designed to accommodate the beginner’s level. The emphasis will be placed on establishing a solid foundation of fundamentals. This course will enhance internal strength and energy while improving one’s balance, vitality, and stamina. As an added feature, Tai Chi Chuan will often relieve inner stress and help calm one’s mind.
This style of martial arts began in China 1400 years ago at the Shaolin Temple in the Hunan providence. Their monks taught shaolin kempo karate to many students, who then traveled to other countries in the arts. The bow is gesture of respect and a formal greeting. It is used when addressing an instructor and in entering and leaving a dojo. The style of shaolin kempo karate is also know as chuan fa which was influenced by Japanese karate and chinese kung fu, a student of chinese kung fu has soft flowing motion, they will circle an attacker, whereas the student of Japanese karate moves in a hard and linear manner, both have been blended into a unique fighting style, which you will study. The philosophy of the shaolin kempo style is based on the movements of the dragon, tiger, snake, leopard and crane. Central in the philosophy of kempo are escaping arts, no body contact is the highest art; kempo students learn to move such that opponents cannot see, feel or hear them. By manipulating an attacker's perception of his environment inxsuch a way, we are able to control his movements, there is no other art like kempo; it is a study of natural law. Kempo students learn to pay attention to our environment and to ourselves. Because of this universal-lawapproach, the principles of kempo can easily be integrated with any art, and will lend new insights to even the most advanced practitioners, arts, such as judo (takedowns), ju-jitsu (extension and rotation of joints), aikido (following opponents momentum), tai-chi (internal health), wing tsun (hand to hand combat at close range) and praying mantis kung fu (hard work), all function by the same set of natural laws and principles. In so doing, we learn to accept and deal with life as it is, not as we wish it to be!
Dino Tramontozzi is a skilled, karate master, with an 8th Degree Black Belt.