Focus is on a style of karate-do called Goju Ryu (Hard Soft Style). Various blocks, grabs,strikes, holds, and takedowns are the primary study here. An emphasis is placed on goshinjutsu (life protection arts)-skills used to defend. Beginners will start with basic principles designed to establish a strong foundation for progression toward increasingly more advanced instruction. Enrollment in Program 2 and Program 3 is recommended. Students can start anytime.
To attend this program, students must achieve a minimum grade of shodan (first degree black belt) in Program 1 (Karate-do). (See admissions for more info on pre-requisites.) An understanding of stances, timing, breathing, etiquette, and instruction is required to maintain a safe and conductive environment. Students start with the staff (bo) and the stick (yantok). Fundamentals will be focused on to establish a good foundation to progress confidently toward higher levels of instruction. The primary style here is Goju Kobudo. Enrollment in Program 1 is recommended.
Tai Chi Chuan, Qi Gong, Ba Gua
Internal energy arts. Instruction is on smooth, flowing movements that are timed with a student's breathing. Concepts of self-healing, stress management, relaxation, and self-awareness are focused on. Self-defense is an exponent of this instruction. Due to the slower pace of this program, progress will require patience and consistency, though the rewards are powerful. We recommend a minimum 6-month membership to start. Program 1 is an excellent complement here. Students can start anytime.
Arnis is the product of many styles of knife and empty hand fighting that evolved throughout the Filipino archipelago of the Pacific. The sticks used are called yantok (Filipino term) or baston (Spanish term). The purpose of the sticks was to provide a safe manner of training in knife fighting. Gradually, the sticks took on a soul of their own and became the foundation element of this art. Various styles from many islands make up the body of arnis, though all styles adhere to good footwork, distancing, and attitude. It is here that lessons will begin. The main classics that we study are: Krusada (Espada y daga / Doble Baston), Dikitan, Palis Palis, Abaniko, Sungkite, Todo Salpukan, Labugay, Redonda, and Kuridas, and these styles will serve to make up the larger body of the lessons. To attend this program, students must achieve a minimum grade of 5th kyu (yellow belt) in Program 1 (Karate-do). (See admissions for more info on pre-requisites.)
Iaido is the way of drawing the sword. Primary styles studied are Shinkage Ryu and Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu. To attend this program, students must achieve a minimum grade of shodan (first degree black belt) Karate-do or Kobudo from CMAC. (See admissions for more info on pre-requisites.)
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"The dojo becomes, emotionally, the battlefield. The mental training involved toughens one to fight life--because that is where the battle is."