Our Martial Arts Styles

Literally translated, the term Martial Arts means the ‘arts of war,’ and for this reason the natural predisposition of many non-martial artists is to comprehend the various forms of sport as connected to fighting and combat. In reality, however, martial arts are systems of codified practices and traditions for the purpose of physically defeating a partner or self-defense from him.

All traditional martial arts follow a code of conduct that demands and gives respect, arouses humility and develops a sense of equality among its followers. All martial artists, regardless of their specific form, wear simple uniforms, practice bare-foot and compete on mats respected as a sacred space. This behavior connects with the philosophy that accompanies most martial arts practices.

Each form of martial arts has its unique characteristics. Some utilize weapons, others focus on self-defense, while certain forms are based on shared movement with a partner. Most feature kata, ceremonial sets of movements demonstrating technique.

Martial arts are recognized as affected the physical, mental and emotional well-being of its artists. It impacts the flexibility, stamina, coordination of the body, while also adding to the individual’s self-esteem, self-control and clear-headed thinking.