Adult Martial Arts
- An Olympic style Taekwondo martial art program that teaches the art of kicking, punching, blocking, self-defense, and sparring in a structured environment.
Beginning Iaido: An introductory class to the Japanese martial art of drawing and cutting with a sword. All Japan Kendo Federation Iaido is taught to develop techniques of swordsmanship. This class is non-contact.
Iaido: Iaido is the contemporary Japanese art of drawing the long sword. Learn sword techniques and gain mental and physical discipline through emphasis on correct technique and form, meditation, and character development.
Advanced Iaido: For those with previous exposure to basic techniques of Iaido. Besides All Japan Kendo Federation Iaido, there will also be koryu or “old school” techniques taught in this session.
- An introductory class in the Japanese art of self-defense with the short staff. All Japan Kendo Federation Jodo is studied to develop basic techniques with the jo (Japanese short staff). All necessary equipment is provided.
Simplified and shortened for introduction to the style and competition. Movements are made up of 24 different slow, rhythmic postures that blend together with correct breathing form to complete a routine.
- Characterized by agile steps with smooth and flowing movements. Sun 73 Tai Chi also emphasizes qigong (exercise to cultivate vital life energy), making it especially effective for healing and relaxation.
- A Korean art using hands and feet as a means of practical self-defense is recognized as the national sport of Korea as well as an Olympic sport.
Tai Chi: Tai Chi generates and circulates vital energy around the body by following certain principles of movement, posture and breathing.
Tai Chi for Arthritis: Designed to improve the quality of life for people with arthritis using sun-style Tai Chi. This style includes agile steps and copy written materials belonging to Dr. Paul (Lam & Tai Chi Productions).
Tai Chi for Energy: This program consists of two different tai chi styles; Chen and Sun. Combining these styles in a 16-movement set brings a synergy. Benefits include increased energy and stress management.
Tai Chi for Health: This style includes agile steps and exercises that may improve mobility, breathing, and relaxation. Derived from the Tai Chi for Arthritis Program and includes materials belonging to Dr. Paul Lam and Tai Chi Productions.
Susan Ciarelli at 360-307-4011