In the U.S., “Karate” is the generic term used to describe the art of self-protection. Technically, the appropriate word is martial arts. Established and developed over thousands of years, martial arts began in Asia. Today, martial arts are studied over the world; Asia, the Americans, and Europe.
Within the martial arts, there are many different disciplines. Karate, Kung Fu, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, and Ninjutsu are few of the more popular forms currently being studied in the U.S. Each style offers something unique and challenging.
The style taught at U.S. Martial Arts Academy Ltd. comes from the Chinese martial arts family known as Kuo Shu or Kung Fu. The style of Kung Fu we teach is called Tien Shan Pai. Students learn kicking, striking, blocking, rolling, falling, throwing, grappling, sweeping, and weapons training. We also teach the Yang style of Tai Chi Chuan.
Upon beginning martial arts training, students learn the science of protecting themselves. Martial arts training actually offers much more. Ultimately martial arts training forges a focused, disciplined mind. Concentration, self-disciplined and self-confidence are the values that have been attributed to the martial arts reputation, world-wide. For youngsters, martial arts instills self-control and self-confidence. It also assist developing positive learning habits that can be applied at home and at school.
For adults, self-protection and physical health are two primary reasons to study. Martial arts constantly provides new challenges for one’s body and mind.