Shotokan training is usually divided into three parts: kihon (basics), kata (forms orpatterns of moves), and kumite (sparring). Techniques in kihon and kata are characterized by deep, long stances that provide stability, enable powerful movements, and strengthen the legs. Shotokan is regarded as a dynamic martial art as it develops anaerobic, powerful techniques as well as developing speed.
Krav Maga is Hebrew for close quarter combat; fighting for survival up close and personal. It is the unarmed portion of combat; defense against guns, knives, sticks, and hand-to-hand combat. It is a simple, user-friendly style, designed to meet the needs of modern self defense. Unlike traditional styles, it is constantly being revised based on lessons learned on the battlefield and in combating terrorists.
Kajukenbo was created between 1947 and 1949 at Palama Settlement on Oahu, Hawaii. It developed out a group calling themselves the “Black Belt Society”, which consisted of black belts from various martial arts backgrounds who met to train and learn with each other.
Iaido is a Japanese Martial Art that emphasizes being aware and capable of quickly drawing the sword and responding to a sudden attack. Iaido is associated with the smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard (or saya), striking or cutting an opponent, removing blood from the blade, and then replacing the sword in the scabbard.
Private sessions on all arts can be scheduled through the front desk with Sensei Cayer or a qualified black belt. Member and non-member prices are available.
Tai Chi – Qigong for LIFE A Program for wellness, strength, flexibility and balance of body, mind and spirit. Tai Chi is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. The term taiji refers to a philosophy of the forces of yin and yang, related to the moves.