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What is MartialGym?
MartialGym is a developmental approach that draws its strength from both martial arts and gymnastics. As opposed to a blended approach, MartialGym maintains each's distinct characteristics, matching to particpants age, gender, physical built, preferences and personality.
The gymnastics portion comes from the Japanese men’s rhythmic gymnastics. They have impressed audiences worldwide with their unique dynamics, extension, tumbling, synchronization and precision.
The martial arts portion of the program, is based on an ancient internal style of Chinese martial art of Liuhebafa. The power generated through seemingly effortless movements together with effective strategies and techniques make training fun and enriching.
Departing from its gymnastics roots, MartialGym in Canada is available for both genders. An emphasis is made in having fun while training. It is being offered to children as young as 5 years old.
Ancient secrets are no longer buried in
classic forms but explained and made so simple that even children can understand and use. MartialGym’s focus is not in ring fighting or tournaments but developing self preservation instincts / attributes and
enhancing a person’s adaptability.
Participants have lots of fun while
enriching themselves. They will understand the science and tactics of self defense.
Benefits of the program
Children and Teenagers
- Develops hand-eye coordination through the use of light hand-apparatus such as rope and stick.
- Improves self-esteem and confidence as a result of learning new skills and reaching training goals. During the season, the child will have opportunities to perform in a supportive environment.
- Develops strength, balance, flexibility, speed and better posture.
- With various games and specially designed activities, children are motivated to improve and learn in a fun and yet challenging environment.
Drawing into the roots of Chinese internal martial arts and with an intent to demystify the ancient style of Liuhebafa (六合八法), adults will learn how to maximize the effectiveness and adaptability of their body and mind in different situations.
Participants will improve on strength, endurance, awareness and overall fitness through forms, drills and interactive and integrated exercises.
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