There are literally hundreds of different styles of Martial Arts. I learned a cross section of four different styles, each from a different area of Martial Arts. This allowed me to receive a broader range of skills and a better understanding of myself with the Martial Arts.
White Tiger Kung-Fu is a Chines style of self defense. It uses soft and flowing techniques to take an attacker's strength and momentum, redirect it, and use it against the attacker himself. Another main focus of White Tiger Kung Fu is the utilization of striking points on the body that do not require much power to disable a much larger attacker. White Tiger Kung Fu is excellent for improving grace, balance, and coordination.
Kenpo was developed in the 1950s by the late Grandmaster Ed Parker (1931-1990) in Hawaii, and includes influences from a wide variety of styles, including Chinese Kung Fu, Japanese Karate, and Japanese Jujutsu. Kenpo has been featured in over 11 movies including: The Perfect Weapon, Street Knight, and Memorial Day. Kenpo is a practical form of street self defense breaking any situation down to it's minimum so you can escape unharmed. Kenpo does not require any special athletic ability or skill to begin, but it will help build your timing and strength.
Tae Kwon Do
Tae Kwon Do, probably the most well known form of Martial Arts, originated in Korea and has a strong emphasis on power and strength. Tae Kwon Do helps develop focus along with power, building strong flexible legs able to execute powerful kicks. Tae Kwon Do is also the newest Martial Art to be recognized as an official event in the Olympics.
Our classes are accessible to everyone, beginners and experienced students alike, regardless of your flexibility or level of fitness. This is not “gentle yoga”… it is yoga with awareness. We do not encourage pushing, muscling and fighting to get into poses. Rather, we encourage you to explore your own edge mindfully as you grow your practice, strengthen your body, expand your heart and free your mind.
Our power vinyasa flow classes are inspired by Bryan Kest, a profound teacher who has found the balance between effort, awareness and breath. The emphasis is on you, not on any particular teacher.
Power Vinyasa classes are vigorous, yet accessible. They utilize fluid transitions from pose to pose, seamlessly linking body, breath, and movement. These classes are not heated.