|All classes begin and end with meditation, which prepares the mind for training and enhances concentration, relaxation and energy.|
|Stretching and conditioning exercises increase flexibility and strength, helping to prevent injuries and enhancing movement.|
Basics classes include training in traditional basic forms (left), which develop self-defense skills, patience, concentration, strategy, balance and timing, and function as both exercise and moving meditation. This
student is doing basic form # 1. No one, at any age or level of expertise, outgrows the need to practice basics.
|Basics classes include self-defense instruction, including techniques from hapkido, aikido and judo such as wrist locks, arm locks and throws.|
|Instruction in basic techniques is a regular part of most classes.|