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.
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