We know cycling studio and gym memberships are popular, but we’d like to ask you something: how much are you actually learning from those programs?
We think you’re ready for a new workout challenge—and martial arts is exactly the challenge you’ve been looking for.
You’ll learn entirely new disciplines, build muscles you never knew you had, and boost your self confidence in ways you never thought possible.
We offer two distinct Martial Arts: Filipino Kali and Aikido. Regardless of which one you choose, the results will be the same: improved physical wellness, greater mental wellness, and increased self confidence.
Aikido Defined: The word “Aikido” is made up of three Japanese characters: “Ai” – join or harmony, “Ki” – spirit or universal energy, “Do” – the Way. Thus Aikido is “the Way of Harmony with Universal Energy.”
Aikido is a martial art that allows you to redirect an attackers energy and turn it back on them. You’ll learn how to use leverage and proper technique to get control over your opponent. This Japanese discipline teaches self defense through throwing, joint locks, and using the effects of your physical momentum to ensure you come out on top of a particular situation.
Aikido is fun to learn and takes very little strength to drop someone twice your size or bigger. Proper technique and practice are the key ingredients to learning this art. We’ll start you out slow and easy, but before you know it, you’ll be sending your attackers through the air with ease.
See our study guide at the bottom of the page before your first class
Our adult programs are designed to improve your mind, body, and spirit. You’ll gain improvements such as weight loss, stronger muscles, and more endurance, but you’ll also see improvements in memory, focus, confidence, and an elevated mood.
These disciplines aren’t easy; they require a lot of practice to get right. If you mess up, then you have to pick yourself back up and try again. If you keep at it, you’ll see the following benefits in your life:
Are Ga Toe – Go Za Ma Shee ta
“Thank you very much the instruction.” After each class, it is proper to bow and thank the instructor and those with whom you have trained.
A student studying martial arts wants to be the best that they can be. At IMAA we follow an important creed that along with our four core values can steer young martial artists into reaching their full potential. Read this article to learn about our creed and what it means.