Adults (Ages 13+)
Adults over the age of 13 are generally overworked and also over stressed -- whether it's a teenager dealing with school/sports/etc, or an adult working one-or-two full time jobs just to get by, raising families, etc. This age range also tend to spend more time sedentary – due to a high number of jobs being mostly deskbound, such as: computer/phone operators, teachers/social workers, legal professionals, designers/artists/architects, and many more. This lifestyle is conducive to anxiety, depression, and lethargy, which can lead to other ailments such as heart problems, gastro-intestinal disorders, poor circulation, obesity, etc. WCMA will provide this demographic with healthy activity for the mind and the body, through martial arts and meditation practices.
One of the fundamental flaws of our society today is that people do not take enough time for themselves. Training at WCMA provides individuals with a space to spend time focusing on themselves to improve their own well-being, which is scientifically proven to improve the well-being of those around them, as a result. The benefits of a martial arts education combats some of the most prevalent physical and emotional disorders facing our society today.
The advantages of training in the martial arts include:
It also instills strong leadership skills, situational awareness, teaches us to be humble, compassionate, confident, mindful, kind, disciplined, respectful, and patient.
We believe this is a lifelong practice where the training never ends; rather, it progresses and evolves over time. It should teach you to be a good person (non-violent), to be a positive example to those around you.
This is all introduced in a way that promotes selfless action and empowers individuals to have strongly defined paths in life, as well as core fulfillment, and freedom of being.
We focus on 5 major areas:
1. Okinawan Karate (Traditional, Non-Competitive)
The art of self-defense (blocking, kicking, punching, and self-defense techniques)
2. Aiki Budo (Traditional, Non-Competitive)
There are 2 main styles of Aiki Budo taught at WCMA: Tomiki Aikido and Aiki Ju Jutsu (takedowns, throws, pins, and locks)
3. Kobudo (Traditional, Non-Competitive)
A very ancient art utilizing common farming tools as weapons for self defense against the Samurai. The 10 most common Kobudo weapons are: bo, sai, tonfa, nunchaku, kama, timbe/rochin, tekko, kuwa, sansetsu kon, and nunti bo.
Physical strength, flexibility, and hand/eye coordination
The third area is the intangibles; respect, discipline, self-control, self-confidence, and self-esteem.
We also offer specialized seminars throughout the year such as sword and weapons training and more.
So no matter how old you are, your skill level, or whether you’re looking to become a Black Belt or just get involved in a great fitness program, we have a place for you here at WCMA!