While researching Adult Martial Arts, I was reading an interesting statistic while thinking about our adult students.
Research was done in the United States and Canada to explain why Adult students stopped training in Martial Arts after first joining a club. Now there are many reasons as we go through life’s journey but what they found was that by and large the most prevalent reason is that there was “no real world self-defense training early in their training!” *
One of the things that Seikido prides itself is its “real world” self-defense techniques.
Our system is designed that right from our beginning White Belt level through to our Black Belt levels, that at each step along the way our students are taught techniques that will give them an edge in a self-defense situation.
From closed hand and feet techniques, to interception and capture techniques, to knife and stick defenses you will find that all are extremely effective in providing you with the confidence to defend yourself should you find yourself in that position. Obviously our first choice in self-defense is not to be there in the first place.
We teach and encourage a strategy called tactical communication as a methodology to defuse the situation. But if the situation requires it you will be given the tools and training to be successful in defending yourself.
Coupled with this is that our curriculum is based on repetition and skill building add-ons that continue to develop the initial techniques to the more complex ones that are in our arsenal of self-defense.
You will gain increased fitness and flexibility no matter your age or previous experiences as you progress through your journey in Martial Arts.