adults these days are thinking about these things. Most Americans
are a little overweight (some a lot). Ours lives are very
busy, yet sedentary. We don't get enough exercise. We have
too much stress (which is slowly killing us).
we always seem to find a reason not to make the time to do
something that is important for our health and well being.
"I have tried exercise plans, health
clubs, gyms and even home workout equipment. I stay with it
for a few months and get bored!"
of us have good intentions. We know we need to exercise. Maybe
lose a few pounds. Try to rid ourselves of stress. Get in
shape. Look and feel better. BUT...
it seems everything we try gets old and boring pretty fast.
The gym membership gets wasted. The video tapes you ordered
are collecting dust somewhere. How about that exercise machine
you bought that turned into an expensive clothes rack (before
it ended up in a garage sale).
what is the solution? The adult program at the Mangan
Martial Arts Academy.
why martial arts? Good question.
Why Martial Arts?
have been training in the martial arts for many years. It
seems like yesterday when I started. Time seems to fly by.
any physical conditioning program to work (mentally and physically)
you need to stay with it for extended periods. Problem is...
things that adults do to stay trim, fit and feel good are
just plain boring. Most of us have bought a one year health
club membership and used it for two or three months and never
went back. Or that exercise bike or treadmill that became
a clothes rack after six months (or less!).
send for exercise videos thinking that "well, since I
don't have time to go to the gym, I'll just work out at home".
Yea, right!! That one usually lasts less than a month.
why is martial arts different?
answer is simple. It's fun. Interesting. Easy to measure your
progress and there is always something new to learn.
Why is Mangan Martial
Arts Academy Different?
There are a lot
of approaches to teaching martial arts. Some
schools are very strict and traditional. You
cannot talk in class. You never approach your instructor.
Instead you must ask one of the assistants if you have
a question. The head instructor is not only non approachable,
but if you make a mistake, they have some pretty interesting
ways of making you know it. None of which make you feel
there are the non traditional schools. Kind like a playground
for martial artists. Not much in the way of respect
or tradition. They don't teach many of the traditional
forms and drills that the ancient masters based their
systems on. Some of them are more like boxing gyms without
the ring. A total absence of tradition and decorum.
believe that the best learning situation is somewhere
in between. We do believe in and follow a certain amount
of the Far Eastern tradition. No, not in a religious
sense at all. But we do bow as we enter the training
area as a gesture of courtesy to each other. We value
honor, courtesy and respect.
personally believe that the best learning atmosphere
is a relaxed friendly one. I think that is why we have
attracted such a nice following of adults in our program.
Men and women who like to learn and train. Enjoy each
others company and have ultimate respect for themselves,
the instructors and each other.