MARTIAL ARTS for health & fitness
A COMMON AND RARE PRACTICE
Martial arts has become a commonplace activity in our society. There are opportunities everywhere to study a wide variety of martial arts, and unlimited information on worldwide martial arts practice is available on YouTube and other internet platforms.
In the not-so-distant past, this was not the case. Good sources of martial arts information were hard to find, and good martial arts teachers were few and far between. As a result, people who were interested in martial arts would often travel long distances each week for the opportunity to study with a competent, knowledgeable teacher, and many started their own small classes while still learning.
Our martial arts school began in a small town in Pennsylvania in this very manner, in the late 1950s. Some of the techniques and exercises that we practice date back to that time and have become somewhat rare. Our students thus have a unique opportunity to learn and practice.
Martial arts exist thanks to people who make martial arts a priority in their lives: the students who practice, and the teachers who practice and teach, year in and year out, through both easy and hard times. We appreciate our teachers and students, and we continue to practice and teach in the hope that others will learn and benefit from the practice of martial arts as we have.