Combined with our traditional and sport karate, the adult class incorporates “Practical Self-Defense.” This component of the class strays from the traditional sense of martial arts and instead focuses on awareness, prevention and communication, both verbal and non verbal. Through our self defense teachings, you will learn practical, valuable techniques to have the confidence to protect yourself in any situation.
Our self defense curriculum was designed by master instructor Mike Welch and his father Paul Welch–the mastermind behind “Practical Self Defense.” Paul has over 30 years of law enforcement experience, 15 years of martial arts and is a certified instructor in Defense and Arrest Tactics (DAT), Krav Maga and Rape and Aggression Defense.
Our adult program is a total fitness package combining strength, endurance and flexibility. We incorporate the latest in exercise physiology, which helps build strength and definition. The program provides excellent cardiovascular conditioning, which boosts your daily energy. Each class also includes a variety of stretching exercises to help you avoid injuries and feel more agile.
At every belt level you must meet certain fitness requirements. Everything we set is attainable and can be modified to meet your special needs or abilities. We believe that you must be able to defend yourself and be physically and mentally fit to truly reach the black belt level.
Many times when we think about the benefits of martial arts–self esteem, respect, self discipline and focus–we generally associate them with children and not adults. The reality is that our martial arts programs have the same effect for kids and adults alike. At Infinity Martial Arts, we believe all levels of martial arts are built on the same philosophy.
Some people spend hundreds of dollars on seminars and books to learn goal setting, public speaking and time management skills. However, martial arts teaches all of these things in a stimulating, enjoyable and rewarding atmosphere. Our program allows you to see your abilities grow and feel your body become stronger and more fit. The confidence you will build is invaluable and will only help you achieve the goals you set for yourself outside of class.