The Director of Masters Studios of Self Defense, Mike St. Amand discusses the benefits of several forms.
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Well, everybody sort of a Teakwondo and Teakwondo is from Korea. It's mostly kicking or 80% kicking strategy. And Karate is--I know that title is a lot of different styles like karate. We do a former karate called Kenpo Karate which is kind of Chinese-Japanese blend martial that very self-defense orientated. And then in term self defense, it works on for primary ranges were you have to kick like the Taekwondo that those guys spend the most time kicking and they’re excellent to long range defense using their legs and they're very good in kicking that’s they most focus on. And we work the kick and we work a little bit closer which sometimes you can't kick you might be in a tight spot. I’m not going to kick then I have to use my hand for a punch. And sometimes you’re a little deck space which you're too to punch even so my met right in, right on top of your desk when you're going to use your elbows and your knees and you're locking that’s the jejistsu, part of the martial of Kenpo. And there's take down so you know what I’m saying you get knocked down and put somebody on the floor. So that’s what Kenpo is like. We also teach like a style called Tai Chi chuan which is--I mean supreme ultimate fist. It’s a very advance internal martial arts and you can see the people doing in a parts in China, while people don’t associate with martial arts but it is a very high level martial arts. And it's like learning a routine of form that’s a very slow moving. You're not going to--and that’s why you get the cardio out of it, but it works very much in your balance. And also it teaches all the strategies, the fighting strategy and the form but it definitely work on in centerous. It's more meditative and it works in a distancing and things like that and how to make people miss so it’s really engaging distance
FI’ll do Kung fu’s and different styles of Kung Fu and Kung Fu is from China. And we do a style called a long fist which is from northern China. And everything is the biggest, the Kung Fu we do is give more of the performing , like type out. So it can be flushy, low stances, little weapon routines things like that. And it’s not part of self-defense but it is great for exercise because its stents is a lot lower than karate stents so you’re going up and down constantly and you’re also swinging weapon or what ever. So it’s very fast then the forms are very long, so it’s an excellent workout.
So I think for karate, it's good to know for a self-defense and what to do, how to defend yourself and things like that. And if you like the artistic side of it, I mean the Kung Fu and the Wu Shu style. It’s more for having that right look that look like that like Jackie Chan type look and then the Tai Chi is for a little bit of more light workout and work my balance and more meditative. So that’s kind of that--that’s about how we work those three.
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