Many places teach martial arts, but the environment at Plus One Defense Systems is unique. We encourage a team spirit and camaraderie that you feel when you walk through the door. As you look around a class, you will see members smiling and chatting as they train.
The martial arts can be thought of as a path – along the path, you will experience a very personal journey of growth in many areas of your life. But it takes time, patience, and perseverance. In today’s “Amazon Prime” world where an order placed by 3pm is expected the next day, the idea of learning martial arts over a span of decades is straight up overwhelming.
In school, children often take a variety of classes including math, science, history, art/music, and social studies. This approach offers a foundation of knowledge that relates. Children benefit from having a well-rounded education covering many disciplines. Ultimately, as they enter adulthood, they may begin to specialize in certain fields of interest and probably go into a profession where their unique combination of skill and knowledge is beneficial to their company, their family, and the world at large.
Martial arts classes have many benefits for children. Martial arts offer kids an outlet for their seemingly boundless energy. At Plus One Defense Systems, as we work through stretching, strikes, blocks, and forms, we also teach important life skills. In fact, our curriculum which includes structured character building was developed by a child psychologist.
Capoeira is a martial art which combines elements of dance, music, and acrobatics. Capoeira has its roots in Brazil where it was developed by enslaved Africans. This martial art helps the practitioner – the capoeirista – build strength, endurance and develop a flow of movement using capoeira techniques.
Taking martial arts is a great way to achieve your health and fitness goals. Our martial arts classes are high-intensity and fun! In a class, you’ll get a great cardiovascular workout, improve flexibility, and learn self defense skills. Our academy is about total body health, so we’ve built a gym right into our facility.
Self defense classes are a great way to get in shape, build confidence, and know how to defend yourself. We teach a system of self defense called Krav Maga at our West Hartford Martial Arts school. Krav Maga combines aspects of boxing, wrestling, aikido, judo, and karate and has received much acclaim as a self defense system for men and women.
Why take Kung Fu AND Yoga in West Hartford, CT? Let’s take a look at some components that are core to each system. Balance Kung Fu training is an exceptional way to develop balance. By learning forms, working striking/blocking combinations, and drilling footwork/stances, you will unlock levels of balance you never thought you would have.
Children should know how to defend themselves properly when a situation demands it. Our martial arts academy in West Hartford is centrally located and serves the greater Hartford community. Our system teaches kids an effective means of self defense. This includes the mental aspects which involve awareness, ethical behavior, knowing when to walk away, and knowing when and how to stand their ground against bullies.
Sparring is an important component of martial arts training for self defense. At our West Hartford dojo, we regularly break from the line-up to square off and practice techniques with partners. Putting your skills to the test while sparring gives you a chance to actually feel the movements in action.