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.
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.
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.