Aren't all martial arts basically the same?
To the average person the answer is YES. They use punches and
kicks, wear little uniforms, have secret hand signals and wear
different colored belts.
Well now that you put it that way, they are mostly the same.
But these features are not what make martial arts special among
fitness and sporting activities. Martial art training can offer
benefits to a person that virtually no other sport can approach.
• At Shaolin-Do you never compare yourself to another person, only
only to the way you were yesterday.
• In Shaolin-Do you aren't winning one for the team. Personal
mastery is your goal.
• No team sport can give you the confidence and skills to defend
you and your family in dangerous situations.
• The movements and skills you learn will translate to the real
• NO sport requires more of a combination of endurance,
flexibility, mental sharpness and mental commitment (of course I'm
biased to think this way)
Shaolin-Do is unique among martial arts.
Most martial arts have turned to the world of organized sports to
learn a few tricks. They entice their students with little trophies
and a promise of fame. The benefits of martial arts are too
important and tremendous to let ourselves fall into this trap.
Shaolin-Do seldom holds big competitions and you will rarely hear
an instructor even mention them. You will NOT spend class time
preparing for competitions. Shaolin-Do teaches traditional fighting
techniques that have been unchanged since ancient times and in
fact, do not go well with sport-type competitions.
So What Is Shaolin-Do All About?
This is simple! Shaolin-Do is all about YOU! I will use Shaolin-Do
to improve your life in whatever way I can. When you begin, I assume
you are a true beginner. If you can do only 5 push-ups today then
tomorrow we'll try to do 6. My hope is that you will reach
most of your endurance and flexibility goals by the end of your
first 12 months of training. This will allow you to really “dig in”
in the second year and prepare to become a black belt in the
Shaolin-Do art (about 2.5 years). However, black belt is only the
beginning in Shaolin-Do. We teach more material from white belt to
black belt that most arts teach in their entire system. Yet, the
material up to black belt represents only 10% of what I personally
teach. This is why I have over 100 active black belt students with
ages ranging from 12 to 55. They stick with me for many years
because they have a huge body of knowledge yet to learn. Aren't you
looking for a fitness activity that will last a lifetime?