Martial Arts training requires lots of mental concentration. One of the many benefits that come with practice is forgetting daily worries and stresses while focusing on developing skill. Many find that leads to a general improved peace of mind, better sleep, and and enhanced sense of well being,
Training in martial arts involves stretching and lots of movement that naturally improve your fitness level
Once a basic foundation is established students of Shelton Martial Arts can focus in one or more areas of interest. We train in Taekwondo Moo Duk Kwan, Hapkido, Basic Self Defense, Combatives, and participate in competitions. No one area is forced and clinics are offered to support personal interest and development. Master Shelton has senior martial artists from various disciplines present guest clinics in various areas including Kali, Jiu Jitsu, and others.
Most students pursue advancing in rank in Taekwondo Moo Duk Kwan and some also choose to seek rank in Hapkido.
Martial Arts training is an athletic endeavor that includes the risk of strains, bumps, and bruises. We emphasize safe training for all students. We have teenagers that are strong and love to push the envelope but we also have kids as young as 3 and senior citizens. We strive to see that everyone works in exercises that are appropriate for their fitness level.
Students begin a martial art for a variety of reasons. Some want a fun and challenging exercise program, others want to learn self defense, some even come for the social interaction of working out with a group.
We get exercise, learn self defense, and build friendships, but there is opportunity to explore different aspects of martial arts that appeal to different students. Students are required to develop a level of competence in all aspects of the art to promote through the various belts, but they also have the option of specializing in one or more areas. Some students love poomsae, others love to spar, and some want to study the principles and applications of self defense, and there is more.
You'll receive qualified instruction.
Training is great exercise.
Martial artists are cool people and you'll be surrounded by them and be one yourself.
You'll develop improved self confidence based on the knowledge you'll gain.