Cambridge Martial Arts
I’m not particularly athletic. Can I learn Martial Arts effectively?
The training you receive learning Martial Arts will develop your athletic abilities. However, since no two people are alike, each student is patiently encouraged to learn at his or her own pace. Each student is inspired to achieve their own potential. In addition, there is no minimum physical fitness requirement for a person to join Cambridge Martial Arts. We welcome all persons, regardless of their physical prowess to enroll in our club
Is Martial Arts an effective self-defense style?
In addition to traditional Martial Arts training, students learn a variety of controlled self-defense techniques that are quite effective. However, be aware that while Martial Arts provides one with the tools to defend oneself in undesirable situations, avoiding such situations, if possible, is still the most proven method of self defense.
If Martial Arts is an effective fighting style, how can it be non-violent in nature?
True non-violence is based on a sense of inner strength and self-confidence. Martial Arts techniques are defensive, and aggressive behavior among students is not tolerated. Although we will defend ourselves when given no choice, the self-confidence developed by learning Martial Arts promotes the discipline and awareness to avoid violent confrontations.
What should I wear to my first class?
For your first class, please wear loose-fitting pants (e.g., sweatpants or running pants) and a comfortable top (e.g., t-shirt or sweatshirt). Avoid revealing clothing. Long hair should be fastened securely. Before class begins, you will remove your shoes, socks, and jewelry. Our facility has lockers, but you may prefer to leave valuables at home. Upon joining our class, you will purchase a start-up package which includes a traditional uniform. Your uniform should be keep clean and pressed at all times. For safety, fingernails and toenails should be kept neatly groomed. Females often wear a t-shirt or sports bra underneath the uniform jacket. Any undergarment that is visible should be white to match the uniform.