The mission of Inner Strength Martial Arts is to use martial arts training as an attractive vehicle for teaching discipline to children and adult students. Webster defines discipline as training “that teaches moral and mental improvement.” This training will enable students to accomplish several goals in one program:
- The student will learn to enjoy regular exercise, maintaining healthy body fat percentage, muscular strength and flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, bone density and coordination.
- The student will enhance self-esteem, academic grade point and social competence, as documented by research published by Professor William C. Martin. Enhanced focus of concentration and mental clarity will also be achieved.
- The student will be coached and trained to perceive, understand and perform optimum theory, strategy, tactics, and techniques to survive and escape actual self-defense confrontations and assaults.
- The students will learn spiritually based social courtesies, ethics, principles, and paradigms essential to live in society with a morally sound code of conduct that is essential to create harmony in human relationships and defuse adversarial confrontations. This spiritual training will be based on recognized documented and historically accurate teachings of Judeo-Christian ethic that is the basis of our culture and the inspiration of our founding fathers, the authors of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.
The mission of the Inner Strength program is to educate, train and enlighten the student to develop positive character traits and behavior, become an honorable citizen and a protector and provider for the individual, the family, community and our nation.
“Fine Art is that which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.”
John Ruskin: The Two Paths (Lecture II)
3 For I was my father’s son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.
4 He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.
5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
Bible (King James Version): Proverbs 4:3-5
6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it
Bible (King James Version): Proverbs 22:6