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The True Meaning of Martial Arts?

Dear Friend,

Welcome to our Holladay martial arts school's website. It's great to have you.

I wanted to take a moment to tell you what martial arts means to us. Because while self-defense and fitness are important... it gives you something else too that, personally, I think is even more important.

That may come as a surprise. Most people think martial arts is about learning to "fight" or "defend." It's true that it's a powerful tool to keep you and your family safe from harm… but that's only one aspect of it.

So what is the "true" meaning of martial arts?


And I don't mean being able to stand on one leg! I mean inner-balance: the connection of body, mind, and spirit, into one force.

In today's word especially, these three parts of ourselves have gotten very separated. We spend all day stimulating our minds with computers, TV, media, and more. But while our minds are being stimulated, our bodies are left out. The more we focus just on the mind, the less we focus on the body.

This goes for kids, too! With video games, mobile devices, and more - the connection between mind and body has never been more off.

Because of this, many of us feel "uncentered," including children. We can't focus as much as we're capable of. We can't achieve as much as we're capable of. That's where martial arts comes in.

When you're training in our classes, on the surface it may seem like you're just having fun, getting a great workout, and learning challenging, exciting new techniques. But beneath that, we're also working on your connection to body, mind, and spirit, helping you and your kids become stronger on the inside, too.

Kids build stronger characters, fast. They're able to focus better, pay better attention, they feel happier, they have more energy (but it's a calm energy - not a "crazy" one!). Adults also improve focus, feel more confident, and feel more vibrant.

Things just overall feel "better," and as a result, you and your children live a better life. That's what martial arts is all about, and that's why we're so passionate about bringing this wonderful gift to our community.

So what do you say? Ready to give it a shot?

Then click the link at the top of this page for the program you'd like to try. We have some amazing web specials going on that let you try our classes out at a very low cost.

Holladay Martial Arts

Or, give us a call, and we can answer your questions and register you right over the phone: (385)743-9473

See you soon?

Adam Woolsey

Founder and Head Master,
Monk Wise Martial Arts Academy

Kids Martial Arts

We have a blend of unique elements in all our martial arts classes; techniques, discipline, respect and fun. The outcome: disciplined kids who are well-behaved with a great sense of respect everywhere they go. Parents of the students love our classes too for they have seen their kids perform better in school.

All our classes are filled with fun activities and games. Kids are taught new martial art techniques as well as being helped to improve and master old ones.

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Adult Kung Fu

Learn ancient martial arts secrets that have been passed down for literally thousands of years. Hone your body's coordination, balance, and flexibility and learn a timeless form of self-defense.

Kung Fu also teaches concentration & focus. You'll learn how to focus your the energy of your entire being into anything and everything you do. And as you grow, your body will become strong, healthy, and vibrant.

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Tai Chi

Tai Chi has been practiced worldwide for literally thousands of years. Discovered in China, it's quickly swept the globe, helping people bring peace, joy and calm into their lives.

And because the movements are slow and gentle, it's good for people of all ages. Men & women with health conditions and injuries can also partake in Tai Chi as well. If you have stress, anxiety, anger, or sadness you'd like to release click now to learn how Tai Chi can help.

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Summer Camp

A glimpse into our awesome summer camp: Smiling faces... kids focusing intently on learning martial arts techniques, and helping each other in partnered activities... applause and laughter as they accomplish feats that once seemed impossible... and pure goofiness as they play games and enjoy a bit of free time.

Our martial arts summer camp has lots of fun, games and martial arts. But it's also about helping kids see that with the right attitude, discipline, and focus they can accomplish anything. Click to learn more.

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Holladay Martial Arts