Our Martial Arts Team
Dedicated internationally qualified instructors with decades of experience will guide the practitioners through the techniques and sequences. As Black Belts, we have been teaching here in Canberra since 1984 and represent our region and nation on a regular basis internationally.
Soo Bahk Do teaches the science behind effective breathing and movement. It is predominantly a stand up art form that employs a wide range of techniques including:
- whole body mobility -stretching, enhancing physical conditioning
- Effective use of hip power combined with therapeutic full breathing
- Linear/Circular movements assisting close quarter combat skill
Soo Bahk Do is a complete martial art that promotes longevity.
It is the one thing you do in your life that will make everything else better!
Benefits from training include:
A clear focus of whats important now, flexibility, coordination, balance, and strength
Personal Discipline and respect, Conflict resolution and improved human relations.
OK so you want evidence? : enjoy these peer reviewed journal articles
Martial Arts Training Attenuates Arterial Stiffness in Middle Aged Adults
Peter C. Douris, Teresa Ingenito, MSc, Barbara Piccirillo, MSc, Meredith Herbst, DPT,John Petrizzo, DPT,Vincen Cherian, DPT,Christopher McCutchan, DPT, Caitlin Burke, DPT, George Stamatinos, DPT, and Min-Kyung Jung, PhD
Martial Art Training and Cognitive Performance in Middle-Aged Adults
Peter Douris1 / Christopher Douris1 / Nicole Balder1 / Michael LaCasse1 / Amir Rand1 / Freya Tarapore1 / Aleskey Zhuchkan1 / John Handrakis1
Martial Art Training Enhances the Glutathione Antioxidant System in Middle-Aged Adults
Douris, Peter C1; Elokda, Ahmed S1; Handrakis, John P1; Principal, Suze1; Rondo, Eleni1; Bovell, Juan1; Coughlin, William P1; Mastroianni, Charles N1; Wong, Michael J1; Zimmerman, Thomas2
Static Stretching Does Not Impair Performance in Active Middle-Aged Adults
Handrakis, John P; Southard, Veronica N; Abreu, Jairo M; Aloisa, Mariella; Doyen, Mellissa R; Echevarria, Licet M; Hwang, Hyun; Samuels, Christine; Venegas, Steven A; Douris, Peter C
Comparison of once-weekly and twice-weekly strength training in older adults
…, W Werner, PC Douris – British journal of sports …, 2007 -http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/41/1/19.short
Contact Naturally Applied
If you would like more information about our traditional martial arts training solutions, please call us on 0438 608 700 or better still request an appointment and together we can help plan your martial art journey.