Traditional Martial Arts

Naturally Applied – Traditional Martial Arts Specialist
Training

Our traditional martial arts training solution is tailored for the professional person who is 40+ and wants to be fit and focused. In a very supportive learning environment we have many members who are in their late teens, 20s and 30s and now we are firmly focused on supporting those who are over 40. The teaching team is led by the Australian Technical Advisory Chairman and seven times International delegate who started his martial arts training in 1974.

Soo Bahk Do

 

Soo Bahk Do is the scientific use of the body in methods of self defence, combined with natural philosophy guiding the student towards discovering their full potential.

 

As a traditional martial art, the purpose of Soo Bahk Do is “to develop every aspect of the self in order to create a mature human being who totally integrates intellect, body, emotions and spirit.”

 

As a traditional martial art, the purpose of Soo Bahk Do is “to develop every aspect of the self in order to create a mature human being who totally integrates intellect, body, emotions and spirit.”

What makes Soo Bahk Do unique is its versatility and philosophy.

 

Throughout the centuries, Korea has been attacked and invaded many times, meaning the people and the art of Soo Bahk Do has become physically and mentally versatile out of necessity. This has resulted in an art that demands mastery of the whole body, not just kicking, choking and punching. The challenging techniques taught range from fast and spontaneous, to slow graceful flowing movements that not only give variety but challenge students at all levels.

 

“The basic purpose for training in Soo Bahk Do is not to injure the enemy, but instead to develop a person who is more advanced in both the mental and physical aspects of life. It is based on the various nature principles of Oriental philosophy. This kind of concept contributes to peace and happiness for all mankind.” Excerpt from an interview Hwang Kee and HC Hwang, Inside Kung Fu, May 1975

 

The basic purpose for training in Soo Bahk Do is not to injure the enemy, but instead to develop a person who is more advanced in both the mental and physical aspects of life.

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3880664/

 

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
http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/hukin.2015.47.issue-1/hukin-2015-0083/hukin-2015-0083.xml

 

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

 

http://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr/Abstract/2009/08000/Martial_Art_Training_Enhances_the_Glutathione.23.aspx

 

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

 

http://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr/Abstract/2010/03000/Static_Stretching_Does_Not_Impair_Performance_in.31.aspx

 

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

http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/20040325/martial-arts-for-middle-age-health

 

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.