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Lehigh Valley Martial Arts schools
    offer class training in the various martial art disciplines
like karate, kung fu, tai chi, jujitsu and aikido

Martial Arts Training Center
Located in the 422 Business Center
Inside the Gold's Gym in Oaks, PA 19456
Next to the Regal Cinema, Mill Rd. & North Dr.
(610) 213-6895
    Featuring Body Mind Systems
    8 Different Martial Arts and Asian Health Methods

Pai Lum
Tai Chi • Kung Fu
819 Broadway, Bethlehem PA. 18103
Phone: (610) 691-5750

Martial Arts Benefits
Martial Arts students learn to use fighting techniques that are appropriate to any type of attack. Avoid a confrontation if possible - if not, control or subdue an attacker without causing serious injury.

Physical Conditioning:
Students work at their own level and progress at their own pace. You will realize increased strength and flexibility, stronger bones and joints, increased stamina and energy, better coordination and balance, and weight loss. • Mental Benefits:
Through continued practice, students develop discipline, respect, better listening skills, longer attention spans, and learn strategy. This can lead to better performance in school and on the job. Students also learn respect for others, patriotism, and general good manners.

Emotional Benefits:
Martial arts practice provides a positive outlet for stress. It also builds self-confidence and self-esteem. Students generally are happier, more well adjusted, and less stressed.

Martial Arts
    Jujitsu is a collective name for Japanese martial art styles including unarmed and armed techniques. This discipline developed around the principle of using an attacker's energy against him, rather than directly opposing it. Jujitsu is an efficient method for neutralizing an opponent by training you on pins, joint locks, and throws.

    Tai chi chuan is a traditional Chinese martial art. Tai Chi is both a hard and soft martial art technique often practiced for health reasons. Tai Chi is primarily known as a soft style that is applied with internal power. Tai Chi can focus the mind solely on the movements of the form and helps to bring about a state of mental calm and clarity.

    Karate is a martial art developed in Okinawa. Karate is a striking martial art that uses punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes plus open-handed techniques. Knife-hands or commonly called "karate chop" is an open hand technique. Some styles of karate use grappling, locks, restraints, throws, and vital point strikes as well as the striking techniques. You may have seen at karate tournaments a presentation called a "Kata". The Kata is a formalized sequence of movements, which represent various attack and defense postures. Martial arts training centers are generally called a "dojo".

    Kung fu and wushu are popular terms that have become synonymous with Chinese martial arts. Chinese martial arts actually consist of a number of fighting styles that developed over the centuries in China. Training in Chinese kung fu consists of basics movements, stances, meditation, forms, technique applications and weapons training.

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