8 Martial Arts

The Oom Yung Doe line of Martial Arts was the original school to teach “Eight Complete Martial Arts as One” in the United States since 1972.

The main emphasis of training is to develop and harmonize the individual’s body, mind, and spirit.  Oom Yung Doe combines knowledge, forms and movements that span thousands of years and generations of martial art practitioners to provide a diverse style of training. Because of this broad range of styles, our training benefits and develops the human body many in different ways.

Physically, practitioners develop strength, speed, agility, balance, coordination, and flexibility.  The depth of the training allows you to continue learning and developing over decades.  With so much to learn, you will never be bored and will always feel that there are new challenges and opportunities to develop yourself.

This broad range of styles and movement also allows students of different ages and conditions to learn in ways that match their needs and abilities.  This is not a “cookie cutter” approach to martial arts lessons. Our Instructors are trained to understand how to work with individuals of different body types and conditions, in a safe yet effective manner.

Mentally, the mind develops greater focus and concentration.  We teach students to release self-doubts and to think positively. Through our meditation component, greater mental clarity and calmness is achieved.  Mindfulness and being fully aware and present in the moment are capacities that develop in the school.  Training is designed to help students to have more determination, self-discipline, greater impulse control, patience, respect, compassion, and confidence.

Spiritually, the school is not a religion and does not teach a religion.  We respect each person’s religion.  However, we do believe that by improving oneself, we tend to make better choices and are more helpful and compassionate towards others.  We believe there is “spiritual” meaning and fulfillment in helping others to improve their lives.  As students train, they often report feeling a sense of greater purpose and connection in life.  By taking their mind and body to higher levels, practitioners feel more alive and able to do more and be more, and achieve a sense of “spiritual” fulfillment in this.

In these ways and more, our training is much more than just exercise and self-defense techniques.  Oom Yung Doe means “Mind Body Harmony”.  If you are truly looking for the best way to improve yourself, we believe our training is the time-honored and proven path to take.


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