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Self Defense: Traverse City Martial Arts Gets Real!

Traverse City Martial Arts at the Seung-ni Academy is creating tangible skills that can be used in the real world. Traverse City Martial Arts at some studios is sometimes unfortunately more form than function. They often teach styles that are arguably too nuanced in their origin thus not readily transferable to real life threats. Students of Traverse City martial arts schools should be taught tools that they can call upon when needed. To have such skills at the ready, Traverse City martial arts gyms need to first begin with a martial art that is simple in function. At Seung-ni we teach Taekwondo and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Traverse City martial arts student of each of these styles are equipped with real tools that work when needed. The philosophy of Taekwondo is simple: use the strongest, longest part of your body (i.e., your legs) to put as much energy into the center mass of your attacker. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ) principle of defense is that 90% of all fights end up on the ground – so you need to employ leverage and submissions against the weak parts of your attacker. Traverse City martial arts students of both disciplines taught at the Seung-ni Academy as such develop real defense weapons they can be confident in. Moreover, Traverse City martial art practioneers of Taekwondo and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu at Seung-ni do enough repetitions of the techniques so they have muscle memory that will allow them to do it under pressure. Every Traverse City martial art taught is great in its own right. However, not all transfer equally to the streets. Seung-ni Taekwondo and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu are two of the best. Simple, effective and easily performed under stress – Traverse City martial arts students with Taekwondo and BJJ can rest assured that they have dependable weapons at the ready. If you’re a Traverse City Martial Arts student or interested in becoming one – I invite you to come check out the Seung-ni Traverse City Martial Arts Academy.


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