Here at the Eastern Maine School of Self-Defense, we study Shotokan Karate-do.

Shotokan is a style of karate developed by Master Gichin Funakoshi. Shotokan is not considered an ancient martial art because of its relative age in comparison to other empty-hand styles, such as Goju and Shorin-ryu. Shotokan is still very much considered a traditional martial art. Some people would even describe it as a hybrid. Shotokan is one of the most popular styles of karate taught in the world and is known for it's dynamic and powerful yet graceful techniques.

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Tai Chi

What is Tai-Chi-Chuan?

Dragon/Phoenix Internal Family is a method of studying the Taoist healing arts. At the core of our curriculum is mastery of the eight minute solo form which is Tai-Chi-Chuan. In addition, we learn to add Chi-Kung to our daily training. Chi-Kung is ancient Chinese yoga; moving and stationary breathing exercises which enhance the energy cultivation and deepen the relaxation and centering benefits of the Tai-Chi-Chuan set. By the time we understand these skills we are through the "Gateway" and have an ancient way to put health in our hands....center,relax...and discover our true nature...which is the aim of our Taoist healing arts.

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The Eastern Maine School of Self-Defense offers classes in personal self-defense. Call the school at 990-9330.  Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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