The Academy’s In-School Tournament

We’re having our very first in-school tournament at The Academy of Martial Arts on October 1st at 2:00 p.m.! We’re hosting a number of free tournament prep classes on Friday evenings in September. See our calendar of events for those dates.

Forms
Contestants should preform the form appropriate for their rank. Forms will be judged on accuracy of technique and overall presentation.

  1. White Belts
  2. Yellow-Green Belts
  3. Blue-Red Belts
  4. Black Belts

Board Breaking
Board breaks will be judged on the difficulty of the technique and number of boards broken. Three attempts will be allowed, and in the case of multiple breaks, the full set should be repeated. Contestants should provide their own board holders.

  1. White Belts
  2. Yellow-Green Belts
  3. Blue-Red Belts
  4. Black Belts

Weapons
Contestants in the Weapons division must be current students in the Academy of Martial Arts Weapons class. Contestants may compete singly or as pairs. Either Bo or Jo staff may be used in the long staff competition. In short stick, contestants may use one or two Escrima, or one Escrima in combination with another weapon or shield. Contestants will be judged on the difficulty of the techniques and the overall presentation.

  1. Long Staff
  2. Short Stick

Divisions may be split or combined depending on the number of participants to result in no more than 4 and no less than 2 contestants in each division. In the case of 4 contestants in a division, 2 bronze medals will be awarded.

Top Five Reasons to Train at AMA

The following “Top Five Reasons” should bring everything into focus for you.

1. The Academy of Martial Arts Classes Help You Lose Weight
You can expect major changes in your body with our classes. You’ll burn tons of calories, build muscle, and in general, get your metabolism kicked into high gear. Our workouts are a great way to help you shed those unwanted pounds. Additionally, you’ll reshape your body. Your arms, legs and waistline are going to become more toned. . .stick with it long enough and you may even develop those six pack abs everyone longs for!

2. The Academy of Martial Arts Improves Your Health
Our lessons will dramatically improve your cardiovascular health. Your resting heart rate will come down and your ability to maintain an increased heart rate will increase. You’ll breathe better, sleep better, and even feel an increase in energy and effectiveness all day long. You may even discover you’re more resistant to colds and flu. Plus, even when you do become sick, your recovery time will be better than ever.

3. The Academy of Martial Arts Instills Positive Attitude
Our programs are designed to be positive and inspirational. We’ll keep you motivated and thinking about progress and goals. Our staff and students are all success-oriented and focused on looking for the good in all situations. You can expect to go home from class with renewed vigor and enthusiasm.

4. The Academy of Martial Arts Develops Self-Confidence
It’s true; adults who take martial arts lessons from The Academy of Martial Arts develop better self-confidence. You’ll be encouraged to take chances, to push yourself further than you ever thought possible. The success you experience through our program teaches you that you can be successful at anything, if you truly believe you can. Improved confidence leads to better performance at work, a better circle of friends, better performance in sports and in extracurricular activities in general. Your improved self-confidence will help you deal with all of life’s challenges with a more positive outlook.

5. The Academy of Martial Arts Teaches Self-Defense
The Academy of Martial Arts teaches two forms of self-defense. One is physical! You will improve your strength, flexibility and overall health. Additionally, you will learn to strike with tremendous power and effectiveness. Hopefully, you will never need to fight . . . but should the occasion arise, shouldn’t everyone know how to protect themselves? The second form of self-defense lessons taught is internal. Out students learn to spot danger and avoid dangerous people, places and activities. Our martial arts lessons can help you avoid the need for a physical confrontation. This second form of self-defense is perhaps the more valuable of the two.

I’m glad you made the decision to train with us. The journey to Black Belt does indeed start with a single step.

Your Servant in the Arts,
Kevin Deaver