© Houston Martial Arts Academy 2016 info@houstonmartialartsacademy.com Made with MAGIX by Poobah Productions 2015 The Houston Martial Arts Academy ("HMAA") specializes in real life self-defense training.  We are dedicated to developing our members' confidence and ability to defend any type of attack at any range. We also make sure to have fun while we are training so that we actually enjoy practicing the techniques, drills and concepts from the martial arts we study. Mission  HOUSTON MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY Contact Us at: info@houstonmartialartsacademy.com 3803 Bute St Unit 6 Houston, TX 77006 Self Defense Self Discovery Self Confidence Physical self-defense is the use of physical force to counter an immediate threat of violence. Such force can be either armed or unarmed. Mental self-defense is the ability to get into the proper mindset for executing a physical self-defense technique. Verbal Self Defense is defined as using one's words to prevent, de- escalate, or end an attempted assault. Self Discovery is the act or process of gaining knowledge or understanding of your abilities, character, and feelings. Through concentration exercises and free flowing drills, it allows the practitioner to learn to adapt under stress and discover spontaneous responses that otherwise would be overlooked. This combined with set patterns of movements and striking creates a balance atmosphere to learn and integrate intuition with willpower through intent. Self Confidence is a feeling of trust in one's abilities, qualities, and judgment. Confidence comes in many forms and can be translated to Life's everyday necessities. We help build the practitioner's confidence levels by simple direct progressive drills that teach competency and focus in a fun environment. Multiple partner exercises start off with compliant partners to gradual resistance and then to free form sparring so the practitioner can assess their own development and review where they would like to go.