HOUSTON MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY

© Houston Martial Arts Academy 2019
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 offer.

Welcome

Our Three Core Concepts/Code of Ethics/Code of Conduct

Core Concepts

Self Defense - 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 - 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 - 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.

Code of Ethics

- Skills aren’t enough it’s your attitude that makes the

difference.

- It is not the knowledge of the art but the doing of

the art that makes you truly a great practitioner.

Code of Conduct

- Honor, respect, ethics, loyalty, discipline, dedication, patience, and humility.

- Without honor, there is no art only pretending but boastful.

- In everything you do, think not highly of yourself but deeply of the world.

- Lead by example so others can follow. Self-control.

What does this all mean? Every Martial Arts system has a Code of Conduct or Ethics. But it

seems it has to spelled out for certain experts, students past/present/future.

No foul language or cussing allowed.

No indulging in violent language or scenarios.

No vulgar sexual language allowed.

No arrogant or condescending behavior allowed

No disrespecting the Coaches, students or school.

No excessive force, no hurting training partners during practice. SAFETY FIRST! No one wants to

train with someone who constantly injures them. There is more to martial arts than just

Fighting. Healing, Protecting and Cultivating is the other side of the coin.

You will immediately be reprimanded and then asked to leave depending on severity.

Martial Arts isn't a psychological therapy session where you get to dump your toxic

attitude/behavior onto fellow classmates or Coaches.

Everyone has the RESPONSIBILITY to check each other and help build each other up in a

positive way not tear each other down.

Classes are being held

outdoors.

SUndays: Spotts Park,

Houston, TX

Thursdays: Mont Belvieu

City Park 

Houston Martial Arts Academy
© Houston Martial Arts cademy 2019

Welcome

Our Three Core Concepts/Code of

Ethics/Code of Conduct

Core Concepts

Self Defense - 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 - 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 - 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.

Code of Ethics

- Skills aren’t enough it’s your attitude that makes the

difference.

- It is not the knowledge of the art but the doing of

the art that makes you truly a great practitioner.

Code of Conduct

- Honor, respect, ethics, loyalty, discipline, dedication, patience, and

humility.

- Without honor, there is no art only pretending but boastful.

- In everything you do, think not highly of yourself but deeply of the

world.

- Lead by example so others can follow. Self-control.

What does this all mean? Every Martial Arts system has a Code of

Conduct or Ethics. But it seems it has to spelled out for certain experts,

students past/present/future.

No foul language or cussing allowed.

No indulging in violent language or scenarios.

No vulgar sexual language allowed.

No arrogant or condescending behavior allowed

No disrespecting the Coaches, students or school.

No excessive force, no hurting training partners during practice. SAFETY

FIRST! No one wants to train with someone who constantly injures

them. There is more to martial arts than just Fighting. Healing,

Protecting and Cultivating is the other side of the coin.

You will immediately be reprimanded and then asked to leave

depending on severity.

Martial Arts isn't a psychological therapy session where you get to dump

your toxic attitude/behavior onto fellow classmates or Coaches.

Everyone has the RESPONSIBILITY to check each other and help build

each other up in a positive way not tear each other down.

Classes are being held outdoors.

SUndays: Spotts Park, Houston, TX

Thursdays: Mont Belvieu City Park 

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 offer.