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Apart from being a great way to stay fit and active, martial arts is one of the best ways to:
  • Learn practical self-defense skills
  • Improve cardiovascular endurance
  • Enhance strength, speed, and agility

United Martial Concepts

Our martial arts system is a faith based system created for an increasingly threatening world. We will train you for survival, not for sport.

At United Martial Concepts, we strive first to honor God and to cultivate individuals. Our goal is to teach others to learn about themselves, their surroundings, and how to survive if the situation ever comes. We hope that we can touch people's lives in such a positive way that they will feel compelled to pass it along to others.

Nashville's premier self defense school

At United Martial Concepts, we strive first to honor God and to cultivate individuals. Our goal is to teach others to learn about themselves, their surroundings, and how to survive if the situation ever comes. We hope that we can touch people's lives in such a positive way that they will feel compelled to pass it along to others.

How Kung Fu Differs From Karate

Root – Sinking and relaxing; using the ground as a lever.  Foundation – all inclusive – Pushes – Rooting in movement – Maintaining root.
Yield – The ability not to resist force: helps achieve the four oz. theory – all inclusive – Pushes – In Tai Chi.
Cede – Press and stick: using forward pressure to stick to an opponent.  This means control and fewer options for the opponent.
Unitary Theory – Every part of the body working in unison (as one): non-segmented energy.  The study of Tan Tien (source of power) and Tsun Kwan (source of speed).
Centeredness – Always being aware and attacking an opponent’s center line.  When being attacked, giving an opponent a false center.  All inclusive – Pushes.  Center line does not change - Central line constantly changes.
Body State – The position of the body when yielding, rooting, ceding, and being unitary.  Understanding Yin and Yang states, as well as extremes.
 Line and Angle – The study of the importance of the degree of angle without leaving oneself vulnerable to counter attack (pursuing the four oz. theory).
6-9 Theory – No excess – learn to throw tremendous force without overextending; the ability to yield and simultaneously stick to an opponent, maintaining the ability to change, avoiding extremes in all movement.
Projection – Converting Chi into Ching.  Throwing energy from inside the body (Chi) to a point outside the body (Ching) with focus.  Coordinate the “sloshing” of bodily fluids on impact as a wave would crash into an object and knock it over with its force.
Mind Hit – Distraction of an opponent’s mind with pain or movement.  Take an opponent’s mind out of the fight, and there is no resistance.

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