Silver Dragon Martial Arts is a Family Oriented Traditional Style Mixed Martial Arts school, but not an "MMA Gym". By this we mean that we teach a variety of martial arts, but our focus is on self defense and self development rather than sport competition. This doesn't mean that what we teach can't be used in competition however, and if a student is interested in it we will guide them in that endeavor, but it is not a mandatory part of our training.
Students currently have the opportunity to train in 5 separate styles of martial arts.
Kenpo means "law of the fist" and is the base of our self defense training focusing on empty hand self protection techniques. Kenpo is primarily a striking art utilizing kicks, hand, elbow, and knee strikes, but also incorporates minor grappling skills.
Eskrima is a Filipino Martial Art teaching techniques with the stick as extension of the hand in training. The practitioner evolves and develops empty hand close quarter fighting skills. The single stick techniques are based on Filipino bladed weapon concepts; sikad (kicks) are also included
Kobudo is the term for the study of the traditional weapons of Okinawa. We cover the use of more than 10 different tools including Bo, Sai, Tunfa, Nunchaku, and Kama.
Jiu Jitsu (also spelled Jujitsu or Jujutsu) which means "the art of gentleness" is an unarmed method of self protection involving grappling, or in other-words the use of throws, chokes, and joint manipulations to disable or control an assailant.
Northern Wu Tai Chi
Tai chi chuan (also spelled Taiji ) literally "Supreme Ultimate Fist" is a type of internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. It is also typically practiced for a variety of other personal reasons: its hard and soft martial arts techniques, demonstration competitions, and longevity. A multitude of training forms exist, both traditional and modern, which correspond to those aims. Some of tai chi's forms are especially known for being practiced at what most people think of as slow movement while oftentimes making modifications toward the abilities or limitations of the participants. This makes for a low impact workout for those who have injuries which would prevent them from participating in a more vigorous style such as karate or jiu jitsu.