Universal Martial Training™ is a highly effective, sophisticated ﬁghting art that contains fast and powerful strikes, kicks, locks, throws, defences, evasions & weapon disarms as well as covering some modern, hand to hand weapon usage such as knives, sticks and improvised weapons. In classes, training mostly consists of contact work with a variety of intensities, generally making use of body armour for high impact training. We also teach solo and partner drills that can be practiced in or between classes. Universal Martial Training™ (UMT™) is practiced for the sole purpose of developing real-life self-defence skills, rather than as a sport or athletic pursuit.
In all of our regular classes we teach students Universal Martial Training™. This may then be used as a practical martial foundation from which students may go on to explore the techniques, martial strategies and training methods of Martial Tai Chi™, Martial Bagua™ and Martial Xingyi™ as practiced by our school.
Drawing from Taijiquan / Martial Tai Chi™, Baguazhang, Xingyiquan, Boxing, Silat and Escrima, Universal Martial Training™ is a powerful and highly effective form of self-defence, combining only the most powerful, and most foolproof combat techniques, along with the most effective training methods - all united into a single, coherent, system.
While training with us will develop your strength, ﬁtness and reﬂexes, our techniques are designed to work against bigger, stronger and tougher opponents. None of our techniques rely on simple brute force - instead we teach you how to move powerfully in any direction, making use of whole-body- connected power, stable stances, good postural structures and natural physical forces such as gravity, momentum and leverage. Once you have developed the skill of effective whole-body-power, you can use it to power any kind of attack or defensive manoeuvre you like.
We also teach you how to minimise your attackers' advantages by obtaining a tactically superior position, making use of strong and weak angles, targetting vulnerable areas and using the attacker's force against them.
There's no fantasy, mysticism or mysterious powers - just rational, systematic, scientiﬁc & sensible martial training. Everything has been tried and tested, honed and polished for maximum impact and maximum effect.
Our classes are modern, practical and culturally neutral. No one has to bow to anyone else, to the room, to altars, idols or ﬂags. We do not practice meditation or mystical philosophies so our classes are suitable for people from all religious or non- religious backgrounds.
St Laurence's Community Rooms
Scalby, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date and time:
Saturdays 2009: 24 Oct Martial Tai Chi™ 1pm - 7pm, 14 Nov UMT 10am - 6pm, 28 Nov Martial Tai Chi™ 1pm - 7pm