Introduction to Malakimae (First Class Free)

In the Far East, the martial arts have a long history of use within Buddhist monasteries and temples as an aid to spiritual practice. Indeed, Eastern religious practices aside, it could be argued that the martial arts possess an innate spiritual quality that one comes to understand better as one learns to calm one's anger and fear, quiet the mind, and control the body.  Yet the Western spiritual traditions have historically failed to make much use of these benefits, until now.

            Malakimae is a very special kind of martial art. Its foundation is intimately linked to the angelic lore of Western civilization, and for this reason it's focused primarily on the skillful expression of Goodness, not merely the indiscriminate mastery of sheer physical force. In fact, some of its most advanced training will take the student directly into the fields of logic, psychology, rhetoric, ethics, and other less common fields of “martial” study. At its advanced levels, Malakimae is much more than a mere curriculum of self-defense, but rather it is a system of self-transformation by which one gradually works to become a living agent of the Most High, a well crafted message with both the courage and the ability to express itself in times of greatest need.

            It should be noted here that all faiths, as well as the faithless, are welcome and encouraged to participate in, if nothing else, our basic training classes, where anyone may come and partake of at least the physical benefits of Malakimae without any fear of proselytizing. Malakimae's goal, even at its most advanced levels, is not to convert anyone to any particular faith, but rather to encourage and enable those who wish to serve the Good to the best of their abilities. For those who are made uncomfortable by such things, our beginner’s classes are kept free of any expressly “religious” content, and all are welcome.

 
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