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Welcome to Asian Dragon Martial Arts. ADMA teaches a school of thought that encompasses the teachings of many different styles of self-defense. Japan, China, Korea and the Philippines are just a few of the countries that are represented in our styles. ADMA is located at First Coast Center for the Arts in Atlantic Beach. ADMA is a member of the Intercontinental Martial Arts Union.
The high level of instruction and the years of experience demonstrated at ADMA offer a unique opportunity for students to learn a wide array of skills and be introduced to different cultures from around the world
Located at First Coast Center for the Arts. 725 Atlantic Blvd, Suite 20 Next door to the Fish Company.
Japanese Style - The Nido Shubi Ryu Karate (ages 7 and up - Adult and kids) classes at ADMA are taught by Renshi (Master Teacher/Chief Instructor) Robert Walker, (6th Degree black belt). Sempai Sensei (Senior Teacher black belt) Rose Raffaniello, Yodan (4th degree black belt), This class is great for families who would like to train together. This style is traditional and is based on defense concepts. It incorporates kata with self defense. It has traditional self defense,matwork,board breaks and sparring and student must know this for testing. This class is great for students who like variety.
Little Warriors Program - (Age 3 to 8), This class is great for our younger students not ready for the big kids class.- Taught by Sensei Erlinda V. Lopez, Master Rose Raffaniello, Sensei Adrian Morris
Martial Arts Philosophy
"The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants."
~ Gichin Funakoshi
"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times"
~ Bruce Lee
The Rules of Karate
(Adapted from the writings of Gichin Funakoshi founder of Shotokan Karate)
- Be serious in karate training
- Your opponent must always be present in your mind. In combat one strike can decide everything. There may be no second chance.
- Train with both heart and soul without worrying about theory: Karate cannot be learned by theory alone. What you have learned by listening to other's words can quickly be forgotten. What you have learned with your whole body, you will remember for the rest of your life.
- Avoid deceit and dogmatism.
- A person who may brag or showoff will never earn true respect, although he/she may be very capable. This type of behaviour dishonours both the individual and the art.
- Try to see yourself as you truly are and try to adopt what is meritorious in the work of others: Each of us has good qualities and bad. The wise person seeks to equal or excel in the good he/she sees in others and avoids the bad.
- Abide by the rules and ethics in your daily life whether in public or private: The ultimate aim of the art of Karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants.
- Karate aims at perfection of mind as well as body, however, expressions that praise only physical skill, bravery, and fighting capability should never be used in connection with it.
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