Our Philosophy

Inyodo.

In Japanese, it means “the way of yin yang,” representing balance, interconnection and mutual dependence. Here, it is a study in relation to an opponent.  An opponent is necessary to prove a technique, in the form of success or failure. Try and learn from both without emotional attachment.  

For each student who walks through our doors, we will support and inspire you to achieve your personal best, working towards a Black Belt both on the mat and in life. As we train together, we also bring out the best in each other, building confidence and community. 

Life. Balance.

Martial arts will develop your overall well-being, from fitness to focus. Lessons and life skills unravel through training, challenges, accomplishments and failures. And often the most surprising insights will be about yourself.  No matter how young the student, training will lead to personal growth built upon hard work, responsibility and self-awareness.

Please take this time to consider the positive influences and role models your family will build upon in life. Training here at Inyodo Martial Arts Academy will provide a lifetime of education and a wealth of friendship for you and your family.

High Expectations. Positive Influence.

Inyodo Martial Arts Academy programs teach skills and encourage attitudes that impact every area of life.

  • Self-Defense
    Students learn effective and powerful self-defense skills, and the understanding of "might for right" and not selfish interests.
     
  • Respect
    "To learn with Respect is to live with Respect."  Respect is a fundamental requirement and it goes both ways.  With this students learn to build strong relationships.
     
  • Discipline
    "Discipline is the refining fire that by which talent becomes ability."  Training strengthens self-motivation and perseverance, even as it strengthens the body.
     
  • Goal Setting
    We are motivated by the desire to acheive, not by the desire to beat others.  Experience personal insights and the joy of achievement by earning progressively higher ranks.
     
  • Leadership
    "A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions and the compassion to listen to others."  Advanced students are required to participate in our Instructor Development Program.
     
  • Family
    Families that kick together, stick together. We encourage all family members to get involved in our programs and we offer significant discounts to family members.