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Beck Martial Arts

Beck Martial Arts teaches the distinct martial art styles of Hapkido, Taekwondo, and Arnis. In the Dallas Fort Worth area, punching/kicking martial arts such as Taekwondo or Karate are everywhere, with the latest flavor of the month mixing in a little Brazilian Jujitsu ground fighting to cash in on the popularity of UFC type MMA. Joint-locking arts (Hapkido, Hwarangdo, Kuk Sool Won, Han Moo Do, Viet No Vuem) and weaponry arts (arnis, kali, eskrima, Filipino martial arts) are rare, with high quality instruction rarer still. Most commercial ‘martial art’ schools nowadays are either kid-focused belt factories, adult sport competition-focused, or fitness focused kickboxing workout aerobics. Nothing wrong with any of that, but none is really self-defense, which is what martial arts is really about. The three arts of Hapkido, Taekwondo, and Arnis taught at BMA mix well, but each is an excellent standalone martial art and each is best taught separately with respect for its cultural flavor, tradition, and history. Beck Martial Arts goal is to provide the best instruction possible in these three distinct arts to provide people with self-defense and self-improvement.

What can I gain from training at Beck Martial Arts?

  • Physical skills: You’ll learn joint locks, kicks, punches, throws, pressure points, falls, etc. But you will also gain better general health, balance, strength, better flexibility, and a more coordinated body.
    • Mental skills: You’ll improve your discipline, confidence, respect, self-esteem, courtesy, alertness, focus, even stress management. You will learn to persevere and overcome obstacles.
      • Integration skills: You’ll learn to put it all together. The mind affects the body, and the body affects the mind. Your physical actions affect your emotions and thoughts, and vice versa. If you put a smile on your face, you feel happier. You will learn to coordinate your thoughts and actions together, so mind and body are as one.
        • Self-defense skills: You’ll learn not just physical skills but will also improve your alertness, reaction time, awareness, focus of mentality, and commitment — all of which have tremendous effects on self-defense capabilities.
          • Life skills: All the already mentioned skills translate well to success in other areas of life as well. Plus the life skills of how to set and achieve goals, persevere to overcome setbacks, and meet high expectations come out time and again in all the ‘secrets of success’ books.
          Martial Arts Training at Jerome's Gym - Richardson, TX

          For children, it often comes out as better grades and better behavior. For adults, it comes out as the confidence to assert yourself, the sensitivity to surroundings to adapt to changing conditions, and the ability to control emotions and react with rational behavior. These skills bring harmony to your life.

          Beck Training Methods

          Arnis – Filipino Art of Stickfighting And More

          Arnis is a Filipino martial art combining stickfighting, knife fighting, karate, and jujitsu. The basis of the art is variously known as Kali, Escrima, Eskrima, or Arnis. The art is known primarily for weapons training, but also involves empty hand strikes, kicks, joint locks, grappling, throws, empty hand forms, and stick forms. For ages 15-up. Mon/Wed 8 PM, Sat 10 AM.

          Hapkido – Korean Art of Coordinated Power

          Hapkido is a comprehensive and effective Korean self defense system involving joint locks, pressure points, throws, kicks, and strikes. In Hapkido you learn how to protect yourself in situations ranging from an unwelcome touch to rape or robbery, while developing your self-confidence, self-control, concentration, and stress management. This range of control allows you to protect yourself fully without hurting the opponent more than is necessary for the situation. Size, strength, and gender are unimportant in Hapkido — a woman or child can control a large man with proper technique. For ages 15-up. Mon/Wed 7:00 PM, Sat 9 AM.

          Taekwondo – Korean Art of Hand And Foot

          Taekwondo is a Korean martial art of kicking, blocking, and striking that has also become a full-fledged Olympic sport. It is the world’s most popular martial art, with over 20 million practitioners in over 140 countries. That popularity is nice but also means that most schools are focused on competition or on socialization of children. There’s nothing wrong with that, but TKD is also an excellent martial art and a fun way to stay fit for adults and teens who can sometimes get lost in the sea of kids at some schools. Taekwondo at Beck Martial Arts is a fun informal setting (uniforms optional) to get you in great shape while developing fundamental kicking, punching, striking, and sparring skills in a safe supportive environment. For ages 13-up. Classes are Mon/Wed 6:00 PM.

          Martial Arts Training At Jerome's Gym
          Beck Martial Arts at Jerome's Gym - Richardson, TX