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IN ONE OF THESE AREAS?
You want to be able to defend yourself or your family.
You struggle to be confident in your abilities & strengths and want a healthy way to decrease stress and anxiety
You want to shed extra pounds and cultivate a positive body image.
FINDING THE TIME AND ENERGY TO EXERCISE CAN BE DIFFICULT
Even when you do find time to hit the gym, regardless of having a schedule that’s full of work, family time, and other obligations, you might be bored by your same old workout. There’s nothing exciting about another go-round on the treadmill or elliptical – and you might need some encouragement to stick to a schedule and achieve your fitness goals.
Martial arts classes for adults focus on building core strength and cardiovascular fitness in a fun, social setting. Why not break out of your dull routine?
BETTER YOURSELF WITH EVERY CLASS!
Our martial arts classes for adults can help you build core strength, increase your flexibility, learn how to defend yourself and the people you love, or lose weight. They’re also a great place to make new friends. Whatever your fitness goals are, you can achieve them in our classes.
LEARN HOW TO STAND UP FOR YOURSELF
Many people feel vulnerable and wish that they had a way to defend themselves if they end up in a dangerous situation.
Martial arts classes build strength, confidence, and agility while teaching basic but effective self-defense moves.
Studying martial arts can help you shake feelings of vulnerability and believe in your ability to ward off an attack.
FEEL GREAT ABOUT YOURSELF
It’s common for adults to struggle with self-esteem as they deal with competitive work environments and overloaded to-do lists.
Adults who study martial arts learn to search within themselves for their best qualities. They learn to self-motivate and not to worry what others think of them.
Martial arts instruction encourages students to feel good about themselves as they master new techniques.
CHALLENGING, CALORIE-BURNING WORKOUTS
One of the keys to losing weight is finding a workout that you genuinely like doing.
Martial arts workouts are fun and challenging. They burn calories while also building muscles and ramping up your metabolism.
Regular martial arts workouts can help you lose weight steadily, especially when combined with a healthy diet.
REGULAR EXERCISE HELPS ALLEVIATE ANXIETY
All people need an outlet for their worry and anxiety – and martial arts classes provide it.
In the absence of such an outlet, you might carry anxiety inside of you and inadvertently take it out on other people.
Martial arts classes burn calories, release tension and anxiety, and help keep you on an even keel mentally and emotionally.
I have been attending NPMAC for many years now. When I first discovered it, I was surprised at how friendly, helpful and down to earth everyone was. After spending enough time studying To-Shin Do, it becomes very clear that these values are weaved into the fabric of the art and are genuine at every level.
I've always believed people don't buy what you do, they buy why you do it; and in the case of NPMAC, their purpose has always been giving you the greatest possible probability of handling real world conflicts. At the end of the day, that's what matters most.
Have you dreamed of being a ninja? This is the place. The instructors at Newbury Park Martial Arts Center are fantastic with both depth and breadth of knowledge, experience and talent. The dojo is a very welcoming, positive and engaging environment. On the surface, the To-Shin Do style of martial arts is practical self-defense. I've learned how to defend against real attacks without any rules that might occur on the street. At a much deeper level, practicing at the dojo been an opportunity for me to learn more about myself and develop practical skills and tools to help me live more powerfully in the world. I am grateful for the opportunity to train here.
A true gem teaching life skills that go well beyond what you expect to find in a martial center. The staff is warm, friendly, and encouraging to all the students. Staff members are visibly present on the mat and in the training area, actively engaged with the students. Students training are smiling and cheering each other throughout the various exercises I witnessed and the environment was overwhelming positive. Training had a unique approach, encouraging the students to use words deterring aggression, and the physical techniques showed flexible responses depending the real-life situation that might arise. The facility is very well maintained and extremely clean. This place is truly unique and unlike any other martial school I've been in.
I have been attending NPMAC for a few years now and before I started coming here, if someone were to ask me about martial arts I would have thought it was punches and kicks, but after my first visit and private class I found it to be much more than that. Since the very beginning they were teaching me to be confident in myself and how to respect others. They showed me that fighting doesn't always have to be a physical altercation, but can be an internal struggle. I've found out that we are our harshest critics. I'm very grateful to have found this dojo and their teachings. Showing me not only the means to protect myself in life or death situations, but how to react to those situations with a different point of view.
I like the way the course is structured and enjoy the numerous amount of teachers at our disposal, each providing their own twist of knowledge in their experience with the style.
Before my first class I thought I was only going to do private classes, but after meeting the teachers and fellow students I found the environment to be welcoming and we were all there for the same purpose. I find it amazing to see the little ninjas all the way to the seasoned black belts still yearning to learn.
The dojo is a relatively large size having a men's dressing room, women's dressing room, bathroom, ninja lounge and spacious mat area.
If you're looking for a martial arts that has both mental and physical aspects than To-Shin Do at NPMAC is my recommendation for you.
This is a great dojo with wonderful patrons and a caring staff. My kids love their “ninja” classes and I love taking classes knowing each day I become more powerful and confident.
Love, love, LOVE this place! It's not only great for the kids but for us parents too. A good combination of practical self defense, fitness, meditation and guidance on being the best person you can be. I come out of every class both stronger and calmer. Can't say enough positive things.
This place grows on you.
It all starts with simple yet effective techniques all very strategically organized in curriculum. Then you notice this atmosphere when both instructurs and training partners want you to succeed. Then you discover that your instructors have so much more to show you. Then somehow you realize that you are actually working with things like time, energy, intent, focus that our western science regards only as abstracts. And this road keeps going getting more interesting with every turn.
What is in for you? Come and see for yourself - new friends are always welcome 🙂
All of the staff here are absolutely amazing people. The facility itself is clean, professional, and inviting. And the material they teach is second-to-none. I look forward to my next class!
Newbury Park Martial Arts Center (NPMAC) is unlike many martial arts studios in that the curriculum taught is practical, down-to-earth, and easily learned - no flying kicks, or other theatrics, just practical movements to protect you, your friends and family. They make an effort to adapt the teachings to those who may not be as limber as a twenty something. I've seen much older adults participating in classes with the instructors modifying the various katas to take into account their physical limitations while keeping the kata as a viable defense. This is not to say that what is taught is simplistic by any means. What is taught at NPMAC is the real deal. The depth of understanding the instructors have of how the art is applied in real life seems bottomless. I've been attending for 9 months and am still learning how the initial self-defense katas can be applied differently and continuously improved. The psychology of a fight is also taught - how your attitude going into a confrontation significantly influences how the confrontation unfolds and ultimately ends - perhaps even ending without a physical confrontation. They also demonstrate how your mental and physical stance during the fight influence how your opponent will respond, giving you a potential edge by making your opponent do what you want him to do. It is truly amazing and something I've never seen taught at lower belt levels. NPMAC also has a large staff of instructors. As a student you will be exposed to a number of different approaches to learn the curriculum. If you don't relate to one instructor chances are you'll relate to one of the others. All the instructors and senior students are friendly and always looking to help if needed - none of the superior, holier than thou attitude that you might experience at other studios. They are great for kids. After attending for a number of months and watching how they work with kids of all ages I decided to enroll my son. As much as they care about the adults learning and progressing in ability they are even more involved with the development of children and pre-teens. The martial arts curriculum is the same as the adult class, but added in are physical and mental games which keep the kids engaged during the class. They urge the parents to engage with them to identify areas the child may be having challenges outside the studio, then help reinforce and support corrections to those challenges while in class. In summary, this is a one-of-a-kind martial arts experience. If you've ever trained at another studio, you'll find this experience very different in a positive way. If you've never trained at another studio, you should consider yourself very lucky to have chosen this one as your first.
NPMAC is one of the very best organizations I have ever been associated with. I don't mean the best dojo, or the best school--simply the best group of people assembling for a common purpose. If you are considering taking classes to learn self-defense, to be more physically fit, or to grow as a person, I very strongly recommend a visit to NPMAC. You'll meet respectful, ethical, friendly and fun people who have your best interests at heart.
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Yes. Martial arts instruction combines physical fitness with mental strength, and people who feel fit and strong are also confident.
Yes, it happens all the time. Everyone in the class has an interest in martial arts and fitness, and that gives people a good starting place to build new friendships.
Yes. Martial arts instruction is tailored to each student’s capabilities and goals, so anybody – at any fitness level – can benefit from studying martial arts.
Yes, we love it when friends come in together. Working out together can help strengthen your friendship and help both of you meet new people, too.
Yes. Studying martial arts builds physical strength and mental resilience, and makes many people feel confident about their ability to defend themselves.
Yes. Martial arts instruction focuses on building core strength and improving balance. As you become more aware of your body and its capabilities, you will feel less clumsy.
Martial arts students believe in their strength and abilities because they know what their bodies can do.
People who study martial arts carry themselves with strength and authority, and that can ward off attackers.
Martial arts instruction focuses on achieving personal excellence, something that builds self-esteem.
Structured workouts tend to be more effective than solo workouts in terms of burning calories.
Martial arts techniques like kicking and punching help to build muscles.
Regular workouts help students feel good about themselves.
Exploring the mind-body connection helps students practice mindfulness.
Physical strength and mental strength go hand in hand.