Martial Arts is one of the oldest forms of close combat, going back millennia. This full contact sport is a great way to get in shape as well as increase focus and discipline.
There is a wide range of martial arts, from Tai Chi to Capeiora to Karate, and YYCfit is proud to have a number of Calgary’s top martial arts academies participating in our expo. Read on to learn more about a few of our martial arts exhibitors!
Mo Fan Tai Chi and Wushu Academy:
The Mo Fan Tai Chi and Wushu Academy was established by Master Mo Fan, an internationally recognized authority on Chinese martial art forms. The academy offers a variety of classes for beginners, intermediates and advanced students of all ages in both wushu and tai chi. Learn more at mofantaichiacademy.com.
The Forge Western Martial Arts Club:
The Forge Western Martial Arts Club is Southern Alberta’s premiere Western Martial Arts School teaching various forms of western martial arts, including fighting with swords and bucklers, dagger fighting, Irish stick fighting, unarmed combat and more. Learn more about The Forge at forgewma.com.
Inflight Fitness Brazilian Jiu Jitsu:
Inflight Fitness teaches all levels of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a famous form of self defense that uses techniques of strikes, holds, locks, chokes, throws and evasions. Jiu Jitsu teaches self-confidence, improves self-esteem, relieves stress, and increases the ability to focus. Learn more about Inflight’s Jiu Jitsu program by visiting www.inflightfitness.ca/brazilian-jiu-jitsu.
Maverick Combat Systems:
Maverick Combat Systems is a self defense training methodology that combines principles and techniques from multiple disciplines with a laser focus on what will work to keep it’s student safe outside of the controlled environment of the gym. Maverick draws upon boxing, kickboxing, Krav Maga (KAPAP), Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Filipino-based knife defense techniques (Martial Blade Concepts) – taking the best techniques and discarding the rest.