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Martial Arts Training Center for Self Defense of Delaware

Where traditional martial arts meets modern self defense

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Begin your personal training with Martial Arts Center in Wilmington Delaware

MATC follows the curriculum started by Sensei John Korab passed onto John Mellace who had trained me, Thomas St. Joseph. This curriculum combines traditional training with practical and effective self-defense. 

Roughly two thirds of these movements are taken from kata. The other third is taken from various systems. This variety allows each student to find his or her own niche but more importantly, the system promotes success in teaching self-defense.

Our core system of study is Shotokan Karate. Shotokan is a Japanese system of martial arts. This system places particular emphasis on kata and the interpretations of movements (bunkai). This facet of traditional training makes up one third of adult training. 

Another facet of study is that of real life self-defense. Scenarios are reviewed on a regular basis. First level training involves set attacks and set defenses. Second level training involves set attacks with several responses. Third level training involves unknown attacks with a variety of defenses. All three levels are intertwined throughout a student's progression to black belt.

A third facet of training combines proper movement and adrenaline drills. This set of drills trains each student how to read a subject. While reading, defensive/ offensive/ evasive movements are studied.

The combination of all of these facets of training creates a complete or full circle approach to training. General class structure involves time dedicated to traditional study as well as time set aside for non-traditional techniques. 

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Call Martial Arts Training Center of Delaware now - 302 477-1090