Martial arts are practiced with the purpose of self-defense and submission of the opponent using different techniques.



Martial arts are practiced with the purpose of self-defense and submission of the opponent using different techniques. With the use of fighting techniques, martial arts focuses on achieving physical, spiritual and mental balance.
Due to the development of martial arts in different areas of the planet, its focus has spread not only to physical combat for self defense, but also to sports competitions, including the Olympics.
It also focuses on the development of the human character through discipline and social participation, no matter how difficult the character may be to tame. Practice brings physical benefits, increased self-confidence and peace, thus reducing stress.
Proper breathing, accelerated aerobic activity and physical motor coordination are key. The conditioning of breathing and its correct use can bring physical and psychological benefits, focusing on the correct behavior of the human body diminishing physical fatigue.



Martial arts were created and adapted by the language, culture and philosophy of where it was practiced. It always consists of various forms of punches, kicks, knees hits, elbows hits, head butts techniques and so on, regardless of the names or the manner in which it is known or practiced.
There is a diverse range of techniques and strokes, beginning with the assault in which the strength of the attacker is used to hurt and reject the approach of the opponent, and using the opponent's own force against him. Defense through twists, arm bars, leg bars, combat chokes, submissions or deferral of traumatic blows on the ground are included as well.



The studying and practice of martial arts is not only based on the physical aspect of force, but it is also the study of the human anatomy, knowing its joints, movements, points of resistance, knowing its limits, weaknesses, vital points and submission points. Whether in competition or self-defense, the personal integrity of an individual or a group must be paramount, as the student will learn techniques that can lead to severe contusions, knockouts, or even death.
The importance of studying the human body and individual training techniques for the mastery of movements through repetition leads us to agree that, it is vital to know all movements, styles, techniques, forms of combat and self defense. It is the same with a student of medical science, studying the human body completely, leads him to be a general practitioner of medicine and only afterwards he decides which will be his area of expertise. The same applies to martial arts. Considering it as a whole, it should be studied and one's own techniques, according to what is appropriate to each individual, should be developed making him feel free to make better use of what he has learned and with more confidence.

The Philosophy of Martial Arts and Hyeondaedo



Forty years of experience in martial arts and training in various types of schools and styles, has led us to develop our own technique in which the movements are practiced comfortably and adapted to the situations, always taking into account the limitation of human beings and their fragility. That fragility is overcome through the knowledge of different techniques that can be used in various situations.
These techniques over the years, led us to focus on a particular style, one that is modern and more efficient, adapted to any reality, hence the use of the name "HYEONDAEDO ". HYEONDAE, in Korean, means "modern or contemporary" . A more versatile way to relate to the human being, a more personal and closer relationship to the student and less formal in comparison with most other schools. The "DO" is the philosophy, the way, the art and the manner the sport is taught. So, in short, several styles are practiced in one single style.
The philosophy of " HYEONDAEDO " includes, but is not limited to, observing the different schools of training, and including them in a single style, not only in movements, attacks and strokes, but in the threads and curriculum.
Aroldo Martins
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