Haverford Mixed Martial Arts
We are working together to train in various martial arts.
Our training session are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4:30-6:30 pm in the multipurpose room (2nd floor GIAC).
Integrating the fundamentals of Systema, Muay Thai, To Shin Do, grappling/wrestling, Karate, and Tae-kwon-do, the Haverford Martial Arts Alliance allows its practitioners to feel confident about their lives, their bodies, and their ability to defend themselves. These principles are not solely useful in self-defense, but can actually improve other areas of your life, beyond the emotional benefits of careful physical exercise.
Our aim is to challenge people both physically and mentally. With this is mind we will practice different forms of stand up fighting, disarming, grappling, fighting with weapons and, on special events, fending off zombies and extinct creatures. These types of martial arts will be explored through traditional drills, partner and group exercises, sparring, running through real life scenarios, improvisation and discussing the intention and implementation of technique as a group. Everyone, no matter their background, will have plenty of opportunities to learn something new.
While self-defence serves a practical purpose, martial arts can, depending on the person, be a rewarding experience in that it increases your awareness of your own body. Obviously the promotion of violence is not our deal, our main focus is your own particular path to feeling more in control, and having the ability to defend yourself if necessary.
It can also be a place for students to come together and exchange tips, advice, and any previous knowledge that they may have in an environment of camaraderie. Classes require no previous experience, and those new to martial arts are encourage to join. We intend to provide a safe, friendly place that is accepting of people's physical limits, as only makes sense.
Our training session are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm in the multipurpose room (2nd floor GIAC).