Why Practice Martial Arts at HDMA?
WHY SHOULD I PRACTICE MARTIAL ARTS? Practicing Martial Arts will enhance your life through the benefits of improved fitness, confidence, self-esteem, happiness and friendship. It will be a place where every one of all ages can receive quality, high ranking instruction. HDMA is proud to use ancient philosophies and concepts of the Martial Arts to balance body and mind; you can achieve maximum enjoyment of life in a friendly, non-threatening environment that promotes a continued well-being.
FAMILY TIME! Martial Arts is a sport that allows families to participate together. Our family class is for ages 4 and up. We have many families that participate, as family, mom, dad, kids and grandma. We are not kidding here…. We have multi-generations of families training together. What other sport can a child participate with mom and grandma every week, go to tournaments, annual school picnic and a summer camp.
ATMOSPHERE IS PERFECT! For our parents we have a “parent” room that offers full vision of the workout space. The atmosphere is relaxing, we have often found some parents taking naps on the couch. There is space to setup your laptop and catch up on work or an episode of your favorite show. We have a free Wifi connection and a clean play area for little ones that are not quite old enough to join older siblings on the workout floor.
ADDITIONAL FUN! High Desert Martial Arts supports local events and charitable organizations. HDMA can be found at Rely for Life - Bend - pounding the pavement for 24 hours, all in the effort to raise hope and awareness to cancer. Other events and beneficiaries include: Cascade Children’s Festival, Saving Grace, Alyce Hatch Center, Humane Society of the Ochocos, numerous public and private schools, MountainStar Family Relief.
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