Re­defin­ing mar­tial arts train­ing and fit­ness in Ja­maica

Jamaica Gleaner - - MESSSAGE -

WHEN MATTHEW Auld and Ta­mara You­nis started The Iron Lo­tus Mar­tial Arts Academy three years ago, it was the re­al­i­sa­tion of a dream to help Ja­maicans of all ages be­come bet­ter ver­sion of them­selves through the var­i­ous tech­niques of mar­tial arts.

To­day, the in­sti­tu­tion is well on its way of revo­lu­tion­is­ing the ap­pli­ca­tion of mar­tial arts and en­ergy medicine for pos­i­tive lifestyle changes. It is the only in­sti­tu­tion of its kind in Ja­maica of­fer­ing an ex­ten­sive ar­ray of fit­ness and mar­tial arts classes.

In the 1900 square feet lo­cated at 176 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6, Sifu Matthew and Sije Ta­mara have pro­vided a peace­ful en­vi­ron­ment in which in­di­vid­u­als as young as four years are suf­fi­ciently and safely chal­lenged to de­velop and in­crease fit­ness, strength, en­durance, flex­i­bil­ity, bal­ance, co­or­di­na­tion and rid ex­cess weight.

The academy’s fit­ness stu­dio is specif­i­cally geared to­wards adults and in­cor­po­rates mar­tial arts tech­niques and heart-rate mon­i­tor­ing. Mem­bers can pur­chase an heart rate mon­i­tor chest strap from the stu­dio that has Blue­tooth 4.0. A heart-rate track­ing pro­gram is used through­out the work­out rou­tines to show mem­bers how much calo­ries they are burn­ing and help the in­struc­tors de­cide if an in­di­vid­ual should in­crease or de­crease their in­ten­sity.

The academy also of­fers kick­box­ing and tra­di­tional

Chi­nese Mar­tial arts classes for teens and mar­tial arts classes for kids ages four and up. They also of­fer work­shops for self-defence and med­i­ta­tion. Yang-style tai chi classes are avail­able upon re­quest for semi-pri­vate and small group classes, as well as self-defence, lion dances and en­ergy medicine.

To ask about your free trial or sched­ule a class, contact Iron Lo­tus Academy at 416-1347/ 631-1419, or visit the web­site at www.il­a­mar­tialarts.com.

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