This group is for adults interested in practicing mindfulness through physical activity. We do this through practicing a traditional, non-competitive martial art. No experience is necessary. Through regular practice we become better aware of how a non-competitive martial art can improve our understanding of ourselves and our interactions with others. Unlike many martial arts, our group is entirely non-competitive (no trophies here). Instead we practice in an atmosphere conducive to friendship and growth. We support each other in our effort to improve our physical fitness, our mental focus, and our awareness of mind/body (often called mindfulness). Our group emphasizes the balance between the physical and mental aspects of a traditional martial art.

We meet on Mondays and Thursdays starting at 5:30 pm on the Clemson University campus. Our meetings start with a warm-up period. We then practice a wide range of hard techniques (karate movements as seen in many movies) and soft techniques (tai chi type movements) which we combine into specific self-defense sequences (called kata). Our group works together to discover how the different techniques can be applied. We are not a for-profit group. Instead we work together to help each other appreciate the many aspects of a traditional martial art. And, don't be concerned if you don't see many people signing up for our meet-ups here. Sometimes we forget to sign up here but we come to the group meetings.

Come join us if you are interested in challenging your body and mind!

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  • June 15 · 5:30 PM

    Martial art meetup

    2 Traditional Martial Artists

    Practice martial art techniques, self-defense, and kata (specific order of techniques). Wear something loose fitting and come join the fun!
  • June 11 · 5:30 PM

    Martial art meetup

    2 Traditional Martial Artists

    Practice martial art techniques, self-defense, and kata (specific order of techniques). Wear something loose fitting and come join the fun!
  • June 8 · 5:30 PM

    Martial art meetup

    3 Traditional Martial Artists | 5.00

    Practice martial art techniques, self-defense, and kata (specific order of techniques). Wear something loose fitting and come join the fun!
  • April 30 · 5:30 PM

    Martial art meetup

    2 Traditional Martial Artists

    Practice martial art techniques, self-defense, and kata (specific order of techniques). Wear something loose fitting and come join the fun!
  • April 20 · 5:30 PM

    Martial art meetup

    2 Traditional Martial Artists

    Practice martial art techniques, self-defense, and kata (specific order of techniques). Wear something loose fitting and come join the fun!
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I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.

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