MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATION
The Northern Crane Martial Arts Association was established in 1986 for the purpose of exploring, researching, training in and passing down ancient ways of armed and unarmed close quarters combat. These survival fighting skills have been handed down for centuries from teacher to student. We teach these pragmatic skills in a non-competitive, intellectually stimulating, pleasant and friendly environment.
Since you are reading this you have already achieved something quite unique because we do not advertise or promote our organization in any other way. We have chosen not to use any spectacular photos, eye-candy graphics or thrilling videos. We have also chosen not to employ any cutting edge e-marketing technology to attract web traffic. We could care less how many 'hits' we receive. However, if you are sincerely interested in learning a no-nonsense approach to self-defense while becoming fit and healthy in body, mind and spirit, you have come to the right place.
The curriculum of this association includes training in ancient and modern weapons, striking, kicking, grappling, pressure point manipulation, ground-fighting and all other survival techniques battlefield proven to be effective.
The core of this association's curriculum is primarily based on Okinawan Matsumura Seito Shorinryu Hakutsuru Karatejutsu & Kobujutsu. In adddition, relevant aspects of the following systems of combat have been incorporated into the curriculum: Kodenkan Danzanryu Kenpojujitsu; Yamaneryu Kenjutsu, Tantojutsu, Sojutsu, Taijutsu & Kobujutsu; Modern Arnis & Escrima; Yang Style Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) & Jian; Boxing as well as firearms training.
MOAB (Management Of Aggressive Behavior) training has also been incorporated into the curriculum of this association in order to address the laws and rights regarding the use of self-defense and the proper, legal escalation of force.
PLEASE NOTE: The Northern Crane Martial Arts Association does not, under any circumstances, accept applicants under the age of twelve because the curriculum of this association is not suitable for participants younger than adolescence. We also do not disclose the location of our training facility (dojo) or any training costs at this website. More information about these topics is included in the Frequently Asked Questions tab.
For more information about submitting an application to join this Association please e-mail or call.
"To be a pacifist is to be a man of peace. To truly be one you must first be able to defend yourself. Then you have a choice you can make: To fight or not to fight. If you cannot defend yourself, you do not have that choice to make. You are merely helpless.”
Sensei Phil Perez
PLEASE ALSO NOTE: This year Sensei Perez will be accepting the last students which he will personally instruct. After actively practicing martial arts for 52 years and teaching for 32 of them it is time to consider that it may be time to pass the torch to the next generation. This by no means is a declaration of imminent retirement but a common sense statement acknowledging that the amount of time needed to bring an applicant from an initial introduction to Northern Crane's martial art-forms to a truly competent level of understanding in them is measured in years not months.
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