Studio108 is dedicated to the health and welfare of our communities. We believe that a strong community is made up of strong, confident individuals and healthy families. We are committed to the idea that the true measure of an individual is not just a strong body but an indomitable spirit as well this is why we provide a healthy environment for the spiritual growth of our students.
“We practice and teach ‘peace-time martial arts’. What this is, is a study of efficient of movement, internal principles and combative techniques with a focus upon integration of body and mind into one unified whole. Through a study of the nature of martial technique a person learns how to unify Ming (health and life) and Xing (inner nature) whilst working through the various layers of distortion which lead to inner feelings of low self-esteem, insecurity and frustration. In short they tackle many of the things which prevent a person from reaching a state of personal peace.
Alongside this, students learn how to defend themselves from an aggressor, as ultimately one of the worst things for your spiritual development is to be violently dominated by another. What we do not study, however, is the conscious-less taking of human life through violent technique. We live in times of relative peace and therefore the focus should be upon the most likely and common opponents within our life, inner turmoil and physical illness. Few of us will be killed by a violent assailant but many of us will die early from heart disease or a similar ailment.
The path of the spiritual warrior is a path of discomfort, inner questioning and arduous repetition, but it is a solid and long-established way to reach a state of personal elevation.” – Damo Mitchell
Authentic Chinese Martial Arts
We teach several traditional systems of Chinese Martial Arts; Northern Shaolin, MiZong LuoHan Quan, Jing Wu Men, Bajiquan, Piguazhang, Northern Praying Mantis, Baguazhang, Xing Yi Quan and Yang Family Taijiquan. We are fortunate to be able to offer the complete systems including two-person training, weapons training, Qi development training, taiji pushing hands and taiji martial applications.
- Practical Self Defense
- Stress Management
- Training in 52 Traditional Weapons
- 12 Animal Styles
- Northern Shaolin Fist
- MiZong LuoHan Quan
- Jing Wu Men
- Northern Praying Mantis
- Xing Yi Quan
- Yang Family Taijiquan
- Shaolin Qin Na
- Wu-Tan Sword Training