If you Google “benefits of martial arts for kids,” you’ll find a long list of advantages–discipline, socialization, and confidence to name just a few. At MP USA Martial Arts Academy, we champion the important life skills children develop as they participate in our programs. We also champion the important life skills ADULTS develop as members of our growing organization. Martial arts are for everyone, and it’s never too late to start. We believe strongly in six reasons adults should practice martial arts, and members of our adult Athletic Adventure Program (AAP) enjoy the following benefits:
- Self-Defense: We develop skills to prepare ourselves to respond to a threat with competence, confidence, and self-control.
- Health & Fitness: We strengthen and train our bodies to improve our health and accomplish physical fitness goals.
- Meditation: We achieve greater mindfulness through the practice of moving meditation.
- Inner Peace: We embrace balance and harmony as we look inward for personal peace.
- Expanded Awareness: We see more clearly and feel more deeply as we experience life with expanded awareness and connection.
- Inner Power: We master techniques to manage, focus and control our inner power.
As enrollment in our fall semester opens, we invite you to explore the many opportunities AAP provides. Now is the time to enrich your life through the dedicated study of Merpati Putih (MP).
Why MP Is Unique
No matter what style of martial arts you choose, martial arts practice can help you relieve stress, improve your physical fitness and develop creative expression. Martial arts practice also embraces teamwork and peer-to-peer competition. What makes MP unique among the many martial arts disciplines available is that our central tenet is peace. MP is an art form, and its foundation is a deep mind-body-spirit connection.
Translated from its Indonesian roots, Merpati Putih means “White Dove,” and we train with a peaceful demeanor, reinforced with a foundation of strength and endurance. As we master new techniques and advance in rank, we feel personally empowered. Merpati Putih is not based on having power over others, but rather on developing power over ourselves to make our dreams come true and lead better lives.
How to Get Started
The six reasons adults should practice martial arts are compelling, and we hope you’ll join us on an amazing personal journey. Are you ready to get started? Before we welcome you into the adult AAP this fall, you’ll need to take part in a three-day Athletic Adventure Trial for Adults. This introductory program is for participants ages 15-plus and is required for entry into our AAP class. There are three opportunities to sign up, and joining early gives you a big discount. Similar to concert ticket prices, the cost of each trial increases the closer we get to the beginning of AAP in October. Here’s the schedule and cost breakdown:
- September 10-12 ($25)
- September 17-19 ($50)
- September 24-26 ($75)
Whichever session you choose, trial classes are held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 6:45 p.m., and signing up is easy. Just click here. And don’t wait! Class size is limited to 20 participants in each session. If you’d like registration information sent straight to your smartphone, text the keyword “MPUSA” to 26786. You can also call us at 866-666-7872.