There is a handful of different forms of martial arts that seem to get all of the publicity thanks to celebrities, movies, and other media portrayals. Many of these disciplines receive the spotlight for good reason. However, there are several martial arts styles that are just now gaining mainstream acceptance in the United States. One of these is Merpati Putih. We believe these are truly unique martial arts programs in Northern Utah.
Until the 1960s, no one outside of the Indonesian Royal Family knew anything about Merpati Putih. Then, as a gift to the people who were bogged down in civil strife, the Royal Family released MP to the public. Today, there is only one studio that offers MP in the Western Hemisphere: MP USA. Here are a few of our unique martial arts programs in Northern Utah.
Athletic Adventure Program
The Athletic Adventure Program is our flagship program designed for adults aged fourteen and older who are serious about learning MP in its purest form. Even if you had the time and money to take Pilates classes, buy a gym membership, obtain private meditation training, hire a personal trainer, receive personal breathwork consulting, and attend yoga classes, you could not hope to get the same results as you would with our program.
The Athletic Adventure Program is a semester-based program with classes beginning in April and October. If you would like to try it out before you commit, there are drop-in classes at night in September, where you can learn first-hand about the program. Some of the benefits include:
- Protecting your body from injury
- Rebalancing chronic illnesses, pains, and aches, such as joint pain, back and neck pain, chronic fatigue, and asthma, from within
- Shorten recuperation time with increased healing ability
- Noticeably increase aerobic and anaerobic stamina, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and boost overall health
- Extremely effective self-defense
- Developing razor sharp mental focus and concentration
Wealth of Health
Our Wealth of Health fitness program is developed from our high-impact, high-intensity Athletic Adventure Program. Though the Wealth of Health course is open to adults of any age, it was designed with men and women over the age of 40 in mind. The classes are unique because they were developed for students who want to improve their flexibility, sense and control their bodies’ internal energies, get in the best shape of their life, and learn meditation that quickly works.
The Wealth of Health program involves breathwork and low-impact exercise. You get all of the benefits of calisthenics, Pilates, aerobics, yoga, and meditation in one two-hour class each week and 10 minutes of individual work on your own at home. Participants have reported lowered blood pressure, improved calmness, and a deeper sense of wellness and inner peace after just a couple classes.
Another one of our unique courses is Vibravision. It is part of Merpati Putih that has helped blind people in Indonesia with orientation and mobility without the benefit of sight. And, Indonesia’s elite military special forces have also used it in place of night vision technology.
There are several ways even people who can see can benefit from Vibravision. If your child is afraid of the dark, the program will help them take in their surroundings without their sense of sight. Likewise, whether you are lost in the woods or in the middle of a power outage, you can learn to find your way in the dark. Also, you will become more aware of your surroundings in general, which can help you avoid accidents.
This is just a sample of what is available at MP USA. We also offer self-defense classes for women and courses for kids that teach them self-discipline, respect, and physical fitness. If you are interested in learning more about our martial arts programs in Northern Utah, contact us today!