This project has been created with a desire to facilitate our expansion as a species. To allow us to appreciate the vastness of who WE REALLY ARE as Spirits having a human experience; yet bridging the gap between both.
It aims to CONSCIOUSLY remind US that WE are a POWERHOUSE – as a species and individually; serving to remind US that WE ALL have a responsibility towards our global human family.
The audience for the video and book is international, multi-aged and multi-experienced. The focus is on encouraging people to use the more spiritual aspects of Martial Arts to incorporate into their daily lives and enhance their well-being; ultimately boosting their life appreciation.
There is more to the Martial Arts than combat (fighting and breaking bones).The foundation of all Martial Arts is to be found in the internal arts such as Tai Chi and Qi Gung. Even found within Yoga. These forms focus on the inner development of the practitioner, where the objective is to harmonise opposition forces of nature, both within and outside ourselves. This is commonly known as the marriage of Yin and Yang in the Taoist tradition. This form has evolved into a beautiful, graceful and poetically expressive style of semi martial movement called Wu Shu. This was the foundation training method of Jackie Chan. It is effectively a fusion of Acrobatics, Chinese Opera and Martial Arts. SENSEI Zara and SIFU Rob are multi – disciplined in several of these areas, see the biographies page).
This video is about actively encouraging the inclusion of Martial Arts techniques and its spiritual aspects, into One’s daily life, by demonstrating powerful moves to boost concentration; enhance strategy and improve One’s core balance with improved posture. In essence, a complete fusion of mind, body and spirit.
We support Médecins Sans Frontières , a charity that provides medical aid in all humanitarian crises, regardless of race, religion and creed. 10% of all net profits to the project will be donated continuously to this outstanding NGO.
MARTIAL ARTS STATISTICS
Popular Martial Arts films that have inspired people to take up Martial Arts in some form, especially youth:
- Enter The Dragon
- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
- The Karate Kid
- Billy Jack
- Good Guys Wear Black
- The Matrix
- Enter The Ninja
- Seven Samurai
Karate, Judo, Tae Kwondo, kick-boxing and Tai Chi are the most popular forms of Martial Arts in the world. Many are offered in normal health clubs too, especially Tai Chi which is an excellent form of Martial Art for seniors. It does not tax the body but is highly useful for stength and balance. It is considered to be a form of moving meditation. It appears to be a simple art visually, but after practising it that notion will disappear. Tai Chi requires immense leg strength and balance as one has to move one’s body as slowly as possible. One’s thighs will discover pain and strengthening unlike any other other exercise. It is not primarily a fighting style but a Martial Art for healing the mind, body and Spirit. It is graceful and builds up patience in the practitioner.
Number of Americans who participate in Martial Arts as of 2004: 6.9 million According to SGMA International, this is an increase of 28% over the previous five years.
Source: Wall Street Journal, 12/17/2005
In the US, there are over 30,000 Martial Arts schools, around 13,000 of those are in California.
In a given year, there are approximately 9.4 million adults who practice Martial Arts in the US. 21.7 million adults in the US have practiced some Martial Arts in their lifetime. 63% of those who practiced in the last year are from 18-40 years old.
In 2006, the UFC scored pay-per-view revenues of $223 million, much more than boxing and wrestling.
In 2007, seven live UFC fights on Spike TV gathered more younger male viewers on cable than basketball, baseball, hockey, football, or NASCAR.