At Pacific Fusion Premier Martial Arts, our philosophy is based upon prioritizing the individual's journey. We encourage students to look straight ahead instead of left and right, to compete against their present self and past progress to break the limits of personal growth. We've found that fostering this type of environment—one that emphasizes competition against yourself rather than your peers—creates an empowering space that positively strengthens both students' martial arts and personal development.
While many believe that martial arts is simply physical movement, nothing could be further from the truth. Some martial arts schools decide to teach the arts as just that—just meaningless kicking and punching with none of the tradition that martial arts is rooted in. However, we do not approach the arts that way. At Pacific Fusion, we embrace the deep, rich history of martial arts and teach it the way we believe it should, and needs, to be taught. We take great pride in teaching the physical aspects of the arts, but we take greater pride in honoring the very tenets the arts were built upon—pride, honor, discipline, integrity, respect, humility, and perseverance.
Our mission is to have our students take all these martial arts skills and have them as part of who they are for the rest of their lives. Yes, the cool kicks and fast punches, but also those essential tenets of martial arts. And even then, there is more we hope they take with them. We hope they build mental fortitude from enduring burning muscles and aching sides just to do that last kick. We hope they achieve unwavering confidence from experiencing being brought to what they think is their limit, then breaking that limit again and again. We hope they manifest indomitable spirit from being pushed hard, then harder, and finding the willpower to make what they thought was impossible, possible.
We hope each of our students inherits all of these elements of martial arts and many more by experiencing their unique martial arts journey. Our philosophy is based upon the individual journey. But what our philosophy actually is? To change lives through martial arts.