ZMA program now available worldwide for serious martial artists of all styles
ZMA offers students of all martial arts the opportunity to change their martial arts practice from a sport or simple workout to a true philosophical and spiritual path. Our aim is to help people see that martial arts is more than just breaking boards and bricks, winning trophies, and getting belts.
WHY you practice is just as important as WHAT you practice
ZMA is a specific way of seeing martial arts practice.The world of martial arts today can most often be summarized as one of the following:
1. Martial sport and competition: the techniques are used competitively resulting in ego gratification
2. Martial technique as a workout—like Cardio Karate or Tae Bo
3. Martial science: technique analyzed and trained for self defense
4. Character development program for the youth with a martial arts theme
ZMA doesn't change what we do, but why we do it. The aim is to use all practice to help us discover our true nature. Getting in shape and learning how to defend yourself comes as a consequence of martial arts practice. Our main objective is personal and spiritual growth, using the philosophy and path of martial arts to help us strengthen our mind, body and spirit for the battle within.
Become a master over your actions rather than a prisoner of your reactions
Most people are not physically attacked. But every day, we are verbally, mentally, and emotionally challenged by co-workers, friends, family and even ourselves. How we respond to these situations determines the future of our relationships. Through greater discipline and control of our minds, ZMA helps to train us to be mindful in our everyday life. Wise masters from the past, such as Ueshiba, Funakoshi, and Toyama, believed that practice was designed to destroy the ego, rather than to enhance the ego, helping the practioner realize their oneness. With these resources, you too can transform your physical practice into a path of personal growth.