Guru Hemang is an expert in
♦ Kung Fu
♦ Muay Thai,
♦ Wing chun,
♦ Tai chi,
♦ Mixed Martial Arts,
♦ Traditional & power Yoga
♦ Xtream Martial arts
♦ Ninjutsu (Ninja)
What is the meaning of Martial Art ?:
Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a variety of reasons: as Self Defense, Military and law enforcement applications; as competition, physical fitness, mental and spiritual development; as well as entertainment and the preservation of a nation’s intangible cultural heritage.
Three types of Combat Martial Arts:
Traditional Martial arts have traditional technique and are used in sport & Street fighting to overpower and injure the opponent.
Defensive Tactics are used by the Law Enforcement to control, subdue & capture Law breakers without causing grievous injury.
Military Martial Arts –Unarmed Combat & Close Quarter arts have only one aim, to eliminate in the fastest & simplest possible way. Period.
Guru Hemang is an expert in Kalaripayattu, Yoga, Muay Thai, Taekwondo, Kickboxing, Wing chun, Tai chi, Mixed Martial Arts, Wrestling and Karate; this strongly influence Guru Hemang’s training philosophy, as they serve to improve one’s health tremendously through high intensity conditioning, but also serve as realistically applicable forms of self-defense. He is pursuing Kalaripayattu Martial Arts Scientific Research & Training Center of Bodhidharma. He is also considered as an exceptional Traditional & Power Yoga Guru. He conceives that mastering the basics allows you to learn and execute advanced exercises more safely and effectively.
Martial arts Training Stages :
It is a graded training schedule demanding dedication, disciplined devotion. It is stratified into different levels.
♣ Basic Level
Martial arts originates not in aggression but in the disciplining of the self.
Therefore the training begins with disciplining the physical body and attaining a mental balance.
This is crucial for any person and not necessarily a martial aspirant.
This first stage of training consists of physical exercises to develop strength, flexibility, balance and stamina.
It includes jumps, low stances on the floor, circular sequences, kicks, punches, Blocks etc.
An attempt is made to understand and master each separate organ of the body.
These exercises bring an alertness to the mind, and this alertness helps one
Understand some of the movements and processes of the self-defense sequences that are taught at later stages.
♣ Intermediate Level
This is the second level of training wherein the wooden weapons are introduced. One may wonder, in this age of fast growing technology do such practices help?
The purpose of weapons training is to remove fear – training allows one to “see”, and not run away.
It is believed that all forms of fear can be reduced to two basic types – visual and aural.
The correct weapon training helps to develop dristi sthirata – seeing clearly with stability -which prevents the mind from panicking, thus allowing one to calmly assess the situation and take appropriate action.
The weapon wielding techniques may not be applied directly but it plays a major role in building confidence, alertness and balance of the body.
An alert person is free from stress and anxiety.
♣ Advance Level
If the student masters the first two stages of training, one need not continue the learning of the art as the first two stages moulds the personality and enables one to face situations in life better.
The first two stages in that point of view becomes a necessity to all.
Further training is provided to those students who aspire to learn the martial aspect.
Here the metal weapon training is introduced.
♣ Senior Level
The bare-hand techniques of locking, gripping, throwing and further blocking, striking and kicking techniques are taught. This part of the study includes knowing the vital points or nerve centre striking.
This is said to be the advanced stage and Senior of the Martial traditional order will impart this knowledge only to those students who are highly disciplined not only in Martial Arts but also in their daily life. The student also learns the Marma Chikilsa (Treatment) and Marma Adi (Vital point Attack, Pressure Points) as part of Martial Arts advanced study.