THE OXFORD VALLEY MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY
The Oxford Valley Martial Arts Academy("OVMAA") specializes in real life self-defense training. We are dedicated to developing our members' confidence and ability
to defend any type of attack at any range. We also make sure to have fun while
we are training so that we actually enjoy practicing the techniques, drills and
concepts from the diverse martial arts we study.
Unlike many other schools, our focus is on the individual. Our functional-based approach to martial arts ensures that each of our members knows what works for them in a real-life confrontation. We have no ranking system in our school since an attacker in the street doesn’t care how many black belts you have or what techniques you know. Our members have confidence because they truly know what they can do under pressure and have been able to make their techniques work against a resisting opponent. Martial arts is our advocation---we do not make our living from charging students for martial arts lessons. Rather, we train in martial arts to ensure that we can protect ourselves, our families and our loved ones.
At OVMAA we explore techniques and training methods from various martial arts. The curriculum of OVMAA comes from various sources, including Western Boxing, Thai Boxing, Tang Soo Do, JKD concepts, and the Filipino Martial Arts.
We believe that, in order to be able to defend yourself, you must be aware of and understand the many types of encounters that a person may be exposed to in today's environment. Our members train in all ranges of combat, including weapon range, kicking range, boxing range, and grappling range. The ultimate goal of OVMAA is enable its members to gain an understanding of martial arts principles, learn to apply those principals in a realistic setting, and allow members make it their own.
At OVMAA, we follow the JKD philosophy of exploring all martial arts, accepting what is useful, using the utmost efficiency in application and using what works in combat. OVMAA members train realistically, but in a safe and controlled training environment, to achieve their individual goals.
At OVMAA, we believe that, through diligent study and realistic training in the martial arts, our members will develop self-confidence, enhance self-esteem, enhance their cultural awareness through the martial arts and, most importantly, develop their own personal arsenal of individualized techniques to defend themselves. OVMAA members are encouraged to continually train, grow and improve and to use what they learn constructively, as responsible members of the community.