Martial Arts Styles We Teach
and Understanding each Martial Art

Here is a basic overview of the martial arts styles we teach in our classes.  Please do your research, other facilities claim to teach multiple martial arts styles like us, but don't be fooled.  Castle Rock Martial Arts is the only location to teach 7 different martial arts styles under one roof!!!




Tae Kwon Do (Traditional Style, Not Olympic Style): A Korean martial art created in the 1950s, which grew from the basis of karate. Tae kwon do is practiced by the Korean police and military, but is also one of the country's most popular sports. Tae kwon do emphasizes the use of kicking techniques.





Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: a martial art that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting with the goal of gaining a dominant position and using joint-locks and chokeholds to force an opponent to submitSparring or Randori and live drilling play a major role in training.





Kung Fu: A very ancient form of martial arts which also has innumerable styles and substyles, Kung Fu includes the legendary Shaolin style of fighting, which was named after a 6th century monastery in Honan, China. The Shaolin style was developed over many centuries, expanding from 72 basic fighting movements in its early development to 170 moves divided into five styles named after the animal the movements were supposed to resemble or represent; the Tiger, Leopard, Snake, Dragon and Crane.






Judo: Judo was developed in the 19th century from a number of jujitsu methods. Initially it was separated into two distinct practices, one for self-defense and one for physical conditioning. These days, judo is practiced mainly as a sport, which has competitions and tournaments worldwide. The main techniques of this art are throwing and grappling. Judo fighters spend much of their training in learning how to fall safely when they are thrown, to minimize their risk of injury.





Tai Chi: A series of meditative and self-healing movements based on Chinese teachings over 6,000 years old, Tai Chi literally translates to "The Grand Ultimate Way of Life" as taught through movement. Also a Martial Art, Tai Chi is generally practiced as a non-contact, non-competitive sport for focus, self-awareness, health and relaxation. The slow, rhythmic movements are very effective in returning the skeletal structure, muscles and organs to their natural alignment.





Karate: Karate or karate-do is a martial art of Okinawan origin. Rather than being the product of any one person, culture or era, karate is a synthesis of various Okinawan fighting methods, enhanced intermittently with various forms of Chinese kung fu. In modernity, it is categorized by some as budo, introduced to the Japanese main islands from Okinawa in 1921 by various Okinawan practitioners who migrated to Japan during the early 20th century.



Hapkido: "way of coordinating power." A Korean martial art characterized by kicking without retraction and composed of three primary skills: nonresistance when meeting force, circular motion to countering and attacking, and the water principle - total penetration of an enemy's defenses.