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About TAI Martial Arts
At North East T.A.I. Karate, we teach a system of Martial Arts called TAI. Transition Action, Incorporated (TAI) is a system of memorizing Martial Arts created by Grand Master David German. It is a highly personalized system that can be adapted to the individual needs of the user. Nobody is the same as anybody else. We all have different body types, different thoughts, and different emotional responses. With TAI a person is able to create a system of martial art specifically for themselves and any situation that they find themselves in.

Styles of TAI
This system teaches several different arts covering all ranges of Martial Arts styles. The student is shown how to combine the arts into one distinctly individual system that is completely fluid. The end product is that of a complete martial artist who is well-versed in several different arts and theories. A TAI martial artist can be called a decathlete of the martial arts, a person who can change from one art to another with fluidity in order to adapt to any situation.
The system of TAI is taught like a classical literature class. The student comes to recognize that all arts are valuable, and learns to see the beauty of them all. At the same time, the student also learns to adapt the aspect of the classical arts to fit their needs. It is like studying Hemmingway, Melville, Longfellow, Dickens, etc. The student can look and say, “This is Hemmingway, and this is Melville,” or the student can take what they like of them all and say, “This is mine.” In this fashion, the TAI student can study many of the classics while at the same time being able to create based upon what works best for the individual.

In the art of TAI, the concepts are far more important than the actual physical techniques. By learning to see different concepts, flow through them and understand the good and the bad with all, a martial artist will not only be a formidable opponent, but will also be able to apply this ability to other areas of life. He or she will learn how to see different aspects of things and will learn to understand him or herself as well as other people better. TAI will not only make you a better martial artist, but it will also make you a better person.

There are several different styles of Martial Art involved in TAI. In our school, students will learn all of these styles together to help teach the student to choreograph different arts into a single system that is completely unique to the individual.

* Budo-Jujutsu. Founded by Master Al Thomas, this is one of the base styles of TAI.

* Kenpo (American and Chinese). One of the foundations of TAI, this art was founded by Senior Grand Master Edmund K. Parker.

* Newaza. This term comes from Japanese Jujutsu/Judo and means "mat work," or "ground techniques." In TAI, this is a comprehensive study of various grappling/wrestling maneuvers that can be done from the ground.

* Taido. This is a Japanese term that refers to "The Way of the Body," not to be confused with the modern acrobatic Japanese Martial Art, Taido is an elaboration of Taijutsu, or "Body Art." In TAI, Taido is the use of 72 different chokes and strangle holds.

* Chin Na. Translated from Chinese as, "To seize and control." This art focuses on grasping, holding, controlling, manipulating and subduing opponents.

* Chuan Fa. Chuan Fa can be translated from Chinese as "Fist Law." This is a small circle art with a great deal of rolling striking techniques. This art was taught to Master Kimmey from his employers, brothers Mr. And Mr. Le.

* Taiji Chuan. Taiji Chuan can be translated from Chinese as "Grand Ultimate Fist." A soft and fluid art combining chin na and chi gong.

* Wrestling. Freestyle wrestling, focusing on various locks, throws, pins and holds, both standing and on the ground. This is the ultimate method of getting in the best shape of your life without getting injured.

* Elements of Okinawan Karate, White Tiger Kung Fu, White Eyebrow Kung Fu, Aikido, Sil Lum, Tae Kwon Do, and other styles may also be found in the system.

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