What do we teach?
Pencak Silat – A general name for various indigenous martial art systems from Indonesia and other parts of South East Asia. 'Pencak’ refers to the performance and dance aspect, while ‘Silat’ to the essence of fighting and self-defense. Both aspects are intertwined and work mutually together to bring out the full fruit of the practice. Pencak Silat Panglipur is a comprehensive system that includes these traditiontal styles; Cimande, Pamacan, Pamonyet, Cikalong, Serak, Syabandar, Kari, Madi and Betawi. Silat is known for its dynamic striking, limb destruction, bladed weapons and fighting multiple opponents with fluid, lightning like movements. A great example of Silat in action is the recent movies ‘The Raid 1 & 2’.
Tai Chi Chuan – The most famous of the Traditional Internal Chinese Martial Arts, Taiji is a holistic sytem that promotes healing, meditation and self-defense. The popular translated is "Supreme Ultimate Fist" or "Great Polarity Boxing". An ancient system that, today, is practiced as a meditative form of exercise. The goal of the practice is to unite mind/body/heart to work harmoniously together. It involves a series of movements practiced in a slow, focused manner synchronized with deep breathing to promote health and longevity. Complimented by Push Hands, a series of two man exercises that utilizes trapping, locking, and grappling, with a specialized focus on close ranged combat. Tai Chi is known to empty the Center.
Kalis – The stick and bladed arts of the Philippines are also known as Escrima, Arnis and Kali. Battle tested techniques taught to Military Special Forces and Law Enforcement Officers all over the world. Students usually start with learning how to use a stick, sword and knife as weapons. Empty hand techniques are taught when proficiency with the stick/sword and knife have been learnt and go by various names of Pangamot (Empty Hands), Panantukan (Dirty Boxing), Sikiran (Kicking) and Dumog (Grappling). Made famous in the 'Jason Bourne' movie series.
Yoga – An ascetic system originally from India that unites mind and body through daily practice. The aim of Yoga is to support joint longevity, prevent injury and speed recuperation from common problems of daily activity. Yoga increases energy by decompressing the spine and develops precise muscle balance for functional strength and mobility. The breath is synchronized with a series of postures, producing internal heat and purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind.
Emergency Self-Defense – Realistic self-defense techniques, movement drills and breath work to help men, women and young adults deal with conflict situations encountered everyday. Improving self-defense skills is all about preparation. Train practical techniques and learn proven tactics to use for self-defense. Knowing how to use a weapon and how to defend against weapons unarmed. Cultivate situational awareness skills, verbal deescalation skills, and learn to manage situations that are common to violent crime. Open to all levels of experience and styles.
Baguazhang- Literally translated as Eight Trigram Palm, referring to the Taoists trigrams of the I Ching. A Chinese Internal Martial art that emphasizing the use of spiral movements, circle walking, superior use of footwork and fighting angles. It makes the body extremely flexible and able to move with tremendous grace, speed and power. Bagua practice is vigorous and demanding on the practitioner. The foundation of the system is a meditative circle walking practice, the "Single Palm Change" & "Double Palm Change." Bagua allows one to produce a stillness of mind in the midst of intense physical activity. Bagua is known to move the Center.
Xingyiquan- The name of this Chinese Internal Martial art translates approximately to "Form-Intention Fist", or "Shape-Will Boxing". The techniques of Xingyi are characteristically aggressive in nature and the Xingyi fighter prefers to move into the opponent with decisive strikes at the earliest opportunity. The style prizes economy of motion and the concept of simultaneous attack and defense. As the name implies, the form or shape of the movements is only a physical manifestation of one's internal state or intent. Xingyi is known to fortify the Center.
Yiquan- Roughly translated from Chinese as 'Mind-Boxing' or 'Intention Fist'. Yiquan is essentially formless, containing no fixed sets of fighting movements or techniques. Instead, focus is put on developing one's natural movement and fighting abilities through a system of training methods and concepts, working to improve the perception of one's body, its movement, and of force. The core practice is standing meditation postures with specific mind intent. A fundamental principle underlying all Internal styles is that the mind controls and leads the movements of the body.
Qigong- A Traditional Chinese Medicine regiment to develop vitality and longevity. Can be translated as breath work or life force cultivation. Various forms of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times, often stretching the body, increasing movement of bodily fluids and building spatial awareness of how the body moves through space guided by the mind. Qigong practice typically involves moving meditation, coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and a calm meditative state of mind.
Personal Training- A certification with the National Academy of Sports Medicine awards Denise Horvilleur the opportunity to offer exercise planning based on knowledge and skills in the latest developments of human movement science. A personal training session involves an initial interview and fitness assessment(s). Training in the following areas are then considered in developing a training regimen: flexibility, cardiorespiratory, core, balance, plyometrics (reactive training), speed, agility and quickness training, and resistance training. See Central Motion Personal Training page for more information.
Reflexology- The art of Reflexology is a powerful natural health science that studies the relationship of the reflex areas in the feet, hands and the ears to the rest of the body so that these areas can be worked on with the fingers and thumbs in a manner that will lead to improved health and the maintenance of good health. Reflexology is a comlementary therapy, which works on the feet to help heal the whole person not just the prevailing symptoms. Reflexology can be used to help restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium.
Meditation- Meditation may serve as a means to balance the central nervous system through daily practice. Sessions include techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional neutrality, and observational skills. By engaging with a particular meditation practice, patterns and habits of the mind may surface, offering a practitioner the opportunity to cultivate new, more constructive ways of being. With regular work and patience, meditation may result in nourishing, focused states of mind, which can develop into profoundly peaceful and energized mind states. Such experiences may have a transformative effect, offering the opportunity for a new outlook on lif