Sept 2020: The ISMA Website is under major construction. We ARE offering classes (both online and at the rec centers), but please be patient as many of the documents on here are being updated, and may not be accurate, due to changes made as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. If you have any questions or are interested in joining the ISMA family, please contact Sifu Bales.
Welcome to Inner Strength Martial Arts (ISMA). Through the years, ISMA has evolved from not only being a martial arts school, but a complete style - a style that is based on a foundation of Korean and Chinese martial arts movement. ISMA's primary focus is on street application self defense against single to multiple attackers, utilizing the principles of Shui Huo Kung Fu.
Our goal at ISMA is to teach knowledge, technical ability, and the philosophy of our style while installing discipline, self confidence, and the importance of physical conditioning as it relates to the martial arts, to our students. We try to provide an interesting and exciting, non-threatening, family atmosphere. Although our style focuses primarily on self defense, we emphasize the concept of training not to fight - in other words, our goal is to give students the ability, self confidence, and technical proficiency to protect themselves and adapt to any situation, in addition to the mental Inner Strength not to place themselves in a confrontational situation. While the training at ISMA does intensify significantly with age and skill level, the goal of Self Protection and Inner Strength does remain constant.
Please feel free to continue to browse our web site, learn more about us, and visit frequently. In addition to regularly scheduled classes, many ISMA students are involved in ISMA sponsored extra curricular activities that help develop their skills while building long lasting friendships and camaraderie.
Skills developed through quality martial arts instruction will enhance your life forever. If you have any questions or are interested in joining the ISMA family, please contact me.
Sifu Cheryl L. Bales
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