Aaron Diaz

 

 

Aaron Diaz hails from Mobil, Alabama where he began his lifelong martial arts career in 1989.  At the age of six he began learning from his father, Steven Diaz, a 6th Dan in Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan.  He has trained in Seoul, New York, San Francisco, and Portland in a number of internal systems.  He holds a 4th degree black belt and master instructor rank in the Korean art of Soo Bahk Do.  

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Subak: is a classical Korean martial art characterized by powerful kicks and footwork that utilizes soft, flowing energy.  A synthesis of Daoist exercises and traditional Korean folk arts, Subak offers a dynamic and graceful approach to self-defense with an emphasis on economy of motion and healthful longevity.

·    basic postures

·    stretches stepping

·    partner exercises

·    assortment of dynamic kicks.  

People of all levels of fitness are welcome. 

Xing Yi Quan: (Hsing I Chuan) is one of the traditional internal martial arts of China.  It shares many principles and benefits with Tai Ji Quan (Tai Chi Chuan) and is an excellent introduction to “internal”-style movement, expressing power, and full body health. This class introduces the “Five Elements” of Xing Yi Quan, a series of five easy to learn basic movements that provide the foundation of this style. Each class will include basic warm ups and forms practice as well as partner work and applications.  All contact will be done in a safe and consenting manner.  This class is co-taught by Rob and Aaron and is visible on Rob's schedule.