Opening Times:

M/W 4:30-5:40; T/Th 6:20-8:30 PM

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217-414-3836

The Path to Excellence

Practice makes progress. Progress creates precision. Precision leads to Excellence.

As the cliché goes, “Practice makes perfect.” But we know perfection isn’t possible, because, no matter how good we are, we can always improve. Practice doesn’t make perfect; rather, practice makes progress. We get a little bit better each time we train.

We keep making progress till we are able to perform with precision: doing something exactly as it should be done.

When we achieve precision, we continue to improve until we achieve excellence: performing with outstanding or exceptionally good quality.

This is our mission at Gravity Martial Arts: keeping ourselves and our students on the path to excellence!

The Goal of Martial Arts

Aggression with Discretion.

Martial arts training focuses on developing the emotional, mental, and physical fortitude needed to defend yourself if needed and also to overcome obstacles, and seeking the wisdom to know not just how to fight, but when and why to fight.

We practice aggression with discretion: we hone our skills and develop our warrior spirit; more importantly, we learn discernment: making the right choices and learning how to use our minds to solves problems we face in life.

A Little Bit Better Every Day

There are numerous benefits to martial arts training: improvement to both physical and mental wellness; confidence and a greater sense of self-worth; the feeling of acceptance and belonging due to being part of a like-minded group of people who share similar goals and values; fulfillment in knowing goals are being reached.

I could go on, but the point is that martial arts changed my life and continues to add value to my life. I teach martial arts to share this wonderful gift with those around me.

Come see for yourself what training can do for you!

Values-Driven, Mission-Focused

We strive to be a business and a school that’s grounded in our values. Everything we do needs to have the proper WHY behind it. We don’t want to do anything “just because,” or because “that’s how other martial arts schools do it.” We do everything with a purpose. Our mission statement is clear: We better ourselves to better our world.

Our plans, projects, and lessons are designed to fulfill our mission, and our mission is grounded in our operating values.

Our Values
– We strengthen each other through respect.
– We promote honesty and integrity.
– We foster a culture of acceptance.
– We are a safe place.
– We are leaders through service.
– We encourage a positive mindset.
– We celebrate individual progress.
– We live a healthy lifestyle: physically, mentally, and spiritually.
– We grow through regular training and personal development.
– We are fiscally healthy and responsible.
– We leave our training facility, our community, and our world better than we found it.

Women’s Self-Defense

Ashlyn is starting a Wednesday evening Women’s Self-Defense program. First class begins January 30 at 7:00 PM, and is free to everyone who is interested in trying it out. Message her if you are interested!

The program will focus on practical non-physical and physical methods for staying safe, addressing the particular challenges women face in our society.