A brief explanation of the term ‘martial arts’ has already been provided on the Wikipedia page. However, one of the most frequently asked question regarding the term is the difference between martial arts and taekwondo or taekwondo and karate and so on. Originally, in the ancient times, different countries had developed their own unique combat techniques as a part of their war tactics, like Kung Fu was developed by China, Taekwondo by Korea, Karate by Japan, Wrestling in India, etc. Over time, with the introduction of long-range weapons like guns, the need for these techniques was diminished. Thus, to preserve these styles, which were now also a part of their culture, these countries introduced and modified them in sports format under the collective term, Martial Arts.
In the ancient times, a martial artist was a warrior who possesses exceptional physical and mental capabilities, which are relevant and important even today mainly for the military, a sportsman, and even in our day to day lives. These qualities come in two types; visible, i.e. the body posture, bone density, flexibility, strength, endurance, agility, etc and invisible, i.e. focus, discipline, leadership, decision-making, confidence, emotional resilience, etc. Thus, martial arts provides for the overall character development of an individual, which is why nowadays, it is so highly regarded in many countries and even provides students who pursue it with exceptional educational opportunities.
Since two years, we have been training students in different forms of martial arts at Millennium National School. As a result of the immense support from the management, parent’s cooperation and student response, the management have decided to form a fully equipped martial arts studio with exceptional quality equipment and high priced gears. Eternal Martial Arts Studio will be one of a kind martial arts studio in the entire country.
The school has also appointed a highly qualified faculty:
Mr. Sagar Sutar (B.Com, MCM)
Chief Instructor (Eternal Martial Arts Studio)
2nd Degree (DAN) Black Belt holder (World Taekwondo Federation)
He has won various medals at District, State, National and International levels.
He has been in this field since 1993 and has been teaching since 1999.
Under his guidance, many of his students have won medals at international level and are currently a faculty at Millennium National School.
He has been teaching at Millennium National School since 2 years, and his students from the same have won several medals at Zilla Parishad, CBSE, Schoolympics and Federation tournaments at District, State and National levels.
The Martial Arts Program to be introduced at the school will be of the following nature:
- Preparing students Physically and Mentally: Introducing their bodies to a lifestyle of Fitness, Improving Body Posture, Flexibility, Focus and Inducing Discipline.
- Developing an affinity towards Exercise and Sports
3rd to 10th Std.:
- Physical conditioning (which will help them in martial arts as well as other sports): Fitness, Diet, Fat loss and Increasing Bone Density, Height, Strength and Flexibility
- Basic Fundamentals of Martial Arts and Fitness
- Basic Attacks and Blocks
- Student analysis to match their potential with the sport
- Segregation of students in their respective suitable fields of martial arts (with prior consultation with parents)
- Basic Katas
- Competition specific training
- Increase in Endurance, Strength, Flexibility, and Agility.
- Sports Specific Conditioning
- Advanced Katas
- Complex variations of Attacks and Blocks
- Increased training intensity
- Specialization in advanced techniques
- Spiritual conditioning and Meditation
- Introduction to the unique set of techniques developed by our mentor Mr. Sagar Sutar after deep study and analysis over a span of a decade.
- Belt (Examination) Certification will begin from the academic year of 2018-19 only for interested students with their parents’ confirmation, which will be subject to different terms and conditions, and according to the norms of the Federation.