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Dr. Pearlman is a dedicated and committed martial artist and, I can't stress this enough, a teacher above all else. Steve continues to learn so that he can improve his art and continue passing it to his students. His understandings of the principles behind martial techniques are sound and easy to understand, regardless of an individuals martial arts background. If Steve is teaching it to you, you WILL be able to see it in other arts. As as instructor, he is patient, but demands the best from his students and constantly challenges them to push their limits and refine their technique through diligent practice and application. Martial Philosophy, which is often forgotten or left by the wayside in many martial arts environments today, is another cornerstone of his philosophy. If you're looking for a martial art that encompasses technique, hands-on application, and a means for both physical and mental improvement, Praxis Martial Arts is not to be missed.Sep 7, 2015
Studying under Dr Pearlman has opened my outlook on so many things. I have quit smoking, and have a better grasp on what I want to do with my life.Jul 23, 2015
I have been a student of the martial arts for 15 years, primarily in Kempo and Aikido, though I've dabbled in other styles. Dr. Pearlman has researched and studied classical styles to teach modern self defense. His classes have opened my eyes and my mind to a deeper understanding of the martial arts. Besides learning new techniques and applications, my performance in the other styles I practice have also improved. Dr. Pearlman's style is holistic, in the sense that it covers a wide range while keeping everything integrated. Strikes, kicks, locks, trapping and ground techniques are all covered. The focus is on self-defense, not fighting. Classes are relaxed but intense, great for beginners and experienced practitioners. I cannot recommend Praxis Martial Arts enough. Come down and see it for yourself.Jul 25, 2015
I have been blessed to call Steve Pearlman a teacher and a friend for many years. His consisent work ethic and dedication to the Martial Arts has remained inspirational throughout. Like Bruce Lee, who took the best parts of various Martial Arts to create his art, Steve is a pioneer in the field. When I first began to read his book (The Book of Martial Power), I stopped myself halfway through and restarted. I found there was so much practicality in his style that I needed to start over again, fearing I may miss something. Never had I read so much about the delivery of technique and maintenance of structure that has not been puffed up with filler. There is no fluff in the book or in his style, whatsoever. Wrapping my head around his concepts has been nothing but thrilling over the years. Everything Steve teaches is practical and geared toward self-defense that is highly effective. Praxis Martial Arts teaches the delivery of sound and powerful technique through seemingly effortless movement. You will work hard reaching this state of effortless technique, but the end result is the knowledge and muscle memory needed to quickly defuse and/or control a physical confrontation. As Steve says, "Work hard. Fight lazy." I would highly recommend Steve and Praxis to anyone.Jul 23, 2015
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