Frequently Asked Questions
This is all so new, and we get that!
Here are a listing of some of the basic questions that we are asked regarding the Paxtial Arts formula.
What is Paxtial Arts?
Paxtial Arts is trailblazing, exploring, and laying the foundations of a new philosophy and style of self-defense that we call “the peaceful arts." Self defense is often associated with some form of striking or restraint, yet for the Paxtial Arts to maintain its integrity, the components of Paxtial Arts must maintain its core element of peace as its highest ideal.
A trained Paxtial Artist can continuously collapse a human structure with a feathered touch applied and within certain windows of timing, proper angle, and positions. There is no striking or restraining, only a collapsing of your opponent until he or she tires, may be reasoned with, or until others can offer assistance by helping to diffuse the situation.
How is Paxtial Arts different than Martial Arts?
The Encyclopedia defines Martial Arts as follows: “Any of several arts of combat and self-defense that are widely practiced as sport. There are armed and unarmed varieties, most based on traditional fighting methods used in East Asia.”
Paxtial Arts is a newly developed peaceful self-defense formula devoid of striking, kicking, weapons or combat of any kind. Paxtial Arts is not a style of Martial Arts, but rather it is a new category developed to provide a passive solution towards aggressive physical contact. Paxtial Arts is not intended to be practiced as a sport.
Paxtial Arts’s primary focus is to establish a win - win outcome as opposed to the fighting arts or aggressive physical philosophy of a win - lose outcome.
Does it really work?
In the Paxtial Arts we work with redirection and relaxed motion in order to center and balance ourselves mentally and physically. This allows the Paxtial Artist to have a peaceful state of mind while simultaneously using fluid motion and a soft touch in order to create off-balance in the aggressor; both physically and mentally.
A main component of the Paxtial Arts is to remain calm and relaxed; to nurture the Yin side of self, and not to feed the aggressive Yang side of self at all. An attacker plays on your tension and your energy. The more tense you become, the more aggressive an attacker becomes. The attacker has a predetermined mindset of how things are going to happen. When A plus B no longer equals C, the aggressor is completely thrown off mentally and physically.
So, does Paxtial Arts work as an effective self-defense? It has been our discovery after 24 years of research, that the formula of Paxtial Arts not only works, but it far surpasses our original quest for an answer to that very question.
Is it difficult to learn?
The Paxtial Arts are very easy to learn and integrate into your current Martial Arts curriculum. When someone sees it for the first time we hear, “wow, there is no way I can learn that!" Because the formula is so fluid, it appears effortless in its application and it appears to the observer as if the Paxtial Artist has been doing the formula for a long time. The reality is the system is very easy to learn, in fact, if you can walk and chew gum at the same time, you can become a skilled Paxtial Artist!
The greater obstacle to learning the skills of the application of Paxtial motion is in learning to release the pre-conceived ideology of what self-defense should be. In order to teach someone the Paxtial Arts in an accelerated time, we had to move beyond the traditional way of teaching. We have condensed lesson plans to simplify concepts of motion and deepen the student’s understanding of the natural motions of their body when it is free from tension.
There is no ranking or belt- system in Paxtial Arts in order to bypass ego or concerns about rank. In a matter of a few days we can teach an individual to be very proficient in the principles and philosophy of the Paxtial Arts.