Mind Body Spirit Martial Arts
"Enter into a time and place in history when harmony and inspiration were once a way of life. Experience old, traditional martial arts culture, etiquette, and lifestyle – reaching beyond ourselves in today's world."
- Grand Master Gene Perceval

About us:

how to kiai
how to kiai

We are a martial arts school, of old, traditional martial arts operating out of various locations on Long Island, Nassau County, NY. When you enter into our classes, you'll enter into a time and place where harmony and inspiration were once a way of life (in the old, traditional martial arts). Our mission therefore is to bring back the traditional martial arts culture into today's world.

Traditional martial arts:

The martial arts is more than just something physical, it's about living in harmony, inspiration, and calmness of the mind every single day. The true martial arts is a world of self improvement, self refinement, and respect for one's self and others around us.

martial arts harmony

Reaching beyond ourselves

martial arts harmony

Reaching beyond ourselves

These morals are grounded in the vision and principles of Mind-Body-Spirit Martial Arts. Its founder, Grand Master Perceval, was inspired by this culture of old, traditional martial arts when he first experienced it back in the mid 1960's serving in the U.S. armed forces, stationed about twenty miles from the demilitarized zone in South Korea. While there, in 1964-1965, he trained under Master Chun Chae Kyu, one of the traditional masters living there. Grand Master Perceval experienced not only the teachings of a traditional martial arts master, but lived its lifestyle through Master Chun and the native people of South Korea. Their world was the old world: lack of running water, no electricity, no heating. They had to grow their own food. The town in which Grand Master Perceval trained in, Pob Won Ni (South Korea), was a primitive place where most people farmed and lived a pre-modern lifestyle to survive. Those who studied the martial arts there at that time did so because it was a way of life. The old, traditional martial arts meant being able to protect one's home, family, and loved ones.

Grand Master Gene Perceval (1964) South Korea
Grand Master Gene Perceval (1964) South Korea

Today however, those values have faded. Most people seem to train in the martial arts for different reasons other than a way of life. As a result, we as a society seemed to have lost the values of the traditional martial arts. Our mission therefore is to bring back the old, traditional martial arts and its culture into today's world.

You can read all about Grand Master Gene Perceval's Korean experience here in his history story. His story of the old, traditional martial arts is a unique one, and has become the inspiration of Mind-Body-Spirit Martial Arts. At Mind-Body-Spirit Martial Arts we teach at various locations on Long Island in Nassau County.