Paladin Martial Arts is like an extended family. We all are on a path to improve ourselves in one form or another. This includes us as your instructors and you as the student.
— John Baisch, Founder

What to Expect on your first day

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  • Come a few minutes early to fill out your Trial Program Information Form and Medical Release Form. (If you are under the age of 18 you will need a guardian to be there to sign for you.) Click here if you'd like to fill out the forms in advance.

  • During your first class you will start with some basic techniques, explanations of the concepts, applications, and references from some of the different martial arts Gaia Chuan gets them from.

What to Bring With You

  • A bottle of water

  • Towel for sweat

Additional Information

The martial art you will be learning is called Gaia Chuan (Guy-Ah Choo-Won). It is an ecclectic system that involved many influences of different martial arts. "Gaia" is the mythological name for "Mother Earth" and Chuan is a Chinese term for "fist," or "Martial Art."

One of our goals is to bring out the best in our students, both in skill and in understanding what is being learned. Your well-being and personal safety is our first priority. This is our commitment to you.

There are many reasons to train in the martial arts, and many paths to take on your journey as an artist. The most important thing you can do is never give up. You may find some things will come easy, and other lessons difficult. Cherish the difficult lessons and learn from them. If, or when, you have any trouble or difficulty with any aspect of training, our sole purpose is to help you, no matter how long it takes.

Don't forget to:

  • Be patient with yourself, don’t stress.

  • Take breaks if needed, and allow yourself time to develop.

  • Discuss with us any specific needs or challenges you have. Gaia Chuan is for everybody, regardless of age, gender, or physical challenges.