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What is a Pivot Point?
The definition of a “Pivot Point” from physics is : the most important thing in a situation or system (etc), which other things depend on or are based on. In this case that would be YOU.
Each time you come to class and learn something, it is up to you to apply yourself, practice what you learn and make it part of your life. Only you can work to perfect what you learn through commitment, perseverance, self-control, discipline and dedication. Through the application of these traits you develop a respect for your abilities and for others. Mastering yourself and improving yourself is a mind-set totally dependent on you.
The logo of the two connecting P’s forms a variation of the infinity symbol as you constantly develop and maintain balance and equilibrium of the 5 tenants of Tae-Kwon-Do. You never stop learning in martial arts as in life, and you can always be better and this mind-set is meant to carry with you throughout your life, in and out of the Dojang infinitely.
Pivot Point Fitness & Martial Arts was founded in September 11, 2018, and although its main focus is a traditional form of Tae-Kwon-Do (TKD), kickboxing classes are also available to meet the need of the students.
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Goals & Philosophy
Our goal is to provide a well-rounded fitness experience for the whole family with options that fit both age and ability in terms of training. goals.
The area of physical fitness focused on involves training through both structured martial arts; specifically Moo-Duk-Kwan TKD, and/or kickboxing classes.
Pivot Point Martial Arts and Fitness head instructor is Jared Christensen and the assistant instructor is Vincent Christensen.
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About Pivot Point Martial Arts and Fitness Instructor.
Sabeomnim (Korean for TaeKwonDo instructor) Christensen was introduced to Martial Arts in 1985 while attending an info session for Shotokan Karate at noon at Woodstock High, Woodstock NB. He started his first structured martial arts clas in Chito-Ryu Karate in Woodstock NB under Sensi Terry Brown in the mid 80's. He obtained a green belt before switching to a more preferred dynamic style: (Moo-Duk-Kwan) Tae-Kwon-Do (aka TKD). Mr. Christensen studied under Master Robert Mason of Woodstock, NB where he reached Red Belt before leaving the province to attend university in Truro, Nova Scotia in January of 1991.
While attending University in Truro NS., Mr. Christensen taught TKD. One of the first students to enter his class was (and now is) Master Wayne Langille. (Langille's Tae-Kwon-Do in Truro NS).
After completing university in Nova Scotia Mr. Christensen took three months off to finish his training prior to entering the work force. He returned to NB to attended his Black Belt test in June of 1997 under Grand Master Michael Clark, with Master Robert Mason, and Master Shane Morris also present. The test took place at Grand Master Clark's Dojang in Bangor ME.
After living in the Halifax/Dartmouth for 25 years, Mr. Christensen and his family relocated to Perth-Andover in 2017.
While in Halifax Mr. Christensen also studied Kung-Fu. He and gained ranks in two different styles Kung Fu; a Gold Sash in 5 Animal Kung Fu (SiFu Garreth Warren, Halifax, NS) and upon returning to NB, an Orange Sash in Northwest Shaolin Kung-Fu (SiFu Alain Lajoie, Grand Falls).
Pivot Point Martial Arts was formed in 2018 in Perth-Andover and is a member of the Martial Arts Virtue Alliance headed up by the organization's founder - Master Shane Morris at Summit Martial Arts in Alberta. The assistant instructor at Pivot Point Martial Arts is Mr. Christensen's Son - Vincent.