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Nagado

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The style of martial art taught at Georgina Family Martial Arts is called Nagado. Nagado means way of the dragon and snake. Each of these animals embodies the true martial artist in a unique way.

The dragon represents our personal power. It symbolizes that aspect of each of us that feels good about ourself. The snake symbolizes the consummate martial artist because the snake will do everything in its power to avoid a confrontation, but when called upon to defend itself, does so without hesitation.

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The role of animals in martial arts dates all the way back to its beginnings. It is said that many of the initial martial arts movements were patterned after specific animal movements. Different animals have various meanings depending on the specific style of martial art.

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