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At BETA Academy, our mission is to connect people through the practice of martial arts. It can be more than simply learning to punch and kick. It can be a means of self-expression, a vehicle for self-development - an art form that moves us toward a healthier, more creative and more peaceful life. At the core of our practice is a code that we can carry with us on and off the mats. These values influence how we practice and ultimately; how we treat one another.
Nakapan Phungephorn - Owner/Founder of BETA Academy

RESPECT

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Be respectful towards all. Showing others respect and gratitude fosters mutual trust, mutual assistance and makes the world a better place. One should not only strive for one’s own gain but for “Jita Kyoei” - mutual gain and mutual benefit.

DISCIPLINE

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Exercise self-control and fully commit to focus energy towards achieving goals with maximum efficiency. This is known as “Seiryoku Zenyo”. “Whatever the object, the best way of attaining it shall be the maximum or the highest efficient use of mental and physical energy directed to the aim.” – Jigaro Kano

CONSTANT IMPROVEMENT

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Face challenges every day - not because it’s important to be better than someone else; but rather to be better than yesterday.

COMMUNITY

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The power gained from martial arts training is not only for the purpose of knocking or pinning down. It can be a force that moves the whole world forward in a positive direction.

*NOTE About Principles: “Learn the principle, abide by the principle, and dissolve the principle. In short, enter a mold without being caged in it. Obey the principle without being bound by it.” – Bruce Lee