Grandmaster Benny Meng

Grandmaster Benny Meng

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Grand Master Benny Meng

Grand Master Benny Meng An internationally renowned martial artist, instructor and referee, Benny Meng has devoted his entire lifetime to the field of martial arts starting from age 10. He has been …

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Meng’s Martial Arts is dedicated to bringing you the best in effective martial arts for health, self-defense, and self-improvement. With our headquarters in Huber Heights since 1987 and a growing list of schools throughout the United States and internationally, the staff and instructors throughout the Meng’s organization are dedicated to helping you reach your full human potential. We’re a long-term, professional and focused organization continuously creating supporting materials for our curriculum such as DVDs, Books, Manuals and special seminars throughout the year.

Our headquarters school has been recognized by the city of Huber Heights five times for our programs and we’ve even received recognition from the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate. In the martial arts community, our school was recognized as one of the top 200 schools in North America. Our staff includes Hall of Fame award recipients, Pan-American Champions, National Champions, Coaches of the Year, and noted authors in the martial arts. Meng’s Martial Arts is also the host to the Ving Tsun Museum , the first martial arts museum in the United States.

All of this expertise means that we are uniquely qualified to help you achieve your self-development and self-defense goals.

Grand Master Benny Meng and HKB Meng’s Martial Arts serve Dayton, the Miami Valley and surrounding communities including Warren County, Miami County, Clark County, Greene County, Butler County, Preble County, Darke County, Centerville, Clayton, Englewood, Germantown, Huber Heights, Kettering, Miamisburg, Moraine, New Lebanon, Oakwood, Riverside, Trotwood, Vandalia, West Carrollton, Beavercreek, Bellbrook, Springboro, Springfield, Tipp City, Troy, Butler Township, Clay Township, German Township, Harrison Township, Jackson Township, Jefferson Township, Miami Township, Perry Township, Washington Township and Richmond, Indiana.

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The Meng’s Martial Arts organization includes both full-time schools and research institutions. We develop our martial arts schools as institutions of higher learning. If you give us the time, we’ll give you the skill. But how is this possible? Read on and you’ll be amazed at what Meng’s Martial Arts has to offer you. Call today to schedule a free trial lesson by calling (937) 236-6485 in Dayton, or look for a location in your state.

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+ Age-appropriate training for ages 4-5, 6-13, 14-17, young adults and adults

Check out our Children’s Program here.

Children and adults are different. And very young children are different that middle-aged children, teenagers, and young adults. While this is common knowledge, most martial arts schools don’t make this important distinction. Lecturing to very young children for more than a few minutes is a waste of time because their attention wanders in about 2-3 minutes. And most adults don’t like being condescended to.

This is reality.

To train either age group without regard for their needs is a critical mistake. Young children shouldn’t exclusively learn about the history and culture of a traditional martial arts style in order to develop confidence; they need to be moving and active, focused on doing rather than being passive. This doesn’t mean that we don’t educate our youngest students – far from it; we teach them a lot. However, we teach through interaction, letting the child experience the lesson first before explaining why we did it.

For adults, our teaching follows the same format: combing action and interaction with lecture and philosophy. Adults are more sophisticated and by learning traditional philosophy, they gain valuable tools to help structure the way they look at the world. When your boss comes at you bent out of shape about something outside your control, it’s easier to maintain for composure when you know that it’s simply energy looking for a release. When someone on the street tries to take a swing at you, it’s still simply energy looking for release and you’ll be prepared to handle it as well. You’ll have the skills to maintain your self-control.

+ The core of our program is character building, learning to succeed no matter what the challenge

By learning how to defend yourself, you’re actually doing something to build your own sense of self-worth. When you value yourself, you can stand up for yourself.

In today’s hectic world, people who can’t stand up for themselves often get passed over by others. It’s not fair but that’s the way the world works. Rather than try to change the world, we’ll teach you to change yourself to never to give up. We’ll have you learning and experiencing what it takes to take charge of your life and, instead of letting life happen to you, let you happen to life – all in a positive, supportive, and encouraging environment.

How do we do it? The same way you build muscles – through progressive development. You should gradually – and consistently – expose your muscles to progressively heavier weight. In the same way, to develop character you are exposed to progressively more challenging situations. As you experience, adapt to and overcome each situation you’ll build your sense of self, what we call ‘self-identity’, until you finally unlock your own inner strength and realize your potential.

In order to help you see the benefit the martial arts can bring to your life, we’re going to teach you right now, as you sit at your computer and continue to read. And this information is just the tip of the iceberg.

To help you build your self-confidence and character, we use the wisdom of ancient warriors called the Three Connecting Bridges. The three bridges are Wandering, Awareness, and Focus. When you begin anything new, you tend to start with little or no idea what you’re doing. This is Wandering. Awareness is when you realize your lack of knowledge and gain an understanding of what you’re doing. Focus is when you arrive at the highest levels of skill and knowledge with total understanding and control.

Can you see how this philosophy can also be used in daily life? How would you like to be at the level of Focus in every aspect of life, in body, mind and will… all through the same methodology? Training at Meng’s Martial Arts makes it possible.

+ Recognize the reality of martial arts

“Character building is one thing, but how will what I know what I’m learning will stand up in a real self-defense situation, like against a thug on the street or against a bully for my kids? There are hundreds of styles; which one is the best for me?”

These are great questions. Before looking for a style, try answering a fundamental question: what are the martial arts really all about? At Meng’s Martial Arts, the first piece of wisdom we teach is how to break the martial arts down into different activities.

Why do people train in the martial arts?

Some people do martial arts for fitness and to develop strength, flexibility, and endurance. Other people do martial arts to learn self-defense as a civilian who can (and most likely should) leave a situation, a police officer who can’t leave a situation, or as a volunteer in the U.S. Armed Forces who are put into a situation intentionally and have to survive. Another tradition in the martial arts is of learning to develop the personal energy and willpower within each individual. Children do martial arts to develop discipline, focus and confidence. There are even people who train martial arts for competition at the Olympic level of human competition.

And this is not a complete list!!

Are any of these connected to ‘real martial arts’? The answer is a resounding YES. But how can each of these objectives be related to traditional martial arts? This is possible because there are actually Four Martial Art Activities. Each of these activities has different training methods and different goals. The Four Martial Art Activities are:

  • Arts/Entertainment
    This is what you see in the movies and at demonstrations – it’s flashy, explosive, dynamic, with a lot of flair, style and really shows off the potential of the human body.
  • Health/Fitness
    This is one of the main benefits people want and it comes in two flavors: Internal (for the organs, mind and attitude) and External (for the muscles, bones and joints).
  • Sports/Competition.
    This is where two martial athletes come together to determine who’s the ‘better fighter’ under a specific set of rules, with a referee and medical staff on site. The goal is to keep the event fair and safe.
  • Self-Defense/Combat.
    TThis is when someone faces the ultimate challenge, a life or death situation. There might be a massive size difference, weapons could be involved or there could be multiple opponents. This last activity is anything but safe and there is only one rule: survive!.

There is also a fifth activity: Self-Improvement. However, you can’t improve yourself if you sit on the couch and simply wish to get better as a human being but do nothing about it. This is why Self-Improvement is not listed as one of the Four Martial Art Activities. You have to do one of the four and, as you put yourself more and more into the activity, you’re character, confidence and sense of self improves; you’ll learn to relax and accomplish what seems difficult with ease, poise and grace.

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At Meng’s Martial Arts, our system – which has a tradition of over 1,500 years – contains all four activities and we’ve produced consistent results for over 17 years. But don’t take our word for it, come in and see for yourself. Most people, even martial art veterans, are aware of the different activities but simply put the differences on styles. With this concept, we can tailor our program to meet your needs and goals for self-defense and self-improvement.

+ You will learn not only the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of martial arts but also the ‘when,’ ‘where,’ and ‘why’ through the use of Techniques, Concepts and Principles.

“Techniques, Concepts and Principles… all martial arts talk about that,” you might say. And you’re right. All martial arts do TALK about Techniques, Concepts and Principles but very few schools provide exercises and experiences that allow you to LIVE them. It’s easy to talk the talk, but can they walk the walk?

Continuing with your free lesson:

Simply having students perform a stance and it will help build character is a pretty big jump. How does a certain way to stand build you as a person? We explain clearly that stances help to develop your balance. When training for balance, having someone give you a push and learning to catch and ‘root’ yourself through stances teaches you the technique of stances but also starts to give you an awareness of maintaining your center of gravity, controlling your space rather than allowing someone else to control it. Where else would the concept of “controlling your center” be important? How about everywhere! When you have a strong sense of who you are in life, a strong ‘root’, you have the foundation to achieve all your dreams. We’ll teach you about your physical center, mental center and emotional center – and how they relate to the exercise.
+ You will learn one system to counter all styles.

If you want to learn all about the martial arts, most martial art ‘experts’ suggest you cross-train in a variety of styles. When it comes to defending your life, should you rely on hundreds of techniques coming from multiple styles and doing what you prefer rather than what reality demands in the moment or should you use a seamless, uniform system that is in harmony with the reality? We call this being ‘subjective’ (using your personal preferences) or ‘objective’ (using an integrated, systemic approach).

What makes a technique work is the possession of true experience that creates instantaneous recognition of the right tool at right time and right place with the right energy. What gets us into trouble is a lack of experience that leaves us at the wrong place, the wrong time or the wrong energy. All human experiences are in the context of time, space and energy. This principle of Time, Space, and Energy is the key to all human activities. It is the common denominator that makes techniques work. For example, a Taekwondo side kick is not better than a Boxing right cross no more than a Jujitsu choke is better than a Judo throw. An effective martial artist uses the right tool at the right place and the right time.

Human beings all have the same skeleton. Our system first teaches proper body mechanics and then follows with tactics and strategies rather than fixed patterns and forms most often seen in various martial art styles. Having one system is ultimately more efficient than learning four or five styles to try and develop practical self-defense.

We give you a way to understand moving and using your body according to the human skeleton. Once you start to understand the structure and alignment of the human body you can learn to use your whole body in each motion instead of using just the parts. Your arm only adds 25% of the total power of a punch. If you only punch with your arm, as most people do, you’re not using 75% of your full potential. If you know how to use your body’s full potential, you can easily handle someone much larger than yourself. If you know how to use the full potential of your mind and attitude, you can accomplish anything in life.

“But what about if someone attacks me in a way that I haven’t been trained to defend”, you might ask. And that’s a very good question. And there’s a good answer… that is part four of the free lesson:

If you understand something called the ‘Four Ranges of Combat’ you can’t be attacked except in one of four ways: Kicking, Striking, Trapping (where one hand controls the opponent’s two hands) or Grappling (takedowns, tackles, and clinches are examples here). Even if an opponent has a cold weapon, meaning a weapon that doesn’t use gunpowder such as a stick or knife, his attacks still fall into one of four categories. When an opponent has a gun, things get a little trickier but it is not always an impossible situation. By being aware of the Four Ranges of Combat, you know when it’s time to talk and when it’s time to comply – to buy you time to defend or escape.

Again, this is only the tip of the iceberg. The information above is just a taste of our beginner’s course. Call (937) 236-6485 to set up a free lesson. On average, it takes beginners with no experience only 20 hours – or less than 3 months at 2x a week – to recognize attacks in all four ranges of combat, as well as the solutions for dealing with them. Those same 20 hours will also produce significant increases in mental awareness and physical fitness.

“You give is the time, we’ll give you the skill. Success through accountability.” How is this possible, just ask us!

True warrior arts, as a way of life, promote peaceful communities through the cultivation of the personal power within each individual. Strength, resourcefulness, and responsibility replace fear, helplessness, and dependency as one meets challenges and finds solutions for them. It is one thing to shrink back docilely in terror and a different thing to choose gentleness and harmony because, having attained the skills of devastation, one has removed the fear of angering or displeasing others. Only the truly powerful, or those who have nothing to lose, can be totally gentle with a free and unhindered heart, for they are invulnerable.

In fighting, you have to have initiative and take charge of the moment. When an opponent goes out of their way to attack you and creates an opening, you have to hit – that’s taking charge. This is responsibility. If you dodge your responsibility, you are cheating your own success. When you take care of your responsibility, you are creating your own success. Responsibility is just opportunity in another name.

You define the moment; don’t let the moment define you.

– Grand Master Benny Meng
9th Generation Shaolin Disciple
7th Degree Black Sash, Shaolin Kung Fu
6th Degree Black Belt, Taekwondo
Master Instructor

Meng’s Martial Arts

Providing Martial Arts and Character Development for Adults and Children in the Dayton Metro Area Since 1987.

(937) 236-6485

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Grand Master Benny Meng and HKB Meng’s Martial Arts serve Dayton, the Miami Valley and surrounding communities including Warren County, Miami County, Clark County, Greene County, Butler County, Preble County, Darke County, Centerville, Clayton, Englewood, Germantown, Huber Heights, Kettering, Miamisburg, Moraine, New Lebanon, Oakwood, Riverside, Trotwood, Vandalia, West Carrollton, Beavercreek, Bellbrook, Springboro, Springfield, Tipp City, Troy, Butler Township, Clay Township, German Township, Harrison Township, Jackson Township, Jefferson Township, Miami Township, Perry Township, Washington Township and Richmond, Indiana.

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