Shimkendo For Seniors Classes in Corning

Shimkendo For Seniors Classes in Corning

Shimkendo is a program designed by Grandmaster Azad specifically to benefit the seniors. This is a low impact, low-stress exercise program based on ancient teachings concerning the body’s natural internal energy system and healing powers. Over 40 years of research has been put into creating this internal system of martial arts for seniors.

Shimkendo is an exercise program for all adults who are looking to increase positive energy, reduce stress, and dramatically improve their health and youthfulness. The course is based not on magic but on following the exact guidelines which have proven to increase energy, increased range of motion in joints, improved muscle dexterity, strengthened tendons and ligaments, dramatically improved bone marrow mass and bone density, improved breathing and take control of body’s internal repair systems.

Shimkendo combines the wisdom of the East with the modern physiological understanding of the west in enhancing mature adults’ physical, mental and spiritual health and balance in life.

Through the techniques of Shimkendo many students have reduced illnesses such as muscle spasms, joint stiffness, arthritic symptoms, intensity of diabetic challenges, blood pressure, personal stress, breathing problems, anxiety disorders, depression, pains and aches, and improved agility, flexibility, strength, self control, confidence in the body, cardiovascular abilities, and much more.

Shimkendo’s current students age range from 55 to 107 years of age. Here is what some of them say about Master Azad’s Shimkendo:

    “Shimkendo is wonderful! I have increased flexibility in my legs, improved range of motion & have increased my energy. I’m breathing properly now and I’m not as tired. I feel so much better! I’ve been recommending Shimkendo to all my friends!”
    Ginny, age 68
    “I really enjoy classes! It’s the right level of exercise for my age. I feel better! I feel invigorated! It’s not just for seniors but it is ideal for seniors as it is low impact and makes you feel healthy!”
    Anna, age 72


  • Deep breathing meditative exercises for correct circulation of energy
  • Appropriate posture
  • Sitting and/or standing exercises to increase flow and circulation of blood and oxygen
  • Special exercises to increase flow of Chi or internal energy system of the body
  • Self acupressure exercises precisely designed to help blood and energy circulation all over the body
  • Guided meditation to center the mind, and increase calmness and inner peace
  • Special relaxation exercises to reduce stress and increase concentration
  • Basic warm up exercises to rebuild damaged cells, and create higher level of flexibility
  • Easy-to-use self defense movements designed for seniors (standing or sitting down)
  • Special exercises to restore health and increase range of motion, flexibility, muscle tissues, ligaments, tendons and joints


Who can attend Shimkendo?

All adults who are interested in dramatically improving their physical and mental health conditions.

Do I need to be physically fit to attend classes?

No. Shimkendo students may be very active or not active at all. The classes are low-impact and are comprised of many movements that are done while sitting down. You don’t even have to stand up for exercises if that is a challenge.

How long is each class? Each class is 45-60 minutes with lots of breaks. Classes are lots of fun and everyone works according to their own abilities. No pressure!

I have previous injuries. How can I benefit from Shimkendo?

It is a great idea to consult your personal physician before you start any new physical activity of any kind. However, you can work with your instructor on giving you special routines that can specifically be of benefit to you and your condition.

Where are the classes held at?

Classes are held at Azad’s Martial Arts Family Center on weekly basis. 892-2923 (AZAD) or 896-0777

Can I try out a class to see if I like it?

Yes! Absolutely! You can be one of Grandmaster’s guests once you decide to enter a class and see for yourself if it is for you or not.

How can I get more information on Shimkendo program?

Just go ahead and email us by clicking on Contact Us tab with our questions and we will be more than happy to help you out.


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