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Sifu Joe Martin: Self-Care Specialist

Sifu Joe Martin

Joe Martin began his martial arts and healing work in the early ‘60s. He has studied many martial arts, bodywork techniques natural healing methods over the years. Grandmaster Joe Martin began teaching Martial arts in 1965 as assistant instructor with Sensei Bob Alexander and has had special training from many great masters from around the world. His knowledge of internal power and its application in martial arts will transform your art to a level far above your expectations in just a few hours. Grandmaster Martin teaches extraordinary workshop to instructors and students. Grandmaster Joe Martin has had specialized training in Texas, New York, California, Europe, Canada, and China.

Many of the extraordinary secrets taught in the workshop at CHI were handed down to Grandmaster Martin’s teacher, Mantak Chia by a Taoist monk (Master Yi Eng). It was Master Cheng Yao-Lun who taught him the Shaolin Method of Internal Power that was regarded as a national treasure of China.

Here is a list of modalities Sifu Joe Martin has studied and used at the Center for Holistic Instruction (CHI) prior to his retirement:

bulletGraduate of The Therapeutic Massage Training Institute 
bulletCertified full instructor by Healing Tao USA & Universal Healing Tao International. This is the system developed by Mantak Chia.
bulletCertified Tai Chi, Qi Gong Instructor
bulletCertified Charka Technician by the World Institute of Technologies for Healing, a.i.s.b.l.
bulletRecognition from the Tree of Light Institute, Inc. for the Body System’s Approach To Natural Healing
bulletTouch for Health I – IV – Certified by the International Kinesiology College (IKC)
bulletProfessional Kinesiology Practice (PKP) Level I 
bulletReiki Level II
bulletFounder of Esoma Kungfu
bulletAwarded “Grand Master of the Year” for 2004 by the World Head of Family Sokeship Council, International Martial Arts Achievement Awards
bulletPresident of the ESOMA Society Of Martial Arts
bulletCo-Founder of the Center for Holistic Instruction, PLLC
bulletProfessional Member of the National Qigong Association
bulletMember of the American Chinese Chi Gong Acupressure Association
bulletSpecialized Training in:
bulletMAT by Erik Dalton
bulletTrigger Point Therapy
bulletMovement Therapy
bulletThe Berry Method® of Corrective Massage
bulletChi Nei Tsang Chinese Abdominal Massage
bulletThe MyoKinesthetic System
bulletHot Stone Therapy
bulletStructural Integration
bulletLomi Lomi

Specialty Therapies:

Chi Gong is a set of meditative exercises developed over 2,000 years ago by Taoist monks in China. By combining simple body movements, breathing and mental imagery you can direct the flow of your body's energy to prevent disease, build strength and to advance spiritually.

Healing Tao System
Using a series of ancient meditative and internal energy exercises, one learns to increase physical energy, release tension, improve health, and acquire the ability to heal oneself and others.

Chi Nei Tsang
Chi Nei Tsang practitioners work mainly on the abdomen with deep, soft and gentle touch, to train internal organs to work more efficiently. All of the main vital body systems are addressed: digestion, respiration, lymph, nervous, endocrine, urinary, reproductive, integumentary, muscular and also  acupuncture meridian system.

Chakra Balancing

Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning wheel, or vortex, and it refers to each of the seven energy centers of which our consciousness, our energy system, is composed.

These chakras, or energy centers, function as pumps or valves, regulating the flow of energy through our energy system. The functioning of the chakras reflects decisions we make concerning how we choose to respond to conditions in our life. We open and close these valves when we decide what to think, and what to feel, and through which perceptual filter we choose to experience the world around us.

No physical manipulation is involved in the use of our techniques. Only a light touch, if any, when it does not conflict with someone's philosophies or sensitivities.


This is the Japanese word for "universal life force energy." It is an ancient approach in which the practitioner is a kind of healer in the sense that he or she serves as a conduit for healing energy coming from the universe.
The Reiki energy enters the practitioner through the top of the head or the bottoms of the feet and exits through the hands, being directed into the body or energy field of the recipient. Reiki is a very subtle form of healing and may be done through clothing and without any physical contact between practitioner and "student".

Body Mirror System of Healing:  

Your consciousness, your experience of Being, who you really are, is energy. We can call it "Life Energy", "Chi", "Ki". This energy does not just live in your brain; it fills your entire body. Your consciousness is connected to every cell in your body. Through your consciousness, you can communicate with every organ and every tissue, and a number of therapies are based on this communication with the organs which have been affected by some kind of symptom or disorder.

Thus, we have an interesting direction of manifestation shown through what we have described.
1. A change of consciousness creates a change in the energy field.
2. A change in the energy field happens before a change in the physical body.
The direction of manifestation is from the consciousness, through the energy field, to the physical body.

Consciousness---------1-------->Energy Field--------2-------->Physical Body

No physical manipulation is involved in the use of our techniques. Only a light touch, if any, when it does not conflict with someone's philosophies or sensitivities.

Touch for Health: 

The Touch for Health System is a practical guide to natural health that utilizes acupressure and massage to improve postural balance, and reduce physical and mental pain and tension. It is an approach to restoring natural energies that combines ancient Chinese energy therapies with recent Western developments in kinesiology. It is a very practical tool for the massage therapist: it can be used along with other massage techniques or as a stand-alone methodology for improving health and enhancing health that utilizes acupressure and massage to improve biological recovery.

Professional Kinesiology Practice (PKP): 

A more advanced study of Touch for Health developed by Dr. Bruce Dewe. PKP is defined primarily as the use of muscle testing to identify imbalances in the body’s structural, chemical, emotional or other energy, to establish the body’s priority healing needs, and to evaluate energy changes brought about by a broad spectrum of both manual and non-manual therapeutic procedures. The body has innate healing energy and is at all times doing its best to care for itself, but sometimes it needs to be helped into a better position to achieve this care. PKP also recognizes that there are flows of energy within the body that relate not only to the muscles but to every tissue and organ that go to make the body a living, feeling being. In PKP we isolate a specific emotion that may be linked to the disorder or discomfort and

Tai Chi and Kung Fu

Sifu Joe Martin began his training at the age of 13 and has trained and studied with extensively in the United States, Canada, Europe and China. For more information click HERE

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