WHAT IS HAOS
HAOS, pronounced /ˈheɪ.ɒs/, is a system of practices, beliefs, and behaviors rooted in martial arts principles. Its core objective is to empower individuals by promoting the pursuit of self-mastery as a way of life.
This discipline teaches a method of combat that combines striking, takedowns, grappling, melee weapons, strategies and tactics. The technical fighting program is accompanied by training in physical fitness, combat psychology, martial doctrine and meditation. HAOS implements a hybrid training methodology based on multiple martial arts styles and numerous complementary fields of knowledge.
HAOS strives to create a better world by helping people cultivate their human potential and teaching them how to overcome limitations.
The power of martial arts lies in its profound ability to transform individuals physically, mentally, and spiritually. Beyond the physical combat techniques, martial arts serve as a powerful vehicle for personal growth and self-discovery. Through dedicated practice, students cultivate discipline, focus, and perseverance, instilling valuable life skills that extend far beyond the training mat.
Martial arts training fosters a deep sense of self-confidence and self-esteem, empowering individuals to face life's challenges with resilience and determination. The rigorous and disciplined nature of martial arts instills mental fortitude and emotional resilience, enabling practitioners to navigate adversity with grace and composure.
Moreover, martial arts promote a profound connection between mind and body, nurturing mindfulness and presence in each moment. Practitioners learn to embrace the present and let go of distractions, gaining a heightened sense of self-awareness.
In addition to individual transformation, martial arts build a sense of community and camaraderie. Training alongside like-minded individuals fosters a supportive and motivating environment, encouraging continuous growth and improvement.
Ultimately, the power of martial arts lies not only in its physical prowess but in its capacity to inspire individuals to become the best versions of themselves, promoting harmony, discipline, and a deeper understanding of the self and the world around them.
WHY MARTIAL ARTS
Improved Physical Fitness: Enhanced cardiovascular health, strength and flexibility, leading to better overall fitness.
Self-Defense Skills: Developing practical self-defense techniques, empowering individuals to protect themselves and others in real-life situations.
Increased Confidence: Training develops self-confidence and self-esteem as individuals achieve new skills and overcome challenges.
Stress Relief: Engaging in this activity provides a healthy outlet for stress, reducing anxiety and tension in daily life.
Enhanced Focus and Concentration: The practice demands mental discipline, leading to improved focus, concentration, and staying present in every aspect of life.
Discipline and Respect: This training instills a sense of discipline and respect for oneself, instructors, training partners, and the art itself.
Goal Setting and Achievement: Setting and reaching goals empowers individuals with a sense of accomplishment and motivates them to strive for continuous improvement.
Increased Endurance: Regular practice builds stamina and endurance, resulting in increased physical and mental resilience.
Balance and Coordination: Consistent training improves balance and coordination, which benefits various aspects of life.
Strong Community: The classes provide a supportive and social environment, allowing individuals to connect with like-minded people and build strong friendships.
Conflict Resolution Skills: We emphasize non-violent conflict resolution, promoting empathy and effective communication.
Mindfulness and Meditation: Incorporating mindfulness and meditation techniques, promoting mental clarity and relaxation.
Weight Management: This activity contributes to weight management by burning calories and promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Cultivation of Virtues: Nurturing virtues such as humility, fortitude, justice, loyalty and integrity, encouraging their application in daily life.
Lifelong Learning: Offers a continuous learning journey, providing opportunities for personal growth and exploration throughout life.
The Romanian word HAOS, inheritor of the ancient Greek word χάος, was chosen as the name for this system because it once meant a great void. HAOS was to act as a point of origin and reminder that it is better to remain empty and seek answers rather than fill that emptiness with ignorance.
Students of HAOS are refereed to as Haotics.
ORDER OF HAOS
Community established by Vladimir Alexandru that advocates the pursuit of self-mastery and helps individuals reach beyond their limitations through the practice of martial arts.
Founder of HAOS
Vladimir has over twenty years of experience in martial arts and has taught students consistently for more than a decade. His journey has allowed him to work with numerous security professionals, martial arts teachers, self-defense instructors and competitive fighters, all who have given him the inspiration to create HAOS.
Vladimir is a black belt in full-contact Japanese Karate, an Expert level in Israeli Krav Maga, an instructor of Filipino Martial Arts and an A.C.T. Short Weapons coach. A lifelong student, he continues to train in other combat arts such as MMA, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling, Judo, Sambo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Vladimir extends his passion by helping anyone who wishes to better themselves through the teaching of HAOS.