With the rise of commercial Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), the values of traditional martial arts are increasingly being sidelined to make room for the growth of martial arts as a combat sport. Transcendence Martial Arts was born when local martial arts aficionado Terence Cheah believed that students could benefit more from learning Martial Arts in an environment that placed emphasis not on the competitive aspect, but the values, culture and tradition that martial arts bring. Terence decided that the way to do this was to re-introduce martial arts that are stemmed heavily in tradition, to the modern MMA gym, where students will be able to experience the best of both worlds.
At Transcendence, students are encouraged to embrace the core values of Perseverance, Discipline and Courage in order to transcend personal barriers and reach their goals. Dedicated instructors strive to impart these values through their commitment to each student’s growth, and the gym prides itself in providing quality instruction through Head Instructors who are at the top of their field. Inline with Transcendence’s return to tradition, Transcendence instructors are encouraged to keep learning and expanding their knowledge, and it is a common sight to see instructors joining classes across disciplines.
Transcendence thus seeks to cultivate a new generation of martial artists, athletes and fitness students who are holistic in their approach to learning and practicing their chosen arts and have deeper understanding and appreciation for it. As such, the Transcendence motto “Rise Above” seeks to challenge its students to achieve greater heights in their pursuit of health, fitness, knowledge and skill.
Through Martial Arts, we aim to steer humanity back into a value and character driven society. Acknowledging and working through differences, to learn and improve as one unified race by way of forging our tenacity through the correct practice of Martial Arts and it’s true calling.
We strive to provide martial arts instruction of the highest quality in a safe and positive learning environment for students of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels, to fulfill objectives of self-improvement, both mentally and physically.
Our motto “Rise Above” seeks to motivate and challenge our students to embrace both mental and physical challenges, attaining new levels of personal growth.
Courage . Perseverance . Discipline
The triangle with its point on top symbolises the uphill quest in stretching our limits and transcending our boundaries.
The 3 lines of the triangle represent the tools we require to rise above our challenges : Our 3 core values of Courage, Perseverance and Discipline.
The Enso is a circle that is drawn in one uninhibited brushstroke to express freedom in the unity of mind and body. A symbol of enlightenment, simplicity and strength. The Enso thus depicts the never-ending learning of a martial artist where once the end is reached, one is returned to one’s beginnings. Where the ending of a journey will always be the start of a new odyssey.