“The Tao” can be roughly thought of as the flow of the Universe, or as some essence or pattern behind the natural world that keeps the Universe balanced and ordered. It is related to the idea of Qi (or Chi/ Ki/ Prana), the essential energy of action and existence. The Tao is more commonly expressed in the relationship between Wu (void or emptiness) and yin-yang (the natural dynamic balance between opposites), leading to its central principle of Wu-wei (non-action, or action without force).
“The Way of the Martial Art Experience” refers to the vehicle that the Martial Arts provides for self-development, and self-understanding. With this approach the goal of TAO MAE is to utilise the training exercises of Martial Arts to establish a greater understanding of this natural flow and to adopt such attributes as discipline, perseverance, strength, stability and self-sacrifice,- as are developed by the martial artist and warrior adept without the need for aggression. The true master skilled in the martial way can eliminate conflict and aggression by transcending it.
The Tao Mae Boxing Syllabus utilises the proficiency of Western Boxing coupled with the advanced techniques of the Filipino Boxing system (Panantukan) to provide a platform for the student to master these diverse techniques while at the same time build their fitness, strength and character.