In ARMA, our purpose is first and foremost to reconstruct these arts as close to their original intent as possible. By using rigorous scholarship, accurate training tools, proper energy and speed, and a scientific approach to testing interpretations, we have developed a core curriculum that has enabled us to unlock much of the teachings in the historical manuals, and yet because this revival is still young, there remains much to discover. Our common skill base derived from a holistic review of the entire Art allows us to more quickly develop beginners into competent fighters, and enables us to share with and learn from the larger ARMA community across the United States and around the world. As a scholarly organization in the tradition of the men who wrote the manuals, we encourage original research to become more well-rounded students of the Art. We also put a strong emphasis on public education, and ARMA Houston is very active in our local community providing demonstrations to schools, museums, libraries, scout troops and more to dispel common myths and share our knowledge of history and love for what we do.