The major difference between Karate and the other sports is the purpose of training. In sports the training is always pointed to the next contest or competition. The traditional martial artist however, trains because he or she enjoys the training itself. Unlike the feeling in sports that “winning” isn’t the most important thing — it’s the only thing, the martial artists place no particular importance upon winning. The feeling is rather of growing and learning, which can be done in losing as well as winning.
4-5 Year Old KinderKarate
This age group will work on Physical Skills, Social Skills and Safety Skills.
This program consists of a combination of karate, safety drills, coordination drills and lots of fun activities that reinforce the idea that each child is “smart, special, strong, and a winner!”
The Youth program offers not only an effective self-defense program, but a means for character development and discipline. Children learn to concentrate and focus their energy constructively, which results in better school work and grades.
In addition, a strong emphasis is placed on the development of self-esteem. We believe that if a child’s self-esteem is strong, he or she is more likely to become a happy, secure, productive adult.
The Adult program’s progressive style of martial arts training will provide a comprehensive course in Shudokan Karate-do. Adults notice vast improvemt in their coordination, strength, flexibility and stretch. Also, karate training can aid weight reduction and helps relieve stress and tension. Enjoy the new confidence that comes from knowing you have the ability to protect yourself and your family, should the need arise.