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Pre-School Karate Kids Shotokan Karate Leadership School is a place where Pre-school kids grow their self confidence and can come to learn martial arts in a safe and stress free environment designed for children. At Shotokan Karate Leadership School the Karate For Kids life skills taught are valuable pre-school lessons such as confidence, courtesy, respect and self-discipline. Read More
Karate for Kids Karate for Kids classes at Shotokan Karate Leadership School, in Santa Rosa, CA are a great way to instill integrity, courtesy and respect with children in the local Redwood Empire community. Shotokan Karate Leadership School Karate programs teach children of all ages the valuable life lessons of, respect, self-discipline, self-control and the ability to safely […] Read More
Teens and Adults Martial Arts The classes offered at Shotokan Karate Leadership School utilize a top level team of instructors, who prepared curriculums under the supervision and guidance of Martial Arts Instructor, Marty Callahan. Our curriculum is designed to train each student to become a competent martial artist. These courses incorporate many different disciplines, and are tested by high level […] Read More
Leadership Training Marty Callahan has spent his life understanding and improving the lives of students both young and old. His passion led to the founding of the Academy of Shotokan Karate in Santa Rosa, CA in 1981 with a dream to awaken the extraordinary leader in his students. Having inspired, taught, coached, supported and trained over 7000 […] Read More


Karate training gives students a new outlook on life by learning, applying, and adopting virtues like respect, honor, and discipline. Parents applaud the many opportunities to show and instill their values, which become lifelong habits with regular practice.

One of the most important benefits of martial arts training is the character building that comes with setting and reaching goals. The value of hard work is crystal clear as strength, endurance, flexibility, and overall fitness improve. Sincere effort leads to knowledge of the art and self-defense abilities. Achievement builds confidence!

Some of these benefits can be gained in other sports, but the martial arts are well suited for character building because of the unique coaching that students receive. Karate teachers often discuss the skills and virtues we all need to succeed.

By discussing and applying virtues like respect and self-control in the karate classroom, students learn new ways to interpret everything around and within them, everything that happens or doesn’t, everything that can be. This teaching affects both attitudes and actions. It gradually turns students into motivated, confident, and capable leaders!

Karate-For-PreSchool The goal of a good martial arts program is to transform students into motivated, confident, capable, and self-reliant leaders in life. This goal is largely achieved by conquering physical and mental challenges. Starting with this goal in mind, the pathway to success becomes apparent in short order. Short-term and long-term goals are set. Knowledge and wisdom acquired. Obstacles overcome or bypassed. Motor skills practiced and refined. With time-tested and age-appropriate curriculums, karate students learn just how powerful their wining attitudes really are. The amazing results of this training quickly become clear, especially in terms of performance and behavior at school. What’s more, most karate students are less susceptible to the adverse effects of bullying in school, a major problem in our society today with no end in sight. They learn how to “carry” themselves with confidence so they are less likely to be teased and picked on. They learn to avoid, deflect, and escape threatening situations. They learn to speak up when they need help, and are more likely to help others who are being victimized. And of course, with the blocking and striking skills they practice at the martial arts school, they learn how to defend themselves effectively when needed. Though many teachers, administrators, and staff members are trained to address bullying behavior, they can’t be everywhere at once – and some aren’t trained at all. Without modern, professional training, school authorities can actually do more harm than good by responding inappropriately. This makes it especially important for students to know how to respond if and when peers try to abuse them verbally, mentally, or physically. With martial arts training, school days are more likely to be safe, productive, and enjoyable experiences for all.

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