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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

Martial Arts For Kids Why giving your child a strong sense of Self Efficacy is more important than trying to make him Happy!“Sensei, my name is Dean. I was your student 15 years ago. I’m calling because I want to thank you for giving me the foundation for a wonderful life. The training I received from you has helped me in innumerable ways. I have a wonderful life and I don’t believe it would have turned out this way without the training that I received from you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
Text from a call that came into our school in June of 2011

Self-efficacy is the centerpiece of renowned psychologist Albert Bandura’s social cognitive theory. It is the belief you have in your ability to succeed in a given situation. This belief will determine how you think, feel, behave, and motivate yourself. When your child has a strong sense of self-efficacy he will be happy. Gone will be his mood swings, negative emotional states and adverse physical reactions to difficult and challenging situations.

When your child has a STRONG sense of self-efficacy:
• He or she will view challenging problems as tasks to be mastered rather than as threats to be avoided.
• He will develop an intrinsic interest and deep engrossment in the activities in which he participates.
• He will set challenging goals and maintain a strong sense of commitment to them.
• He will recover quickly his sense of efficacy after setbacks and disappointments.
• He will heighten and sustain his efforts in the face of failure.
• He will attribute failure to insufficient effort or deficient knowledge and skills, which he can acquire.
• He will approach threatening situations with assurance that he can control them.

The result will be that your child will experience an array of personal accomplishments, reduced stress and lower vulnerability to depression. And when self-efficacy is thoroughly instilled it will stay with him his entire life and, just as in Dean’s case (see above), give him the foundation for a wonderful life.

Mens Karate Kick 3 Strength Enhancing Martial Art Techniques

This article is about increasing your strength through three popular martial arts techniques. The techniques are punching and two different kinds of kicks.

Martial Arts

In my many years of teaching martial arts, I’ve found that people come to Shotokan Karate Leadership School for a number of reasons. Some are attracted to martial arts because they want to learn to defend themselves. Others come because they want to tap into martial arts’ vast power as a tool for personal growth. Still others come merely because they are looking for a way to get in shape that’s fun and spares them the tedious repetitiveness of the gym.

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