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Student Leaders An exciting part of our Black Belt Shoka Leader Program is the Student Leader positions. Class Leaders assist with classes and are on track to becoming instructors. House Leaders organize and conduct fun house activities. And School Leaders assist with school operations and the vitally important function of attracting new students. A well rounded leader […] Read More
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
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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

Parents and students,

This just came to me and I wanted to share it with you.

It’s a 7-minute video titled “Does Santa Make You Selfish?”

It’s from New York Times bestselling authors David Maxfield and Joseph Grenny. Their company – Vital Smarts – does some incredible work with behavioral science and how we can not only change our own behavior but change the behavior of our children, teammates, or staff, or for that matter anyone we have regular contact with. This is great stuff for someone who wants to have greater influence in their lives.

Watch it and enjoy.

Sensei Callahan


This article details how martial arts training can prevent and alleviate childhood obesity.

Unfortunately, some people still view martial arts as a violent sport or only for self-defense. It may sound cliché, but for many healthy people, karate is a way of life. It combines strength and flexibility training with aerobic exercise. Results include better balance, more endurance, greater control of lean, toned bodies and more agile minds.

Finding a Suitable Karate Program

Many martial arts schools recognize the problem of childhood obesity and offer age-appropriate training programs as a solution. Each student is challenged to make progress at his or her own pace. Advancing in skill, belt color, and rank is not a race! Instructors are trained to help individuals set and reach practical goals one step at a time. Lessons build upon each other from basic to advanced techniques. Classes are strenuous, but also fun, exciting, and entertaining.

Preventing childhood obesity is a matter of resolve and expertise. Karate instructors model and teach behavior on the mat that carries over into every aspect of students’ lives. In addition to exercise that helps students lose weight and build muscles, many programs teach lessons on virtue. Such life skills help students resist temptations, stay loyal to their goals, and be the best they can be. The result is often better quality of life for all who are willing to try.

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