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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-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.


The most important class your kids can take this semester covers a lot of territory – history, philosophy, geography, physics, business etiquette, speech, and of course P.E. But it isn’t held in the schoolroom – it happens every day at your local martial arts school!

While academic studies are vital for growing minds and bodies, training in a traditional martial arts discipline provides a wide range of life-long abilities that school alone simply can’t provide. That’s why so many parents are enrolling their kids in karate – to supplement, support, and maximize the results of the training they receive in school.

Year-round, structured activities like martial arts training were proven in scientific studies to improve scores and grades in minors. Students report greater self-esteem, more confidence, and the ability to concentrate for longer periods of time. The ability to cope with academic and interpersonal challenges in productive ways is greatly enhanced. Test scores and grades often increase in tandem with advancement in belt color and rank.

How does karate have such positive effects on students? By design! Lead by expert instructors in a safe, low-stress environment, students at do much more than punch, kick, jump, and yell. They learn patience. Goal-setting. Self-control. Courtesy. Respect. They learn to apply these lessons to their lives off the mat – at school, at home, and in our community. They learn charity. Integrity. Loyalty. Discipline. With focus on understanding and applying these principles on a regular basis – in addition to the physical training, students gradually see things, people, situations, and themselves differently, more positively.

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Santa Rosa, California 95403

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