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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


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.


Another great benefit of a martial arts summer is the many opportunities presented during the season of fun. Chances abound to compete in tournaments, to play, learn, and socialize in day camps, to show off new skills at community events, and to be seen as emerging leaders. A wide range of summer activities keeps boredom at bay and lightens the load for parents seeking safe, wholesome, and engaging tasks for their children.

Many parents choose the summer months to enroll their children – and themselves – in a quality martial arts program in order to establish a routine that lasts throughout the year, across all seasons, rain or shine. By starting this healthy activity while distractions and other stressors are relatively low, they are able to avoid conflicts and obstacles that might otherwise derail their best intentions.

Summer comes every year, but all good things must come to an end – except karate! Before the demands of schoolwork begin anew, students who practice martial arts during the summer gain access to memorable experiences that build character, develop minds and bodies, and improve lives as they transform into motivated, confident, capable, and self-reliant leaders.

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