Two Opposing

Why you want order and your child wants chaos and what to do about it By Shotokan Karate Leadership School in Santa Rosa, CA “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald, author Read More

Arms crossed

The trouble the BIG ME can cause your child and 5 tips to tame it. By Shotokan Karate Leadership School in Santa Rosa, CA Ego is the sum total of how we see ourselves and having a healthy one is an absolute necessity. It’s imperative that we believe that we are capable of doing good Read More

Unlimited Options

By Shotokan Karate Leadership School in Santa Rosa, CA Your child is facing a world that is getting more chaotic and competitive every day. To some extent you must be worried about how they will handle it and what is the best way to prepare them. We believe the best way to prepare them is to help Read More

adult & Teen martial arts students

By Shotokan Karate Leadership School in Santa Rosa, CA There are many different traditions in the martial arts. The Shotokan Karate tradition, established by the great Master Gichin Funakoshi, values character development over technical prowess.  To quote from his Niju Kun, or twenty precepts: “Spirit and mind are more important than technique.” Master Funakoshi’s successor, Read More