Martial Arts training at Shotokan Karate Leadership School® improves a wide variety of life skills for students, while expanding their physical and mental capabilities and providing remarkably effective total body workouts.
Anyone who’s ever seen an adventure movie is no doubt aware of the high profile of Martial Arts in cinema (even if somewhat exaggerated or unrealistic) and pop culture, but there’s so much more to the disciplines than thrilling action on the big or small screens.
As youngsters watching the hit movie “The Karate Kid,” nearly everyone wonders whether he or she can be a Karate kid too. The quick answer is YES, anyone – young or old, tall or short, thin or fat, regardless of race, background, sexual orientation, differently-abled, or any other factor – can study and practice Martial Arts to become adept at self-defense, competition, performance, and leadership. A good Martial Arts training regimen teaches far more than fancy kicking, punching, and leg sweeps! Quality instruction includes a litany of valuable lessons in life, leading to happier, more powerful, and more educated practitioners.
Martial Arts Training For Young and Old Alike
Whether you’re eight or 80, it’s never too soon or too late to learn. Remember: learning Martial Arts isn’t just for self-defense training (though that’s the part that gives many their incentive to begin). For some, the important aspect of Martial Arts training is physical fitness. For others, especially parents of younger children, fostering discipline in their child’s regular activities is a primary consideration. Here at Shotokan Karate Leadership School®, teaching children is our main focus and we concentrate on a great deal more than just fighting and self-defense techniques. We also dwell on essential character qualities such as:
- Paying attention
- Following directions
If you live in the Redwood Empire area, Shotokan Karate Leadership School® has a convenient location and schedule for you. We work hard to provide the very best teaching environment, and the results are both gratifying and easy to see.
Martial Arts training can enhance outlooks, abilities, and skills that improve quality of life for all age group. For a six-year old, it might primarily be discipline and respect. For a middle-aged adult, it could be anger management or self-esteem. For some, effective self-defense techniques may be paramount, while an elderly student might be looking for beneficial physical and mental activities.
There’s no doubt Martial Arts practice can provide a serious workout, but most techniques can be learned and practiced with varying intensity. Kids from six to 12 have different routines than those in the seniors group, although many principles and fundamental attributes are the same.
￼On the most basic level, Martial Arts training works in three critical areas:
Similar to practicing meditation, they are good for body, mind, and spirit. To learn the truth of these claims first hand, fill out our contact form and begin your own uplifting and rewarding journey today!