It's so nice to see our kids growing up in such a safe and positive environment we call dojo. Their training is not limited to self defense practices. I'd argue the focus is even more on developing behavioral skills. Ideas such as hard working attitude, positive mentality and improving communication skills are common subjects in our classes. The question is how much of this dojo learning will they be able to use in every day life situations.
Only time will tell but I'm very very optimistic.
For children, participating in sports has many benefits, and this might help realize an interest in or natural talent for a specific sport. They’ll also gain new friends and a support system that can encourage them to follow their dreams and figure out what's important to them. It doesn't matter whether he or she chooses soccer, gymnastics, basketball, dance or martial art, ask your child to choose a sport, and sign them up.
Chris and Jeannie successfully passed 4th dan black belt testing.
Their journey in martial art started about 24 years ago in our dojo. White belts at the time this boyfriend and girlfriend were truly unaware of how that decision would impact their life for better.
Fast forward to the present, husband and wife for over two decades, they are both very accomplished in their career and are proud parents of three children. Congratulations! You are now holding a very prestigious ranking in karate.
Teen's night at the dojo was fun. It gave them a chance to get to know each other on a more personal level. Topics of conversations included life in general, goals, music, etc. A favorite topic was when everyone described a personal, unique and positive memory of training at the dojo.
To get those endorphins pumping and break a sweat their meeting ended with a friendly game of dodgeball.