Our teens and adults class helps you to reinforce things like positive thinking, positive attitude, and camaraderie. It serves to help you gain balance and harmony in life and to develop a strong body and spirit. Karate is an extremely efficient form of physical conditioning, which can be practiced by women, children, and men of all ages and abilities.
Karate practice develops aerobic fitness by raising the heart rate into the training zone and keeping it there for significant intervals. Strength is developed progressively. Emphasis is also placed on developing and maintaining flexibility through progressive stretching of major muscle groups. Karate is the most efficient form of self-defense, which is very important in today’s urban society. Students learn basic kicks, punches and blocks that develop self-confidence. They are also taught to develop an inner awareness for avoiding threatening situations.
Below you will find additional information regarding our teens and adults program – please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
There are a total of 5 colored belts, each with its own sub-belt (or stripe). Belt gradings take place 3-4 times a year and include both physical and written components. Guardian Dojo estimates an average student will be able to achieve a Sho-Dan level (1st degree Black Belt) with about 5-7 years of consistent training. A student handbook is available to each student for their particular belt level. These books will aid the student with the terminology, and techniques required for the classes, as well as a general overview of the history of karate, the body, nutrition, and spiritual aspects of training.
Students will learn how to kick and punch, block and evade, throw and be thrown. Students will train for fighting. In the process, students learn self-defense. More importantly, however, students will learn how little you need to rely on these abilities as you face themselves, and learn more about themselves, and the people around you.
“In Martial Arts, introspection begets wisdom. Always see contemplation of your actions as an opportunity to improve.”