We teach our students to be safe by using a common-sense approach to protection.
This means understanding self-defense techniques, self-defense strategy, and conflict resolution techniques. We also teach body language concepts to our students that are designed to give your child a confident appearance that communicates, “I am a nice person”, and, importantly, “I am not a person that can be taken advantage of.”
Some of the most important skills we teach are the ATTITUDE SKILLS of the martial arts.
Through our karate program students learn self-control, perseverance, courtesy, respect, and patience. What is powerful about our program is that it doesn’t just teach our students about these skills and values. They experience these important skills in our classroom and they are then taught how to apply these skills and values in their daily lives while away from the school! Academically, socially, and within the home, our students are empowered to perform at higher levels, AND THEY DO!
Our program also develops fundamental athletic skills such as coordination, flexibility, and body balance.
We develop skills that are required for baseball, soccer, tennis, and golf…but usually aren’t taught very well. They are simply expected. If you have them, you do well. But if you don’t, you’re left behind. But the fact is, those skills are teachable. And when we develop them in our classroom, it sends our students back to the ball fields and back to gym class—not only more capable, but more confident in that environment.
And, what makes it all work? What holds all these parts together? THE FACT THAT IT’S SO MUCH FUN!
Our teachers are wonderful people. Ours is a friendship-based system. Hundreds of children in our community love the martial arts at Buzz Durkin’s Karate School, your child will too!