At Mojo Dojo Karate, one of the first things the students learn is the Student Creed. Parents and students come to understand and apply this creed to all parts of their lives, not just in their karate training. Karate training is not just about self-defense, but about character development, building of self-esteem and self-confidence, which all contribute to the joy and happiness we experience in our lives. One's level of self-esteem and self-worth greatly impacts the way we show up in the world, in our roles as children, students, parents, teachers, co-workers, etc.
Many children today are involved in numerous activities, multiple sports teams, multiple musical instruments, and the list goes on. As parents, we try to support our children in finding their passion, what it is they enjoy doing, knowing what they don't enjoy and supporting them in learning the skills needed to be happy and confident as they grow older.
Karate is a form of self-defense, but the focus with our younger students centers on building self-esteem, self confidence and leadership skills that are transferable to all aspects of their lives.
With this core development, students learn to approach life with a "begin and persevere" attitude, knowing that all things are possible, even avoiding physical conflicts, while maintaining high self-esteem.
Karate training, with its discipline and continuous striving for perfection, is an excellent foundation that supports ALL activities.
As an adult, you may be looking for ways to improve your health, physical conditioning, diet, self-confidence, self-esteem, stress and/or anger management.
Parents of my younger students have also found their own desire to begin training. At first it may have been to support their child's interest in karate, then developed into something they did for themselves as well.
Too old to start? One of our black belts attained the level of 5th degree master, after starting his karate training at the age of 55.
Begin and Persevere!