What is Martial Arts? Martial Arts is an action philosophy. It is a means to develop new personal power, confidence and the ability to put your beliefs into action. It is a self-improvement program that has physical, mental, spiritual, and philosophical dimensions; it will develop strength, cardiovascular conditioning, and flexibility while training self-defense. It will help to release stress, improve concentration, increase self-esteem, and develop positive mental attitude, In addition, It will help you lose weight and feel more energetic. Martial Arts is a way of life. It is the art of living in a way that will help you become a winner in life. What is Karate? Karate, which literally means Empty Hand, is a system of unarmed offensive and defensive blocks, deflections, punches, strikes and kicks used systematically to defend against one or several attackers. Through this training one can develop strong physical condition and mental concentration. What is GoJu Ryu? GoJu Ryu Karate is an Ancient & Quot style Martial Arts that traces it's origin back to Okinawa /Japan. GoJu Ryu literally means HARD (Go) SOFT (Ju). This style of martial arts introduces many hand and foot techniques that are taught to be used for a primary method of physical training and personal development, rather than a means of force. GoJu Ryu Karate incorporates close combat fighting skills and Aiki Jitsu techniques. A full implementation of weapons will be taught after practitioners master the art of empty hand katas. All children are taught the sport aspect of Karate.
GoJu Ryu Karate Training consists of three parts:
(Crawl, Walk & Run) (Kihon, Kata & Kumite) Kihon (Basic Techniques) - Punches, strikes, blocks, kicks, foot-sweeps and basic self-defense. Repetitive Kihon training prepares students for Kata and Kumite. Kata (Prearranged movements against imaginary opponents) - a set of prearranged movements that consists of basic and advanced techniques, put together to simulate actual fighting. Repetitive Kata training prepares students for Kumite Kumite (Sparring) - Kumite is a method of training in which the offensive and defensive techniques learned in Kihon and Kata are given actual application against an opponent. There are three main types of Kumite; Basic pre-arranged, Semi pre-arranged and free fighting. Mission Statement To perfect the characters of men, women and children in our community by providing quality Martial Arts training and philosophy, emphasizing the core tenants of the Martial Arts which are Mental, Physical and Spiritual enlightenment. Mental: Encourage scholastic competence. Physical: Condition the mind and body through Karate. Spiritual: Acknowledge that all good things come from God. We are what we represent There are hundreds of families in our communities that need the help and support that a mentor or Martial Artist can offer. How then can we tailor our efforts to become a role model and possibly even a mentor to them?
We must first distinguish ourselves as a role model. Our Martial Arts instructors will use their skills to help families motivate their children and serve as a role model and mentor to them.
We will identify ourselves as role models to all of the students in our community. Being a role model requires many things. A large part of the job is being known and respected for who you are and how you got there. A role model is a person who sets an example, a person other people may emulate. Being a role model does not necessarily require one-on-one, extended contact. Our Martial Arts Instructors will provide mentorship to the masses. What We Offer Pan American Goju Karate Traditional Gojuryu Karate training for Kids ages 4 to 94. Physical fitness, mental alertness, spirtual peace and harmony. Kata literacy, kumite execution, realistic Self-defense. Tournament competition, field trips. Does your child:
Lack Confidence, Exhibit negative attitudes and habits, Have poor concentration and poor grades, Get intimidated at school due to shyness or being overweight, Exhibit hyperactivity or physical weakness.
Program benefits for children:
Build self confidence, Learn practical self-defense, Improve concentration, Improve grades, Lose weight, Show respect for parents, Exude a "yes I can" positive mental attitude, Become Leaders. We offer a comprehensive Martial Arts program geared to stimulate and encourage the children to set goals and achieve their objectives. Life skills are taught to develop and improve self-esteem.