Food for thought …
|The graphic to the left does a pretty good job of explaining why kids should be working towards their black belt.
What it doesn’t say is that earning a black belt is a considerable commitment.
UPDATED: Online registration tool
The online registration tool has been updated. Some confusion was occurring with the selection of start dates. Initial changes have been made to resolve the problem and further changes will be made to better serve those registering. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Karate *is* self defense
Many martial arts schools make a big deal about offering “self defense courses” but our karate school has no need of that. Shorin-ryu Karate is the original form of Karate and was developed by the Pechin (warrior scholars) of the Ryukyu Kingdom specifically to be a system of self defense. Self defense is at the core of what we teach and practice. Our students and instructors talk about and practice (both empty hand and weapons) self defense in each and every class. Our students don’t pay special fees for extra courses because we teach it to all students in every class. Karate is self defense. Self defense is Karate.
Just say “NO” to sports drinks
Those of you who have been around our karate school for a while know this but, for those who are newer, let me remind you:
Sports drinks are dangerous and no one in our karate school should be drinking them.
Sports drinks, particularly those with electrolytes and caffeine, are known to have resulted in deaths amongst kids and teenagers.
Electrolyte replacements should only be used under the direction of a doctor.
No one in our karate school works hard enough that they need to consume electrolytes or other sports drinks.
Sports drinks are not allowed in our karate school and parents are urged not to allow their kids to drink them.
During classes, students only need water to quench their thirst.
Water or a glass of milk is all that’s needed after karate training.