Pandemic Online Classes

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DUE TO COVID-19 WE ARE OFFERING PERSONALIZED PRIVATE LESSONS AND ONLINE CLASSES WITH THE ZOOM APP

Please contact us to schedule your time.

Current Group Classes Available:

Beginner Students on Monday and Wednesday at 6pm

Intermediate Students on Monday and Wednesday at 7pm

Click this link to join the class at the appropriate time:
https://zoom.us/j/5136686175
The Meeting ID is the dojo phone number - 513-668-6175

We hope everyone will take the opportunity to stay connected and keep practicing until we can return to regular classes.

Thanks so much for being part of our dojo family.

Kevin and Jane

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Individualized Instruction

Chief Instructor Kevin Downard, 4th Dan HDKI teaches all of the main classes at our dojo as well as private lessons. 

Karate is not an easy art to learn.  We take pride in providing individualized instructions to each and every student.

We also offer private lessons.

Martial arts is the best fitness program for  kids and adults:

  • Total body workout: Martial arts is a high-aerobic workout that uses every muscle group in the body. Your stamina, muscle tone, flexibility, balance and strength will all improve through martial arts.
  • Stress relief: In martial arts you get to kick, punch and scream, which is a great stress release no matter what your age. In addition, the ancient practices of martial arts have a calming affect that melts the stress away.
  • Reach and maintain your healthy weight: Due to the total-body nature of a martial arts workout, tons of calories are burned during every class. However, you’ll also find that your natural eating signals become better regulated so food cravings will disappear and you’ll eat less as a result.
  • Learn self-defense skills: Unlike any other form of exercise, with martial arts you learn potentially life-saving self-defense skills at the same time you are getting in shape.
  • Better self confidence: This reason tops the list. Due to the goal setting, positive encouragement and respect for values that are part of all martial arts programs, the greatest benefit usually reported by martial arts students is greater self confidence. You become more comfortable in all situations – whether you’re in danger or simply doing a task that takes you beyond your comfort zone — and you’ll discover you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.

 

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Karate is for everyone

Karate benefits for adults
Here are just some of the proven benefits fitness has to offer:
  • Better sleep.
  • Better concentration.
  • Improved emotional health.
  • Improved heart health.
  • Improved self image.
  • Stronger immune system.
  • Strength and flexibility
  • Healthier weight

 

Martial arts builds confidence

If your child is shy, it might be hard to imagine him or her putting on a uniform, stepping onto the mat and learning martial arts.

Martial arts instructors understand this fear and can turn such experiences into powerful lessons of empowerment.

Martial arts instructors undergo extensive training. They know how to build an excellent rapport by offering plenty of praise and encouragement.

It is their job to bring out the best in every child.

Martial arts deters bullies

Martial arts schools teach children exactly how to make the bullying stop — and it doesn’t involve fighting. Martial arts builds confidence.

Along with the martial arts skills, children learn how to deflect verbal and physical confrontation through role-playing exercises and guidelines.

Martial arts students learn how to be in control during such situations — on the playground, bullies get the message.

In karate, all ability levels are always practicing at the same time, so everyone is getting the benefit of the workout and simultaneously increasing their skill level.

And while ability levels are different for different people, EVERYONE has a technique that they are good at. And while some individuals are more naturally talented physically than others, no one is great at everything. But you CAN be really good at a lot of things!

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The climb to Kotohira

Kotohira-gū is a Shinto shrine in the town of Kotohira in Nakatado District, Kagawa, Japan

The main gate of Saiin (birth institute). There are statues of Kongo wrestlers (Nio) on the left and right sides of the front of the gate, and large sandals on the west. The current building was rebuilt in 1889 (Meiji 22), but the statue of the Kongo wrestler was made in the North and South Dynasties and Ao 3 (1370). In the past, the Ishibashi in front of the Niomon Gate was called "Hatsubashi" because it could only pass on the 20th of every month.

Next Steps...

Get started in classes today!  Come visit our dojo during regular class times and we also offer free online classes during this unprecedented time of social distancing.  Try a class to see if it's something you want to do.