When the martial arts began to catch on here in the states, it was adults that were learning and spreading the martial arts, rarely teaching them to children.
During the 70’s and up to 1984 – the year the movie, “The Karate Kid” was released – many dojos were little more than pseudo-dungeons, illuminated by a single light bulb hanging from a string in the middle of the room, with adult students trying to kill each other and prove their toughness. Many old-time martial artists call this the, “Blood and Guts” Era of the martial arts.
When “The Karate Kid” hit the movie theaters, many school owners realized that you could make money more easily by catering their program to children, which started the trend that has lasted into the new millennium. As more kid-centric martial arts movies came out – like the “Power Rangers” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” – the martial arts industry shifted more and more to target parents and their children. (Of course, kids all across the nation wanted to be the next Karate Kid, Power Ranger or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, too.)
The reality is that any martial arts school MAY be just another kids activity – depending on who they are targeting as students and how they have structured their program. There are hundreds of karate dojos across the country that specifically cater to children and if you as an adult were to visit one of these school, you would think karate was a kids activity, too.
However, more and more adults are discovering that martial arts training is NOT just another kids activity. The fact is that the martial arts goes back thousands of years, to Greece, China and other countries and it has been used for centuries by adults for combat and fitness.
When you find a school that has a quality martial arts program for adults, you will be amazed at what you discover.
Nowhere else will you find a program that focuses on strengthening you on the inside as well as the outside. You will develop mental toughness, physical toughness and the priceless skills of self defense.
Nowhere else will you find the kind of atmosphere where when you walk in, everyone feels like family. With our program, students grow closer as they share in the experience of self development; our students are attracted to our program because of the quality of people that we train in our facilities.
Nowhere else will you find yourself pushed to limits you didn’t think were possible, cheered and encouraged the entire way by an instructor and your classmates. Everyone in our classes is on a personal journey of some sort and they all support each other every step of the way.
Nowhere else will you form bonds that last a lifetime, as you take a journey of self-discovery and find out what you are REALLY capable of. There is something about achieving something you never thought possible – like earning your Black Belt – and sharing in that experience with other like-minded individuals. It forms a bond that can last a lifetime.
That is NOT just another kids activity.
That’s the power of personalized martial arts instruction.
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