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HELP IN ONE OF THESE AREAS?
They make hasty, poorly-considered decisions and need to have better judgment.
They’re being bullied at school – or they’re the one doing the bullying. They don’t get enough exercise or need to lose weight.
They have low self-esteem and seem to be down all the time. They give up when things get difficult and fail to meet their goals.
RAISING A TEENAGER REQUIRES PERSISTENCE & PATIENCE
It can test your sanity even at the best of times. Yet, you want the best for your teenager. You want them to have the tools they need to succeed now and later in life – and you’d like that to happen without having to pull out all your hair in the process. Getting them to do anything you want them to do can feel utterly impossible, and you’re not sure where to start.
Studying martial arts helps kids learn how to overcome their problems and learn important lessons – the kind of lessons that will follow them to your home, to the classroom, and for the rest of their lives.
YOUR TEEN WILL GROW WITH EVERY CLASS!
Teenagers who study martial arts learn the benefits of self-control and discipline with every lesson. Our classes emphasize core values like discipline, respect, and persistence. Students learn that the way they treat others – in and out of the dojo – reflects on them as people and affects their ability to achieve their goals.
LEARN THE VALUE OF RESPECTING THEMSELVES & OTHERS
Teens sometimes seem to be all attitude and no respect – in fact, it can seem like they go out of the way to respect all authority figures.
In our martial arts school, respect is a core discipline. Students must treat their instructor and fellow students with respect at all times.
Ultimately, teens who study martial arts learn that when they respect themselves, others will respect them, too.
JUDGMENT IS AN ESSENTIAL SKILL IN MARTIAL ARTS
Whether they’re in a martial arts class or in a competition, the difference between a good performance and a poor one often comes down to judgment.
Students learn how to make judgments on the fly using the information they have on hand in conjunction with their training.
They also learn how to differentiate between good instincts and bad ones – and to use that information to make judgments.
GET YOUR KIDS OFF THE COUCH AND INTO MARTIAL ARTS
It might seem like your teenager would happily spend all day sitting on the couch playing video games or posting on social media.
The electronics epidemic might be a good thing in many ways, but teenagers still need physical activity to stay fit and healthy.
Martial arts classes provide teens with challenging workouts in a fun, social setting that rivals any video game.
HOW TO SET (AND ACHIEVE) GOALS
Teens sometimes seem not to care about setting goals either in the short-term or the long-term.
The study of martial arts requires them to pursue goals on a regular basis. Each skill they learn, and each belt they earn, represents a goal that they have achieved.
Goal-setting in this way provides teens with the tools they need to set achievable goals in school, at home, and in life.
This is one of the best Karate studios we’ve been to in some time. The instructor Chris is awesome and he’s always will to go above and beyond not only for his students but the rest of the community.
Northwest Wado-ryu Karate is a wonderful dojo. I cannot speak highly enough of Sensei Schwartz. He is an excellent teacher and an all around amazing person. Senior instructor, Hannah, is talented & fabulous as well. An excellent place to learn martial arts, respect, confidence and strength. These people are the best!
Our highest recommendation for this friendly, affordable, family-owned studio. The instructors are both highly skilled and personable, making this studio perfect for beginner and advanced, young and old. We especially appreciate the emphasis on safety, dignity, and respect. In addition to building confidence, this is a great workout!
Among other things, the cost of lessons is very affordable and terrific, considering the quality of the teaching, the amount of lessons offered (every day!), and the new dojo training space -the mats feel so nice…
Sensei Schwartz has been in Moscow for quite some time and has a lot of experience teaching karate. The Dojo is new, but his teaching isn’t.
Sensei Schwartz is a very patient teacher and treats his students with a lot of respect and heart. I thoroughly enjoy going to class and learning from Sensei. I’ve seen him teach a variety of skill levels and he is great at demonstrating things in a variety of ways to different students until they understand.
Great school, great teacher and great students to learn with.
Very passionate teaching, very knowledgeable, I highly recommend!
A rare combination of some of the most diverse _and_ in depth training available, whether one seeks performance kata, competition sparring, self defense techniques, weapons practice, or self discipline and character building opportunities, the only things missing are enough time to do them all, and you, to come train with us!
Having previously trained significantly in 8 styles, this jujitsu based karate budo of harmony really does bring them all together in an awesome way that is taking my abilities higher and my understanding deeper, as well as expanding on 44 years of excellent trainings and family building and respect all accross the Northwest! (and really, connections all over the world, now!)
onigaishimasu (the loose translation I like is “please, come train with me!)
A great place to practice, learn something new and have fun at the same time. I enjoy each minute in a class!
If you’re on the lookout for an amazing instructor, a great facility and ample opportunities to hone your Jedi skills, well than search no further:) Sensei Schwartz is an incredibly patient and gracious teacher who truly invests in his students. The class environment is fun and creative and designed to push you, while demonstrating that the character of the martial artist is as important as the skills themselves. Being part of this group is a great opportunity and if i could give it more than 5 stars, I would!!!!!!
My family LOVES this Dojo! My husband and all three of our sons attend weekly and enjoy it! The boys have fun and learn valuable life lessons, such as respect, discipline and satisfaction from a job well done. Highly recommend their services to all!;
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Yes. Respect is a core value in our martial arts school, and all students learn to respect their instructors, fellow students, and their parents.
Teens who study martial arts learn to carry themselves with strength and confidence, and that makes them less likely to be targeted by bullies. They also learn how to defend themselves if necessary.
Yes. Martial arts classes require teens to learn and then apply lessons to decisions in real time in our martial arts school. That’s a skill that they will carry with them everywhere they go.
They might – but martial arts classes are fun and social, and kids also see them as cool. We’re used to a little resistance, but we also know how to get teens interested in what we teach, and keep them interested.
We teach teenagers the value of respect, discipline, and judgment, and they learn that knee-jerk decisions are often not the right ones.
Teens who want to excel in martial arts must make a commitment to continued study. We can’t guarantee that your teen will stick to it, but we can tell you that our instructors encourage persistence and teach teens that they can’t achieve their goals if they give up.
Bad attitudes are not tolerated in our martial arts school, and kids learn that respect is a requirement in life.
Teens learn that carelessness can be costly.
Martial arts classes build strength.
Martial arts classes help teens build and tone their muscles.
Teens who work out feel good about themselves.
Kids who feel strong and powerful on the outside feel good on the inside, too.
Control and thoughtful decision-making are essential in martial arts.
As teens learn moves, they also must learn to make decisions about when to use them.
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