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JKO Eastlake

Family oriented Traditional Karate Dojo.

JAPAN KARATE-DO ORGANIZATION

We are affiliated with WKF World Karate Federation

Karate Benefits

  1. Self-Discipline – One core element that we focus on is self-discipline. Kids with a martial arts background, however, are continually reminded of how essential self-discipline is.
  2. Improving Socialization Skills – Kids who don’t always thrive in highly social environments may find it easier to get to know people and make new friends when they’re in a room filled with peers who share a common interest. The kids on the playground may not always have much common ground, but devotees to the martial arts are able to get to know one another through shared pursuits. Partner-driven forms with Karate can also foster camaraderie, as they get kids to pair off and build their skills together.
  3. Encouraging Physical Activity – Limiting TV, handheld devices and video games is a great idea when it comes to getting kids off the couch and encouraging them to be more active. Enrolling an inactive child in a disciplined Karate school not only discourages the lazy lifestyle, but also gives children an enjoyable activity that keeps them moving.
  4. Learning to Achieve Goals – Traditional Japanese Karate is based around an accomplishment system of colored belts that signify the wearer’s degree of skill. When your child strives toward each new belt, he’s learning valuable lessons about setting and reaching his goals.
  5. Increased Self-Esteem – Confidence increases as your child learns, so your child’s self-esteem level will get a boost with every new move they master and every belt that is earned.
  6.  Respect – Learning Karate will require your child to show their instructor a great amount of respect. Today’s kid culture doesn’t always include respect for authority, adults or those in advanced positions. This will carry on outside the Dojo (Karate school) and in your home and classroom.
  7. Encouraging Non-Violent Resolution – Traditional Japanese Karate teaches kids peaceful, non-violent conflict resolution skills and emphasize the importance of avoiding a physical altercation.
  8. Improving Listening Skills – In order to learn in karate classes and advance through the belt ranks, your child will have to exercise superior listening skills. Kids who aren’t always adept when it comes to paying attention to what they’re told can benefit from the verbal instruction and one-on-one lessons in our dojo.
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