Programs at Silverado Karate

Kids Karate [ages 6+]

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The Kids Karate program is a great way to introduce children ages 6 to 14 years old Karate-do (Sport).

In sport karate, students will learn the dynamic, active WKF competition training techniques and rules of WKF Olympic Karate https://www.wkf.net/. Fitness with strategic technical and tactical skills have propelled this program based on the latest research and  up-to-date WKF training techniques. 

This program offers to young people the opportunity to reach a harmonic equilibrium between body and mind. In fact, we find, in Karate, all the essential psychomotor elements. Karate skills, exercise, and physical fundamentals are a great way for kids to gain coordination, balance, and strength. Focus, concentration, listening, respect and courtesy are stressed in order to develop a child's basic learning skills.

We teach Karate to children to have increased confidence, improve their attention span and give them the ability to defends themselves against any situation. 

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Youth Karate [ages 14-21]

The exclusive youth training curriculum includes the best disciplines in sport Karate.

In Sport Karate: students will learn the dynamic, active WKF competition training techniques and rules of WKF Olympic Karate https://www.wkf.net/. Fitness with strategic technical and tactical skills have propelled this program based on the latest research and  up-to-date WKF training techniques.

Students get in great shape, while working on their personal goals of self-protection, fitness, or becoming a Black Belt. 

5 BENEFITS OF KARATE FOR YOUTH

The Benefits of Youth Learning Shotokan Karate

There is a wealth of reasons why children should learn a martial art and you can share these with parents to encourage them to sign their children up and start reaping the benefits!

Self-Discipline
Martial arts will help to teach children the art of self-discipline. All too often in the modern day children are accustomed to getting what they want when they want. Martial arts teach restraint and patience.

Get Active
It gets kids away from their screens and off the sofa and encourages them to be more physically active at the same time as having fun. Learning a martial art is a full body workout not only for the body but the mind as well!

Setting Goals
Having a competition or tournament that the children can aim for helps teach them to set goals in life and whether they win or not it helps them to deal with either outcome which will be beneficial in later life.

Respect
Sometimes in the modern day, children find it hard to respect authoritative figures however martial arts teaches kids to respect their instructor and each other as they learn the art.

Listening
Listening is key in martial arts as without listening to the instructor they will be unable to complete the move correctly. It teaches listening on a one-to-one basis as well as in a group and demonstrating these skills allows children to progress through the belts.

Increases self-esteem and confidence
When a child masters a new skill or move it will boost their confidence and gives them a real sense of achievement. Working their way up through the ranks also shows that hard work pays off and they have something to be confident about.

Teamwork
Often in practice classes will work in pairs to practise and learn new skills and moves. This not only teaches them to respect the other children but work together to achieve their mutual goal. They’ll soon learn that sometimes two heads are better than one!

Conflict Resolution
A common misconception of martial arts is that they promote violent behaviour but in fact it is quite the opposite. Martial arts teach children peaceful, non-violent conflict resolution skills and emphasis than physical altercations must be avoided.

 

 

 

 

 

Family Karate

Karate FamilyOur Family Karate Program offers members the opportunity to train together as a family!

Why Enroll as a Family in Karate? 

Parents and children become partners, encourage and help each other, while having a fun learning and bonding experience together.
Taking the journey of learning Karate together is one of the most rewarding experiences you can enjoy as a family!

With our open ages classes, fathers, mothers, daughters, and sons can actively train, spar, test and stay fit with each other.

 


“The Family that trains together, stays together!”

Adult Karate [ages 21+]

The exclusive adult training curriculum includes the best disciplines of Karate Self-defense (Jutsu)

Our students learn the original defensive applications that are covered by our style of Karate. These bring elements of ground fighting, joint locking, and throwing as well as the punching and kicking methods. This program also includes advanced specialty classes focusing on reality based weapon defenses (stick, gun, and knife), and mixed martial arts.

Students get in great shape, while working on their personal goals of self-protection, fitness, or becoming a Black Belt.

5 BENEFITS OF KARATE FOR ADULTS

Many non-martial artists believe martial arts to be a fitness activity where you can learn some cool moves seen in movies. However, the benefits of martial arts for adults are much more extensive than fitness-oriented benefits. Martial arts for adults can improve your mental strength, change your outlook on life, allow you to adapt to different situations, and improve your social life. 

Physical Fitness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says only 1 in 5 adults meet physical activity guidelines set to improve wellbeing. Just as you’d think, physical activity has far reaching benefits. It can help control your weight, reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and more. The physical activity alone can help improve your mental health and mood, strengthen your bones and muscles, and improve your chances of living a longer, healthier life.

Although different martial arts vary in the levels of rigorous physical activity, nearly all of them will improve conditioning and fitness. With obesity rates as high as they are, more and more adults need to find a physical activity they enjoy, to keep their health in check. Martial arts can provide a source of fitness that is enjoyable, life enriching and can be maintain for many years.

Mental Strength

A successful practice of martial arts requires a large amount of mental fortitude. Some of martial arts’ most traditional tenets - such as indomitable spirit and perseverance - stress the importance of fighting through preconceived limits. Discipline might be the biggest trait that leads to success in martial arts. Knowing you have a challenge up ahead and developing the discipline needed to achieve that is an important life skill that will translate to many other areas of your life.

Another important aspect of martial arts is feeling, accepting and controlling your emotions. By practicing martial arts, you will feel anger, fear, frustration and anxiety, at some point. The way you deal with these emotions will help you grow mentally. This will also help in everyday life with how you deal with others, from workplace discussions to family disagreements.

Mental Health

The issues of mental health are becoming more apparent and our understanding of them is growing as well. Many issues of mental health are helped by fitness alone, but the martial arts add a lot of benefits. We’ve already written about how martial arts can help addiction, ADHD, and autism; martial arts for adults can also help bring on a sense of purpose. Adults are goal-oriented and exploring that side of our human nature is important for our happiness. The motivation that can build up for many can power you through your fitness goals, as well as your life goals.

Social Life 

In adulthood, it can be very tough for some to find peers with mutual interests and outlooks. Martial arts is a great place to meet new people, from all walks of life, and the shared dedication to their art can help bond people. Lifelong friends are made all the time at martial arts gyms; going through difficult trials - such as belt testing - can really help create social bonds between friends.

Martial arts can also help you bond with your children. Check out our infographic on benefits of martial arts for kids that will help them grow up to be great adults!

 

Self Defense

defensa_mujeres.gifOur Self-defense programs give participants the opportunity to practice taking charge of their personal safety by protecting their personal boundaries, de-escalating a threatening confrontation, dealing with a verbal attack, using physical self-defense to get away from an assault.

 

Our Self-Defense Training not only makes you more aware of yourself but more importantly, the training prepares you to be more aware of your surrounding! The training is one hour long with basic self-defense skills.

 

Many people think of Self-Defense as a karate kick to the groin or jab in the eyes of an attacker. But self-defense actually means doing everything possible to avoid fighting someone who threatens or attacks you. Self-defense is all about using your smarts — not your fists.

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