you considered KARATE for interesting fitness, improved negotiating
effectiveness, fun, family activity, friendships, greater confidence and self
Traditional karate enhances several facets of life by
offering interesting fitness, practical and meaningful self defense, sport, and
most importantly healthy personal development.
The Vancouver Shotokan Karate program is tailored to offer
these benefits to all ages and abilities, in a very flexible scheduling format to lessen the impacts of scheduling
conflicts from other life demands. Usually participants are 7 years and older.
Classes are available which encourage multiple family members to participate and enjoy karate together,
sharing common time together in a fun, healthful yet challenging pursuit. Since
karate appeals to various ages, male and female, it offers the opportunity for
common interest across various family ages and members, enabling the benefits of
pleasurable shared experiences which promote healthier families.
Karate participants engaged in executive/business
environments have expressed excellent personal improvement in negotiations, meetings and interviews through the
calming, focus, timing and strategic aspects constantly worked in karate
Bullying situations can be a very unfortunate and sometimes
devastating part of growing up. These situations can be physically dangerous and
destroy self esteem, while pressing academic performance and personal
relationships. Karate is based on very individual goals, effort, progress, and
achievements and so the joys and positive benefits of personal success are
available to all participants, individually
at their own pace to their own schedule
within their own limits and situation. This promotes confident achievers
that feel good about themselves, and they are far less likely to become
Sport karate and karate
tournaments are available in the program at all levels and abilities from
friendly local to world level, for those interested.
For those with physical disabilities, a new class begins in the Fall titled KARATE FOR THE PHYSICALLY DISABLED. Become empowered while enjoying the confidence and self esteem from a "can do" atmosphere of martial arts which includes mental discipline, adaptability, self defense, and strength from accomplishment. The program is adapted to your disability.
Although self defense is taught to begin with avoidance and
not being there, skills are groomed for escalated situations that require more
forceful and experienced responses to better avoid being victimized.
Teenagers sometimes seek non-conformity and independence
and find that the individuality they seek can be found in a karate class where
they actually get rewarded for shouting and setting their own goals.
Training camps, special seminars/guest instructors, and social events are also included in the program
Training is interesting inclusive
fitness for all ages and classes emphasize a safe karate training environment.
Vancouver Shotokan Karate is proud to be in partnership
with the District of West Vancouver Community Services in offering this
outstanding program in their two new state of the art recreation centers.
Come by and see for yourself! Try a class!