We believe the martial arts serve as an excellent tool
for character development. This can be achieved
by training people to become strong in body and mind - confident, disciplined
individuals capable of meeting the difficult challenges
of today's society. Our foundational philosophy can be expressed in the following three goals, which we are determined to teach:
Reinforcement of Traditional Family Values
We believe that one of the
leading causes for the consistent breakdown of our society is the breakdown of the family. We support the traditional approaches to family development
like discipline for children, respect for
parents, academic achievements, and
We also believe family involvement in our community is vitally important to the
development of healthy homes.
Respect for Authority
In every facet of life there is some sort of authority structure.
Home, school, and on the job, are just a few examples of authority structures
that are important to the survival of our society. Our martial arts program
incorporates the disciplines of learning respect
for authority by practicing respect in our classes. Every student addresses
their instructor and fellow students in terms of respect. Infractions of
this practice do not go uncorrected.
For Ones Own Actions
important for people, especially young people, to learn
that each of us is responsible for our personal actions;
blame cannot be transferred to another. Corresponding to this valuable lesson is the reality that consequences
follow every action. In some cases, there is reward and
praise; and in other cases there is penalty and correction.
Using several creative formats,
lessons and role playing, we can help instill this important value into the lives of our
It is our desire to see our students
enjoy the sport of karate through the relationships they build
with other students, the
excitement of tournaments, the satisfaction of staying physically
fit, the value of setting and achieving goals, and
the confidence that comes from knowing how to stay in control of the situations of everyday life.
Discover the Joy of Competition:
Competitive karate is simply a game… a sport.
It is not designed to simulate combat or
We will train those students
who desire the challenge of
competition in the skills and
etiquette needed to properly participate in tournaments.
Participation in tournaments is mostly optional.
Although, we encourage our black belt candidates to compete at least in one
tournament. Students who choose to
compete will not be shown
favoritism over those who choose not to compete. All students will be treated
The goal of our self-defense training is to learn how to
get control of potentially life-threatening situations so that the ideal
results will be that no one is harmed. However, our techniques are effective
and designed to provide maximum protection when self-defense is necessary.
Included in the physical training the mental training which equips the student to react with sound judgment. Being able to mentally assess a
situation is vitally important in
order to accomplish the entire goal
It is our opinion that there is a lack of solid, consistent
values that equip people to make sound
decisions and constructive contributions to our society. We believe that people
should learn to care about each other. Our values enable us to invest ourselves
in our fellow man. We are committed to the development of honesty, respect,
kindness, responsibility, integrity, academic excellence, confidence, humility
and self-control by using the disciplines of the martial arts.
These kind of values are crucial for the development of
people who are willing to serve one another - for the highest good. We promise
to give our very best to make our students'
training in the martial arts one of the most rewarding experiences of their
Mr. & Mrs. Mattevi