At Seichou Karate®, we encourage young adults to identify and vigorously pursue ambitious goals, and we teach them how and when to defend themselves and their principles. Therefore, our curriculum includes powerful self-defense and character-building lessons that provide significant life-long benefits.
At our school, teens learn a multitude of self-defense techniques, movement patterns in which they confront imaginary opponents, traditional weaponry and contact free-fighting (sparring). Mastery of these elements requires diligence and courage, and each one provides specific important benefits such as stress relief, increased cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, coordination and grace. In particular, we practice contact free-fighting often because we don’t want teens to be intimidated by bullies. At the same time, we find that teens who possess strong fighting skills don’t abuse their special knowledge because we teach that fighting outside of karate class is never the best way to resolve a dispute.
We encourage all Seichou students to strive for karate mastery, and we measure their progress by means of a colored belt ranking system that begins with white and culminates with black. The path to black belt normally takes four to six years. Therefore, our program instills patience and teens learn quickly that there is a strong cause and effect relationship between hard work and advancement at Seichou Karate®.
At our school we teach teens a winning approach to life that begins with respect for themselves and others. Much of this learning is accomplished through group exploration of the 7 Pillars of Seichou Karate®: honesty and justice (義), courtesy (礼), courage (勇), honor (名誉), compassion (仁), complete sincerity (誠), and duty and loyalty (忠). We find that sometimes rebellious teens rely on these lessons at critical moments. In this way lessons learned at Seichou Karate® help keep teens on the path to a bright future.
Ultimately, Seichou Karate® specializes in teaching teens to assert themselves in appropriate, wholesome ways by giving them a constructive focus for mental and physical development. Thus, by attending weekly classes at our dojo, they develop good habits as they find their voice and path to adulthood.