What Karate is vs What people Think Krate is

Kevin Cyr – Second Degree Black Belt – Central Academy of Martial Arts “What sports do you do?” Jim slumps in the chair next to me. His stomach spills from the bottom of his white polo. “Uh, I don’t do sports.” I spin to face him on my own green plastic school chair. “You don’t…

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My Gratitude

I’m Astrid Hardjana-Large and I’ve been a member of the Academy of Martial Arts for about 15 years. Living with Epilepsy, then recovering from a stroke, training with the Academy of Martial Arts is a motivation for self-discovery. With an accepting community focused on everyone’s capabilities, difference isn’t something to fear; it inspires respect. Having…

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AMA Challenge – A Fun Family Karate Tournament

The first AMA Challenge of the year is coming soon. Compete in Karate, Kobudo and Goshin Jutsu. See the highlight video below for a little more on our tournaments. Sunday April 8th. Competition begins at 2pm. See the front desk at your dojo for more registration info. Registration closes March 29 Spectators are welcome, bring…

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Make Martial Arts a Family Thing

Martial arts is all about improving oneself by developing and enhancing strength, discipline, and determination. With each class, we aim to use a positive environment to develop the skills and lessons to improve, learn, and grow. But martial arts is unlike any regular sport where you simply watch your child from the sidelines. We encourage…

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Does Your Child Need a Tutor?

If you think that your child might be struggling at school, it’s important to address the situation as soon as you can. There are a variety of factors that could be influencing your child’s poor grades. Everything from lack of sleep to bullying can affect a child’s school performance. Keep an eye out for any…

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