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…

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…

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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5 Reasons to Enroll Your Child in Karate Camp

Are you looking for an exciting experience for your child this summer? You should consider karate camp. Providing memories that they will have for years to come, below are five reasons why you should consider enrolling your child in karate camp today. Great Way to Meet New People Karate camp is a great way for…

Get a Grade Boost With Karate!

Is your child struggling at school? This is more common than you might expect. School can be incredibly challenging for some. Often, it has less to do with the difficulty of the work itself. It has more to do with setting the time aside and being determined to see it all the way through. When…

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How to Be a Good Karate Parent

Karate makes everything better for kids. Many children get started in their karate training as early as the age of four or five. Unfortunately, only a small number of kids will go all the way to their junior black belt. Children need positive reinforcement and encouragement from their parents in order to stay in karate…