Summer is the best time for Martial Arts

Written by Kathy Olevsky on Wednesday, 15 June 2016. Posted in All About Martial Arts

Stay-cations in Karate!

teens and kids 1Summer Karate Training is an Opportunity

By Kathy Olevsky

We often find that when Summer rolls around, some great things can happen.  Students often ramp up their Karate training.  We like to think of the summer as the best time to give it everything you can!

We add extra classes for kids and teens during the summer months.  You will find that starting in June, there are kids and Little Samurai classes on Tuesday/Thursday at 12:30 time to help out with getting in all the extra karate training you can manage.  We already  Mr. Josh is happy to help you set up a schedule to get the most out of your summer training.  Many students switch to the unlimited class program during the summer months so they can get all that extra training.

For children, we recommend that you try some of the extra classes in the summer that maybe too hard to attend during the traditional school year.  For Brown and Black Belts, have you tried the Jujitsu classes on Thursdays at 7:30 and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.  How about Judo on Mondays at 6:00, Wednesdays at 6:30 or Saturdays at 11:30?  For Green Stripe and above, have you tried the Line Drill class on Tuesday or Thursday at 6:00?  Have you tried the kid’s weapons classes on Wednesdays at 4:30?  Maybe our general classes for all ranks at 12:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays would be helpful.  Those classes traditionally are smaller than many others and have extra instructors.  Summer Camps are also a way to get about a month of Karate in a one week period.  Check out our Camp information.

For our teens and adults, maybe the summer would be a great time to get in some of your extra classes as well. Can you come to class at 11:30 on Tuesday or Thursday?  Have you struggled to get to Kata class or Sparring class?  Can you sneak away during the day sometimes?  Mr. Josh and Mr. Bass teach the daytime classes and would love to help you work on your goals.  We had many adult students last summer who found that their summer job responsibilities lightened up a bit.  Those students were able to fit in a few 1/2 days of work, during the summer and they spent part of those 1/2 days with us, working out!  We are open daily from 11:00 am to 8:30 pm.  Adults and older teens are welcome to come in and train with a friend during the daytime hours.    There is always a Black Belt instructor on duty to help answer your questions.

Similarly, adults can participate in our July 16th Jujitsu Crash Course.  Martial Arts for adults seem to be all about cross training.  We like to give you the opportunity to develop some ground work skills and taking the Crash Course in Jujitsu would be a great start.  All Self Defense requirements at every belt level in Karate can be enhanced by learning some basic skills in Jujitsu.

There will be many opportunities this Summer to enhance your martial arts training.  How about setting a goal to push through some extra training and give yourself a little edge?  Let us know how we can help you get ahead in the Summer of 2016!

About the Author

Kathy Olevsky

Kathy Olevsky

Kathy Olevsky, 8th Degree Black Belt, has taught Karate with her husband, Rob, since 1979.  She is an active instructor, manager and author in the martial arts.  

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