Martial Arts classes - Begin your fitness journey
Welcome, I am happy that you found our Dojo's web site. Martial Arts has taken me on a long, fulfilling journey that I will continue on for the rest of my life. Everyone has a different reason that motivates them to begin their training. Perhaps for you the motivation is to learn Women Self-Defense, Mixed Martial Arts, Karate, Jujutsu, Ryan`s Bootcamp Fitness classes, improve your health and fitness, lose weight, improve self-control, or to build confidence. Whatever your reason, starting your journey can be challenging and intimidating, but I encourage you to start and I promise you, it will change your life.
Why I began my Martial Arts Training
My initial motivation as a teenager was my desire to acquire the skills of a great fighter and be the "tough guy." However, what I learned throughout my 25 years of martial arts training is that being the best fighter pales in comparison to everything else I have gained from my training.
The Great Martial Arts Masters taught me to have strength without ego
As a young, cocky teenager I had a short fuse and a lot to learn. I was lucky to have Sensei Master Frank Gorman and Master Ken Nakamatsu as role models. I was amazed when I first saw how skilled they were at self defense, yet they carried themselves without ego or even a drop of arrogance. They taught me that learning how to hurt someone carries a great responsibility and should never be misused. I had to work on my self-control and how to use my skills to help others. Martial Arts has taught me how to think before I act, pay attention to detail, and finish what I start. Parents, I strongly encourage you to get your children into our kids classes so they can obtain the same benefits that I received. Self defense should only be used as a last resort when there are no other options.
When should you begin your Self Defense training?
I have heard many times from prospective students that they will start Karate or Boot Camp when they get in better shape. I understand how starting a new Dojo or gym can be intimidating, but contrary to some of the experiences you may have had, our school is a family environment where you will be encouraged, not judged. Our students have all different abilities and help each other in reaching the shared goal of self-improvement and empowerment. I encourage and invite you and your family to visit our school and learn how you can grow through our Martial Arts and Bootcamp Fitness classes.