Choosing a School
Right away, you should know that not all martial arts schools are created equal. Different schools not only teach different systems of martial arts, but the teaching methods, class size, experience of instructors and general feel of the class can vary dramatically from one school to the next. It's important that you, as a parent, make the most informed choice possible when selecting a school for your child.
When researching a potential martial arts school in Sacramento for yourself, make sure that when you actually visit the dojo to meet the teachers and students, you pay attention to the attitude of everyone there.
A good martial arts teacher will have a profound impact on the growth of your child. Make sure you choose a school with teachers that you feel confident will be a positive role-model for your child.
Why We are Special
Here are just a few of the things that make our martial arts school very unique:
- Results at Home and School: Our instructors team up with parents to ensure that your child takes the character lessons that they learn in the dojo and applies them outside the dojo. We do this is by requiring all karate kids to return this Intent to Promote Form which is filled out by their parents and teachers on a regular basis.
- Karate Kids are Leaders: All of our martial arts kids take what they learn out of the dojo and into the world. This is done through Project-Based Leadership Training, where students help others by organizing and taking action on their own community-based project. Check out our Project Portfolio for some recent examples of projects that Zen Martial Arts students are responsible for!
- Peace Before Punches: Every karate student at our school learns a system of anger control and conflict resolution called Verbal Judo from our certified instructors. This is the same system that law enforcement uses everyday to avoid physical violence—modified just for your child.