Adult Self-Defense Workshop – Saturday, November 6th

October 15th, 2010

You hear it all the time…

“Woman gets attacked while walking to car in Wal-Mart parking lot.”  Or “man gets assaulted while jogging down biking path in suburban neighborhood, in broad daylight.”

Normal people are starting to become victims in everyday situations.

Everyone Is Now A Potential Victim

Well, there could be several reasons.  Was it late at night?  Were you walking / running by yourself?  Were you on your cell phone or distracted when this happened?

The list can simply go on…

And, there’s no way that you won’t ever become a victim.  Seriously.

That’s why self-defense training is more imperative today, then ever before, and the reasons are obvious.  We see those reasons everyday on the news.

On Saturday, November 6th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Chief Instructor – Javier Lozano, Jr. will be hosting a free adult self-defense workshop at his training facility located in Westminster, Colorado.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about awareness  of your surrounding and what to look for in possible attackers.

In addition, Javier will be teaching students proper self-protection techniques, such as strikes, kicks, blocks, and escapes.  His techniques taught during this seminar are very easy to learn, yet extremely effective.

“Some people always ask me, ‘don’t you need to know some sort of secret move to disable your attacker?’  And, my response always is, ‘NO’.  Let’s face it, you probably won’t remember all of those fancy moves that work great for lifelong practitioners.  During the heat of the moment, when your adrenaline is rushing, and you practically freeze because of anxiety, are you going to remember all of those fancy moves?”

Here’s what is important to understand when learning self-defense skills during a workshop or short training course.

The moves need to be simple to learn and understand.  If they are too complicated, your chances of retaining that information are slimmer then none.

In addition, they need to be effective and to the point.  None of that extra, unnecessary movement that can kill precious time when escaping from an attacker.

How do you know whether the stuff you will be learning during this adult self-defense workshop is actually valuable??

Checkout our last free seminar we hosted a few months ago

How Good Is This Self-Defense Instructor?

Chief Instructor Javier Lozano, Jr. has been training in the martial arts for over 20 years, with 17 years of teaching experience.  He is a certified 3rd Degree Black Belt in Wado Karate, a Japanese combative art.  He is also a former professional athlete, winning a NASKA World Championship fighting title and a CKA Colorado State Championship fighting title.

Javier is also a certified self-defense instructor and free style grappling instructor through MASAI, one of the nations leading martial arts black belt instructor certification organizations.

With his vast experience and knowledge in the martial arts and self-defense, Javier will give you a solid understanding on how to defend yourself in almost any given situation.  More importantly, though, he will restore your confidence and teach you awareness skills that are taught nation wide by professional officers in major metropolitan areas.

When Is The Free Adult Self-Defense Seminar?

Again, the seminar will be hosted on Saturday, November 6th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at The Dojo of Karate in Westminster, CO.  They are located on the northeast corner of 128th Ave. and Zuni St. in the Safeway Shopping Center.

Please contact them at 303-920-4500 to reserve your spot, or go to their website at:

Age Is Just A Number When Learning Self-Defense

March 12th, 2010

I have this question come all the time when parents call my school regarding lessons for their children.

I start asking them questions about their interests and needs, and go on from there.  I’ll also mention we offer other programs for adults too.

Than, I hear a pause…

And the parent starts asking about our adult programs…

I go on to discuss a couple of options and always mention that we allow adults to try out 2 free classes in order to get a really good idea about our programs.

You Are NEVER Too Old To Learn Self-Defense

Why do I say that?

Here’s my theory.  If I’m learning that athletes, whom never competed in a Marathon or Triathlon are now training for these events at the age of 60, 70, 80 years old… than how can learning self-defense be any different.

If anything, the training will be less stressful to the body, and more empowering to the mind and soul.

There is this famous professional Football player that played in the NFL for quite a few years, and won a Heisman Trophy as a college athlete.  His name is Herschel Walker.

Some consider Herschel Walker as the purest, most gifted athlete to ever play sports — specifically football.

I won’t go into detail about his Football career, other than he was very accomplished when he decided to retire from the NFL.

What Does A 47 Year Old Adult Do With His Life?

Herschel Walker decided to take his training to the next level and started to learn the new sport that families, and young adults are talking about — Mixed Martial Arts.


Why not!

He’s competed is entire life… All he knows is competition… So, why not learn something new that he is able to compete against himself and other individuals, as opposed to a team sport.

Herschel Walker has been training in the Octagon for a few months now and recently had his first fight on January 31st, 2010.

Check out the video below

If you would like to read an article regarding Herschel Walker and his Mixed Martial Arts training, go to the link below.

We Teach Reality Based Self Defense

The Dojo of Karate is not a MMA or Mixed Martial Arts school.

We teach Integrative Martial Arts.  That means our self defense classes are not style specific, rather a combination of martial arts that simply work, get the job done, and is easy to learn.

Our training is extremely safe, and practically anyone can perform it.

To learn more about our Adult Self-Defense Program, click here.

So remember… Age Is Just A Number!

Until Next Time,


Is Knowing Self-Defense Important?

March 5th, 2010

If you are like most people, you are not quite familiar with basic self-defense skills.

Most of us live our lives without the slightest concern of learning how to protect you and your family because we live in a safe neighborhood, or your spouse can protect you.

In A Perfect World, We Don’t Need To Know Self-Defense

But, we don’t live in a perfect world…

This is why we believe it is important that everyone has an understanding and basic training in self-defense.

It’s not uncommon to experience a mugging at your local grocery store, an assault in your neighborhood, or  feel threatened by an unusual person while going to the gym.  These are all common locations that one may need to defend themselves.

All it takes is being off your guard.  Not being aware of your surrounding.  And being too scared and freezing to be a victim.

Many of us will say “well, that won’t ever happen to me.”

Are you willing to bet those words on Vegas odds?  I think not because you don’t know.

Here’s the point.  There is no guarantee you and your family will always be safe.  However, learning Self-Defense will give you a fighting chance to not only protect yourself, but also the necessary confidence that comes with it.

The Dojo of Karate is the only Martial Arts school in Colorado that is teaching the new Self-Defense Black Belt Program.  Meaning, this is an elite program that is designed for the common, working man, or stay-at-home mom.

It is reality-based self-defense that will teach you proper striking techniques, pressure points, and confidence to do whatever it takes to fight back.  It’s easy to learn, and almost anyone can learn our curriculum in 3-4 months.

Are you interested in actually learning how to protect yourself?

The longer you wait, the more likely you can become another statistic.

One last note… The Dojo of Karate is conveniently located in Westminster. We service residents in the Broomfield, Westminster, Thornton, and Denver area.

Call 303.920.4500 to learn more about the Self-Defense Black Belt Program or email us at: [email protected]

Until Next Time,


Broomfield Adult Self Defense, part 3

February 26th, 2010

We’ve covered the major topics about training in the Self-Defense Black Belt Program, and now we are going to finish it off with… knowledge.

If you have knowledge of how your attacker thinks, than you will be one-step ahead of them if you are threatened to protect yourself.


Most attackers are not well trained fighters.

Meaning they do not know how to properly fight or defend themselves.   Self-defense is a skill that is learned, not just acquired.

Next, in the Self-Defense Black Belt Program, you learn what an attackers intention are throughout the process.  Basically, all attackers are looking to get leverage, especially against smaller women.  Once they’ve gained leverage, they can control the situation.

In the Self-Defense Black Belt Program, you are taught how to control your body, and not give them leverage.  It’s as simple as a grab, shift of the hips, placement of the hands, etc.  Whatever the case, we train you to react the proper way.

We also give you tips how to avoid situations.

For instance, don’t park in a dark ally.  Or, put your phone in your or pocket late at night.  If you’re texting, you’re distracted.  Keep your head up at all times and pay attention to your surroundings.  If it looks sketchy, take a different path, or find a group of people walking in your direction.

So, now that you’ve learned some basic knowledge about self-defense and how an attacker thinks, you should take the next step… try out the Self-Defense Black Belt Program.

We let all adults try one FREE class to make sure our program is a fit for their needs.  And, since we are conveniently serving residents in Broomfield, Westminster, and Thornton, you are bound to meet some new people too.

Plus, we have a 30-Day Guarantee.  So, during your first 30 days of training at The Dojo of Karate, you are not completely satisfied, you may cancel your membership with no further obligations.  How easy is that!

To learn more call 303.920.4500 or email us at: [email protected].

Until Next Time!


Free Adult Self-Defense Seminar In Westminster & Broomfield

February 23rd, 2010

Westminster, CO – February 23rd, 2010 — Martial Arts expert and local business owner, Javier Lozano, Jr. owns a Karate and Fitness school in Westminster called The Dojo of Karate.  He will be hosting a free Adult Self Defense seminar on Saturday, March 20th from 10:30am to 12:00pm for residents of Westminster, Broomfield, and Thornton, Colorado.

This is an opportunity for both men and women to gain some knowledge about self-defense skills, such as striking, kicking, and blocking, as well as basic awareness skills and what an attacker looks for.

Javier Lozano has been training in the Martial Arts for 20 years now and currently holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Karate.  He is also a former World Champion Sport Karate competitor and is certified as a Self-Defense Instructor under Michael D. Massie’s  Martial Arts School Alliance International.

He brings a wealth of knowledge and information from his background, training, and cross-training with other arts and styles.

Why is he hosting a free Adult Self-Defense Seminar?

Lozano says “during a down economy, many of us are short on confidence.  By teaching adults basic self-defense skills, they will gain more confidence in themselves, as well as improve their awareness.”

What will he be teaching during this free Self-Defense Seminar?

Master Lozano can’t go into detail about the seminar, but adults can expect to learn how an attacker thinks when selecting victims, to executing proper self-defense techniques that is proven to injure or slow-down an attacker when performed properly.  However, the most important thing to remember is that these self-defense moves are easy to perform, and almost anyone can do it.

In addition, the training will be reality based, so participants will have an opportunity to try new, learned kicks and strikes on heavy bags, shields, and partners – while using controlled contact.

“We don’t want people walking out of our Self-Defense Seminar injured and deflated, rather empowered and confident” say Lozano.  “That’s why our reality based training is so popular amongst our adult students because you actually learn how to react to an attacker.”

Who can attend this Self-Defense Seminar?

Master Lozano decided to open this seminar to the public for both men and women over the age of 18.  Initially, it was going to be a Women’s Self-Defense course, however, “many of our dad’s were sort of disappointed they couldn’t attend” says Lozano.  “After getting good feedback from our parents, we decided to make this an Adult Self-Defense Seminar.  However, when participants work with partners they will be matched up with someone of the same gender.”

How do you sign up for the Self-Defense Seminar?

The Dojo of Karate has been getting several inquires from parents who’s child trains at the school, as well as their friends.  With that said, they will cap attendance to approximately 26 participants.  However, if demand increases, Sensei Lozano will open another time slot.

Mr. Lozano suggest you reserve your spot for the free Adult Self-Defense Seminar online by going to: This way you will be guaranteed a spot.

Or, you can simply call The Dojo of Karate to learn more about the seminar and make your reservation over the phone by calling 303.920.4500.