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: http://www.AdultSelfDefense.com.

June Martial Arts Newsletter – 2010

May 28th, 2010

Summer is here!

This is a very exciting time of year for The Dojo of Karate, as it allows for all of our students to enjoy outdoor activities as a school.

Checkout what we’ve got going on this month.

Pink Karate Belts

As many of you know, we are hosting a fundraising event for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.

The Dojo of Karate will be selling Pink Karate Belts for $15 per belt.  Students will be allowed to wear the Pink Belts in class starting next week, when the belts come in.  So, make sure you put your order in, or your child may not have a Pink Belt!

From June 7th to June 11th, we will have Breast Cancer Awareness Week, and this is officially when students can begin to wear their Pink Karate Belts in all of their Karate classes.

And, $10 of the proceeds will go towards the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.

Our goal is to raise $3,000 as a school.

Breast Cancer Boot Camp

In addition, we will be hosting the 1st Annual Breast Cancer Boot Camp on June 12th from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

This will be a 1 hour fitness boot camp that takes all participants through a training session of our regular boot camps.  Exercises would include the use of kettlebells, resistance bands, sandbags, medicine balls, and much, much more!

And, after the workout, there will be a 30 minute consultation class from Dr. Mike Cartwright from Countryside Health & Wellness.  He will be giving a short lecture about health, fitness, and nutrition — and how it can help prevent breast cancer.

To signup for the Breast Cancer Boot Camp, please visit the link below, and fill out the form.

http://www.TheBreastCancerBootCamp.com

Again, our goal is to raise $3,000 as a school for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.  The more participants we get, the closer we can get to achieving our goal.  So feel free to pass on the information to friends, family members, and colleagues.

Karate Tournament

The next Karate Tournament that Black Belt Club members can compete in is the CKA Summer Jam in Parker, CO.  This tournament will be hosted on Saturday, June 26th.

If you are interested in competing, please make sure you get permission from Mr. Lozano, unless it has already been approved.

To learn more about this upcoming tournament, go to: http://coloradokarateassociation.org/

And, last month, Madeline P. and Mollee H. competed in the R.A.G.E. Karate Tournament.

Mollee H. got 5th place in Traditional Forms and a finalist in sparring.

Madeline P. got a 5th place in Sparring, 2nd place in Creative Forms, and 1st place in Traditional Forms.  She also had an opportunity to represent The Dojo of Karate for Forms Grand Champion.

Make sure when you see these two, you congratulate them!

Great job girls!

The Karate Kid

As many of you know, we had a successful Buddy Night / Movie Night last week.  And, the new Karate Kid movie comes out on Friday, June 11th.

We have decided to go as a school to watch The Karate Kid on Sunday, June 13th to a matinee, since it will possibly be less crowded and less expensive tickets for a family.

If you are interested in participating, we will have more information when it nears.

Martial Arts Summer Camp

Many parents have shown interest in the Martial Arts Summer Camp this year that we will be hosting.

Please keep in mind that we need for all parents to make a reservation by next week, in order to save their spot.  We have had interest from all sorts of families.

The cost for students training at The Dojo of Karate is $229 for 2 half-day camps on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

The camp will start on June 7th and run through June 30th.

This is a sports camp / martial arts camp, so your child will be working on all sorts of skills.  Not just Karate.

FaceBook Fan Page

Are you on Facebook?  If not, it’s a great way to reconnect with old and new friends.  Social networking is becoming the new way of communicating on a viral level.

If you’re a student at The Dojo of Karate, become a fan of The Dojo of Karate.  That way, we can still update you about any activities we may be hosting.

And, get your friends to become fans too.  They will be informed about free seminars we may be hosting, fundraisers, and special events.

Go to: http://www.FaceBook.com/TheDojoOfKarate

New Karate Schedule

Remember, the new Summer Martial Arts Schedule will start on June 7th.  We made extra copies of the schedule, so feel free to grab one.

New Faces…

The Dojo of Karate will be hiring an Office Manager to help handle administrative tasks for the school.  This will also alleviate Mr. Lozano from other projects, so he can continue to focus on teaching classes, and growing our school.

This person is very familiar with the culture of The Dojo of Karate, and many of you are good friends with her.

They will be starting within the next couple of weeks.

In addition, as our school continues to grow, we will be looking for potential assistant instructors working as an apprentice, as well as, requiring our senior students to assist in Karate classes on a weekly basis.

This is how students will begin to gain better leadership skills, perfect their technique, and take pride in their training.

Until next time…

Mr. Lozano

More Broomfield Boot Camp Testimonials

May 7th, 2010

We’ve got more testimonials from our boot campers from getting amazing results.

The average amount of weight these ladies are losing is about 4 lbs in 4 weeks… the healthy way. However, we’ve had these ladies lose approximatelyy 2-4 inches on their waist, hips, and thighs by simply following our workout plan and nutrition program.

Those companies that say you can lose 20 pounds in 4 weeks… though it may be possible, your biggest concern should be whether it’s healthy…

Losing weight is great. It’s motivating, builds confidence, and makes you healthier. However, it’s not worth the cost of your future health.

So, when you’re looking for a fitness program that guarantees results, make sure it’s healthy.

Interested in joining our fitness boot camp programs…?

Go to http://www.BroomfieldBootCamp.com to learn more and get signed up.

We want to help you feel better about yourself.

Westminster Health & Fitness Boot Camp Launches New Time Slot

March 30th, 2010

After high demands of incorporating an evening Fitness Boot Camp, The Dojo of Karate and Fitness will launch a new time slot starting in April 2010.

Fitness Boot Camp Instructor and Certified Personal Trainer, Javier Lozano, Jr. is the owner and Chief Instructor of The Dojo of Karate and Fitness. A premier martial arts and fitness school serving residents in the Westminster, Broomfield, and Thornton area.

“Many of the parents at our school have been requesting an evening Fitness Boot Camp, and we were just having trouble fitting it into the schedule” says Javier. “But we made a few adjustments, and were able to find a time slot.”

The new time slot will start on April 13th from 8:00pm to 8:45pm, and take place every Tuesdays and Thursdays for a 4 week session.

Their fitness program is called the Fighting Fit2 Boot Camp Fitness Program (TM), and it has been taking the country by storm.

Founder and National Director, Michael D. Massie is the creator of the F2 Fitness Boot Camp, and has been in the martial arts and fitness industry for over 25 years. He designed this boot camp with the mind-set of getting the best results in a short period of time.

What makes Fighting Fit2 Fitness Boot Camp (TM) so different from the others across the Denver Metro area?

Where do we start!

For starters, the F2 Fitness Boot Camp (TM) is taught by Javier Lozano, Jr., a former World Champion fighter and Certified Personal Trainer under AFAA. He has a solid understanding of how the muscles work, and what types of exercises will deliver results to help build lean and toned muscles. He has also trained in the martial arts for 20 years and continues to train regularly.

Under his watchful supervision, he coaches and encourages you from the beginning to the end, and takes a passion in helping you meet your fitness goals. Javier also uses an accountability system in all of his boot camps and demands only the best effort from everyone. But still encourages people to have fun.

The next thing that sets the F2 Fitness Boot Camp (TM) a notch ahead from other boot camps is their actual program.

They constantly use muscle confusion during every session. Meaning, their exercises are never the same, therefore the body can not adapt and plateau.

“Every time you come to class, we have a new workout” says Javier. “Even though it may be working the same muscle groups, the actual workout is different, and it can get other smaller muscle groups involved. Let’s face it, variety is the spice of life, and exercising is no different.”

Javier has incorporated exercises that use body-weight resistant, medicine balls, resistant bands, kettlebells, and sandbags, just to name a few.

By using all of these training tools, equipment, and more, boot campers never know what the next exercise will be.

They also use interval training during the cardio portion of their workouts. Basically, this involves you performing short bursts of exercises for a short period of time.

The beauty of interval training is that you will continue to burn calories 24-36 hours AFTER your workout.

However, probably the biggest difference that sets the Fighting Fit2 Fitness Boot Camp Program apart from the pack is their unique and powerful nutrition guide.

“Our motto is, ‘you can not out train a bad diet.’ I make sure to tell everyone that joins our boot camp to follow the guide because they will see results within 4 weeks. If they do not follow our nutrition plan, they will not see the results that others have experienced” says Javier.

The best part, they do not charge extra for the nutrition plan. This is apart of your membership when training in the F2 Fitness Boot Camp (TM)

Are you curious to see how great the Fighting Fit2 Fitness Boot Camp (TM) really is?

Javier allows everyone to try 1 free class before enrolling in a 4 week session. However, he highly recommends you signup for 3 sessions, or 12 weeks in order to get the results you desire.

To learn more about the F2 Fitness Boot Camp call The Dojo of Karate and Fitness at: 303.920.4500 or visit them at: http://www.BroomfieldBootCamp.com.

Broomfield Martial Arts School Hosts Free Adult Self-Defense Seminar

March 25th, 2010

Westminster, CO – March 24th, 2010 – Local Self-Defense and Fitness instructor, Javier Lozano, Jr. recently hosted a Free Adult Self-Defense seminar on Saturday, March 20th, 2010 to residents of Broomfield and Westminster.

Participants who attended the self-defense clinic ranged from parents who’s child currently train in The Dojo of Karate’s Children Martial Arts Program, to friends who are members of their Fitness KickBoxing Program and Self-Defense Black Belt Program offered at their main headquarters.

Martial Arts expert and Certified Self-Defense Instructor, Javier Lozano, Jr. is the owner and Master Instructor of The Dojo of Karate — a local Martial Arts and Fitness school serving the community of Broomfield, Westminster, and Thornton, CO.  Javier has been training in Karate for 20 years, currently holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt, and is a former World Champion fighter.

His expertise, knowledge, and ability to teach and relate the subject of self-defense to adults places him in a unique category, and allows his students to gain more knowledge and skills.

The two hour Self-Defense Workshop taught participants the importance of awareness, confidence, and proper striking and escape defenses.

Says Lozano, “the one part of self-defense that many people neglect and don’t really consider is awareness and confidence.  Victims are typically the one’s that are not completely aware of their surroundings, busy talking on their cell phones, or distracted by something else.”

Master Lozano also mentions that one’s confidence can really change a situation. “When someone is walking down the street with their chin up, shoulders back, and walking with a purpose, they usually stand out.  Those people are less likely to become the prey of an attacker because attackers are always looking for the easy target.”

After teaching the class about the importance of awareness and confidence, the class finally went into the ‘meat and potatoes’ of their training — striking, blocking, and escapes.

What made Mr. Lozano’s class extremely different from other self-defense seminars is that he didn’t teach students how to properly punch, rather, use other techniques that are more likely to prevent injury and create more damage to an opponent.

For instance, he emphasized how palm heel strikes can be more effective for women when defending themselves, as opposed to punches.  The reason is a palm heel strike to a male’s face is a better technique than a fist because most women have smaller hands and can break a bone quite easily.

Some of the other strikes students learned over the weekend included elbow strikes, hammer fist strikes, stomp kicks, roundhouse kicks, and side kicks.

Each of these techniques were performed on free standing heavy bags, allowing participants the opportunity to know how it feels to make contact with an object that can mimic a human opponent.

Once the students learned how to execute some major striking techniques, Mr. Lozano taught them two basic blocking moves that are practical during self-defense.  Students were than paired off with partners to practice the blocking techniques while their partner threw punches at them in a controlled format.

“The only way to learn how to defend yourself is to train in a reality-based setting where you have an attacker throwing a designated technique and the defender reacting to the attack with a certain block” says Lozano.  “This will develop your timing and confidence, while not getting injured.”

“But once you have developed the basic skills, our Self-Defense classes will add progression to your training, making each class more challenging and unique.”

Once the students developed their striking skills, the workshop shifted to Escape Defense, where participants learned how to escape from 4 common attacks: Wrist Grab, Bear Hug, Choke, and Mount (on the ground, while opponent is on top).

The escapes taught were easy to perform, simple to memorize, and flowed properly with the striking techniques students learned earlier during the session.

At the end of the two hour Self-Defense seminar, Master Instructor Javier Lozano discussed how attackers work in groups, and how confidence can play a major role by sharing a few stories that related to the seminar.

All of the participants felt the seminar was invaluable, and that they walked out with a wealth of information, yet not overwhelmed with what they learned.  More importantly, students left with the confidence to fight back if necessary.

“I tell all of my students, when they join our self-defense program, if they are ever confronted and need to protect themselves, I want them to walk out safe by using every means possible to fight off an attacker.  My student’s safety is more important to me than anything else.  And, if I can teach them how to properly protect themselves, even better.”

If you would like to learn more about The Dojo of Karate and their Adult Self-Defense program, please contact them at: 303.920.4500 and ask to speak with Javier Lozano, Jr.  He will be more than happy to assist you with your questions and concerns.