Wado Kai Seminar With Robbie Smith

June 10th, 2010

The Dojo of Karate has been fortunate enough to have a great Wado Karate practitioner, Sensei Robbie Smith, teach a seminar on Tuesday, June 15th from 7:30PM to 9:00PM at our facility.

This is a great opportunity for students to learn new skills & fundamentals, as well as improve their current techniques.

Sensei Smith is considered by his peers as one of the best Wado Kai Karate-kas that is not based in Japan, where our founding style was created.

He operates a dojo in New Zealand called New Zealand Wado Kai.  He is a 6th Dan Black Belt with more than 30 years of experience.

To train with Sensei Smith will be an opportunity of a lifetime for many students pursuing to become a Black Belt at The Dojo of Karate.

Seminar Cost

This seminar is by invitation only.  No exceptions.  Only students that are a minimum  rank of Purple belt will be invited to attend.

Since this is extremely last minute, The Dojo of Karate will be covering most of the cost for this seminar.

There may be a small fee to participate, such as $10, but that has not been determined.

To train under an accomplished martial artist such as Sensei Smith would cost significantly more in other situations.  But, Sensei Lozano would like for most students to experience this opportunity.

**All students must wear a full Karate uniform, gi tops and bottoms, as well as their current ranking belt.

We look forward to seeing you guys on Tuesday, June 15th at 7:30PM

Sensei Lozano

Can Martial Arts Teach Your Child Respect?

February 24th, 2010

It’s not uncommon for parents to enroll their kids into our Beginners Karate Program to teach their child the importance of respect because they may not have respect for themselves… or adults, such as teachers or their own mom and dad’s.

From the very first class, students at The Dojo of Karate are taught what respect is, and why it’s important.

This is what we mean…

When your child comes into our school the first thing that happens is we introduce ourselves with a nice, firm handshake.  After that, though, it all changes.

Our instructor will go over the Martial Arts training they will be receiving, and to not be abusive with this art by hurting others, rather using it as a form of self-protection.  That is showing respect to the art of Karate.

Next, before a student is allowed to come onto our training floor, which is also known as a dojo, students need to do 2 bows.  The first one is to show respect to the dojo floor where you will be training in Karate.  The next, is to show respect to the Black Belt instructor that is on the floor.  This is very similar to the military.

Than, when they get ready to participate in class, we have a bowing ritual that the entire class, including the instructor, performs before and after classes.  We bow to the American Flag and Japanese flag, as we want to show respect to both countries for the privilege of having freedom and learning traditional Karate.  Next, we bow to the Black Belt Instructor, as this is a form of saying “thank you” for teaching us.  Lastly, we bow to the entire class to show respect to our fellow students.

Why all these bows?  Well, in Japan, the most important characteristic they look for in a person is someone that demonstrates respect.

If you think about it, Karate was developed to protect one’s family or village.  If a soldier or army attacked your village, it was considered dis-respectful.  Thus, the locals developed an art of self-defense.

In addition, bowing to others is like doing a military solute in the armed forces.  It is a form of respect for ranked officers, to their country, and each other.

Your child will not only learn why it is important to be respectful to others, but understand how it can benefit them in life.

To enroll your child in our Beginners Karate Program call 303.920.4500 or email us at: [email protected]

Broomfield Adult Karate School

January 20th, 2010

The Dojo of Karate teaches traditional Karate and combines it with modern training to help develop with your conditioning, endurance, self-defense, strength, and flexibility.

On top of that… training at our Martial Arts school is just plain fun.

Our Adult Karate Program is will give you a great workout.  Probably something better than your boring routine of hitting the weight room after work.

We combine our traditional Karate classes with sparring too.  This is a great way to develop your kicking and punching skills, in a controlled format, by working with a partner.

Any adult interested in trying out our Karate program gets one FREE class, so you can make sure our program is a fit.

Martial Arts Bo Staff Training

December 17th, 2009

Many students at The Dojo of Karate have made the commitment of joining our Black Belt Club – an elite program for students looking to earn their Black Belt. These students help encourage each other, and are put on a path that will assist them in meeting their goals.

The nice thing about training at The Dojo of Karate and being apart of our Black Belt Club, is that our students are learning goal setting skills, perseverance, and determination — while training in Karate.

They are also allowed to start using one of our weapons, the Bo Staff. The Bo Staff is a traditional Okinawan weapon used to carry buckets of water in one’s village.

Now, students at The Dojo are learning how to use them as a way of self-defense, and working together with others.

Broomfield Karate Testimonial

December 15th, 2009

Two of our teenage students, Scott & Jon B., give us their thoughts about training at The Dojo of Karate in the Teens and Adult class under Master Instructor Javier Lozano, Jr.