Our Core Values!
What do we teach at Dojoku?
The Value of Time,
Success of Perseverance,
Dignity of Simplicity,
Worth of Character,
Power of Kindness,
Influence of Example,
Obligation of Duty,
Wisdom of Economy,
Virtue of Practice,
Improvement of Talent
Importance of Respect
Benefits of Martial Arts for Kids
EVERY CHILD WINS – At DOJOKU, every kid can be a winner instead of a bench sitter because our program allows children to reach for their own potential rather than directly competing against other kids.
Patience – is defined as having the inner strength to remain calm. We associate the word patience with the Yellow Belt because you will need patience as a beginner to take your time to learn the basics and the foundation of what is yet to come.
Self-Control– is defined as having the power to restrain one’s actions. We associate the word with Yellow Belt because you will begin sparring at this level and you will need to use and understand the meaning of self control.
Responsibility– is defined as being accountable for one’s actions. We associate it with Orange Belt because you are now at a stage where you must take responsibility for your own things (Uniform, Belt, Sparring Gear, Ect.)
Courtesy– is defined as using kindness and sincerity towards other people. We associate it with Orange Belt because you should already have the ability to show courtesy towards classmates, friends, family, teachers and your instructors.
Concentration– is defined as having the ability to give your full attention towards your goal. We associate this with Green Belt because you need to focus on your techniques getting ready for the advanced ranks.
Commitment – is defined as having a goal and having the ability to achieve or complete that goal. We associate it with Green Belt because you need to remember you made a commitment to yourself to reach Black Belt.
Perseverance– is defined as having the determination to never give up. We associate it with Blue Belt because at this stage there should be no turning back, NEVER GIVE UP on your dreams or your goals!
Respect– is defined as showing importance to one’s self and others. We associate this with 1st Brown Belt because this is the first belt of the advanced ranks and you will now be addressed as Sir or Ma’am.
Confidence– is defined as having an assured presence or being proud of one’s self. We associate this word with 2nd Brown Belt because you are now an assistant instructor, and as you teach you should be the example.
Accountability– is defined as being able to be responsible for one’s actions, as well as, taking the credit or blame for something that he or she did. We associate this with 2nd Brown Belt because at this stage as an assistant instructor you will be counted on to assist the lower ranks so you must be dependable and reliable.
Modesty– is defined as being humble and not bragging about one’s self or accomplishments. We associate this with 3rd Brown Belt because as a future Black Belt you must be proud of your accomplishments but at the same time present yourself in a way that is not overly pretentious.
Excellence– is defined as having the ability to go above and beyond the normal standards. We associate this with Black Belt because you are about to achieve the most highly recognized belt in the martial arts, and you now have the skills, ability, and knowledge to excel at anything you do!
Martial Arts training often also provides many benefits to youngsters beyond that offered by other sports like patience, concentration, humility, self-discipline, self-control, self-confidence, self-improvement and a strong healthy body with good coordination as well as a healthy mind set.
The introverted youngster often begins to blossom when he or she learns karate. The structured drills that involve punching, kicking, and yelling help the youngster overcome shyness and timidity.
The anxious or worried child becomes more confident and assertive as he learns to move and control his body. He or she learns to work and compete with others in a friendly and safe environment. Self-confidence and self-esteem grow. Many parents report a marked increase in the child’s social interactions. The youngster feels less threatened by other children or new situations. As a result, there is often more of a willingness to become more involved with others.
The extroverted youngster has a safe, healthy outlet in which to compete with himself and others. Youngsters are taught how to avoid trouble and challenges. They learn to have enough self-confidence that they need not respond to teasing or provocation from peers.
The aggressive child is taught the self-discipline that aids in keeping anger under control. He or she learns that fighting is merely a way of showing off and that showing off is a sign of low self-esteem and a lack of self-confidence.
Martial Art training is a gross motor activity that helps youngsters develop a sense of integrity about their bodies. Balance, coordination, posture, and general movements improve with karate training. The kids are always active in their sport as they progress, instead of just "warming the bench." The pre-adolescent, in particular, finds that Martial Arts training helps him or her cope with the clumsiness that often accompanies the spurt of growth at this age. Martial Art also offers an additional bonus that other sports do not provide. Martial Art teaches self-defense, in the unsettling times in which we live, a knowledge of how to protect oneself can be crucial. Parents often report feeling more secure knowing their sons or daughters are capable of defending themselves.
SELF CONFIDENCE- It doesn't come naturally for many children, but rather is developed over a period of time. As a child accomplishes new goals, his or her confidence level increases. Children become more self confident in our program because they progress individually at their own pace and are not judged against others.
SELF DEFENSE - Children's self defense takes many forms. We teach children to think instead of panic in potentially serious situations as well as how to react to threats from other kids. Our program offers mini-courses in Stranger Danger and School Yard Self Defense .
BETTER GRADES - Being a Karate Kid also means being a better student. All kids in our program learn skills, such as following directions, paying attention in class, and participate in class activities that help them to become better students.
GOAL SETTING - Our program helps each child to determine what their personal goals are. Once the DOJOKU student sets his/hers goals, our trained instructors will help the student reach for and achieve their goals.
COORDINATION - Physical participation in the classes challenges the entire body, developing coordination, balance, agility and poise, often neglected in many team sports available to children in this age group.
FUN! - DOJOKU lessons are a dynamic and challenging approach to the martial arts. The classes are designed to meet the level of all children whether they are athletic, energetic, awkward or shy, bold, nice, or maybe even a little wild once in awhile... Chances are the our Instructors have seen it and our classes are probably for a kid just like yours.
Benefits for Teens
Martial Arts training is a unique fitness program which teaches teens to focus their mental and physical energies in productive and non-violent ways. The most obvious benefits of Martial Arts training for teens are physical development, coordination training, and good health. There are also additional psychological and emotional benefits, which are not immediately apparent. Often-mentioned results of Martial Arts training are greater focus, increased self-esteem, increased self-discipline, calmness, and a more positive attitude toward life, as well as, knowledge of self-defense. However, the main focus of Martial Arts training is perfection of character.
Martial Arts has many aspects which are mental, spiritual and physical. It is both an art and a sport. Whether your teen wants to pursue Martial Arts in the competitive arena of tournaments, self-defense, the art, or the exercise and mental gratification it brings, DOJOKU Martial Arts promises to deliver personalized attention and maximum focus towards fulfilling your teen's goals.
Benefits for Adults
Other than the above stated benefits, adults are usually looking for more of a workout or something they can put their heart into that will give them more in return. The Martial Arts is just that, more so than any other activity or sport on earth, Period! What we get from training in the Martial Arts is a better state of mind, better knowledge of not only ourselves but of others as well. We get a toned body and the confidence of personal protection, as long as you are in a dojo that truly teaches realistic self defense as Dojoku Martial Arts does.
If not, what you get is a false sense of security! This is the reason DOJOKU was formed, so you do not have to go to half a dozen dojos to cross train in different styles.
We have already done it for you, as well as the research to give you the tested and proven techniques that will make you a well rounded Martial Artist, and be better prepared to defend yourself in the real world!