[caption id="attachment_3517" align="alignleft" width="204"] All of our Karate students will one day become a future leader.[/caption] Every student at The Dojo of Karate will learn leadership skills because they are put in a position to lead by example. Here's what we mean... When your child enrolls in our Beginners Karate Program they will slowly understand and learn what it takes to be a leader. Our Head Karate Instructor Javier Lozano, Jr. basically sets the tone and expectation of what they want to see leaders act like in Karate class and in everyday life. From there, students begin to see how their Sensei carries himself during Karate classes and begin to work harder in class because there is a reward for working hard and standing out. During Martial Arts training sessions, we break the class up into smaller groups of 2-4 students. What this does is allow them to interact with each other and help each other get better. Typically, the instructor will pair a very skilled student, or higher rank, with another student that may be struggling, or lower rank. The skilled student's job is to help the other student do better by improving their techniques or stances. They lead by example by performing with precision, while the other(s) follow. Once the less skilled student learns how to become a leader, they than get the opportunity to lead a group. This basically becomes the foundation of future leaders at The Dojo of Karate because they develop a skill that requires repetition, action, and guidance. As you may notice, our school is only as strong as the weakest link, therefore we empower students to become leaders and make the school stronger as a whole, by helping others. If you would like to have your child learn leaderships skills that can carry on through elementary school, middle, school, high school, college, and beyond, enroll them in our Beginners Karate Program. Leaders are being made at The Dojo of Karate everyday. Call 303.920.4500 to setup an appointment or simply fill out the form at the top right of the page.