I have learned so much since starting classes here. I have been a student for about a year and a half. During that time, I have seen great improvement both in the dojo learning karate skills and in my personal life. I have adhd, and karate not only helps with my focus in the dojo, but outside it as well. The belts are fun to earn, and you always learn something new and fun every class. Sensei Javier is a very patient instructor, and makes learning wado fun. The other students are easy to get along with, they're really nice, and make the class enjoyable as well. I have had a great time at this dojo so far, and my goal is to earn my black belt.
I feel I cannot do the Dojo justice by simply writing a review. If I could rate my experience higher than "excellent," I would. The training has literally been life-changing for my son. In addition to the athletic and physical training, Jackson has become more confident in all areas in his life. The training has been much more than learning how to kick and punch in self defense situations. Jackson has become more assertive, attentive, goal oriented, determined... the list just goes on and on. Being exposed on a regular basis to the type of training offered at the Dojo, has allowed my son to bring these qualities to other areas in his life. Additionally, my son has learned self discipline as well as an added respect for authority. Sensei Lozano is not your average martial arts instructor. He is concerned with building sustainable long-term relationships with his students and cares about there success in the gym as well as out of the gym. My son has come a long way and I am very proud of him! More importantly, Jackson is proud of himself and understands the value and benefit of hard work!
My son has been attending The Dojo of Karate for about 4 months now, and it has helped tremendously in a number of tangible ways. He's able to remember multiple steps better, which has helped not only his Karate, but outside of the studio as well. He can focus for longer periods of time without getting distracted, and we've noticed this translating over to his homework, and other areas at home and at school. He worked hard during these first months, and this week advanced to a higher belt - which was a great boost to his confidence. Sensei Javier is fully dedicated to his craft, and he is able to excite and motivate his students, and also keep them focused and learning We really look forward to what's next, and would recommend the Dojo of Karate without reservation or hesitation - it's been a great experience so far!
he Dojo of Karate has provided a wonderful routine for my son and myself. We have been part of the dojo since it opened almost five years ago, during which time I have watched my son grow in self confidence and respect for others. Sensei Lozano has an excellent way with kids, offering a non-militant teaching style that still demands attention and self-control by the students. The adult classes provide a unique method for staying in shape while doing something much more exciting than spending 60 minutes on a stationary bike. It has also provided a wonderful shared bond for my son and myself.
Today I took a 6 hour Women's self defense class here at the Dojo of Karate, and it was very empowering! Javier was able to show us ways not only to get out of any hold an attacker may try to use but how to counter with something that an attacker just won't be expecting! I just came home and practiced all of my NEW MOVES on my 6 foot tall, 200lb husband and I was able to get out of every hold he tried! I will be taking this class again in the future to make sure all of these techniques become natural instincts!
My son has been attending karate classes at this Dojo for almost a year and he has become more disciplined and looks forward to going to karate every week. He has his black belt in his sights and Javier makes it fun but challenging!
My son, Zhane, has been training at The Dojo of Karate for nearly six months. After multiple attempts in placing him in activities to assist with his focus & concentration, Karate has helped increase his reading skills. He went from only recognizing 9 site words in class to 56 of his required words!!! He has also gained confidence in his own abilities and that is priceless. We truly feel that The Dojo of Karate has contributed to his patience and positive behavior in class. His teacher has noticed a difference as well.
Connor has been training at The Dojo of Karate since October 2008, and already we have seen an improvement in his grades at school and he’s been getting great compliments from his teacher because his focus, concentration, and respect has increased. In addition, he plays soccer in the Spring and Fall, and his coordination and balance has increased since last Fall 2008.
Cody has tried many sports, and has wanted to excel in all of them. Unfortunately, that did not happen. However, he found Karate to be his niche. He enjoys going to The Dojo of Karate and is striving to become a Black Belt.
In just 3 months of training at The Dojo of Karate, Caleb has shown levels of excitement for practicing and training in Karate – something he never had with soccer. Not only is he becoming more coordinated with his Martial Arts skills, but his physical conditioning is improving as well. Most importantly, though, his desire to do well at school and with his chores has increased dramatically.