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Do You Know The Difference Between Fighting and Self Defense?
Martial Arts And The Fundamentals Of Self-Defense
Studies show that a struggling economy yields a higher incident rate of violent crime and general lawlessness. That means you may be more likely to find yourself in a potentially dangerous or violent circumstance. A lot of martial arts students believe their training will give them an edge during such confrontations. In truth, it does. But not in the way many students believe.
The Mental Game Of Self-Defense
Suppose an attacker is coming toward you. Your instinct is to protect yourself. If you have studied karate or similar styles, you might be tempted to respond physically. Doing so can result in injury or worse, in the event that you overreact and cause excessive harm to your attacker. This is the reason it is critical that you are mentally prepared to respond appropriately to a confrontation.
Mindset plays a key role in safety during a potentially dangerous situation. Too often your emotions can get in the way. This can cause the manner in which you process your circumstances to represent the largest potential threat to your safety.
Understanding The Danger Of Emotions
Anger and fear do more to escalate a confrontation than any other response. Emotions are the antithesis of logic. It’s worth noting that few crimes of aggression (i.e. robbery, vandalism, etc.) are done with the goal of fighting. When someone robs you, they seldom want to fight. Martial arts students, prompted by fear or pride, will often react physically to an aggressive crime, which escalates the threat. It prompts a violent response from the robber or would-be attacker.
The Difference Between Fighting And Self-Defense
People fight for many reasons, though most of them can be categorized according to two primary triggers: to attain something or protect something. This can extend to private property, self-esteem, pride, or a sense of honor. These things have nothing to do with protecting yourself from physical harm.
Self-defense represents any action you take in order to protect your person. Many martial arts schools unwittingly encourage their students to use the style they are learning to “protect themselves” from criminals. There is a fine line between defending yourself from physical harm and fighting.
A Constructive Response To A Threat Of Violence
Shed your fear and anger. A threat of violence does not actually represent violence. Reacting to the threat because you are fearful or angry can lead to injury. Don’t challenge the attacker unless it is likely that you are going to be harmed. If they are demanding your wallet, give it to them. If they want your car, provide the keys. Regardless of how accomplished you are in martial arts, it is a rare situation that justifies using your martial arts as self-defense.
Lastly, provide your attacker with an exit strategy. If they feel cornered with no way out, they will react violently.
There is a time and place for using martial arts as a tool for self-defense. However, the key to remaining safe in potentially violent circumstances is to recognize that such occasions are rare.
The Dojo of Karate is a traditional martial arts school that focus on character development for your kids. They are trained to only use their new learned skill of Karate as a form of self-defense ONLY.
Students learn how to avoid conflicts, when to make proper decisions, what to do during a confrontation, etc.
To enroll your child in our Introductory Karate Program, call us today at: 303.920.4500 or visit us at: www.BroomfieldKarate.com.
Martial Arts Kids Summer Camp
Westminster, CO – May 10th — How would you feel if your child gained rock solid confidence, laser like focus, and a Black Belt attitude this summer?
Sound good so far?
And what if they also learned life skills, developed balance, coordination, and agility — all while meeting new friends.
Would you still be interested?
Most parents are looking to get their child involved in a Summer Camp activity, as soon as school gets out. This is a great way to keep kids active by putting them on a schedule that allows them to have fun and learn, while getting out of the classroom setting.
Why is this so important?
Let’s face it… kids need to be kids.
Local martial arts school owner, Javier Lozano, Jr., is the Master Instructor at The Dojo of Karate & Fitness. He has been teaching in the Martial Arts for over 17 years and working with kids for just as long. Sensei Lozano has a very good understanding of how to work with kids, while getting their best efforts and building their confidence.
The Dojo of Karate will be hosting a Martial Arts Kids Summer Camp starting on June 7th and ending on June 30th.
This Martial Arts Kids Summer Camp will be held as half-day camps running every Monday and Wednesday for 4 weeks, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
When your child enrolls in the Martial Arts Kids Summer Camp, they will learn self-confidence and self-control, learn important child safety skills, gain increased fitness through martial arts training and activities, develop respect and leadership skills, and much, much, more.
Sensei Lozano says “our parents truly enjoy the lessons we teach their kids during every class. We never talk about the same thing, and always discuss topics that parents need their child to hear and re-enforce what’s being taught at home. In addition, many of our students are learning skills, such as leadership characteristics at such a young age that their teachers are noticing significant differences in their academics & socialization.”
The Martial Arts Kids Summer Camp will be serving families in Broomfield, Westminster, Thornton, and Erie, for children between the ages of 5 and 12 years old.
The Dojo of Karate will only have 30 spots for Summer Campers, due to spacing and proper supervision. Plus, this makes the camps more personal, which other Summer Camps can not promise.
There will be three different Summer Camp packages for parents to select from. Packages range from a basic, introductory level Summer Camp, which simply includes evening Martial Arts Classes, to a full package Summer Camp, allowing your child to participate in 2 half-day Summer Camps sessions per week and unlimited Karate training in the evenings.
The Dojo of Karate is conveniently located next to Safeway on 128th Avenue and Zuni Street in the Willow Run Shopping Center. They have been operating their as a locally owned business for nearly two years, and currently have nearly 110 members in their Martial Arts, Self-Defense and Fitness programs.
To learn more about the Martial Arts Kids Summer Camp, and reserve your spot, please visit The Dojo of Karate at: http://www.KidsKarateKamp.com.
More Broomfield Boot Camp Testimonials
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.
Broomfield Fitness Boot Camp Results
Here is an example of our Boot Campers getting immediate results in simply 4 weeks of training hard, following our nutrition plan, and having fun.
Below is Sheri’s results. The first set of numbers are from the week 1, while the 2nd set of numbers are from week 4. She’s going to continue her training too because she’s PROUD of her results!!!
Notice that Sheri improved her 2 minute push-ups from only performing 8 to improving it by nearly 1 1/2 times to 22 push-ups in 2 minutes.
Now, just wait until you see what happens in another 4 weeks…
The next one is from Marival…
She’s already making a lifestyle change by training on her boot camp off days, eating healthy and getting her boyfriend to participate in the sessions too. This has not become a family change, rather than an individual goal.
Finally, we have Heather, who has a made a lifestyle change by joining our Family Martial Arts program with her son and significant other. So, she’s been training pretty hard in our classes, but wanted to get back into running shape for the Summer.
Pretty amazing stuff… Oh, and by the way, those push up aren’t a mistake… she cranked those numbers out.
Selectig a Fitness Boot Camp in Broomfield & Westminster – Part 2
Last time we discussed the importance of having a well educated and certified Fitness Boot Camp instructor, as well as a professional facility.
Today we are going to venture even further into selecting the best Fitness Boot Camp in Broomfield, Westminster, Thornton, Erie, or Denver Colorado.
Below are some other tips that you should for when choosing boot camp program.
Do They Offer Various Exercise Equipment?
Now this is probably just as important as the actual Boot Camp Instructor’s credentials.
What type of equipment do they use? Is it enough to make the exercises different during each session? Is the exercise equipment well maintained and free of damage where you could get injured?
A good, organized, and challenging boot camp will offer several types of training equipment for various exercises, allowing you to learn new training methods and making every session different. Let’s face it. Variety is the spice of life. Fitness is no different.
At the Broomfield and Westminster Boot Camp, participants will train with the following tools.
- body weight exercises
- resistant bands
- medicine balls
- just to name a few of their exercise equipment.
Why so many options? Muscle confusion. If you confuse the muscles by using so many different tools, but doing the same “type” of exercise, than you begin to build lean muscle faster because the muscles are not having the opportunity to adapt to an exercise.
Typically, your body will reach a point where it plateaus and no longer develops because it has adapted.
Is Cardio Training Apart of Their Sessions?
First of all, let’s clear something up.
Cardio does NOT help you lose weight.
Cardio simply builds a healthier heart by getting oxygen into the biggest muscles in your body, the legs (quads, hamstrings, and cavs). Oxygen is needed in order to live. If your muscles do not get enough oxygen through exercise (the heart pumps it for you) than you can almost guarantee yourself a shorter and unhealthy life.
In order to get oxygen into your legs, you need to jog / run. Walking is good too, but remember, we are in a fitness boot camp, not walking the dog!
Our Fitness Boot Camps builds in a 15-20 minute window for cardio. However, we do cardio VERY different. We implement Interval Training, which is considered the best type of training for professional athletes in practically ANY sport.
Interval Training is basically short, bursts of exercises, for a short period of time, with a high recovery period.
Why is Interval Training so important?
After the training session, you will continue to burn calories 24-36 hours AFTER your workout. You don’t get that during a normal 2 mile run. Unless you incorporate interval training.
Now, we also offer other types of cardio training, such as kickboxing, but that is only because we are also a professional martial arts school. Other boot camps don’t offer that.
Do They Offer A Nutrition Guide?
Most trainers do not understand this, unless they were a certified fitness and personal trainer.
Nutrition is the key to weight loss. Exercise simply helps keep the weight off during and after you reach your fitness goals.
If a Fitness Boot Camp offers the nutrition portion of their training at an additional cost, move on. They should understand that nutrition is actually MORE important to their client at the beginning than anything else.
The Broomfield and Westminster Boot Camp requires their boot campers to participate in the nutrition portion of the boot camp sessions because they are trying to teach healthy eating habits, and how watching what you put into your temple (your body) will directly effect the results you will plan on achieving.
And, they do not charge extra for it. It’s part of your membership.
If a trainer does not put you on a nutrition plan, not only do they not care about your goals, but they are not very sure how to help you meet your fitness and weight loss goals.
Our unique and powerful nutrition plan is extremely simple to follow, yet it delivers the results we all desire. All it takes some dedication, perseverance, determination, and a trainer that wants to help you succeed.
Now that you know what you should look for in a Fitness Boot Camp, call The Dojo of Karate and Fitness. They are a professional martial arts and fitness school that specializes in helping people achieve their goals. They offer the best fitness program in Broomfield, Westminster, and Thornton Colorado called Fighting Fit2 Boot Camp Fitness Program.
If you have the goal to lose weight, build lean muscles, zap the fat, burn calories, develop a healthier lifestyle, and have more energy throughout your day, than call us at: 303.920.4500 or visit: http://www.BroomfieldBootCamp.com or http://www.WestminsterBootCamp.com.
A representative will be happy to assist you.