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Martial Arts Summer Camps In Colorado
The Dojo of Karate is one of the leading martial arts and fitness schools in the north metro area of Denver, CO.
Their programs cater to families residing in Broomfield, Westminster, Thornton, Northglenn and Erie CO — and mainly focus on children martial arts training starting as young as 4.5 years old.
Beginning June 6th, 2011 Owner & Head Instructor, Javier Lozano Jr will be launching their Martial Arts Kids Summer Camps to the public.
This is a great opportunity for residents in the community to enroll their kids in a traditional Japanese Karate program with a 21st century twist that has proven to teach kids important life skills, including confidence, focus, discipline, respect, and physical fitness.
Who’s Teaching The Summer Camp Classes?
Don’t worry, your child will not be learning from a high school student that needs a summer job and has no interest in children and their safety.
All of martial arts summer camps are hosted at The Dojo of Karate and taught by Sensei Lozano.
Sensei Lozano is a 3rd Degree Black Belt with over 20 years of training and 17 years of teaching experience. As a professional athlete, he has won numerous martial arts tournaments around the country, including a World Championship Title in fighting and a Colorado State Title in fighting.
In addition to his accomplishments, he’s a certified Child Safety Instructor (one of the few in Colorado), a certified personal trainer, and a certified Black Belt Instructor.
His experience alone is typically more then most martial arts schools can ever offer with all of their instructors, as many of them are novices in the martial arts and professional teaching.
Sensei Lozano has also been operating Summer Camps at The Dojo of Karate and many other martial arts schools for several years, so he has an understanding on how to relate to your child and get them to enjoy Karate during every session.
How Does The Summer Camp Program Work?
The Dojo of Karate is offering their best special of the year, which includes the following.
- 1 Private Session – This allows your child to get oriented with the martial arts before joining the group class.
- 1 Free Karate uniform – The Dojo of Karate trains in traditional white gi’s (uniforms)
- 6 Weeks of Karate Training – Your family will be able to select 2 classes per week, either in the mornings or evenings, depending on your schedule.
- All this for only $169 for the 6 week session!
That’s over a $300 value… for only $169!!!
Since this is the best offer of the year at The Dojo of Karate, their Summer Camps sell out quickly. The nice thing is that families can reserve their spot at anytime, however, they shouldn’t wait too long because space is limited.
What Does My Child Do In The Summer Camp?
This is a sports and martial arts summer camp, so your child will be learning everything from agility, coordination, balance & speed drills to self-defense, flexibility, physical fitness, and more.
In addition, we focus on developing your child’s character by teaching them focus, respect, goal setting, confidence and other life skill principals.
Below are just a few things you can expect during every session.
- Learn self-confidence and self-control.
- Learn important child safety skills in a way that increases self-assurance.
Gain increased fitness through martial arts training and activities.
- Develop respect for themselves and others.
- Improve their agility, strength, and flexibility for other sports.
- Develop leadership skills that will help them through their academics.
- And much, much, more!
How Old Does My Child Have To Be?
We have 3 different Summer Camp programs, depending on their age. We break up age groups in order to allow students to feel comfortable with other kids their age, and give them a chance to develop the skills mentioned above.
Here are the age groups we break them up into.
- Lil’ Ninjas – 4.5 to 6 years old
- Junior Kids – 7 to 12 years old
- Teenagers – 13 & Up
When Does The Summer Camp Run Through?
Our Martial Arts Kids Summer Camps kickoff on June 6th, 2011 and go through August 31st, 2011.
Your child can signup at any point, but again, space is limited, so don’t put this off too long!
How Do I Signup My Child?
Go to https://TheDojoOfKarate.com, and on the right side of the screen is a form. Simply fill out the form, and a representative will get back to you ASAP.
You can also give them a call and schedule an appointment by calling: 303-920-4500.
Broomfield Breast Cancer Boot Camp
Westminster, CO — May 18th 2010 – Breast Cancer is one of the leading causes of death among women. There are several organizations out there, such as the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, and many more, that put on weekend long events where the entire country, regions, states, counties, and towns, can gather together to raise money and find a cure for breast cancer.
Local martial arts expert and certified personal trainer, Javier Lozano, Jr. is the owner and chief instructor at The Dojo of Karate & Fitness in Westminster, and plans on hosting their 1st Inaugural Breast Cancer Boot Camp on June 12th, 2010.
Their goal is to raise over $3,000 and donate the funds to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
However, Coach Lozano plans on approaching this fundraiser a little different.
He wants to get all of his martial arts and fitness members involved too, even though some of the students may be too young to train in a boot camp session.
His plan of attack…? pink karate belts.
Coach Lozano says, “We will be selling pink karate belts to students for them to wear during the week of June 7th to June 12th during their martial arts classes. This way, they can show their support in finding a cure for breast cancer. When we brought up the concept a couple of months ago, students were extremely excited about the idea, and couldn’t wait to signup.”
The pink martial arts belts will be on sale for purchase at $15 per belt, with approximately $10 of the proceeds going to the Avon Walk For Breast Cancer.
Than, on Saturday, June 12th from 9:30am to 10:30am The Dojo of Karate & Fitness will be hosting the official Breast Cancer Boot Camp. A 1-hour boot camp session where participants will have an opportunity to workout in the popular fitness boot camp class.
Their boot camps really focus on variety.
“When someone asks what a typical boot camp consists of, I sort of tell them we do not have a normal routine or workout” says Coach Lozano. “Now if they want to know what people are saying about our programs and how they feel after the workout, the best example is that they leave feeling like jelly, sweating like pigs, and hurting… while having a big smile on their face.”
The Broomfield Fitness Boot Camp, as it’s known by locals, train with a variety of exercise equipment. This way, it keeps the workouts interesting, and the athletes on their toes.
For instance, they use resistance bands instead of dumb-bells because it becomes more difficult to control the bands. There is resistance on both the pushing / pulling motion, as well as the retrieving motion.
In addition, Coach Lozano teaches them how to use sandbags. It’s an unorthodox way of training because the sand will shift in all different ways, making it difficult to maintain control. This forces athletes to use their stabilizer muscles too.
“Plus, I tell them they can put on their resume that they are professional sandbag movers, incase an employer is trying to set apart candidates” says Lozano jokingly.
And, the ever so kettlebells are another piece of equipment they train with too. Kettlebells are beginning to gain popularity because of its functional type movement, strength and cardio exercise, and great results athletes are gaining.
After the Breast Cancer Boot Camp, Coach Lozano invited a local chiropractor from Countryside Health and Wellness, to discuss ways to prevent breast cancer — from diet and nutrition, to physical fitness and exercise.
This will be a 30 minute educational class, in order to teach all of the participants on how they can help prevent breast cancer.
The cost to participate in the Breast Cancer Boot is only $30 per participant with approximately $20 of the proceeds going towards the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
And, if you decide to signup for the Breast Cancer Boot Camp, than Coach Lozano will apply a $30 discount to your 1st month of training.
This is a great way to get introduced into the Broomfield Fitness Boot Camp.
To signup or learn more about the Breast Cancer Boot Camp, please contact The Dojo of Karate and Fitness at: 303.920.4500 or email Coach Lozano at: [email protected]
Broomfield Fitness Boot Camp Challenge Winner
As many of you know, The Dojo of Karate & Fitness ran a Fitness Boot Camp Challenge during the last 4 week cycle.
Basically, we challenged our athletes to follow our nutritional plan, workout 3 days per week in our boot camp and train on their own during the week too.
By doing so, we guaranteed they would lose at least 1 inch around their waist and / or hips.
In addition, we took everyone’s body fat percentage, as we used that number as our baseline and used the value to determine a winner in our contest.
The winner would receive 1 free month of training in our fitness boot camp.
The best part about this contest was that our athletes really started to take their training a bit more serious and rooting for each other when they would retest during PFT Day (Physical Fitness Training Day).
Plus, Coach Lozano was extremely happy on how all of his athletes tried their best during every group fitness class.
So, the winner of the Fitness Boot Camp Challenge was Marival G. from Brighton, Colorado. She lost 1.6% body fat, dropped 3.5 lbs, went down 1.5 inches around her hips, and shaved 25 seconds off her 1 mile run… in just 4 weeks!
She has made a lifestyle change by being dedicated in her training, diet, and habits.
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.
Broomfield Fitness Boot Camp Testimonials
This week we are concluding our 4 week session of the Fitness Boot Camp Challenge.
The contest basically involved following a strict, yet easy to follow nutrition plan, working out in our boot camps 3 days per week, training on your own an additional 2-3 days per week, and having fun.
An athlete that loses the most body fat percentage in 4 weeks, will receive 1 free Boot Camp session (4 weeks) the following month.
With that said, we want to share some amazing testimonials and improvements from participants.
Below is a group of early morning boot campers that train at 5:30am. Listen to what they have to say with their results in JUST 4 weeks…