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Is Knowing Self-Defense Important?
If you are like most people, you are not quite familiar with basic self-defense skills.
Most of us live our lives without the slightest concern of learning how to protect you and your family because we live in a safe neighborhood, or your spouse can protect you.
In A Perfect World, We Don’t Need To Know Self-Defense
But, we don’t live in a perfect world…
This is why we believe it is important that everyone has an understanding and basic training in self-defense.
It’s not uncommon to experience a mugging at your local grocery store, an assault in your neighborhood, or feel threatened by an unusual person while going to the gym. These are all common locations that one may need to defend themselves.
All it takes is being off your guard. Not being aware of your surrounding. And being too scared and freezing to be a victim.
Many of us will say “well, that won’t ever happen to me.”
Are you willing to bet those words on Vegas odds? I think not because you don’t know.
Here’s the point. There is no guarantee you and your family will always be safe. However, learning Self-Defense will give you a fighting chance to not only protect yourself, but also the necessary confidence that comes with it.
The Dojo of Karate is the only Martial Arts school in Colorado that is teaching the new Self-Defense Black Belt Program. Meaning, this is an elite program that is designed for the common, working man, or stay-at-home mom.
It is reality-based self-defense that will teach you proper striking techniques, pressure points, and confidence to do whatever it takes to fight back. It’s easy to learn, and almost anyone can learn our curriculum in 3-4 months.
Are you interested in actually learning how to protect yourself?
The longer you wait, the more likely you can become another statistic.
One last note… The Dojo of Karate is conveniently located in Westminster. We service residents in the Broomfield, Westminster, Thornton, and Denver area.
Call 303.920.4500 to learn more about the Self-Defense Black Belt Program or email us at: [email protected]
Until Next Time,
Westminster, CO – February 23rd, 2010 — Martial Arts expert and local business owner, Javier Lozano, Jr. owns a Karate and Fitness school in Westminster called The Dojo of Karate. He will be hosting a free Adult Self Defense seminar on Saturday, March 20th from 10:30am to 12:00pm for residents of Westminster, Broomfield, and Thornton, Colorado.
This is an opportunity for both men and women to gain some knowledge about self-defense skills, such as striking, kicking, and blocking, as well as basic awareness skills and what an attacker looks for.
Javier Lozano has been training in the Martial Arts for 20 years now and currently holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Karate. He is also a former World Champion Sport Karate competitor and is certified as a Self-Defense Instructor under Michael D. Massie’s Martial Arts School Alliance International.
He brings a wealth of knowledge and information from his background, training, and cross-training with other arts and styles.
Why is he hosting a free Adult Self-Defense Seminar?
Lozano says “during a down economy, many of us are short on confidence. By teaching adults basic self-defense skills, they will gain more confidence in themselves, as well as improve their awareness.”
What will he be teaching during this free Self-Defense Seminar?
Master Lozano can’t go into detail about the seminar, but adults can expect to learn how an attacker thinks when selecting victims, to executing proper self-defense techniques that is proven to injure or slow-down an attacker when performed properly. However, the most important thing to remember is that these self-defense moves are easy to perform, and almost anyone can do it.
In addition, the training will be reality based, so participants will have an opportunity to try new, learned kicks and strikes on heavy bags, shields, and partners – while using controlled contact.
“We don’t want people walking out of our Self-Defense Seminar injured and deflated, rather empowered and confident” say Lozano. “That’s why our reality based training is so popular amongst our adult students because you actually learn how to react to an attacker.”
Who can attend this Self-Defense Seminar?
Master Lozano decided to open this seminar to the public for both men and women over the age of 18. Initially, it was going to be a Women’s Self-Defense course, however, “many of our dad’s were sort of disappointed they couldn’t attend” says Lozano. “After getting good feedback from our parents, we decided to make this an Adult Self-Defense Seminar. However, when participants work with partners they will be matched up with someone of the same gender.”
How do you sign up for the Self-Defense Seminar?
The Dojo of Karate has been getting several inquires from parents who’s child trains at the school, as well as their friends. With that said, they will cap attendance to approximately 26 participants. However, if demand increases, Sensei Lozano will open another time slot.
Mr. Lozano suggest you reserve your spot for the free Adult Self-Defense Seminar online by going to: www.AdultSelfDefense.com This way you will be guaranteed a spot.
Or, you can simply call The Dojo of Karate to learn more about the seminar and make your reservation over the phone by calling 303.920.4500.
Martial Arts Holiday Party – 2009
Westminster — December 22nd, 2009 – The Dojo of Karate had their 1st Annual Holiday Party on Friday, December 18th, 2009 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
It was a Potluck style event where students and members brought a dish to share with everyone else. There were a wide variety of food, from pasta dishes, to dips, sushi, enchiladas, and all sorts of desserts. And, the food never seemed to run out… which is a great problem to have.
It was entertaining to see how much the kids were enjoying the wide selection because some kids had plates of Doritos and a huge slice of cake, while others were eating ‘real’ meals.
The Dojo of Karate Holiday Party was a great time for students to hangout, parents to mingle, and Sensei Lozano to get out of his Karate uniform and where normal clothes.
There were approximately 85 guests in attendance, which is quite a bit, considering that The Dojo of Karate offers just over 1800 square feet.
In order to fit all of the guests, Head Instructor and Owner, Javier Lozano, Jr. had to pull up their state of the art training floor mats with the help of a couple of students. Each mat had to be numbered in sequence, in order to place them back down correctly.
At the conclusion of dinner, all of the students and guests sat down to watch a video created by Mr. Lozano — “The Dojo of Karate Year in Review – 2009“.
This was a 5 minute clip of pictures and videos from how the school began with demolition and construction, to teaching small classes, and eventually growing to it’s current size of 90 active students in 18 months. The video clip played the hit single, “Clocks” by ColdPlay — a magnificent coupling of music and memories.
Below is the video that is currently being viewed on YouTube.
At the conclusion of the video, Sensei Lozano had a special presentation — awards.
“When I was a child training at David Deaton Karate Studios, I remember every year we had a Christmas Banquet at the Opryland Hotel. There were 3 schools, and after dinner the Master Instructor and founder, David Deaton, would do an award ceremony to recognize students within their own school, says Lozano. At the conclusion, there was also a Martial Arts demonstration. This was a great way to close out the evening and begin the new year.”
So, Mr. Lozano created various award categories for students and surprised them with a plaque. Some of the categories consisted of ‘Best All Round‘, ‘Best Focus‘, ‘Most Dedicated‘, and ‘Best Mile High Kicks‘.
For each winner, Sensei Lozano had a little story to share about the student. This was a way of honoring and spotlighting their efforts at The Dojo of Karate and in their training.
After the award ceremony, there was a short speech from Mr. Lozano telling families and members of The Dojo of Karate, that our school will continue to grow in 2010 and that our community of Martial Artists will continue to make an impact around the community. From raising food for the Broomfield Fish Organization to helping out with fund raisers, The Dojo plans on getting students and parents together to help others.
“As Martial Artists and members of the Broomfield / Westminster community, it is our duty to help others in any way, shape, or form, said Lozano. This will teach our students Life Skills that are sometimes not taught in other sports.”
The Dojo of Karate would like to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas!
How To Break A Pinata
So, Master Instructor Javier Lozano, Jr. shows you how to break a Pinata when you don’t happen to have a bat or stick…
Don’t try this at home.
Martial Arts Bo Staff Training
Many students at The Dojo of Karate have made the commitment of joining our Black Belt Club – an elite program for students looking to earn their Black Belt. These students help encourage each other, and are put on a path that will assist them in meeting their goals.
The nice thing about training at The Dojo of Karate and being apart of our Black Belt Club, is that our students are learning goal setting skills, perseverance, and determination — while training in Karate.
They are also allowed to start using one of our weapons, the Bo Staff. The Bo Staff is a traditional Okinawan weapon used to carry buckets of water in one’s village.
Now, students at The Dojo are learning how to use them as a way of self-defense, and working together with others.