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Martial Arts Fitness & Conditioning Tip – Zig Zag Kicks

The Dojo of Karate has a variety of drills and training regimens that will help develop your fitness, conditioning, strength, and flexibility.

Below, Head Karate Instructor and World Champion fighter, Javier Lozano Jr takes you through a drill he uses for students to not only develop better kicking skills, but also coordination.

These kicks are called ‘Zig Zag Kicks’. You basically setup as many cones as you desire, usually the distance of the entire training floor, and stagger them about 3-4 feet apart, going down the floor.

If you remember Drivers Ed, going around the cones, than you’ll remember what we’re talking about.

Than you have your child / students go around each cone until they reach the end. Once all students have reached the end of the cones, have them perform the same drill, but with the opposite leg. This way they will develop both legs.

Feel free to perform this drill as many time as you like, but usually 2-3 trips will wear a kid out.

Kids Karate Classes

Karate classes for kids will teach your child the necessary confidence and discipline to succeed in life.

So The Dojo of Karate has one of the best Kids Martial Arts Programs in Broomfield and Westminster, Colorado.  Hands down.

You’re probably thinking I’m making one BOLD statement…. maybe…

Is it because I’m the Head Karate Instructor??

Nope.

It’s because I do 3 important things to get the best out of my Karate students.  These three key tools  that I use while teaching Karate sets The Dojo of Karate apart from all other Martial Arts schools in Colorado.

The other reason I know The Dojo of Karate offers one of the best Children Karate Programs is that our kids walk away sweating and smiling and our parents enjoy the Life Skills our kids learn in class.

So, here are the 3 things The Dojo of Karate does to make our Martial Arts school offer the best kids program in the Westminster / Broomfield / Thornton area.

1) Lead By Example - Why is this so important?  So many kids have false role models that they begin to display poor actions, demonstrate bad attitudes, and act VERY inappropriate.  In order for students to perform at their best, as a Martial Arts instructor, I need to lead by example AND ask my students to do the same for others.  We are all responsible for our own actions.  But, by acting like a leader our actions can be good ones.  All of my current Karate students are required to help a new students in class by being their partner for the day.  This teaches our new students the ropes about our school and my current students to be LEADERS in our school.  I than lead by example by demonstrating what I need to see as an instructor.  For instance, if I want kids to be nice to their parents, I am always polite to the parents in our school by always saying “yes sir”, “yes ma’am”, “no sir”, “no ma’am”.  Why?  Because I want the kids to hear it too.  If Mr. Lozano does it, it must be cool!

2) Build Confidence – If you ever want the best out of someone, build their confidence.  And, if you ever want the WORST of someone, break their confidence.  Confidence plays a huge role in performing well in life.   As a Martial Arts instructor that is looking for the best of my students, I need to be building their confidence.  The more confidence my students demonstrate the better they do AND the more they want to shine in Karate class, at home, and at school.  The Dojo of Karate builds your childs character by developing their confidence.

3) Mat Chats – OK, you’re probably thinking this is weird.  But, it’s not… Did you know as a parent, if you spend about 10-15 minutes weekly with them talking about various topics from respect, to goals, to humility that you can influence them even more?  It’s true.  As parents you have more influence in your child’s life than you can imagine.  At The Dojo of Karate we understand that.  This is why we have daily Mat Chats in EVERY class to discuss different topics for the week.  This reinforces what you’ve been talking about with your kids at home.  This week has been about Timing.  How is timing important in Karate, at home, and in the classroom…?

There you have it.  These are the 3 main reasons The Dojo of Karate is the best Martial Arts school in Colorado.  It’s not because I’ve been training in Karate for over 22 years, teaching kids for nearly 19 years, and hold numerous awards.  Nope.  We like to focus on the Life Skills, but we happen to relate to them through Karate… that simple.

Don’t believe us about being the best Karate studio in the Westminster and Broomfield area.  Take me up on my word and try out our program.  I’m sure your kid will be leaving with a smile too :)

Javier Lozano, Jr.
Owner / Head Instructor

NASKA World Champion
Certified Personal Trainer
Child Safety Instructor
3rd Degree Black Belt

Broomfield Adult Karate School

Karate isn’t just for kids, but also for adults. Our adult karate lessons are a great way to release stress.

The Dojo of Karate teaches traditional Karate and combines it with modern training to help develop with your conditioning, endurance, self-defense, strength, and flexibility.

On top of that… training at our Martial Arts school is just plain fun.

Our Adult Karate Program is will give you a great workout.  Probably something better than your boring routine of hitting the weight room after work.

We combine our traditional Karate classes with sparring too.  This is a great way to develop your kicking and punching skills, in a controlled format, by working with a partner.

Any adult interested in trying out our Karate program gets 2 FREE weeks of Karate classes, so you can make sure our program is a fit.

Coming Soon! New Karate Dojo Location

Coming Soon! The Dojo of Karate

Coming Soon! The Dojo of Karate’s new home in Westminster, CO

As many of you may know, The Dojo of Karate plans to move to it’s new home in Westminster, CO within the next 30 to 60 days — with the hope to move no later then June 1st.

And, if you haven’t heard, The Dojo of Karate is moving to a LARGER space, which will nearly be doubling our square footage to approximately 3,500 square feet.

Our new home will be in Park Centre on 120th Avenue and Tejon Street.  It’s right across the street of the Ranch Country Club, behind Vectra Bank, where the new Snarf’s Sandwich shop is located.

There are many reason why The Dojo of Karate has chosen a new home, but the most important thing to keep into consideration is that nothing is changing.  We have simply out grown our current location and there are far greater opportunities for The Dojo of Karate to grow and share the knowledge of martial arts, self-defense, fitness, and nutrition to our community.

This has been a long process, as I began to see what was available in the market almost 14 months ago, with negotiations at our new home beginning around July 2012 and finalized in December 2012.  These things take time to workout, but in the long run it’s worth the effort.

I believe our new location is VERY family friendly, with great businesses that compliment The Dojo of Karate.  As I

The Dojo of Karate's New Location

We’ll be moving to the Park Centre Shopping Center next to Snarf’s Sandwich, behind Vectra Bank, in Westminster, CO

mentioned, there is a Snarf’s Sandwich shop, a Kumon Tutoring, a hair salon, a Mediterranean Restaurant, a sports bar called Club Level, a travel agency, an investment / retirement planning place, a Cort Furniture, and a couple of other businesses.  Not to mention the other businesses, child care centers, and schools around that area.

Today, when Lynn and I went to our new location to put up the Coming Soon banners, they were working on doing the plumbing.  Keep in mind, we will be the first business in this new unit, so the landlord needs to put in bathrooms, walls, carpet, offices, and everything in between.

So before you come asking “when is the new spot opening?” come checkout our blog postings and get the updates yourself.

I’ll try to post a weekly or bi-weekly update of our progress, including pictures, and you’ll obviously know when we open our new doors.

And, if you haven’t “liked” us on Facebook, please do so!

 

Caleb Just Can’t Get Enough Karate

Caleb was one of our first students when The Dojo of Karate first opened, and he’s been training just as hard now, as when he started.

He has developed self-confidence, discipline, perseverance, goal setting, strength & flexibility, and many more attributes students gain from training in the Martial Arts.

If you would like your child to get the same results, we highly suggest you enroll them in our Children’s Beginners Karate Program.  We are currently offering an Introductory Karate Package which includes 1 private lesson, 2 group karate classes, and a free uniform for only $19.95.

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