The Natomas Family Karate Academy is a team of highly motivated martial artists dedicated to the proliferation and development of Shotokan Karate characterized by superb quality in educational content and methods. Our strength is generated from our commitment to our members, their families, our investors, our people, our industry and our communities. The Natomas Family Karate Academy is a model of excellence in approach, service, and in the results attained.
This is the way of the Natomas Family Karate Academy.
At its heart, authentic martial arts is about insuring that you and your child develop the mindset of a champion - not a victim. At the Natomas Family Karate Academy, this development occurs in a powerfully uplifting and educational environment that will allow you and your child to experience the joy of learning while making disciplined and confident progress towards developing life-affirming martial arts skills. This training will help you and your child realize that what is important is not what you get to do but who you get to become; that it’s not just about improving behavior, but improving performance; that physical and emotional fitness is the result of creating good habits; that confidence cannot be taught but must be learned through experience; and that your interaction with others determine the quality of your life.
What is Shotokan Karate?
Shotokan Karate is an authentic traditional Japanese martial art emphasizing two ideas in its training: balance and muscle control. Our approach is based on the belief that proper study eliminates ego and promotes hard honest work, humility and excellence.
Shotokan Karate distinguishes itself from other karate systems by adapting nearly every one of its techniques to a linear fighting style, based on the philosophy that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. It maintains that a direct line of attack is the quickest, safest, and most effective. Shotokan advocates advancement based on effective techniques, rather than quantitative knowledge. We believe it is important to develop each technique to its maximum level--not necessarily scoring a point in a tournament match, but scoring it well.
As Shotokan Karate educators, our main objective is to provide students with a means of developing character as they strengthen physically and mentally. To achieve our goal, we adhere to the same high standards originally set forth by the founder of Shotokan Karate, Gichin Funakoshi. Character, Sincerity, Effort, Etiquette and Self Control are our guiding principles.
Although Shotokan Karate techniques are based on century old knowledge, it is our application that sets us apart. Our instructors realize that each individual possesses different natural abilities, and that size and strength vary from person to person. Once you have acquired a strong foundation in the basics, our program is individualized to match your physical capabilities, in order to maximize your self-defense skills. Should the need ever arise, you will possess a firm understanding of the mental and physical qualities required to defend yourself or your loved ones.
Natomas Family Karate Academy is affiliated with the International Shotokan Karate Federation. That means that training and testing are standardized, so that ranks earned here are respected in and transferable to affiliated Shotokan karate schools across the United States and in over 80 countries worldwide.
Shotokan Karate for Adults
Traditional karate is an exciting, unique, multifaceted art. A blend of physical, mental and spiritual elements, the study of traditional karate produces an array of life changing benefits not found in any other activity or hobby.
Authentic Karate is a fun, challenging way of gradually honing you into the best shape of your life. It can be practiced at any age, does not require exceptional flexibility or natural talent, and demands no special equipment, facilities, or even other people to practice with. You can expect to lose weight, gain greater energy, and develop a strong, toned, healthier body. Not only do you develop top notch self-defense abilities with karate training, you fight premature aging, and enjoy a longer, healthier, and more exciting life.
Adult students of Shotokan karate develop a wide range of mental and spiritual characteristics. Self-confidence, control and discipline are all qualities formed through karate training.
Shotokan Karate for Children and Teens
The opportunities for self-development through karate study are significant, but the benefits of involving your child in our karate program are far greater. The self image, confidence, discipline and control your child develops today will determine the degree of success and happiness he or she will experience as an adult. It has been proven that Authentic Traditional Shotokan karate develops these qualities in children, leading to a healthier, happier, and more successful life.
Our unique children's program is designed to instill:
1. Effort, concentration and coordination
2. Character and self esteem
3. Sincerity and Respect
4. Leadership Skills
Our Authentic Traditional Shotokan Karate training provides children and teenagers with the strength to say "no" to disruptive peer pressure, and to replace the negatives with positives in thought, word, and deed. Our students become leaders in their peer groups.