Martial Arts School: What To Check Out

You'll notice many aspects to consider when considering a karate school for your youngster. Listed here are more than a few things to search for in a martial arts school.

Could the karate trainer introduce self-assurance in the student?    Which kind of programs does the karate school recommend? Be certain that the teacher shows you how the school teaching program instill self belief, have a constructive effect on the child's self image, and show a student how to exercise more self control in social situations. 

For instance, Master instructor Jeff Ellis of Jeff Ellis International Karate Centers said "In karate training, we teach in groups, depending on rank. Nevertheless each student is excelling at an individual pace. Moreover there's an emphasis on each child striving to progress themselves lacking the pressure of being compared to someone else."

Ellis went on to say "When the student moves to another belt level, they know they did it by themselves. The result is a feeling of success and a dramatic raise in that student's self esteem."

But ensure your child isn't alone in their efforts. When asked about this, Ellis said "Our students are working together to achieve their common goals by helping each other with courtesy, politeness, and cooperation....all necessary values instilled through proper instruction at International Karate Centers. 

Can the karate teacher teach self control? Ellis defines Self-Control as "a person doing what they are supposed to do, and only that".

Can the school teach a diversity of skillsets? Does it teach your son or daughter blocking, striking, kicking, punching, and self-defense? Does your child enjoy the teaching? Are they engaged? Much of this has to do with the quality of the teacher. 

Does your youngster gain skills that will assist them in other areas? As an example,, following some months of training in karate, is the student better able to be in command of their actions, have power over their temptations, and even make them really better students at school? 

Ellis said "Once the student knows they can defend themselves from a bully, they have a choice...and the walk away and feel good about that decision. These life skills can even help an adult in their workplace. A confrontation may not be physical, but the situation could provide pressure in a variety of ways. The confidence and control gained through traditional  karate practice will give that person the ability to better deal with any school...and at their workplace.

Jeff Ellis is owner of Jeff Ellis International Karate Centers. Locations include 17112 Pearl Road in Strongsville Ohio and 720 Avon Belden Road in Avon Lake Ohio.. For more information go to or call at 1-440-238-9390 Jeff Ellis Karate Centers serve the Strongsville, Brunswick, Hinkley,North Royalton, Middleburg Heights, Medina, Columbia Station, Avon Lake, Avon, Bay Village, Shefield, Sheffield Lake, Westlake, and North Ridgeville Ohio areas.