Martial Arts School: What To Find

You'll find numerous factors to reflect on when considering a martial arts school for your son or daughter. Listed here are some things to look for in a karate school.

Is able to the karate instructor inspire self-confidence in the student?    Which type of teaching program does the school offer? Make sure the instructor shows you how the school learning program inspire self esteem, have a constructive effect on the child's self image, and show a student how to use more self confidence in social situations. 

For instance, Master trainer Jeff Ellis of Jeff Ellis International Karate Centers said "In karate training, we educate in groups, based on rank. Nevertheless every student is excelling at an individual pace. Moreover we do have an emphasis on every student determined to advance themselves lacking the pressure of being in comparison 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 achievement and a dramatic raise in that child's self esteem."

But ensure that your son or daughter isn't by themselves in their efforts. When questioned 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. 

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

Does the school teach a mixture of skillsets? Does it teach your youngster blocking, striking, kicking, punching, and self-defense? Does your child enjoy the teaching? Are they engaged? Most of this has to do with the quality of the trainer. 

Does your son or daughter discover skills that will assist them in new areas? To illustrate, following many months of training in karate, is the child better able to manage their actions, control their temptations, and even make them improved 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 proprietor 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 International Karate Centers serve the Strongsville, Berea, Brunswick, Hinkley, North Royalton, Middleburg Heights, Medina, Columbia Station, Avon Lake, Avon, Bay Village, Shefield, Sheffield Lake, Westlake, and North Ridgeville Ohio areas