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The Meades reviewed Goju Karate Center
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“… In particular, we see the teenagers in BBC and all we can say is we want Ethan to exhibit the levels of confidence, dedication and skill demanded to succeed in Karate.”

Jeff Sullens reviewed Goju Karate Center
5
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The Enfields are among the best karate instructors anywhere. The balance of skill, knowledge, with a desire to teach others is second to none.

Joshua Wallach reviewed Goju Karate Center
5
via Facebook

I am very blessed to have such great sensei. Sensei Paul Enfield practiced with my late master Stan O'hara and through one of his students I discovered this dojo. Every student and instructor is a shining example of what makes karate-do beautiful. I am honored to call this my dojo. I highly recommend this dojo to anyone beginner or not to help them along the way.

Thanh-Thanh Dang reviewed Goju Karate Center
5
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My child has been going here for 2 years. She loves it, and we have seen the change in her confidence level and techniques. The Einfelds and all Senseis are amazing with children—they keep it fun but serious at the same time.

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Does Your Child Need A Supportive, Educational, and Fun Activity?

Learning Martial Arts Teaches Young Kids Life Skills While They Have Fun

Young children are curious and active – and they sometimes have difficulty learning to control their bodies and their behavior. They crave structure and thrive in an environment that’s supportive, educational, and fun.

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Does your young child

struggle with these things?

They struggle to maintain control of their movements and may be unintentionally destructive.

They find it difficult to focus on a task or to see it through to the end.

They have a hard time sharing their belongings and getting along with other kids.

Parenting young children is a real challenge.

You must balance their natural inquisitiveness and high energy with trying to teach them the basic skills they need for school and life.

Discipline, sharing, and self-control are all things they need to learn to be successful.

The ideal setting is one that’s got some structure but works with kids at their current developmental level. If they have fun while they’re learning, they’ll be more likely to retain those lessons and learn the skills they need.

Results and growth with every class!

Studying martial arts is ideal for young children. It provides them with an outlet for their energy. But, it also teaches them about respect, discipline, and other core values that will go with them beyond the dojo. Junior martial arts classes teach kids to control their movements and behavior, and they’ll learn social skills and interaction at the same time.

Studying Martial Arts Builds Physical Coordination and Control

Young children who learn martial arts find out quickly that each movement must be intentional. They learn to control their movements to the best of their ability.

They also practice hand-eye coordination and learn about their bodies. That means they’ll be less likely to be unintentionally destructive.

Young Martial Arts Students Learn How to Focus

Getting young kids to pay attention can feel like an impossible task. The structure of our martial arts classes shows kids the importance of focus and teaches them by having them apply it to easily-achievable tasks.

The focus they learn in the dojo is something they’ll take home – and into the classroom. That’s why kids who study martial arts tend to be good students, too.

Martial Arts Helps Kids Learn to Deal with Frustration

Martial arts instruction requires students to pursue goals to earn new belts. Young kids can easily become frustrated when they don’t get what they want, but studying martial arts helps them learn the power of persistence.

The physical activity in our classes also helps kids manage stress and anxiety by allowing them to burn it off in a safe and constructive way.

Kids Who Study Martial Arts Learn Good Sportsmanship

Losing is not anybody’s idea of fun, but we all need to learn how to accept a defeat gracefully and move on. We teach students that losing is part of life – and it’s what you do after you lose that tells people who you are.

Even though martial arts is an individual sport, we cultivate an environment of supportive teamwork where students root for one another.

The Enfields are among the best karate instructors anywhere. The balance of skill, knowledge, with a desire to teach others is second to none.

Jeff Sullens

Without ego, I can say that this is a world class school. Fun, knowledgeable, caring, and zero politics. Just experienced karate and wonderful people. Their approach is a functional and disciplined based program as an education, not just a recreation.

Jonathan Kenney

I am very blessed to have such great sensei. Sensei Paul Enfield practiced with my late master Stan O'hara and through one of his students I discovered this dojo. Every student and instructor is a shining example of what makes karate-do beautiful. I am honored to call this my dojo. I highly recommend this dojo to anyone beginner or not to help them along the way.

Joshua Wallach

Went in for Friday morning class while in Carlsbad for vacation. Having a Goju Ryu background I was hoping to learn some new takes on techniques and get a workout. I wound up experiencing a new paradigm in Goju karate. Wow. Really good stuff.
Paul and Michelle sensei's were very friendly and warm. Definitely recommend.

Șantaro Kun

My son started here at Goju about 6-7 months ago... it has been such a wonderful experience! He is learning so much, Sensei Michelle might be his favorite person ever! All of the staff is extremely good with the little ones! Tiny Tigers was such a wonderful program to start out. Now, in Little Dragons, my 5 year old is a new kid! I cannot recommend this place more! Great place for all ages!

Melissa Benton

My child has been going here for 2 years. She loves it, and we have seen the change in her confidence level and techniques. The Einfelds and all Senseis are amazing with children—they keep it fun but serious at the same time.

Thanh-Thanh Dang

I have been going to this dojo for about 4 years and I absolutely love it!! I am now a purple-brown belt and have the honor and privileged of helping out or "Senpai-ing" with some of the younger students. They have been very patient and kind to me while I am still learning how to do this! Sensei Paul and Sensei Michelle are some of the best instructors one can ask for. They instill courage, respect, focus, and discipline among many other things. If you are looking for a dojo in Carlsbad for your son or daughter, or simply for yourself; please try this one out because you will not leave

Victoria Lyne De Vito
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FAQs

My child still has temper tantrums and I’m worried about how they’ll behave in school. Can studying martial arts help?

Yes, it can. We help children learn the importance of emotional control and respect for others. These are lessons that will help them in the classroom, too.

Will studying martial arts help my child learn how to interact with others and share?

Yes. Even though studying martial arts is an individual pursuit, we teach kids to learn in a collaborative environment with an emphasis on sharing, cooperation, and teamwork.

My child zones out in class and misses important instructions. Can taking martial arts classes help them do a better job of focusing?

Yes. Part of martial arts training is teaching kids to be mindful of themselves and their surroundings. They must focus to succeed in class, and once they learn to do it, they’ll be able to do the same thing at school.

My child is out of control physically, and can be very destructive. How will studying martial arts help?

Martial arts instruction focuses on hand-eye coordination, control, and strength. As kids learn basic moves and then advance, they learn how to control their bodies and movements.

My child gives up easily when frustrated. I want them to learn persistence. Can your classes help?

Yes. It’s common for students to require more than one attempt to earn a new belt. We teach them that trying is the most important thing – and that persistence pays off.

My child is disrespectful to me and to other caregivers. How can studying martial arts change that?

Respect is at the core of everything we do in the dojo. Kids who study martial arts must respect their instructors and fellow students, and we find that they learn to respect parents, teachers, caregivers, and siblings at the same time.

More Benefits

Kids learn how to listen respectfully to others without interruptions.

Our students learn the value of discipline as they pursue clearly-defined goals.

Martial arts instruction teaches kids how to accept defeat and learn from their mistakes.

Martial arts helps kids build core strength, balance, and physical coordination.

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