A Few Words
Paul & Michelle Enfield here at Goju Karate Center.
As martial arts instructors with extensive experience training kids, there is nothing better than seeing them grow firsthand.
But more important than the martial arts skills they learn… is the personal skills they develop and carry for life.
Because martial arts is so much more than just kicking and punching, and getting the next colorful belt.
It’s about developing confidence, discipline, character, focus and respect.
With every class we teach, your kids are growing in mind, body and character.
That’s because martial arts provides instant positive feedback. Through learning to focus on the core moves, they develop discipline and respect. They can instantly see and feel a difference, making them destined to build confidence, self-awareness and self-respect.
And of course it’s a ton of FUN!
That’s why we love teaching martial arts to kids in this community, and why we know your kids are going to LOVE training.
So please have a look below to find out exactly how your kids can benefit from our fun martial arts classes.
Are you dealing with
It can be difficult to fill up your kids’ days when they’re at home.
Kids need exercise and a healthy way to burn off their excess energy.
Kids’ mental health can be impacted by stressful situations.
Keeping your kids healthy and happy is a priority every day.
When you’re at home and can’t get out – for whatever reason – it can be especially difficult to find ways to keep them active, occupied, and out of trouble. Exercise can help kids in a variety of ways, and when they’re not at school, they still need structure and guidance.
The activities you choose for them should help them both physically and emotionally. The right exercise class can offer all the benefits you want – and give you a break at the same time.
Results and growth with every class!
Virtual martial arts training provides an intense, guided workout that your kids can do from the comfort of your home. They won’t need any special equipment beyond what they’d bring to an in-person class, and you can be sure that they’re reaping the benefits of exercise with the instruction they need – even if you can’t get them to a class.
Physical Activity Improves Kids’ Health
Exercise is an essential element of good health. Kids need physical activity every day – even when they’re not in school or need to stay inside the house.
Virtual martial arts training provides the kind of intense activity that kids need to feel good about themselves. They can stay fit and toned without needing to go to a gym.
Making fitness a priority improves overall health, reducing your child’s chance of suffering from common health problems such as obesity and diabetes.
Structure Helps to Promote Normalcy
Kids don’t have the ability to structure their own lives. They need adults to do it for them – and even the most involved parent needs a break sometimes.
When your kids are at home, it makes sense to find activities they can do while you’re doing other things. Knowing they have a scheduled activity helps kids make sense of their days.
Virtual martial arts training is a scheduled activity that provides kids with the structure and instruction they need. It can be a great supplement to home schooling – or any situation where you can’t get out of the house.
Physical Activity Promotes Good Mental Health
In stressful times, it’s important to find ways to manage anxiety – and that’s true for kids as well as for adults.
There’s plenty of evidence that regular exercise is an essential component of good mental health. Kids who exercise are less likely to experience intense stress – and they’ll be better equipped to stay on an even keel emotionally.
Virtual martial arts classes focus on the mind-body connection, something that can help kids feel grounded mentally and emotionally.
Teach Your Kids the Importance of Discipline
All kids need goals. Without them, they may struggle in school and at home. Behavioral problems caused by a lack of discipline can make kids feel frustrated.
Any type of structured exercise requires discipline. Attending a class – even a virtual one – involves making a time commitment and sticking to it.
Virtual martial arts for kids offers many of the same disciplinary benefits as in-person classes. Kids learn, get tested, and improve with guidance from our experienced instructors.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The Enfields are among the best karate instructors anywhere. The balance of skill, knowledge, with a desire to teach others is second to none.
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Virtual martial arts classes offer most of the same training that kids get in person, but there are some elements that change out of necessity. For example, students can’t spar with one another in a virtual class.
They’ll need comfortable, loose clothing. If they already have a uniform from a regular class, they can wear that, but shorts and a tee-shirt will work just as well. It may be helpful to put a mat down to offer a bit of protection.
Yes, although it’s a good idea to have somebody supervising your kids while they take the class. Our instructors are experienced and skilled, and our virtual curriculum is designed to be easy to follow and to emphasize safety.
Yes, they’ll work hard during class. We’ll also encourage kids to practice between classes to improve their skills. Even on days when they don’t have a class, they can hit the mat.
Yes, we still allow for testing. It’s important for kids to feel that they’re making progress and they can do that at home with help from our instructors.
Virtual martial arts classes build muscles and flexibility.
Virtual martial arts classes increase confidence and self-esteem.
Virtual classes can create a sense of connection even when kids are at home.
Virtual martial arts classes promote healthy living and eating in kids of all ages.
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