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I attended Cynthia Jolicoeur’s “Intro to Personal Defense Readiness” course in the Boston area over Labor Day week-end last year (9/4/16). I had no specific expectations other than to learn some new ideas and techniques. (I am a 5th degree black belt in the Ed Parker American Kenpo style, so brought that experience and mindset into the training.) I was quite pleased to receive such a thorough presentation on how the Blauer PDR system differs from martial arts training, along with a wealth of other information that is not typically provided in self-defense training, in particular the psychological and emotional components that accompany the physical aspect. Cynthia was extremely knowledgeable and well-versed in this material and answered most participant questions without referring to notes. The physical component was ably demonstrated by Cynthia and her “bad guy,” Dave Rood. All the participants had multiple opportunities to practice on them and on each other. The outdoor scenarios were excellent and provided realistic “hands on” experience of what to do (or not do) in the event of an unexpected attack. Cynthia’s own black belt karate experience is invaluable for helping participants who come from a martial arts background remember how the PDR system is different. Not that the martial arts experience is wrong, but that there are cases when it’s ineffective and doesn’t really prepare the martial artist mentally to respond appropriately to a sudden, violent attack. I highly recommend Cynthia’s course.
I first came upon Mehran about 8 years ago when looking for a karate program for my daughter. I had visited a few dojos in the area, and was concerned that the rigid, almost militaristic atmosphere would not be a good fit with my daughterâs easy-going, easily distractible nature. The first time I visited Mehranâs Okinawa Karate Academyâs kidsâ workout he was immediately open and engaging, inviting my daughter to join that dayâs workout. I was struck by his great rapport with the kids while also encouraging them to do the exercises with the proper technique. I liked it so much that after watching a few classes I joined the dojo also, and have been happily having him encourage me to correct my techniques ever since :-) Mehran is an extremely skilled martial artist. His many years of experience and willingness to work with people of all levels make him a great asset to those of us fortunate enough to be able to work with him. I highly recommend to everyone interested in learning karate to visit Mehranâs Okinawa Karate Academy, and join us for a workout.
Sensei Sanjit Mandal is well schooled in traditional Goju Ryu Karate-do, and is also involved in sport karate-do through the U.S. Olympic Committee's National Governing Body (USA Karate). If you wish to train in traditional karate-do, sport karate-do, or both you will find that his instruction is right for you or your children.
I was a little hesitant to train with Geoff at first since he owns a martial arts gym & I wasn't that interested in the sport. I saw an image in my head & wondered what training with him would be like. In my head I saw a scene from the karate kid & didn't think he'd give me the kind of workout I was looking for. I am SO glad I decided to ignore my initial hesitation & try things out. The workouts we do change every time & I'm constantly challenged & out of breath. He incorporates a boot camp style approach with weights, lunges, running & several surprises that will keep you guessing walking into each session. Geoff will push you but be right there with you, encouraging you the entire way. I came home from the first workout so sore & spent & was instantly addicted. My sister listened to me detail the session & signed herself up to train with Geoff the next day. My body is already transforming & my endurance is increasing. I won't be giving up my training time slot with Geoff anytime soon.
We are more family base school and we show that we care for our students and families
I teach basic self-defense as well as basic fundamentals of karate and a bit of sparring techniques.
Flaherty's Kenpo Karate offers one free trial class with no additional cost for joining. New students receive up to one free month, free uniform, a starter package as low as $19.95, with no contracts and great monthly rates. Additionally, we provide friendly assistance with health, fitness, and martial arts while building confidence, discipline and respect in all participating students.
I studied karate for 10 years in the Wado Kai tradition with Sensei David White, Sensei Leonard Baltz and Sensei Abe Watanabe. I specialize in teaching beginners, youth, women and others looking to find peace, strength, focus and clarity through developing a karate practice!
World-Wide Jiu-jitsu & Karate-Do with over three decades of teaching experience focuses-on and develops Mindfulness, Self-Awareness, and Self-Discipline. As a result, the training and attitude of the individual becomes stronger in mind, body, and spirit. This martial system is built to cultivate inner strength through practical and effective self-defense techniques.
Having lived in Japan for 8 years does not make me a better instructor, in and of itself. Nor does having been a tournament champion. 35+ years doing Karate and several years doing other martial arts helps my level of understanding. Having a deeper technical knowledge than almost anyone else outside of Japan helps as well. But what really sets me apart is the passion that I have, not only for Karate-do as a way of life, but for teaching it in a way that helps students progress as quickly as they are capable of.
We are affiliated with the Renshinkan Shorinji Ryu Karate Do organization (headquarters in Kagoshima, Japan). The chief instructor, Takamori Kaida, has over 25 years of experience in Japanese Karate in the bay area. Out lessons include traditional training as well as self-defense. Japanese karate is not for everyone, but it provides a healthy, structured method in training the mind and body. For any further questions and info, please reach out to us! Thank you for reading!
Karate is for everyone! We are a family-oriented martial arts studio that has served the Oakley and Delta community for over 9 years. We offer classes for students as young as three years old, with group classes based on age and skill level. As we focus lessons on positive life skills as well as physical skills, our students are often recognized at school and home as leaders. Call for more information about how we might be able to serve you.
I'm hoping to continue to learn and grow along with my students. I recognize that we're all students, some of us have just been training for a little longer. You can learn something from everyone, and I hope to learn from you while teaching you something new.
Want a business in Dublin that will help you learn karate? ATA Martial Arts is a good choice. This team of professionals offers karate for kids and taekwondo. Jordan Schreiber is available to help.