ISU teaches two forms of Karate- Shotokan and Goju-ryu. Both forms will be part of the 2020 Olympic Summer Games. These are competitive forms of Karate. ISU’s students have participated successfully in the kata and kumite divisions at the following tournaments: The Regional Tournaments, National Qualifiers, USA Nationals, and International Tournaments. ISU offers beginners, intermediate, and advanced classes for students from ages 4 and up. ISU also offers non-competitive karate classes aimed to enhance self-defense techniques.
Learning body language and communication skills is key when confronted. Martial arts stances exude confidence. In traditional martial arts training, the posture of the attention stance is body straight, eyes focused and feet firmly on the ground. We are highly effective with 90% success in assisting students to avoid bullying situations. We teach the students to stand on one’s ground with an air of composure — despite the actual feeling of fear —our trainings also teach how to communicate and create rapport with others. Using words to defuse a situation can help prevent it from becoming physical.
Take to the mat. Consider enrolling your child in a traditional martial arts program, such as Karate. The training does not promote the use of violence, however, having that knowledge will help your child feel more self-assured. And if your child does need to defend himself, his practice on the mat will provide a level of safety by allowing him to perform the moves instinctively when threatened. Besides learning self-defense skills — and understanding when it would be appropriate to employ them — he will take away life skills and leadership lessons that will bolster confidence throughout his life.