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Ages 4 to 6 are in an important time of child’s development. Students of Karate learn about building character, concentration and listening skills. As well as learning respect for oneself, others, and improving self-esteem. Karate Kids also improve coordination and motor control all while having fun and working hard to achieve their next rank.
Karate training increases stamina, coordination, balance, and flexibility. Karate students also develop discipline, focus, respect for others, and confidence. Studies have shown that children who do karate often show significant improvement in concentration and self-discipline – both in school and at home. In fact, many parents whose children have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) report great success with these programs because self-control and concentration are exactly the skills underdeveloped in ADHD kids. Students as well are encouraged to set their goals in Karate. Whether they just want to learn the art or train to compete, we offer the best to everyone who is willing to commit.
Sensei Michael Diaz started Karate in 1978 in Los Angeles, California under Shihan Juan Larios. A die-hard enthusiast of the art, Sensei Michael has trained in Shito-Ryu for 42 years and as well practice in Cambodian Kick Boxing (Full Contact), Tai Chi and Wushu (Kung Fu).
Sensei Carla Hernandez-Diaz started Karate in 1996. She trained under Sensei Tony Rios for a year and half and then went on to train with Shihan Juan Larios for four years. In 2003 Sensei Michael and Carla began training under the late Shihan Jesse Canedo and made their life here in the Coachella Valley. With their mind set on Karate, they started teaching in churches and finally opened their Dojo in February 2016.
Sensei Michael currently hold a Judge C (Kata) and Referee C (Kumite) from the USANKF.
Sensei Carla hold a Judge C (Kata & Kumite) and Coach B from the USANKF.
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68655 East Ramon Road, Cathedral City, California 92234, United States
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