Wilmette Karate Center to Host Open House Sept. 9

Traditional Karate Center hopes to demystify the art of karate and show that the sport is not violent or aggressive.

Information provided by The Traditional Karate Center 

, 3217 Lake Ave. will hold a free, public demonstration to help demystify the art of karate on Sunday, September 9, 2012 from 1 p.m. to - 5 p.m. 

“There is a popular myth that karate is violent and aggressive. This myth has arisen primarily because of how the art has been portrayed in television and movies,” Ronda Korzon, assistant director of Traditional Karate Center said in a statement. “In fact, quite the opposite is true. Students are taught to use their karate in self-defense situations only.” 

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Ronda says at the Traditional Karate Center, there are rules that emphasize the importance of karate as a tool for defense. 

“Our dojo code, which we discuss on a daily basis, centers our students and underscores the core, fundamental beliefs of karate: discipline, respect, perseverance and loyalty,” she said. 

Jordan Scott, head instructor and director of the Traditional Karate Center agreed with Ronda’s assessment and stressed the positive influences of karate training.

“The skills learned in karate training provide a healthy outlet for releasing tension,” Scott said.

Jordan also added that there is a great deal of support for the benefits of karate training.

“Studies have shown that karate training actually decreases aggressiveness. Children in a karate programs tend to become more disciplined in their lives, such as at school or at home. Adults see similar benefits. Karate students often have a more positive attitude towards life,” he said.

In order to help the public better understand the benefits of karate training, Traditional Karate Center will hold a public event to showcase a more authentic picture of the discipline so that people may gain a clearer understanding of what it is and what it is not. A number of demonstrations will take place among students at a variety of karate ranks and there will be opportunities to talk to instructors as well as students to better understand the art.

In addition, there will be traditional Japanese foods available to sample along with games and prizes. The event will be casual and fun, there is no cost to attend and registration can be completed at the door on the day of the event.

To learn more about the Traditional Karate Center and its upcoming Community Open House demonstration event visit: www.traditionalkaratecenter.com.

melanie Lewis September 04, 2012 at 01:24 PM
I need to learn one karate move in self defender from assault. I'm non violent also, but I got attacked and beaten in Evanston by a girl. She was tall, and now I'm scared of her. So I pretend we're friends if I see her. I even hug her at homes. She foams at the mouth, HELL I'm scared. Can you set a marker to say this is my boundary don't cross it or else? Like drawing a line in the sand? Do you use words, body language, or gestures? Just one lesson please? My new neighbour is aggressively violent also, she sent a sex demon at me last night in my sleep an incubus, I need to defend myself. I heard her bumping, and I saw a bug appear, then I fell sleep and woke up humiliated and furious. :/
melanie Lewis September 04, 2012 at 01:26 PM
I know this girl is a bully, and she says she likes my purse. Now she appears out of the blue whenever I'm in Evanston. Is there a single move to ward her off. She is a jealous one.
melanie Lewis September 04, 2012 at 01:35 PM
What do you say when a neighbour says your too white, and they hate how you speak, or your skin color. So they try to make you appear darker skinned, and take your car from you, through terrorism? I know my neighbour is behing the bad gas thing through BP Refinery. Says if visitors come through town, they will tag them. UGH. I feel horrible about this. I had to tell. I know their mob is behind this, and no one wants to be friends with them because they are bigots. Please God, let the BP bad Gas customers know to steer away, this situation is bad, bad trouble. The banging on the ceiling, hard walking, stealing, lieing, cheating, it's all too much. They are into bad things. Please God cancel their prayers to Satan, and give ppl their cars back. I feel horrible, I just realised after going to church with the neighbour months ago what they did. And how they said about visitors, and I said NO that's criminal. Months later, now this.


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