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.”
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.