You might not know it but there is a way for you to take advantage
of thousands of years of wisdom and put it to use in developing your child in one, integrative approach. It's already been
discovered by thousands of families throughout the Miami, Naples, Fort Myers, Florida area and beyond.
Martial arts for children can be
more than just learning about punching and kicking, yelling and “Yes Sir!”
When properly implemented, the martial arts are an educational program
based on traditional values such as Focus, Respect, Self-Confidence, Self-Control, and Self-Discipline.
It was our focus on these qualities that led to Karate Incorporated's S.M.A.R.T. Kids curriculum
to be recognized and implemented in the
When developed, these traits lay a foundation for your child to attain his or her unlimited potential
no matter what activity he or she chooses.
a Problem with Sports for Children?
I’m a father of four boys and one Daughter; I know the
concerns parents face each day. And I watch parents try to find activities that instill life lessons.
to tell you that character building through sports is the exception rather than the rule. All too often, I see children sitting
on the bench - passed over by the coach for stronger, faster children. The “win at all costs” attitude
of some sports does little to teach character – instead, it teaches children that only the strong survive
and win… and that your child isn’t the strong.
objective of sports is to win, not build strong personal character. If character is built, it’s a fringe benefit
along the way towards the goal of sports: winning.
I’m not saying that children’s shouldn’t
play sports. What I’m saying is that building character is not the goal of sports.
to this problem... S.M.A.R.T. Kids Karate for Kids!
S.M.A.R.T. Kids offers your child the opportunity to be a part
of a group of positive, encouraging people of many ages while simultaneously working, progressing and developing through
his or her own efforts. By being directly responsible for his or her own success, your child will develop greater
self-confidence and self-esteem as he or she meets with success after success.
As a parent myself, I understand that
having children do a lot of different activities with no educational value or clear life lessons is not the most efficient
use of time. There’s only 24 hours each day. The key is to learn how to make the most of each day, as
efficiently as possible.
Martial Arts: Re-Creation instead of recreation
Children can learn and do a lot of things like dancing or playing various
sports but nothing is as good as martial arts for building the total person – adult or child.
In the areas
of education, seeing how things connect - integration - and establishing wisdom for life as well as learning and developing
character does not happen when “warming the bench”. By using active participation martial arts for kids are the
most effective way to use your time and money to develop your child. It is possible to create a better child because martial
arts are more than recreation – its Re-Creation… re-creating your child into a more disciplined, focused,
happy, healthy and safe human being.
Now, I’m not saying that sports are totally useless – I played a lot
of sports when I was young and even into high school. I’m just cautioning you to be aware of the goals you have in mind
for your child and make sure the activity matches in which your child participates matches your goals. If you want a successful
child, look for the activities and programs that focus on teaching your child the tools and habits to be successful.
of all the things you want your child to learn: how to succeed, confidence, a positive attitude, safety awareness, stranger
awareness, self-defense skills, how to listen and follow instructions… these are just a few of the very real concerns
parents tell me about. And I tell them that training in the martial arts at Karate Incorporated is the answer.
And now, the BEST style of martial arts for your child is… not what you’d think. Martial arts are great
for kids. But many parents come to me asking, “what’s the best style for my child?” The one, most important
fact for you to understand is that:
Martial Art Styles are
do I mean by “Martial Art Styles are an illusion?”
Martial Art styles represent specialized knowledge,
tactics, and strategies for self-defense based on certain “moves”. There are literally hundreds
and hundreds of styles, like: Karate, Kung Fu, Taekwondo, Hapkido, Jujitsu, Kempo, Kenpo, Aikido, Aikijujitsu, Kendo, Muay
Thai, Chuan Fa, Taiji (or Tai Chi), Bagua, Xingyi (or Hsing Yi), … and the list goes on.
When it comes to
your child, the benefits of a specific set of techniques are not the highest priority.
Each style exists for a
reason. But when your child asks to learn “Karate” or “Kung Fu,” he or she is really asking to learn
something that looks like fun.
What’s most important
for your child are the character building tools of martial arts and self-protection skills of learning to think and plan ahead
to avoid danger rather than specialized, technical self-defense
tactics and strategies.
Let me say it a different way - in order to gain the most benefits for your child,
the most important factors are the instructor and the goals of the program itself, NOT the popularity
or technical requirements of the style.
Meet with the instructor, wherever you are looking for classes. Ask for a free
trial class. If they don’t offer one, you should be careful about that school.
See how the instructor relates
to your child. Talk with the other parents and see how they like the program. If you or your child does not feel comfortable,
chances are high that your child will not stay with the program.
For benefits, it doesn’t matter what degree
the instructor is – can he relate to your child? Can he motivate your child to want to learn for himself or herself?
Are the advanced students disciplined, self-controlled and confident? If “No” to any of these questions, you should
strongly consider enrolling your child in this type of environment.
Why am I
giving you all this information?
It’s simple – there are two reasons:
I’m a parent and I’m constantly on the look out for what’s best for my children.
a career martial artist and the Director/Chief Instructor for Karate Incorporated, Alton Martin, Sensei. I’ve got the
experience; knowledge and training to help you and your child make the best decision for your child’s future.
over three decades, I’ve been developing people of all ages, races, religions, and creeds – including children
like yours - with character building tools found only in martial arts. No other childhood activity or sport can match them.
In the next few pages, I’m going to tell you how you and your child can sample all of this, and more, for FREE!
guided countless children like yours towards developing an attitude of never failing. Through training in our curriculum
based age appropriate programs taught in a positive environment, your child will learn to see how any lack of total
success is only an opportunity for improvement.
AND… this wonderful and powerful attitude comes
from WITHIN your child rather than an outside force. That means you can trust your child to do what’s right,
even if there are no authority figures around.
Isn’t that what we all want as parents – to know that our child will make smart, safe decisions in the present moment and in the future?
And here’s something to think about… imagine if your child were to begin a sport (or any activity!)
with a solid physical foundation of strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance, a strong mental foundation of focus, self-discipline,
self-control, self-confidence and the ability to cooperate, and a strong spirit focused on respect and creating success. I
think you can quickly see how your child would excel in anything he or she sets his mind to do.
I’ve had numerous children begin training with a wide variety of behavior problems and behavior
challenges that have improved drastically. Through training and learning in our solid Martial Arts for children programs,
I’ve helped to create countless successful children – better kids – simply from following a three step method
consistently. I’ve helped to mold young children to see the positive benefits they can do for themselves and others
“I used to be very weak and the people at school made fun
of me, but since I started karate I feel I’m getting stronger. It helped train my ears so that Mom doesn’t have
to yell to get my attention. My mom goes crazy to find a place to send me like band or Girl Scouts and now she has a safe
place she trusts to send me, Karate Incorporated!”
Ashley Ramsey, age 9
“Karate helped me by making me stronger and more confident.
It makes my hands stronger at basketball, too. It also helps me pay attention at home and school.”
Angel Gellibrand, age12
“At home, karate helps me by doing what I am supposed to
do. At school it helps me by being a good sport, not getting upset about losing or when someone tries to make me mad. In life
it helps me defend myself against physical and emotional attacks.”
Amy Rodriguez, age 8
“Karate help’s me defend myself at school and out
in the world. I can use my martial arts to help my parents by listening to them at first not the second or third time. I can
help my parents by helping them with chores.”
Tommy Wilson, age 7
“Karate help’s me concentrate on everything I do.
It helps me to not get mad at my little brother. It also helps me do my homework from school. Karate helps me pay attention
to my parents.”
Brandy Newberry, age 11
Here’s how all this is possible in three steps:
Training begins with the body
It’s hard for children (and most adults) to control their thoughts or emotions but it’s relatively
easy to learn how to stand still if even for only a few seconds. This is where martial arts begin to teach self-discipline
and self-control: with the body.
In your child’s first class with us he or she will learn about how the Mind controls the Body and then demonstrate “Focus.” This becomes a powerful word that captures your child’s
imagination. Many of our parents even use it at home when it’s time for children to really pay attention and listen.
there, your child will learn stances, footwork, kicks and punches. Everything that comes over time – all the athletic
ability, character building, confidence, and positive attitude - is built around this physical foundation.
the body first also lays the foundation for learning how to integrate knowledge, build leadership traits, develop
& implement motivational strategies, and learn goal setting… all in a proactive, positive environment.
Karate Incorporated also make use of the Children’s
Personal Conduct program, also known as CPC, to help keep children focused. What makes the CPC program so successful in helping
to build children is the unique matching of classroom lessons reinforced with take-home worksheets structured around five
The CPC program is very
successful at keeping children motivated to learn and progress. You can get more information about this program by visiting
our website at www.karateinc.tripod.com
Step #2: The first key to creating
success is to "Focus"
We teach "Focus" every class
– at the beginning and ending of every class, in fact. But sometimes I see parents that don’t practice this basic
trait outside the martial arts school. When a child is enrolled into many different activities, he or she often learns the
exact opposite – how to remain unfocused, always on the lookout for the next fad or “big thing.” This creates
the potential momentum for the child to get involved with many of the wrong activities or the wrong crowd in the teen years.
My staff and I seek to educate
and develop your child’s body, mind and attitude – what we call spirit - in a fun, positive environment.
Each time your child attends
class, he or she will learn one of several Life Skills designed to build good habits that will last a lifetime. By attending
class as little as class twice a week, your child will have marked changes in his or her body language, posture, and attitude.
But don’t take my word for it. See what some of our parents are saying:
“Now when we’re in public, whenever Alexis gets out of the car, she stands in Focus with her
hands at her side and waits for me to come around to her side of the car. Then we go to the store together.”
– The Cox Family
Hi, Sensei Martin
First, thank you for your recognition
of Kirsten’s hard work at school and at your Dojo. She was so proud of being recognized that I believe it will continue
to be a great motivator. You will be pleased to know that when her grades dipped slightly in second quarter and I told her
some activities might have to be cut, she asked if Karate could be LAST! I said alright wondering if I had made the right decision But, she really came through and simply worked harder and excelled at all of her
activities: karate, band, Girl Scouts AND most importantly school.
My wife and I were very impressed
with your talk to the students about the importance of education.
Thank you for your leadership.
- Richard Kiplinger
The training is fantastic. It’s been absolutely remarkable. Compared to when Chris started 4 years
ago, he’s matured as a child but his time here has greatly improved his self-control – especially for a child
the experts want to label with labels. We’ve been focused as parents, and even got his elementary school involved too.
I’m happy to be at a martial arts school so dedicated! I would recommend the school to any parent.
My husband has even started
training. And he’s getting more self-control too =)”
- Kathy Lancaster, Chris’s
Sensei Martin “We love it”.
With Paul, it keeps him focused
and helps him realize, like with school work, home work he has to stay focused be persistent and do good with it in order
to keep coming to class.
With the material John learns here, I am amazed with what he knows. His flexibility is much better than what
it was. I think this will also help him in the long run with other sports.
With my husband, Ken, the breathing
techniques have helped him out with relaxation.”
- Janice Thomas
Seeing is believing. Our families
see such tremendous, positive benefits for their children that even the parents get into the training.
Step #3: Developing the Body,
Mind, and Spirit
For the Body, you will see
your child improve the following and more:
Relaxation / Sensitivity
All of these traits set a strong
foundation for future sport activities while also building good exercise habits. When you get your child into the habit of
regular exercise when they are young, it becomes a habit for life. Your child will have better concentration, motivation,
self-discipline, and self-control by being active on a regular basis. By developing the body, the stage is set to develop
For the Mind, your child will
develop many strong characteristics like:
Willpower & Focus
The Mind is an amazing thing
that goes beyond just the organ of the brain. Your child will learn how to use the many abilities of the mind to create a
positive worldview and create success. This results in a positive attitude.
At Karate Incorporated, we
teach that Attitude is a combination of our actions, thoughts and emotions. This helps children to understand the consequences
of their actions and the actions of others.
This kind of education isn’t
found in regular school – public, charter, or private. The education and experience of the Six Mental Skills are unique
benefits of Karate Incorporated’s curriculum programs. Your child needs to develop his or her mental skills for learning;
we provide your child these necessary tools so that your child can be successful in all learning environments.
Dear, Sensei Martin
“As I pause to reflect about Nathan and his new adventure, my heart just smiles. Only 6 months ago,
I remember a young boy struggling to find his peace in all the chaos. Aaron’s grades were falling, school was a chose,
and his siblings trying to cheer up Aaron sometimes was fruitless. Physically he thought he couldn’t do anything. Aaron
was awkward, wanting to quit often. His self-respect was low, confidence absent. “I can’t” was part of his
daily vocabulary. His ability to stay on task very difficult. Often, I called his name over and over. He did not have a sense
of responsibility to family or himself. Also, Nathan was having more trouble dealing with or thinking about all that was going
Since beginning martial arts,
there have been many changes from inside to out. Physically he has more strength and coordination. Also, it usually takes
one call and Aaron responds. When engaged in something which requires focus, I can actually see him redirecting his mind and
even his body. His final grads reflect his ability. With his siblings, Aaron is patent and more understanding. One of the
most exciting changes is the way he carries himself – shoulder back, chin up. Now he thinks “he can”
Although his recent strides
are impressive, I am sure Nathan has some growing inside to do. Respecting oneself and others is ongoing. One day he will
realize how powerful he is. Aaron will be able to be confident that “he can” hold his own. He may even try new
things. When going through difficult times, we hill find his strength inside. Physically, he will be in control of his body
and understand his potential.
- Cindy Kemper, Nathan’s
For the Spirit, your child
will learn about his or her unlimited potential. All too often, people – children and adults – unconsciously limit
themselves, achieving less success than they would wish.
By way of example, let me share
one of our Life Lessons with you.
It’s called “Little
Jonathon sat on his front porch
with nothing to do. He wasn't sure what everyone found so great about summer and being out of school, because he thought it
was pretty boring. Ever since the flood waters in March had washed away most of the playground and the retaining wall next
to the river, his mom had not allowed him to play there.
Most of the other parents felt
the same, and the neighborhood gathering place for kids was a thing of the past. Just when he was about to go inside to complain
yet again to his mom that there was nothing to do, Jonathon saw Mr. Lumpkin come out of his house across the street and make
his way down the block to what was left of the low retaining wall at the park.
His curiosity got the best
of him, so he decided to stay on the porch to watch. He could see Mr. Lumpkin studying the wall for a few minutes before he
bent slowly to pick up a good sized rock and set it into place along the jagged edge of the wall remains. As Jonathon watched
for the next half hour, Mr. Lumpkin place a half a dozen more rocks before he turned to go home. Jonathon thought to himself
that Mr. Lumpkin was wasting his time. He had heard his dad say more than once that the wall was going to take forever to
rebuild. Jonathon thought it was kind of silly for an old man to think that a few rocks a day would be of any help.
Over the next couple of days
Jonathon watched as more rocks were placed by Mr. Lumpkin and the wall began to grow. On the forth day, as Mr. Lumpkin came
out of his house, Jonathon decided to tag along. He followed not far behind Mr. Lumpkin and as the old man bent to pick up
the first rock, Jonathon hurried over to lift it for him. He figured it couldn't hurt, and it gave him something to do. The
next morning Jonathon was waiting at the end of Mr. Lumpkin’s' walkway and they walked together to the wall and worked
together in silent camaraderie.
On the following morning several
ladies who had been sitting on a bench in the park every morning that week brought a pitcher of iced tea with some fresh fruit
and a wagon for carting rocks. The four worked together and the wall grew and grew. By the end of the next week, Mr. Walker,
who Jonathon had seen watching them from his living room window, came out with a wheelbarrow and began hauling, rocks.
It came as a surprise to Jonathon
that almost a full week before school was to start again, he and Mr. Lumpkin stood, along with quite a crowd of neighbors,
in front of a completed retaining wall. Someone had called a newspaper reporter who approached Mr. Lumpkin and asked, "How
did you all do such a big task?" Mr. Lumpkin replied, "One rock at a time."
This little story shows the
benefits of being humble, working together, and having a sense of vision helped Jonathon to see his potential to effect a
positive change in his world. This shows the benefits of building our sense of spirit and ties directly to three of the benefits
for the Mind: Discipline, Perception and Imagination.
As a martial arts school, we
believe in the potential of each and every human being to become whatever the mind can imagine. The spirit and attitude behind
each of our actions is the highest level of focus in the martial arts and is achieved by building a strong foundation in the
body and mind first.
How to receive all these benefits
– plus a no obligation offer to find out more... FREE!
Now, you might be wondering
how all these benefits are possible and available for your child. I’ve had my own school since 1988 and established
the first martial arts Professional Children’s Curriculum in the United States
in 1989. I am a nationally recognized instructor, lecturer, author, tournament judge, competitor, and more. But don’t
take my word for it; see what Goggle and Yahoo has to say.
When it comes to martial arts,
I talk the talk and walk the walk. When it comes to children’s programs, I’ve gone all the way from student, to
leader, to champion, to teacher, and now Master level with students of my own continuing my success in schools of their own.
Karate Incorporated is dedicated
to providing our students with the best in quality training facilities and well-trained instructors that put safety as priority
#1. Our curriculum draws from over 1,500 years of martial arts traditions match to today’s modern lifestyle –
we don’t use negative reinforcement or something like hours of grueling horse stance simply to “weed out the weak
By the time students reach
Black Belt or, they have trained their stances for many, many hours so the quality is still there but we train smarter. Why
else would our curriculum be the only martial arts curriculum currently in use by Public Schools?
What makes us unique in the
world of martial art styles is that we teach a complete system, called Shorin Ryu Karate. Our system covers all ranges of
self-defense so your child will learn about kicks, punches, grabs, and tackles – how to do them properly and how to
protect against them.
This is different from a style
that focuses on only one or two ranges of self-defense. At our school, your child won’t have to learn several different
sets of tactics or strategies – instead, he or she will experience a natural progression from general to specific knowledge
that covers all possibilities of self-defense in one, seamless training experience.
In addition to an excellent
training system, we also have great instructors. Our instructors have received many awards and accolades from both inside
and outside the martial arts community. The Headquarters school in Naples, has
been recognized many times by the City and State for our outstanding results.
We are committed to excellence
and open to feedback. We also offer something unique: unlimited classes with our standard membership. Most schools only allow
your child to attend class twice a week and then you have to pay more to gain access to any additional classes. We recommend
a minimum of twice a week but we want to see your child succeed and have removed the first barrier by having a flexible attendance
I know you might be curious
about our program and all the benefits available for your child. Simply register for a trial membership here (with no obligation)
or call (941) 240-5196 and ask about our Eight Week Program. This program is long enough for you to start seeing changes in
your child’s behavior and attitude… but short enough to know if our program and facility is right for you and
The Eight Week Intro comes
with a personal interview with the school’s Chief Instructor, a Uniform, a School Packet, and classes 2, 3 or 4 times
a week – everything your child needs to succeed.
We know that, in as little
as 10-15 classes, you’ll start to see many positive changes in your child. This is a short commitment, a little longer
than month – but we often see dramatic changes in young children. Register for your child’s membership here today
– our classes typically fill up early so it’s best to register as soon as possible.
You can also register for our
Free Children’s Newsletter full of tips and strategies to raise healthy, happy children and receive additional information
on our programs for all ages by registering for the Newsletter here. As a free bonus you’ll receive: “Seven Tips
to Selecting a Martial Arts Program for your Child.” This free e-book, a $15 dollar value, contains valuable information
on evaluating a potential martial arts program, including a checklist of questions to ask when you visit a school for the
first time. This checklist alone will give you a powerful tool to weed out the ineffective schools.
“You give us the time,
we’ll give you the skill.
Success through accountability.”
You define the moment; don’t
let the moment define you.
Alton Martin, Sensei
Director/Senior Chief Instructor
Physical Education Instructor/Teacher
National Security Alliance
7th Degree Black Belt, Okinawa
Shorin Ryu Karate
P.S. If you feel that Eight
Weeks is a little too long of a commitment, you can also take advantage of a Free Lesson. Our Free Lesson is not the typical
15-minute “private lesson” offered during regular classes like some schools. Instead, we offer your child the
opportunity to experience a full, 50-minute class – and you’re welcome to stay and watch the class, too. We know
that the success of any child’s program requires the support and interaction of their parents.
child’s future is in your hands. Shouldn’t you do everything within your power to give your child a strong foundation
in all areas of life? We can help. Call TODAY or Register NOW!