• Here’s why so many successful adults enroll and continue training at Newbury Park Martial Arts Center…


    You know how sometimes you can feel like you’ve lost control over life?

    You feel locked in place – caught, conflicted, unable to do the right thing in some physical, mental, or emotional challenge at work, on the street, or even at home?

    What we do is teach people how to strengthen their abilities to make the right thing happen, so they are better able to stay safe, at peace, and happy regardless of the fights life may bring.

    A Great Way to Reaffirm the Power in Your Life!

    Action 2The ability to handle stress and crisis situations effectively, powerfully, and successfully is a skill, and you can learn this skill.
    Focused disciplined training under expert teachers in an authentic self-protection martial art is the key to personal preparation for facing conflicts and confrontation that can surprise us in the course of daily living.


    Some of the best moments of your week will be time spent in action at our school!

    Smiling Student 1There are obvious benefits as well as hidden ones. After six years I am still uncovering layers of personal advancement – each one deeper than the one before. I can’t wait to see what awaits me during my next six years. Obviously regular training helps your body function better. You feel better. You look better. But the physical part is only a fraction of it.

    But behind the obvious physical advancements are neurological and psychological benefits, too

    Your brain works better
    Your emotional control improves
    You expand your connections to others with similar interest in personal advancement

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    Of course martial arts study helps sharpen your tools of personal protection. A person who has practiced defending and countering 10,000 times certainly has a significant edge in a physical confrontation.
    But not so obvious is the way the practice protects you from some of the most dangerous enemies in our world — lethargy, negative thinking, lack of exercise, apathy, anger, and stress.

    “Throughout my day I am responsible for earning an income, serving others, planning what to do tomorrow, and managing what feels like a thousand responsibilities. When I get on the mat, I feel released from those charges. I get grounded and focused. The complexity of the world disappears. I’d say martial arts training is some of the best time I invest in myself.”

    – Ed Pullin, age 37, training in To-Shin Do martial arts for 3 years

    I always wanted to study martial arts, but I worry about possibly being injured…
    SKH Quest To-Shin Do schools define professionalism in martial arts instruction. We insist on:

    Safety – Lessons are scientifically taught and safely learned with the aid of padded training targets on floors covered with thick resilient matting. Safety is #1!

    Supervision – Each class is supervised and taught by trained educators, and each instructor has learned how to teach intelligently and effectively to bring out your best. We’re here for you!

    Structure – Each lesson follows a carefully designed syllabus of progressive training, so you will never be pushed beyond your limits of movement and exertion appropriate for your age, experience, and condition

    Dignity – No one is expected to start as a finished product. Each student is encouraged to progress at his or her own pace. Instructors are friendly guides who assist students to find their own way along the martial path. Our training is so enjoyable that many students tell us their To-Shin Do class is the high point of the day.

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    Do your students have to compete and beat others to advance?
    No. SKH Quest To-Shin Do trained teachers in padded armor simulate assaults to let students test themselves under high pressure. As a self-defense school, we train for situations very different from a contest ring. Our goal is not to defeat competitors, but to develop the protector skills and knowledge to establish peace when others might choose violence or bullying. We teach the kinds of awareness, attitudes, and techniques you need to end a fight with a larger attacker, or several attackers, or an armed attacker, and then get to safety – very different from skills needed to win a prize in a fighting contest.

    No other martial arts school can offer everything we do
    in such a fun, safe, and positive place!


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