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Mina Wilcox reviewed Newbury Park Martial Arts Center
5
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We strongly recommend this DOJO if you wish that your child becomes a person who is both a good scholarship and martial arts. I am a Japanese mom who has an eight years old boy. He has attended this DOJO since he was four years old. I will tell you why so great this DOJO.

1) Children meet the great masters who are well informed about Bushido (the samurai spirit). Children learn it from them such as Respect, Manners, and Spirit of ”fights for the weak against the strong.".

2) Children practice KATA of defense over and over again. Kata practitioners do not just master basic skills and posture, but also acquire the body movements. So they become to move their body without thinking about it, learned by repeating Kata many times.

3) Dojo is family operated. All staff are friendly and watch over children grow up with a warm heart.

I hope that you understand my English!

Konstantin Kravchenko reviewed Newbury Park Martial Arts Center
5
via Facebook

This place grows on you.
It all starts with simple yet effective techniques all very strategically organized in curriculum. Then you notice this atmosphere when both instructurs and training partners want you to succeed. Then you discover that your instructors have so much more to show you. Then somehow you realize that you are actually working with things like time, energy, intent, focus that our western science regards only as abstracts. And this road keeps going getting more interesting with every turn.
What is in for you? Come and see for yourself - new friends are always welcome :-)

Scott Kandel reviewed Newbury Park Martial Arts Center
5
via Facebook

This place is perfect for improving all sorts of important attributes of little tykes -- regular exercise, focus, discipline, understanding of rules, respect, and the concept and physical underpinnings of self-defense, plus a lot more . . .

Highly recommended!!

Kathy McClure King reviewed Newbury Park Martial Arts Center
5
via Facebook

Love, love, LOVE this place! It's not only great for the kids but for us parents too. A good combination of practical self defense, fitness, meditation and guidance on being the best person you can be. I come out of every class both stronger and calmer. Can't say enough positive things.

Lisa Tate Soury reviewed Newbury Park Martial Arts Center
5
via Facebook

This is a great dojo with wonderful patrons and a caring staff. My kids love their “ninja” classes and I love taking classes knowing each day I become more powerful and confident.

Christy Lyn Leyson reviewed Newbury Park Martial Arts Center
5
via Facebook

I have been attending NPMAC for a few years now and before I started coming here, if someone were to ask me about martial arts I would have thought it was punches and kicks, but after my first visit and private class I found it to be much more than that. Since the very beginning they were teaching me to be confident in myself and how to respect others. They showed me that fighting doesn't always have to be a physical altercation, but can be an internal struggle. I've found out that we are our harshest critics. I'm very grateful to have found this dojo and their teachings. Showing me not only the means to protect myself in life or death situations, but how to react to those situations with a different point of view.

I like the way the course is structured and enjoy the numerous amount of teachers at our disposal, each providing their own twist of knowledge in their experience with the style.

Before my first class I thought I was only going to do private classes, but after meeting the teachers and fellow students I found the environment to be welcoming and we were all there for the same purpose. I find it amazing to see the little ninjas all the way to the seasoned black belts still yearning to learn.

The dojo is a relatively large size having a men's dressing room, women's dressing room, bathroom, ninja lounge and spacious mat area.

If you're looking for a martial arts that has both mental and physical aspects than To-Shin Do at NPMAC is my recommendation for you.

Chris Lenyk reviewed Newbury Park Martial Arts Center
5
via Facebook

A true gem teaching life skills that go well beyond what you expect to find in a martial center. The staff is warm, friendly, and encouraging to all the students. Staff members are visibly present on the mat and in the training area, actively engaged with the students. Students training are smiling and cheering each other throughout the various exercises I witnessed and the environment was overwhelming positive. Training had a unique approach, encouraging the students to use words deterring aggression, and the physical techniques showed flexible responses depending the real-life situation that might arise. The facility is very well maintained and extremely clean. This place is truly unique and unlike any other martial school I've been in.

Ilya Kravchenko reviewed Newbury Park Martial Arts Center
5
via Facebook

I have been attending NPMAC for many years now. When I first discovered it, I was surprised at how friendly, helpful and down to earth everyone was. After spending enough time studying To-Shin Do, it becomes very clear that these values are weaved into the fabric of the art and are genuine at every level.

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Does Your Child Need A Supportive, Educational, and Fun Activity?

Learning Martial Arts Teaches Young Kids Life Skills While They Have Fun

Young children are curious and active – and they sometimes have difficulty learning to control their bodies and their behavior. They crave structure and thrive in an environment that’s supportive, educational, and fun.

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Does your young child

struggle with these things?

They struggle to maintain control of their movements and may be unintentionally destructive.

They find it difficult to focus on a task or to see it through to the end.

They have a hard time sharing their belongings and getting along with other kids.

Parenting young children is a real challenge.

You must balance their natural inquisitiveness and high energy with trying to teach them the basic skills they need for school and life.

Discipline, sharing, and self-control are all things they need to learn to be successful.

The ideal setting is one that’s got some structure but works with kids at their current developmental level. If they have fun while they’re learning, they’ll be more likely to retain those lessons and learn the skills they need.

Results and growth with every class!

Studying martial arts is ideal for young children. It provides them with an outlet for their energy. But, it also teaches them about respect, discipline, and other core values that will go with them beyond the dojo. Junior martial arts classes teach kids to control their movements and behavior, and they’ll learn social skills and interaction at the same time.

Studying Martial Arts Builds Physical Coordination and Control

Young children who learn martial arts find out quickly that each movement must be intentional. They learn to control their movements to the best of their ability.

They also practice hand-eye coordination and learn about their bodies. That means they’ll be less likely to be unintentionally destructive.

Young Martial Arts Students Learn How to Focus

Getting young kids to pay attention can feel like an impossible task. The structure of our martial arts classes shows kids the importance of focus and teaches them by having them apply it to easily-achievable tasks.

The focus they learn in the dojo is something they’ll take home – and into the classroom. That’s why kids who study martial arts tend to be good students, too.

Martial Arts Helps Kids Learn to Deal with Frustration

Martial arts instruction requires students to pursue goals to earn new belts. Young kids can easily become frustrated when they don’t get what they want, but studying martial arts helps them learn the power of persistence.

The physical activity in our classes also helps kids manage stress and anxiety by allowing them to burn it off in a safe and constructive way.

Kids Who Study Martial Arts Learn Good Sportsmanship

Losing is not anybody’s idea of fun, but we all need to learn how to accept a defeat gracefully and move on. We teach students that losing is part of life – and it’s what you do after you lose that tells people who you are.

Even though martial arts is an individual sport, we cultivate an environment of supportive teamwork where students root for one another.

This place is perfect for improving all sorts of important attributes of little tykes -- regular exercise, focus, discipline, understanding of rules, respect, and the concept and physical underpinnings of self-defense, plus a lot more . . .

Highly recommended!!

Scott Kandel

This is a great dojo with wonderful patrons and a caring staff. My kids love their “ninja” classes and I love taking classes knowing each day I become more powerful and confident.

Lisa Tate Soury

A true gem teaching life skills that go well beyond what you expect to find in a martial center. The staff is warm, friendly, and encouraging to all the students. Staff members are visibly present on the mat and in the training area, actively engaged with the students. Students training are smiling and cheering each other throughout the various exercises I witnessed and the environment was overwhelming positive. Training had a unique approach, encouraging the students to use words deterring aggression, and the physical techniques showed flexible responses depending the real-life situation that might arise. The facility is very well maintained and extremely clean. This place is truly unique and unlike any other martial school I've been in.

Chris Lenyk

Love, love, LOVE this place! It's not only great for the kids but for us parents too. A good combination of practical self defense, fitness, meditation and guidance on being the best person you can be. I come out of every class both stronger and calmer. Can't say enough positive things.

Kathy McClure King
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FAQs

My child still has temper tantrums and I’m worried about how they’ll behave in school. Can studying martial arts help?

Yes, it can. We help children learn the importance of emotional control and respect for others. These are lessons that will help them in the classroom, too.

Will studying martial arts help my child learn how to interact with others and share?

Yes. Even though studying martial arts is an individual pursuit, we teach kids to learn in a collaborative environment with an emphasis on sharing, cooperation, and teamwork.

My child zones out in class and misses important instructions. Can taking martial arts classes help them do a better job of focusing?

Yes. Part of martial arts training is teaching kids to be mindful of themselves and their surroundings. They must focus to succeed in class, and once they learn to do it, they’ll be able to do the same thing at school.

My child is out of control physically, and can be very destructive. How will studying martial arts help?

Martial arts instruction focuses on hand-eye coordination, control, and strength. As kids learn basic moves and then advance, they learn how to control their bodies and movements.

My child gives up easily when frustrated. I want them to learn persistence. Can your classes help?

Yes. It’s common for students to require more than one attempt to earn a new belt. We teach them that trying is the most important thing – and that persistence pays off.

My child is disrespectful to me and to other caregivers. How can studying martial arts change that?

Respect is at the core of everything we do in the dojo. Kids who study martial arts must respect their instructors and fellow students, and we find that they learn to respect parents, teachers, caregivers, and siblings at the same time.

More Benefits

Kids learn how to listen respectfully to others without interruptions.

Our students learn the value of discipline as they pursue clearly-defined goals.

Martial arts instruction teaches kids how to accept defeat and learn from their mistakes.

Martial arts helps kids build core strength, balance, and physical coordination.

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