Kick life up a notch! Master your Potential
Training in Karate-Do is a life changing experience for adults. Emerald City Karate teaches an authentic style of Karate from Okinawa, Japan. This heritage makes every class much more than a just work out class, it’s a cultural experience. Our integrated self-defense program teaches no-nonsense practical techniques similar to those found in Krav Maga in addition to the traditional techniques of Shudokan Karate-Do.
Experience the satisfaction that comes with from proactively improving yourself both physically and mentally through one’s own great efforts. Adults in our progressive Martial Arts program learn the perfect balance of simple effective modern self-defense and the life changing philosophies and ideals of traditional Martial Arts. They notice vast improvements in their coordination, strength, and flexibility.
Master the skill of setting and achieving goals for yourself in the dojo and in your personal and professional lives. Each success along the way reveals one’s own limitless potential to accomplish great things. Understanding this potential leads to the self-confidence needed to fulfill the dreams you have for yourself.
Find the calm balance in the storm of our hectic professional lives by practicing breathing exercises and short meditation sessions that relieve stress and brings the world back into focus and balance. Experience the euphoric feeling of relieving stress and tension.
“It’s like a mini vacation two times a week.”
Finally, enjoy the new confidence that comes from knowing you have the ability to protect yourself and your loved ones should the need arise.
Oh… And we have a blast in these fresh and exciting classes!
Other Benefits of our Adult Program:
♦ Increased flexibility and strength
♦ A work out plan that you can stick to. The treadmill won’t miss you if you don’t make it in to class, but we’ll notice and miss you if you’re absent.
♦ International training opportunities give you a chance to see the world.
♦ Adults only Karate Training Retreats and Camps
♦ Soak up the traditions, customs, and etiquette of a foreign culture.
♦ Fellowship, Socializing, and Networking.
♦ Train to meet your own goals whether it be competition, health, inner balance, confidence, mastering self-defense, or some other area.
♦ Experience a relaxing & comforting sense of balance for your life
♦ Martial Arts training is fulfilling both physically and mentally as it challenges its participants to improve themselves in many different areas of life.
“I first started training under Sensei Tobey in 2008. When I first started my training I was a pack a day smoker. I had tried to quit smoking many times but had failed. I promised Sensei I’d quit before my black belt test. I no longer smoke, and I bearticleeve that my training in Shudokan Karate under Sensei Tobey gave me the mental disciparticlene that I needed to quit.”
-Thom E – Adult Karate Program
“My 7-year old son and I have been going to Emerald City Karate for several years now. We have had a great time and always look forward to our family/youth class. As well as teaching about karate and Japanese culture and language, Sensei Tobey provides great lessons on how to work hard and patiently to succeed in anything. It’s also a great way to get mid-week exercise!”
Alan H – Youth & Family Program
“Sensei Tobey is my son’s Karate teacher (we’re in the 4 to 6 year old class). As a teacher of small children, I find him to be a wonderful combination of patience, disciparticlene, and fun. He is very passionate about teaching Karate and it shows. He relates to the kids very well and can teach boys and girls equally, not only the physical skills of Karate but mental focus and articlefe skills as well. It’s been a great experience for my son and I highly recommend Sensei Tobey and Emerald City Karate to anyone looking to enroll their child in a martial arts class. “
Yvette H (Karate Mom)
Before joining Emerald City Karate I had no experience playing sports or participating in exercise programs because I didn’t like physical activities. So I didn’t expect I would be able to keep training for more than a month or so. But I found it to be fun immediately. The karate class has a variety of different subjects that keep students from being bored. Also, Sensei Tobey knows how to encourage students and allows them to have fun while feeling good about themselves. He likes telling jokes and making students laugh but his passion for teaching karate is always distinctive and serious. Because of his encouragement, I have kept training for a long time and even now I am training in Japan! Karate has taught me the joy of exercise and improved my concentration and it continues to teach many students to practice better manners and etiquette.
It is my pleasure to recommend Emerald City Karate for your exercise and experience of the martial arts.
-Kaoru M: Adult Karate Program
“I cannot say enough good things about the programs offered at Emerald City Karate. If you have children, this dojo (school) is a wonderful environment for them to learn traditional Japanese martial arts, self-discipline, and to have a great time!”
-Samantha: Karate mom