Academy Of Traditional Karate, Inc.
We pride ourselves on our ability to coach and mentor students to not only keep in great shape and learn how to effectively protect themselves, but also to be the best person they can be. We run one of the largest and most successful traditional karate programs in the country. Our program provides an incredible family environment, where students are treated with respect and courtesy. Also, we have a very large staff and low teacher to student ratios that allow us to give attention to all our students.
What we love about teaching Karate is the life-changing effect that Karate has on all ages. We work with star athletes and autistic children and each is able to go at their own pace. In addition, we know that in this day in age of stress, bullies, and obesity, Karate is one of the most effective remedies for these problems.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
The first day prospective students meet our Program Director, Sensei Anthony, get a tour of the facility, and then do a private lesson whereby they learn what they would need to know before trying a group beginner class. The second time, they will be paired up with a tomadachi (friend) in class and will go along with a beginner class. The will be introduced to the structure of the class, how to do some basic stances, punches, kicks and blocks.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Our lead instructors all have between 10 and 30+ years experience in the martial arts and are College Educated with degrees in teaching, business, and engineering.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Yes, we start students on a trial for $19.95 for 2 lessons and a uniform.
How did you get started teaching?
I started teaching while attending Bentley University, eventually running the Martial Arts Club while continuing on to receive my MBA.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with over 5000 students from age 3 to students in their 70s, from superstar athletes to deaf students, autistic students etc.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
We recently graduated 3 students that had trained with us from the age of 5 until they went off to College. The all had over 4.0 GPAs and are 3 of the nicest, kindest and most talented Karate Black Belts you could imagine.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
I would look at the longevity of the school and its culture. You want to make sure they have a structured curriculum and great staff.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
They should think about what they really want to get out of training. Is it confidence, self-defense abilities, stress reduction, better focus etc. and how important is that to you. If it is, be willing to commit to your training and you'll never regret it.