Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Karate Kid - Mr. Miyagi Cool


The Karate Kid is 30 years old...

You know before the Karate Kid movies there were not many children in the dojo.  A year after the movie came out almost every kid in America was lining up to get into the dojo...  I was one of them kids.

I want to say thank-you Karate Kid...  Thank-you Mr. Miyagi....  for inspiring me to be the kind of Sensei that I knew I wanted to become.  "Mr. Miyagi Cool"   As I have gotten older and wiser it is good to see that many aspects of the movie were based on the actual and factual history of Karate that began in Okinawa.  Maybe that is way the Karate Kid is still a classic today!

So after 30 years....  what happened to the cast?

 


Mr. Boggs

Goshin Karate and Judo Academy
6245 E. Bell Road #120
Scottsdale, AZ. 85254
Call us Today!  - 480-951-2236
Cardio Fitness Kickboxing
We love kickboxing too ---  classes for moms and dads

http://www.YourWorthDefending.com/  - Woman Self Defense Class - June 28, 2014


Providing AWARD WINNING Instruction/Lessons in Martial Arts, Self Defense, Judo, Jujitsu, and Karate for Kids, Teens, Adults  and Mom's We are located at 64th Street and Bell Road in Scottsdale,  and have been serving our community here in north Phoenix since 1991.
SAME LOCATION FOR 23 YEARS
Scottsdale Arizona, Karate for Kids, Phoenix Arizona, Judo  / Ju-jitsu / Jiu-jitsu, Keeping Kids Safe, Grappling, Leadership, Cardio, Fitness, Exercise, Black Belts School,   Kempo / Kenpo, Fitness Kickboxing, Self Defense Training, Practical Street Defense, Family Fun, Stranger Danger, Women's Self Defense, Bully Busting, Self Esteem, Bully Prevention,   Personal Training,  Black Belt Training, Life Skills, Personal Achievement,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Goshin Action Heros



Superheroes have good Character

Superheroes must have an amazing capacity for love. Just think about it: they rush in to help, regardless of who needs them. They don’t put any conditions on who, when, where, or how they help. They instinctively think with their hearts and not just feel love, either, but act on it. Superheroes are all about action.... 

This reminded me of our Karate students here at Goshin Karate and Judo Academy....    "The Doers of Good Deeds"   ....our "Goshin Action Hero's"!

What’s Under Your Cape?  Superheroes of the Character Kind, by Barbara Gruener
http://blog.charactercounts.org/2014/06/02/barbara-grueners-new-book-character-educators/


Summer of Awesomeness starts now...

Mr. Boggs

Goshin Karate and Judo Academy
6245 E. Bell Road #120
Scottsdale, AZ. 85254
Call us Today!  - 480-951-2236
Cardio Fitness Kickboxing
We love kickboxing too ---  classes for moms and dads

http://www.YourWorthDefending.com/  - Woman Self Defense Class - June 28, 2014


Providing AWARD WINNING Instruction/Lessons in Martial Arts, Self Defense, Judo, Jujitsu, and Karate for Kids, Teens, Adults  and Mom's We are located at 64th Street and Bell Road in Scottsdale,  and have been serving our community here in north Phoenix since 1991.
SAME LOCATION FOR 23 YEARS
Scottsdale Arizona, Karate for Kids, Phoenix Arizona, Judo  / Ju-jitsu / Jiu-jitsu, Keeping Kids Safe, Grappling, Leadership, Cardio, Fitness, Exercise, Black Belts School,   Kempo / Kenpo, Fitness Kickboxing, Self Defense Training, Practical Street Defense, Family Fun, Stranger Danger, Women's Self Defense, Bully Busting, Self Esteem, Bully Prevention,   Personal Training,  Black Belt Training, Life Skills, Personal Achievement,

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Women's Self Defense Class, Scottsdale Arizona



Women Self Defense Seminar, North Phoenix
 
For nearly 25 years we have been teaching Women's Self Defense Classes in the Scottsdale/North Phoenix Area.    


The Level I Women's Self Defense
June 28th 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
July 26th 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
SIGN UP ON-LINE --- https://martialartsstudents.net/Events/default.aspx?EV--chP


We will teach you:
Reality Based Self-Defense - Adrenal-Stress Scenario

  CALL TODAY! 480-951-2236
 
http://www.YoureWorthDefending.com/

Goshin Karate and Judo Academy for nearly 25 years we have been offering an exciting class for women called the Quick Defense Self Protection "Crash Course". This course is a three hour, no frills, self-defense training course for women of the general public, ages fourteen and above. It is designed to teach self-defense techniques to those who otherwise would not enroll in a martial arts school. It's easy to learn, practical, and safe to practice.

Here are some examples of what you'll learn: The Quick Defense course will teach you:

* How to know the first move most attackers will make and how to respond.
* How to stop someone who is trying to choke you with a simple and effective method.
* How to escape someone who is grabbing your arm, even if the attacker is twice as strong as you.
* How to escape from a variety of chokes, one of the most common causes of serious injury and death among women who are attacked.
* How to recognize when a potential assailant is "sizing you up", and how to use "verbal self defense" and assertive body language to stop him.
* How to escape someone who is holding you down on the ground.
* How to deliver real stopping power into your strikes.

You will learn all these and numerous other effective methods of practical self protection. In the last part of the class, you will have the opportunity to practice these skills on a padded live assailant. You will also receive a number of handouts to aid you in your learning.

Course Specifics: Our program consists of one three hour class. The program is presented at the Goshin Karate And Judo Academy at 6245 E. Bell Road, #120 Scottsdale, AZ. 85254, which is fully equipped with a variety of pads, mats, training dummies, and other equipment.

Courses are scheduled periodically throughout the year. We also offer classes for corporations, schools, and other groups. Class size is limited to no more than 15 participants so get signed up early. Investment for the program is $59.95

CALL TODAY! 480-951-2236

http://www.YoureWorthDefending.com/ www.YoureWorthDefending.com



We love kickboxing too ---  classes for moms and dads

Summer of Awesomeness starts now...

Mr. Boggs

Goshin Karate and Judo Academy
6245 E. Bell Road #120
Scottsdale, AZ. 85254
Call us Today!  - 480-951-2236
Cardio Fitness Kickboxing

http://www.YourWorthDefending.com/  - Woman Self Defense Class - June 28, 2014


Providing AWARD WINNING Instruction/Lessons in Martial Arts, Self Defense, Judo, Jujitsu, and Karate for Kids, Teens, Adults  and Mom's We are located at 64th Street and Bell Road in Scottsdale,  and have been serving our community here in north Phoenix since 1991.
SAME LOCATION FOR 23 YEARS
Scottsdale Arizona, Karate for Kids, Phoenix Arizona, Taekwondo, Ju-jitsu / Jiu-jitsu, Keeping Kids Safe, Grappling, Judo, Leadership, Cardio, Fitness, Exercise, Black Belts School,  Judo, Kempo / Kenpo, Fitness Kickboxing, Self Defense Training, Practical Street Defense, Family Fun, Stranger Danger, Bully Busting, Self Esteem, Bully Prevention, Women's Self Defense,  Personal Training,  Black Belt Training, Life Skills, Personal Achievement,

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Summer Activities for Arizona Kids


 

This summer consider Martial Arts, Karate and Judo classes for your kids in a safe, friendly environment.

If you're looking for a way to encourage your children to take more physical exercise it's worth considering a martial arts class designed for youngsters. Your child may have already expressed an interest, thanks to the re-make of the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie that is scheduled to be released in August.

We have kickboxing classes for moms and dads too.

Summer of Awesomeness starts now...

Mr. Boggs

Goshin Karate and Judo Academy
6245 E. Bell Road #120
Scottsdale, AZ. 85254
Call us Today!  - 480-951-2236
Cardio Fitness Kickboxing

http://www.YourWorthDefending.com/  - Woman Self Defense Class - June 28, 2014


Providing AWARD WINNING Instruction/Lessons in Martial Arts, Self Defense, Judo, Jujitsu, and Karate for Kids, Teens, Adults  and Mom's We are located at 64th Street and Bell Road in Scottsdale,  and have been serving our community here in north Phoenix since 1991.
SAME LOCATION FOR 23 YEARS
Scottsdale Arizona, Karate for Kids, Phoenix Arizona, Taekwondo, Ju-jitsu / Jiu-jitsu, Keeping Kids Safe, Grappling, Judo, Leadership, Cardio, Fitness, Exercise, Black Belts School,  Judo, Kempo / Kenpo, Fitness Kickboxing, Self Defense Training, Practical Street Defense, Family Fun, Stranger Danger, Bully Busting, Self Esteem, Bully Prevention, Women's Self Defense,  Personal Training,  Black Belt Training, Life Skills, Personal Achievement,

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Scottsdale Arizona Martial Arts for Kids




Here at Goshin Karate and Judo Academy we are ready to service all your Ninja Turtle needs. 

Give us a call to schedule your first visit!


Mr. Boggs

Goshin Karate and Judo Academy
6245 E. Bell Road #120
Scottsdale, AZ. 85254
Call us Today!  - 480-951-2236
Cardio Fitness Kickboxing

http://www.YourWorthDefending.com/  - Woman Self Defense Class - June 28, 2014


Providing AWARD WINNING Instruction/Lessons in Martial Arts, Self Defense, Judo, Jujitsu, and Karate for Kids, Teens, Adults  and Mom's We are located at 64th Street and Bell Road in Scottsdale,  and have been serving our community here in north Phoenix since 1991.
SAME LOCATION FOR 23 YEARS
Scottsdale Arizona, Karate for Kids, Phoenix Arizona, Taekwondo, Ju-jitsu / Jiu-jitsu, Keeping Kids Safe, Grappling, Judo, Leadership, Cardio, Fitness, Exercise, Black Belts School,  Judo, Kempo / Kenpo, Fitness Kickboxing, Self Defense Training, Practical Street Defense, Family Fun, Stranger Danger, Bully Busting, Self Esteem, Bully Prevention, Women's Self Defense,  Personal Training,  Black Belt Training, Life Skills, Personal Achievement,

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Karate for Kids - Scottsdale Arizona



Top 10 ways to tell if a family needs Goshin Karate & Judo Academy for their children!

1. They’ve tried other sports / activities and haven’t found a fit.

2. Stressful nagging and negotiating between parents and kids.

3. Struggles with assertiveness and confidence.

4. Ambitious aspirational world view.

5. Struggle with impulse control and mental focus.

6. Struggles with taking on and overcoming challenges.

7. Inappropriately aggressive.

8. Child is both needy and demanding. (Whiny and pushy)

9. Struggles to make friends.

10. They find themselves chasing all over town for seasonal activities.

Involved parents can make the real difference.... Get involved!  



Sign up now!


Mr. Boggs

Goshin Karate and Judo Academy
6245 E. Bell Road #120
Scottsdale, AZ. 85254
Call us Today!  - 480-951-2236
Cardio Fitness Kickboxing

http://www.YourWorthDefending.com/  - Woman Self Defense Class - June 28, 2014


Providing AWARD WINNING Instruction/Lessons in Martial Arts, Self Defense, Judo, Jujitsu, and Karate for Kids, Teens, Adults  and Mom's We are located at 64th Street and Bell Road in Scottsdale,  and have been serving our community here in north Phoenix since 1991.
SAME LOCATION FOR 23 YEARS
Scottsdale Arizona, Karate for Kids, Phoenix Arizona, Taekwondo, Ju-jitsu / Jiu-jitsu, Keeping Kids Safe, Grappling, Judo, Leadership, Cardio, Fitness, Exercise, Black Belts School,  Judo, Kempo / Kenpo, Fitness Kickboxing, Self Defense Training, Practical Street Defense, Family Fun, Stranger Danger, Bully Busting, Self Esteem, Bully Prevention, Women's Self Defense,  Personal Training,  Black Belt Training, Life Skills, Personal Achievement,

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Martial Arts, Karate and Judo







I prefer that kids do a physical activity like Martial Arts, Karate or Judo.... because memories aren't made playing video games.





Mr. Boggs

Goshin Karate and Judo Academy
6245 E. Bell Road #120
Scottsdale, AZ. 85254
Call us Today!  - 480-951-2236
Cardio Fitness Kickboxing

http://www.YourWorthDefending.com/  - Woman Self Defense Class - March 22, 2014


Providing AWARD WINNING Instruction/Lessons in Martial Arts, Self Defense, Judo, Jujitsu, and Karate for Kids, Teens, Adults  and Mom's We are located at 64th Street and Bell Road in Scottsdale,  and have been serving our community here in north Phoenix since 1991.
SAME LOCATION FOR 23 YEARS
Scottsdale Arizona, Karate for Kids, Phoenix Arizona, Taekwondo, Ju-jitsu / Jiu-jitsu, Keeping Kids Safe, Grappling, Judo, Leadership, Cardio, Fitness, Exercise, Black Belts School,  Judo, Kempo / Kenpo, Fitness Kickboxing, Self Defense Training, Practical Street Defense, Family Fun, Stranger Danger, Bully Busting, Self Esteem, Bully Prevention, Women's Self Defense,  Personal Training,  Black Belt Training, Life Skills, Personal Achievement,

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Karate Summer Camps - Arizona

 
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 Goshin Karate and Judo Academy and their team of expert instructors will lead students through a fun packed program of Karate, Martial Arts and Self Defense.

We provide a fun and exciting camp that will safely introduce new students to the Martial Arts, and will polish and expand the skills of those with previous experience.

 The camp will feature our acclaimed “Goshin Leadership Program” – A Martial Arts character development program.  Activities cover all the important area of karate, including Life Skills, Self Defense Fitness and Fun!
 
 
Limited to the first 20 Children
 
Our camps are located at our facility in Scottsdale, at 64th Street and Bell Road.  Discounts for early enrollment, additional family members and multiple camps. 


Early registration discounts:     33% discount before April 1st     20% discount until May 1st

*Weekly Prices
Sign Up Before April 1st
   Sign Up Before May 1st
Regular Price
1 child
$99.95
$119.95
$149.95
2 children
$159.95
$189.95
$239.95

 
1:00pm until 4:00pm all week long
 
Camp Enrollment Dates:   
 #1 June 19-13 ___      #2 July 14-18 ___



Mr. Boggs

Goshin Karate and Judo Academy
6245 E. Bell Road #120
Scottsdale, AZ. 85254
Call us Today!  - 480-951-2236
 
Cardio Fitness Kickboxing
 

http://www.YourWorthDefending.com/  - Woman Self Defense Class - March 22, 2014


Providing AWARD WINNING Instruction/Lessons in Martial Arts, Self Defense, Judo, Jujitsu, and Karate for Kids, Teens, Adults  and Mom's We are located at 64th Street and Bell Road in Scottsdale,  and have been serving our community here in north Phoenix since 1991.
SAME LOCATION FOR 23 YEARS
Scottsdale Arizona, Karate for Kids, Phoenix Arizona, Taekwondo, Ju-jitsu / Jiu-jitsu, Keeping Kids Safe, Grappling, Judo, Leadership, Cardio, Fitness, Exercise, Black Belts School,  Judo, Kempo / Kenpo, Fitness Kickboxing, Self Defense Training, Practical Street Defense, Family Fun, Stranger Danger, Bully Busting, Self Esteem, Bully Prevention, Women's Self Defense,  Personal Training,  Black Belt Training, Life Skills, Personal Achievement,
 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Karate – Mind, Body and Spirit/Energy




I was reading today about “Mind, Body and Spirit” in the Martial Arts and came a crossed this blog from Dan Anderson I thought is was woth sharing....

One of the biggest concerns in my community regarding martial arts training is the spiritual aspect of them.  Many parents have been raised on seeing the television show Kung Fu, in which the
traveling ex-Shaolin monk, Kwai Chang Caine, is shown being philosophical or meditating in between fights and crisis scenes.  I thought I’d address this at this now.

The three areas of development in many martial arts are: mind, body, spirit.  It is the same in my school.  Mind and body are easy to figure out.  With the mind you are receiving an education not only in the technical aspects but also in the ethical use/non-use of the martial arts techniques.  Quite often how to use the various aspects of martial arts training in everyday life is also taught.  The body training is a no-brainer.  You work out and your body gains the benefits.  Okay, what about spiritual training?  What does this encompass?

First of all, spiritual training (in my school as well as many others) has nothing to do with religious beliefs or religious training.  This is in the realm of one’s personal choice of religion.  Note – there are some schools which might include meditation and there is even one that I know of, Shorinji Kempo, which is based on a type of Zen. 

In the west martial arts training has nothing to do with that.  So, how does martial arts training improve the spirit?

I look at spirit in two different ways.  First is in energy level.  It is a well known fact that if you are active, your energy level improves.  We live in a video screen culture.  This is unfortunate as when you are in front of a video screen for long periods of time, obviously your body does not move.  Have you ever sat for a long time in one place and then found it difficult to get up?  As we get older it happens all the time.  You experience “lack of energy”.  Now think about someone who is active.   Quite often a phrase that is used to describe a kid with lots of energy is “They’ve got a lot of spirit.”  Spirit = energy.  This is one way martial arts helps spirit.  With the training you become more active, more used to moving the body.  You have more energy and more spirit.

The second way I look at spirit is looking at the person himself/herself.  Let me make the analogy of a car.  A car has a computer system or internal system that regulates gas flow, turn signals, what have you. This is the mind of the car.  There is the construct of the car itself; the tires, the fender, the engine, windshield, etc.  This is the body.  Then there is the driver.  This is you. 

In my view you are the spirit.  You use your mind to process information and use your body to move.  Martial arts training is about setting goals and achieving them.  It is about improving yourself.  When you achieve a goal, how do you feel?  After a good work out how do you feel?  When you become more confident, who is becoming more confident?  You are.  All of the training benefits you.  You are the spirit of the mind-body-spirit equation.  Martial arts are a personal adventure in which one benefits in all three aspects of the human experience.

Prof. Dan Anderson



Mr. Boggs

Goshin Karate and Judo Academy
6245 E. Bell Road #120
Scottsdale, AZ. 85254
Call us Today!  - 480-951-2236
 
Cardio Fitness Kickboxing
 

http://www.YourWorthDefending.com/  - Woman Self Defense Class - March 22, 2014


Providing AWARD WINNING Instruction/Lessons in Martial Arts, Self Defense, Judo, Jujitsu, and Karate for Kids, Teens, Adults  and Mom's We are located at 64th Street and Bell Road in Scottsdale,  and have been serving our community here in north Phoenix since 1991.
SAME LOCATION FOR 23 YEARS
Scottsdale Arizona, Karate for Kids, Phoenix Arizona, Taekwondo, Ju-jitsu / Jiu-jitsu, Keeping Kids Safe, Grappling, Judo, Leadership, Cardio, Fitness, Exercise, Black Belts School,  Judo, Kempo / Kenpo, Fitness Kickboxing, Self Defense Training, Practical Street Defense, Family Fun, Stranger Danger, Bully Busting, Self Esteem, Bully Prevention, Women's Self Defense,  Personal Training,  Black Belt Training, Life Skills, Personal Achievement,
 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Earning a Brown Belt



The concept of belts and rank is probably one that most people associate with Karate, Judo and martial arts in general, even if they only have a passing interest in the subject.

In, Okinawan Kempo our belts reflect a member's proven level of competence and (just as importantly) the progression of colors reflects an inner journey that never truly ends. Each belt achieved is truly an accomplishment worthy of respect.

It is also worth noting that achieving a belt isn't just a matter of "spending enough time" in a previous belt. In order to achieve their next rank, a student must demonstrate their proficiency in their current belt's techniques, to include Basic Moves, Combinations, Bunkai’s, Grappling, Sparring, Self Defense and Kata.

I once read that a "Brown Belt" is like a......  "A tree that is firmly rooted in the earth."….. 
At this point the student has a great understanding of the basics and developed deep roots in the concepts of self defense…


Mr. Boggs

Goshin Karate and Judo Academy
6245 E. Bell Road #120
Scottsdale, AZ. 85254
Call us Today!  - 480-951-2236
 
Cardio Fitness Kickboxing
 

http://www.YourWorthDefending.com/  - Woman Self Defense Class - March 22, 2014


Providing AWARD WINNING Instruction/Lessons in Martial Arts, Self Defense, Judo, Jujitsu, and Karate for Kids, Teens, Adults  and Mom's We are located at 64th Street and Bell Road in Scottsdale,  and have been serving our community here in north Phoenix since 1991.
SAME LOCATION FOR 23 YEARS
Scottsdale Arizona, Karate for Kids, Phoenix Arizona, Taekwondo, Ju-jitsu / Jiu-jitsu, Keeping Kids Safe, Grappling, Judo, Leadership, Cardio, Fitness, Exercise, Black Belts School,  Judo, Kempo / Kenpo, Fitness Kickboxing, Self Defense Training, Practical Street Defense, Family Fun, Stranger Danger, Bully Busting, Self Esteem, Bully Prevention, Women's Self Defense,  Personal Training,  Black Belt Training, Life Skills, Personal Achievement,