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,
 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Karate & Judo Class Schedule



Last years the public schools in the north Phoenix/Scottsdale area changed the time that school gets out every day..... so to better accommodate our youth Karate students we have adjusted our schedule to better serve you....

Starting Monday March 3rd our new hours of operations is as follows......

Here is the on-line Schedule http://goshinkarate.com/schedule

Roger 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, February 25, 2014

Star Wars Buddy Day


 
YOU ARE INVITED TO A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT
March 15th 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00pm

 

You and your friends will have a BLAST as you learn some cool Jedi Samurai moves and learn how to do the sword moves from the Star Wars movies.

 Awesome Star Wars Games
Pizza and Refreshments! Prizes!
Limited to the first 26 people…  


Roger Boggs

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



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,
 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Evolution of the Martial Arts

McDojo Anyone?
 
I just read a blog by Michael Mershad the owner of the Ultimate Leadership Martial Arts Academy and I wanted to share it with you.
 
        
I know, before I even finish this, that some people will not agree.  I just want you to know up front, that I am okay with that.  My goal is to make people look at their Karate and Martial Arts schools in a different way. 

WARNING: The following paragraph is my assumption, and my assumption only.

 THE ORIGINS OF THE MCDOJO: About a decade ago, there was a "traditional" martial arts school owner who was pretty successful in the late 80's and all through the 90's.  He noticed his numbers getting dramatically worse as we go onto the 2000's.  As his numbers get worse, his competitor across the street was growing like crazy.  In an attempt to figure out why, he spied on his the dojo across the street.  He noticed different uniforms, weapons, belt stripes, and even wall graphics.  There weren't any trophies in the windows or even a diagram of all of the targets on the human body (most of you know exactly what poster that is).  The worst part, was that he wasn't even teaching the traditional forms or steps.  As he pondered this at lunch and while eating his Big Mac, he decided that THAT school was a McDojo.  Furthermore, he would spread the word that any studio that isn't traditional or that does things differently should be made fun of and properly called a McDojo.

Okay, maybe that's not exactly what happened, but I'm sure it isn't far off.  So, for the rest of this blog, I will work to convince you of 2 things:


 1. A McDojo is a good thing.
2. You will not grow without REAL change.

Think about how dumb it is to call a school a McDojo because it has crazy uniforms covered in 100 patches, a wild color scheme, bad/watered down curriculum, and plays games all through classes.  That’s not a McDojo… It’s just a bad business.  When I think of McDonalds, I don’t think of it that way that most do.

While I’m not a huge fan of all the food, here is what I think of:
1. Systems: They have systems that are teachable, that make things work efficiently and that are designed to give the customer a predictable experience (Which is why they come back).


 2. Order: Everything is where it is supposed to be.  Everything has a place.  Everything flows.


 3. Socially Relevant: While their food hasn’t dramatically changed, everything else has.  They make sure that their facilities are always upgraded to go with the new trends.  The toys and graphics are always from the most recent movies/shows. They keep themselves modern.


 4. Comfort: There is a certain comfort that people get from eating a cheeseburger and fries.  On a bad day, try it… While you may not feel good the next day, you will have a certain comfort as you sit and eat.
5. Part of something: 10000000 hamburgers sold! You were a part of that.  When you eat McDonalds, you do feel like you are part of some sort of tradition.



Don’t we all want those 5 things in our Marital Arts Studios?

Don’t you want systems that bring in students, keep students and give your clients a predictively positive experience? 

Don’t you want everything in your studio to flow? 

Don’t we want our studio to be a cool place that meets society where it’s at instead of expecting out clients to enter a time warp to the early 90’s when they come for class?

Don’t we want them to feel an unexplainable comfort when they are in class or even just sitting in the lobby? 

Most of all, don’t we want them to fee like they are a part of something, something that they want to be involved with forever?

If you are teaching good martial arts now, you won’t be teaching bad martial arts with some fresh paint on the walls, or a nice new uniform structure, or even playing music in your classes.  You will just be taking the next natural step in the evolution of the martial arts. 


READ MORE:  http://www.ulmaonline.com/SocialSite/Lounge/mcdojo

Roger Boggs

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



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, February 10, 2014

Kids Learn Martial Arts

Have Your Child Learn Martial Arts

I have a good friend and mentor Dave Kovar  that wrote this and I thought it was worth sharing...

As a Martial Artist and a school owner here in north Scottsdale, we are trying to send out a clear message to our community as to why every child should learn Martial Arts. This concept is nothing new....  we have all been doing this in one way or another for our whole careers. The difference for us is that we have never been quite as deliberate in our efforts as we are now. I believe that every child should learn Martial Arts and you probably do too.

There is no doubt about the fact that we as a profession have already made great progress in making martial arts more acceptable in the main stream but we still have a long way to go. Imagine what would happen to our industry if we could gather together with the following universal battle cry? So if you feel compelled to, please join me in sharing this message with everyone who will listen. If you like, please use all or part the following essay in any way you see fit. We will all benefit from each other’s effort, I promise.

There is a reason why Oprah, Dr Phil, Dr Laura Schlesinger, Jillian Michaels (Biggest Loser), Tony Robbins, pediatricians, child physiologists, and educators the world over all have alluded to the fact that Martial Arts is one of the most valuable things you can involve your child in.
It goes way beyond self defense and can help a child in nearly every aspect of their life. Improved health and fitness, athletic enhancement, increased confidence, better concentration, better behavior, more courteous and respectful; martial arts can help in all these areas.

Does this sound too good to be true? It’s not. As a matter of fact, many experts agree that in this day and age of escalating childhood obesity, increased playground violence and deteriorating family structure, if you do nothing else for your child, you should make sure that they learn how to swim and they learn martial arts. Let’s discuss why.

 Self Defense – “Practice the fight so that you don’t have to” is a phrase that is often used to describe the self defense benefits of martial arts training. It refers to the fact that as a child becomes more confident in their ability to defend themselves thru martial arts training. The need to defend themselves automatically decreases because they unconsciously begin to carry themselves in a more confident manner and that confidence is projected to those around them, making them less vulnerable to predatory behavior. On top of that, martial arts’ training includes strategic self defense as well as actual self defense. Children are taught how to recognize a potentially dangerous situation and how to avoid confrontations.

Athletic Enhancement – There is a reason why virtually every professional sports team in virtually every major sport supplements their training with martial arts. Martial arts training offer several advantages. First off, it is amazingly effective in enhancing general coordination because it uses every part of the body in a balanced way. Upper body, lower body, right side, left side, forward movement, lateral movement, rotational movement, it’s all included in martial arts training.
Fitness – The three pieces of the fitness puzzle are strength, flexibility and endurance. Martial arts training demand a balance between the three. Therefore, a child who trains in martial arts will find their deficiencies greatly enhanced. Also, because of the balance in the three pieces of the fitness puzzle, they are less likely to injure themselves while participating in other athletic endeavors.
Health – Martial arts training is a proven link to better health for people of all ages, but especially children for several reasons. First off, it is great exercise. But because it is fun, kids don’t mind doing it. Discussing diet and lifestyle habits with students is a part of martial arts training, so children who grow up training develop healthy habits that will stick with them for life.

Concentration – Very few activities engage the mind, body and spirit more than martial arts. Because of this, a child’s ability to concentrate is greatly enhanced by their martial arts training and this concentration tends to be easily transferable to other activities.

Respect and Courtesy – Due to the fact that martial arts teaches techniques that could be harmful to others if applied, martial arts instructors are obliged to stress the importance of respect, courtesy, and restraint. It has been proven time and again that children who are skilled in martial arts tend to be extremely respectful, considerate and composed.

Confidence – Martial arts virtually always lends to increased confidence in children for a couple of specific reasons. First off, there are no bench sitters, every child participates and is judged not against others but more importantly, against their own potential. Secondly, the structure of martial arts is built on the concept of setting children up for success by giving them a series of realistic, short term goals that they can attain quickly while keeping them focused on an exciting, long term goal. Each time they experience success, their confidence improves until they tend to believe that with hard work and dedication, they can accomplish just about anything.



Roger Boggs

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



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,
 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Karate Kid Scottsdale Arizona




I was fortunate to grew up in the 80s.....  But for those of you that didn't it is time for me to share one of the best Martial Arts movies ever.....  “The Karate Kid” starring Ralph Macchio! 

This legendary movie was chalked full of great 80′s fashion and really launched Ralph Macchio into the stratosphere of movie icon of the 80s. Who doesn’t remember Mr. Miyagi’s famous “Wax On, Wax Off” training, or the suspenseful karate tournament where Daniel-San defeats his Goliath of an adversary with his infamous “crane kick”?

 The Karate Kid is indeed one of the timeless classic movies that everyone remembers from the 80s and this year is celebrating it's 30 year anniversary.  Go buy it or rent it for your kids or your grandkids.    

Roger Boggs

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



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, February 3, 2014

Cardio Fitness Kickboxing


The Goshin Cardio Fitness Kickboxing class tonight at 7:45pm is going to help me erase the dietary mistakes I made yesterday while watching the "Super Bowl" ..... See you on the mat!


Roger Boggs

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



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,