For our summer camp students,instruction goes beyond just learning karate. We believe that beyond the Kata (forms) and Bunkai (application) of karate, beyond the warrior mentality, there is a deeper meaning and goal to being a martial artist. We’ve adapted the brain-based research of Eric Jensen* to employ a more holistic approach to teaching the skills, knowledge, and character traits that are evident in the best karate practitioners. These include a knowledge of basic Japanese karate terms and phrases, key martial arts figures and history, a basic understanding of anatomy, physiology, the physics of generating power, a cultural introduction to calligraphy and origami, social fluency skills that can lead to more harmonious group behavior and finally, those personal development skills that form the foundation of our characters.
Different students take to these concepts in various degrees of acceptance and practice, but the journey is a methodical one and we are committed to providing as strong a foundation as we can while we have young and developing minds under our charter.
*Jensen, E. (2008). Brain-based learning: The new paradigm of teaching
(2nd Ed.) Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press
Activities and Features
Religious Emphasis None
Other Activities 2 karate classes per day games physical activities weekly field trips
Location & Contact Information
Camp Address 1753 W. Broadway St
Oviedo FL, 32765 United States
Winter Address 1753 W. Broadway St
Oviedo, FL, 32765 United States