Last Updated on August 25, 2014.
For years parents turned to karate to help build confidence in their children. Building Self-Confidence takes two things, achievement and a sense of security. Achievement helps build confidence. Self-defense provides that sense of security.
Karate was once considered the best way to defend yourself. In the last two decades that has been proven incorrect.
“The fact is modern day bullying incidents look nothing like what Karate teaches,” says Sensei James Garzillo of Tiger Schulmann’s in Abington. “Through our thirty year history, we’ve learned that students need a more well rounded self-defense system.”
Tiger Schulmann’s teaches Beginner students 41 techniques proven to work in a modern day bullying situation. The techniques are not specific to karate, but draw from various martial arts.
“Those techniques were chosen because they are safe to practice, easy to learn, and do not require strength to be effective,” he says. “And they provide self-defense in every situation.”
Garzillo was an expert in Karate getting all the way to 2nd Degree Black Belt. That did not stop him from making the transition to a more effective self-defense style.
MMA Stops Bullying Better Than Karate
“I simply could not keep telling parents I was providing the best self-defense training if I knew I was only teaching the techniques of Karate. As a martial artist it is our duty to seek out the very best for ourselves and our students. The bottom line is if you are still teaching Karate you cannot claim it is truly relevant for self-defense.”
If you want the very best martial arts training to build your childs self-confidence call TSMMA Abington or register online and try their free trial program. See for yourself a better option than Karate.By: Sensei Thad Campbell