To most people, the words “self defense” conjure up a wide array of violent mental images. People think of boxing matches, karate films and no-holds-barred street fights. In actuality these images completely misrepresent the essence of what self defense really means. To defend oneself does not necessitate an act of violence.
Self defense is a broad category that encompasses a variety of methods and approaches to dealing with an attack. At American Shotokan Karate Academy, we embrace all the meanings of the words “self defense” and our teachings reflect this broader approach.
American Shotokan Karate Academy does not advocate violence. While in some attack scenarios violence is necessary, American Shotokan Karate Academy promotes defense methods that emphasize keeping you safe, which often means deescalating a dangerous situation before an attack can occur.
At American Shotokan Karate Academy, we’ll teach you all the methods, explore various scenarios and the right way to defend yourself in almost any situation. Our model is to always shy from an altercation but also be prepared for one.
Defend yourself — call American Shotokan Karate Academy today.