Karate Mom - Strong Values

Updated: Sep 2, 2018


As a mom of 2 young boys,  I'm always looking for a sport or activity that will reinforce our core values as a family. You want your children to grow up with strong views and beliefs such as respect, strength, teamwork.

When I started my search I asked other moms what activities their families enjoy.  I saw school flyers come home and I would list the activities for my little guys that I was sure would meet my goals as a mom and be fun and be entertaining for them. Nothing seemed to really interest them enough to continue into the next season. One day my close friend came to me knowing I was struggling to find something for my boys. She told me how their daughter had just taken a karate class for girl scouts and she really thought it was what I'd been looking for.


I asked the boys about doing karate and for the first time, I got more than a smile from my boys I got an overwhelming response of excitement.

I was worried at first, not knowing what I was getting myself into, but I knew that we needed to try it and see where it goes from there. 


Isshin Ryu Karate is one of the best martial arts out there for the young and old, girls or boys; it's not only fun but you're developing life skills. You're learning while building confidence, learning to have more focus, discipline, work as a team, and most of all you learn how to defend yourself in real life situations. 


We are a family, We have some really good times and the kids love it!!! They break boards, and balloons during class special events and they love playing Sensei says and belt drills.

We work hard together and celebrate together as Team One-Strke; as a family.

What I love the most is that as they are "playing games" (drills) they are learning techniques and listening skills while they are having fun. Karate offer many opportunities to learn and grow.

I'm so glad that we found One Strike Buffalo Isshin Ryu Karate and Kobudo. 

Do one thing every day that scares you - Eleanor Roosevelt

Abe was very proud of his hard work to show his instructors his perfectly respectful bow


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Team One Strike students learn the value of working hard, growing through perseveriance and consistent practice and even "playing" together in the dojo, at events and other functions.  All of this builds and instills characteristics of family, teamwork and leadership.  Demos, tournaments and fundraisers are a great way to challenge the students and build their self-confidence even more.  Students demonstrate their martial arts skills and board breaking for those physically ready.