What is Traditional Karate?

kempoTraditional karate (not to be confused with other martial arts) is not sport-oriented, nor is it anything similar to the violent combative martial arts portrayed through television and movies. While traditional karate is often characterized by its extraordinary demonstration of both speed and physical power; most importantly, traditional karate focuses on three specific areas of development: self-defense, physical conditioning, and self-discipline. All three working together to form the foundation for a karate student’s journey to achieving the confidence that accompanies a black belt.

Why Choose Karate Over Other Sports?

ashKarate is must more than just another sport. To begin with, in karate, NO ONE SITS ON THE BENCH. Most parents today are concerned about improving their children’s physical health and fitness, while also building strong confident and disciplined minds. At the same time, they clearly want their children to have FUN in the process. This is possible through karate due to its unique balance of hard work, great fun at the same time, and the ability to involve everyone. Additionally, karate is unmatched in its ability to building one’s confidence. A confidence that does not come through comparing oneself with others, but rather by encouraging students to continually and progressively challenge themselves. Ultimately, this aspect leads to the karate student’s commitment to excellence. An excellence that, in addition to being utilized inside the karate class, is also “transferable” outside of class providing innumerable benefits in everyday life. Benefits such as:

Physical Benefits

Mental Benefits

Behavioral Benefits

  • Self-defense
  • Strength
  • Co-ordination
  • Endurance
  • Balance
  • Flexibility
  • Athleticism
  • Combat obesity
  • Overall health
  • Character
  • Confidence
  • Discipline
  • Self-control
  • Self-respect
  • Self-improvement
  • Never quit attitude
  • Patience
  • Positive attitudes
  • Achievement
  • Mental sharpness 
  • Respect
  • Self-control
  • Improved grades
  • Combat peer pressure
  • Leadership
  • Lower stress
  • Lower risk for negative behavior
  • Work ethic
  • Integrity
  • Courage

Why Choose Our School?

awardChoosing the “right” karate school for your child is critical. This first step becomes even more important for those parents who are interested in enrolling their children in a program that, in addition to emphasizing the tangible physical aspects of karate training also focus on the intangibles such as discipline, confidence, and leadership. As a parent myself, I fully understand and accept my responsibility as parents entrust their youth to our karate program. As such, we are committed to “partnering” with parents by providing the highest level of professional instruction available anywhere. Unique to our program is our focus, our full commitment, and the facility we provide for each of our students.

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Tim Derby Karate School
2311 Hwy 45 North
Columbus, MS 39705
Located across from KMart Phone: (662) 327-KICK (5425)

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