Changing lives through martial arts.
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Next Free Stranger Safety Class Saturday, October 27th, from 2-2:30 p.m. at our 14th Annual Halloween Party. Party goes from 1-5 p.m. Please contact Sensei Lynn at (508) 460-0064 or info@thekarateschoolonlinecom to reserve your spot. We will have crafts and temporary tattoos from 1-2 p.m., Stranger Safety from 2-2:30 p.m., scary stories from 2:30 to 3 p.m., party and karate games form 3 to 4:30 p.m., Costume parade and contest from 4:30 to 5 p.m.
Call Sensei Lynn Reynolds at 508-460-0064 if you want more information on our events or to sign up for them.
The Karate School, Inc.
344 Boston Post Road East, 2nd Floor Entrance faces Rte. 20, Marlborough, MA 01752
"Changing lives through martial arts."
What students say:
Kempo Karate is more than a martial art - it’s an art form with respect and self-defense at its core. At my dojo, students are taught how to defend themselves first with words and assertiveness, and only if that fails are physical skills used for protection. The constant mental focus, strength, and endurance necessary in karate training are what has drawn my continued participation for the past 11 years, and earning my black belt, or shodan, remains one of my proudest achievements.
As slight adolescent female sparring with adults much taller and stronger than I am, you would never imagine my humble beginnings as a young karate student. My parents first brought me to the dojo when I was six years old. At the time, I was small for my age, painfully shy, terrified to talk or even look anyone in the eye. Slowly, as I earned my yellow, orange, purple, blue, green, and brown belts, I watched not only my balance, coordination, and memory improve, but, as I learned to trust my peers, I watched another kind of transformation. I grew not only in skill and physical strength, but in confidence: I began to speak up and ask questions at school, and I could make jokes and laugh without fear - one of my biggest childhood victories. By middle school, everyone around me could also see evidence of my transformation: I took on stressful auditions with my instruments; I volunteered to mentor younger students; I spoke up in class and was able to communicate my ideas. But more importantly, I could be counted on to question things and speak my mind. I was finally not afraid to look people in the eye, and to truly be myself.
The day I earned my black belt, I was sore, exhausted, but beyond proud. I had set a goal long, long ago, and for years I trained to make that goal a reality. What I hadn’t expected was that along the way I would gain so much more: I know I will ask as many questions as I need, no matter what the circumstance. I regularly use my confidence and training to stand for and beside others who, like my younger self, lack the ability to do it for themselves. I am most proud of that part of me, and I credit karate for allowing me to discover that inner strength. I know I will use that skill for a lifetime.
As I train now, well into my black belt curriculum, I am also preparing to head to college and start my life as an independent adult. Because of my training and the impact that karate has had on me, I know I am more than ready to tackle whatever lies ahead.
- Bronwyn Pappas-Byers 7/6/2017