Remote Learning: We have always taken the health and safety of our students and their families very seriously. At least through April 1 all of our classes and belt testing are now online. Here are today's classes:
Tiny Tigers & Little Dragons
JBBs, Teens & Adults - live class
Fun and inspiring bonus lesson from Mr. Thompson
We are very excited about our live interactive classes this week:
Tiny Tigers & Little Dragons Monday & Thursday 3:15 pm
White Jacket Children Tuesday 4:00 pm
Blue Jacket Children Wednesday 5:00 pm
Junior Black Belts Thursday 6:00 pm
Adults & Teens Thursday 7:00 pm
Please watch your emails for details on how to join us on Zoom. Looking forward to seeing all of you in class!
As soon as we have returned to classes at our school, we will continue to have dozens of classes each week focused on specific ages, programs, and skill levels. We specialize in teaching Karate classes for kids, Self Protection for teens, and Mixed Martial Arts for adults. Below are some of our choices for our most popular beginner classes. Please grab our Groupon, and contact us for the classes that would be best for your family. Thank you.
KIDS BEGINNERS (6-11 years)
Monday through Thursday 4:00 pm
Monday & Wednesday 6:45 pm
Saturday 9:00 am
Shawn is doing so much better at getting along with his sisters, and even setting a good example for them! This is new... Sandra
We so proud of Sebastian's progress, and his attitude outside of class is respectful and kind. - Lisa & James
Josh has continued to improve at school and home. He made Honor Roll again and is one of the top readers in his class. - Brian
I am so proud of the growth Tyler is showing in learning to focus and take responsibility for his actions at home as well as in class. - Leah
TEENS (11-14 years)
ADULTS (15 & up)
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 6:30 am
Monday & Wednesday 7:30 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 6:45 pm
Saturday 8:00 am
Functional Fitness Sat 7:00 am
Many adults and teens join our program for the protection skills, and then discover all the health and fitness benefits change their lives just as much.
Others join for a fun way to get into shape with a supportive team, and soon discover they love learning safety skills.We want all our teens to go away to college safe, secure, and strong.
Earning your Black Belt can be a huge factor in earning college admission. Our young Black Belts go to the nation's top Universities every year!
Start building confidence and safety today with our Groupon.
Family Karate (760) 746-0983
TINY TIGERS (3 & 4 years)
Monday 3:15 pm
Wednesday 3:15 pm
Saturday 11:00 am
LITTLE DRAGONS (4 & 5 years)
Monday 3:15 pm
Thursday 3:15 pm
Saturday 11:00 pm
Our little guy just needs to be reminded about your Number One Club to do what we ask him now. Amazing! - Abel & Jen
Brayden is working very hard at school and not getting discouraged. He is very nurturing with his baby sister and helps his little brother to learn. - Lindsay
You'll love learning here
Caring for our Karate family
My dear Family Karate students and families
I have devoted 40 years of my life to teaching and loving every one of my students. The highlight of my life is kids running to jump on me after class! I have done my best to always strengthen your family, and if we can continue to partner during this difficult time I know we can have growth and fun until we can all be together in class again.
To keep you, our Instructors, and our community safe we are moving to on-line instruction from now through at least April 1. Beginning this Monday we will provide lessons on YouTube for each class every day. Here are some highlights and suggestions:
1. Your videos will include full classroom instruction to help keep your lives as consistent as possible, keep you connected with your friends and Instructors, and continue your progress at Family Karate.
2. Each video will offer a daily personal growth challenge to strengthen and support you during this transition. We will also link to other resources that will reinforce and enrich learning.
3. You will be able to test for new belts as soon as you feel ready by demonstrating your skills while FaceTiming personally with me or any other Instructor you prefer. I will send you each Instructor's email, so that you can make these appointments.
4. You will have all these services, and you will be able to make up all missed classes in our school once we are past this situation.
Here is an interesting article: How to prepare for extended school closings - and not lose your mind. The very first point the article makes is that kids thrive on Routine and Predictability. I would suggest that at Karate time each day, get into your uniform, train along with the video, and then email me with any questions or suggestions.
Since you will be able to watch the video as many times as you want, rewind specific portions, email me questions, chat with your friends about the lessons, and do FaceTime reviews with me and our wonderful team of Instructors, you will actually have a lot more personalized training - and a lot more Karate!
On Monday afternoon, I will send you the link to our YouTube channel so that you can begin this new adventure with us!
With love and gratitude - ST
As much as we love teaching martial arts, we know they are not for everyone - but safety is. We have Safety Training for every age:
Children: Safety at School and in Public
Teens: Strength, Skills & Safety for the most Vulnerable Years
Young Adults: Safe Transitions to College & Worklife
Women: Daily Empowerment & Predator-Proofing
Parents: Body-guarding your Family
Seniors: Strength & Safety for Life
Partnering with Parents
We are so grateful to - and inspired by - all of the Family Karate instructors that we really wanted to acknowledge them. We joined the karate family with a Groupon voucher for our daughter. She immediately felt comfortable and at ease with Master Truscott in the Little Dragons class. He really emphasized the importance of respect, generosity and family values all while teaching karate techniques in a fun and creative environment.
As our daughter improved and moved up to earn her white belt, my wife and I were invited to help out in her class. I eventually was helping out in every class my daughter attended and our entire family developed a relationship with more and more of the instructors. We loved how our daughter was responding to the lessons taught during class about listening to your parents and doing chores cheerfully.
We gradually got to know more of the families involved and came to realize that these families all shared the same values as us. I eventually started taking classes as well. I started off attending the Saturday morning workouts and self defense classes. These classes were a great way for me to get to know other parents involved with Family Karate in a less formal atmosphere. Those classes got me interested in the evening adult classes, where the “art” part of the martial art is also taught.
Now, my wife and I are both attending classes and we love it. It has been amazing for our entire family to learn from your team and cannot thank you enough for all you support in the past couple of years. We look forward to learning new things from your instructors in the years to come and love being a family supporting Family Karate - Devin Kambestad
Thank you for the time you spend with our kids. What you've done for decades now is truly invaluable. I hope you know how much you are appreciated - Ginese Family
I looked long and hard for a school that would really teach character, while also teaching very valuable self-protection skills. Not until I worked closely with you and your school did I see first-hand the exceptional long-term impacts you and your training have.
Now ten years on, Gabe and Ben now know that achieving Black Belt is not an "option" - Dad feels that they are learning far more than punching and kicking at your school. You have said it many times... "to become a Black Belt you must first show up to the next practice". But they learn more than perseverance at your school - they learn patience. They learn to listen and translate what they hear/see to actions and behaviors. They learn respect, not fear... many confuse the two. And most importantly, they learn that a significant goal does not happen overnight. Instant gratification and unlimited "lives" seems to be what kids learn with super-heroes and video games. Thanks to you, my boys now know that achievement takes time and effort. - David Hersey
I sincerely thank you for all the help and support you provided to both of our boys throughout these years. I believe that your training helped them to be more responsible, polite and overall good people. We thank you and the team of Instructors for that. Your program really helps children and their parents, and I hope more families get to know the benefits :) - Brenda Booth
Thank you sincerely for all the good you are doing and have done for so many, and for your kind support of Cole and our family. He has learned so much from you regarding attitude, effort, commitment, spirit, good manners, respect, sportsmanship, patience, perseverance, and being a team player.
Cole's grandfather, who passed before he was born, came up with a memorable formula you might enjoy: Ability + Effort = Performance.... A+E= P. Great ability without effort isn't always a winning combination. But with limited ability and enough effort, high performance is achievable - Mama Pierce, Cole's Grandma
Master Truscott tells: How I chose a Karate School for my daughter here
Learn the Top Ten reasons parents choose us the teach their children here
If you're already convinced, please grab our Groupon and give us a try!
How Family Karate is different
Dear Moms & Dads, Grandmas & Grandpas
For nearly 50 years Family Karate Escondido has been serving our community by guiding children, supporting parents, and strengthening families.
Our classes are fun, and we hold our kids to high standards. Karate Kids must show us that they have been more respectful and responsible at home and at school before they can earn any new belt - including White Belt. They bring every report card and school award in to our Instructors. You can read dozens of letters from grateful parents and impressed teachers here.
We partner with you in developing the whole child physically, socially, and academically. Each quarter our students learn about the work and impact of a different life-model, from Albert Einstein to Nelson Mandela, from Marie Curie to Helen Keller. (Learn more here)
At each of our summer camps our campers learn about important people, events, and concepts related to that camp's theme: Valentina Tereshkova, the Moon Landing, and Black Holes during Star Wars Camp, for example. (Learn more here)
And Family Karate really is family karate: you can actually be in class with your kids! At least half our Black Belt Graduates each year are Moms and Dads of our Karate Kids - most of whom once thought they much too old to do Karate with their children!
Family Karate has always supported our local schools, churches, and charities with Say No To Drugs programs, Life Lessons, Teen-Safe courses, Career Day talks, and fundraising support. Our students have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for children’s charities such as the Pediatric Brain Tumor Association, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
Over 25 years ago, Family Karate pioneered Martial Arts for the Physically Challenged, a program that has been adopted nationwide.
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