Licensed instructors gently guide your Teen through fun-filled classes, emphasizing non-offensive evasion and escape techniques. Our power thought of the week is proven to enhance the character education program taught at school and assist Mom and Dad in teaching the skills of paying attention, achieving goals and nurturing kindness.
Our nationally recognized program has helped thousands of children reach their full potential. Using innovative methods and just the right amount of fun, we teach our young students life skills and physical skills that will benefit them now and as they grow into adults. We emphasize non-violent conflict resolution and teach children to recognize and avoid lures and threats. But for those rare instances where they may need to defend themselves, our curriculum combines the most practical and effective self defense techniques. While we emphasize character development, our curriculum is designed to ensure that children are prepared, mentally and physically, to neutralize physical threats.
Mental & Emotional Skills
Black Belt Excellence
Our goal is to help every student earn their Black Belt not only in martial arts, but in life. As students advance in our program, we continually emphasize the qualities of Black Belt excellence: respect, courage, self control, self discipline and commitment. Teens that develop these skills today become the leaders of tomorrow.
Our students come from all walks of life, including teachers, doctors, law enforcement, federal agents and home makers. Our nationally-recognized program is designed to work around the individual (rather than force the student try and comply with a rigid sport-type system.) In our martial arts classes for adults, you will learn how to handle stress and crisis situations effectively, powerfully, and successfully.
Training for mastery in all forms of conflict is at the heart of To-Shin Do. Skill, strategy, and adaptability are your greatest strengths. The physical training is based upon timeless natural-movement techniques that are as effective today as they were 100’s of years ago.
There are an infinite number of possible self-protection situations you may have to deal with; strikes, kicks, weapons, multiple attackers, surprise attacks or even just intimidation. It is impossible to have a memorized technique for every one. Under real life stress your emotions get in the way and you simply can’t recall the “right” answer.
More than merely teaching techniques to memorize, we focus on developing the whole person. You learn strategies along with the tactics, so each individual evolves into a fully actualized human being fully prepared for success in life.
The basic training leading to Black Belt at A.T.F. Martial Arts teaches you to use your natural emotions to your advantage. Whether you are feeling a protective confidence, a cautious defensiveness, an assertive urgency, or evasive detachment, Our Martial Arts uses these base emotions like primary colors or notes on a scale to create true martial art — and strategic self-defense.
Our comprehensive system offers lessons that can be used at home, work or school for a quality life of value. Members find that the time they spend here, is both inspiring and practical, enjoying the physical workout and sense of accomplishment after each class.