Karate Classes in Raymond
Kaizen in Japanese simply means “To Strive for Continuous Improvement”. We are a mid-sized dojo that focuses on Traditional Okinawan Martial Arts with a foundation on “Kaizen”. In addition to having highly skilled instructors with over 100 years of combined experience, we are also affiliated with Shidokan International. This institution hand selects dojos that follow traditional Okinawan techniques, respects tradition and culture and ensures that schools are not pushing out “Black Belts” that are not true to the standards.
We focus on Discipline, Character, Integrity, Respect, Self-Confidence, and Physical Health. We are a premier training facility-dojo for those new to the martial arts as well as those returning to training from different martial backgrounds. Our curriculum path recognizes the unique needs and goals of each student while respecting our traditional roots.
I have been bringing my son here for the past 2 1/2 years. Lucien is a boy who has had issues with focusing, short attention span, and a problem with keeping his hands to himself. Kaizen Academy has made all the difference in the world. Lucien LOVES his karate and even decided to compete in a tournament this year. His school teachers have commented on what a great student he has become since starting karate. Also, when I have had behavioral problems with Lucien, the team of Kaizen (especially Ken) has been there to discuss them and come up with a plan on how to help Lucien. They are supportive and include parents and teachers as part of the team to help the students succeed. I wouldn't take my children anywhere else for karate!
- Jenni George
My husband and I agreed that our children would study martial arts as kids, we appreciated the benefits that come from karate: discipline, friendship, strength and courage. My husband went to several martial arts schools to find one that would live up to his expectations, Kaizen was the only school that did. Kaizen became a place for our whole family to train. Kaizen parents, kids and instructors are welcoming, friendly and fun. More than that, is the enjoyment of watching all of the young students (and some adults) find their courage, strength and self-esteem in a safe and welcoming environment.
- Stephanie K. Burnham
We enrolled our son at Kaizen Academy to help boost his confidence and self-esteem. The amount of confidence and self-esteem that Matthew has gained is amazing! The instructors and students at Kaizen Academy were very welcoming and made Matthew feel comfortable and accepted. The instructors genuinely care about their students. They are patient and understanding and help their students succeed and grow. They know what their students are capable of and help them to achieve their goals. Our son set a goal to become a black belt and in June, with the help of his instructors and with encouragement, reached the goal he had worked so hard to achieve.
- Heather and Brian Dion