Learning Martial Arts as a Family
When you think of a sparring partner, you think of a fellow classmate or trained fighter. But, what if that trained fighter is your spouse, child, or sibling? At our dojo, we strongly encourage families to train together which means you will eventually spar your family members.
Will sparring encourage fighting? Won’t sparring your spouse hurt your marriage? These are questions that we’re asked regularly, and honestly this hasn’t been the case for us. In fact, we’ve found that sparring each other has helped improve our family dynamic in several ways.More...
5 Benefits of Continuing Martial Arts Training Over the Summer
Summer holidays are a dream come true for kids, but less so for parents. As much as we love spending more time with our children, bored, under-stimulated kids can end up trying our patience. One solution to help kids stay active during the summer is to enroll them in summer programs or sports, however, some parents feel conflicted about over-scheduling their children during the summer months.
For kids in competitive sports, it’s very beneficial to train year round. We understand the desire to give kids a break from their normal activities, but maintaining their training schedule will help them excel in their sport and school in the long run in several ways.More...
Litorco Martial Arts Student Development Fund
Litorco Martial Arts is committed to providing competition level instruction to all of our students, regardless of which martial art they practice. While it takes time, practice and a minimum belt rank to qualify for competition, Sensei Bryan strongly encourages all Litorco Martial Arts’ students to eventually compete in local tournaments.More...
Karate: A Transformative Experience
This blog entry talks about the life-changing impact karate made in the life of one martial arts practitioner. If you have an inspirational, uplifting story about how martial arts personally affected you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to share your story.More...
Benefits of Competing in Martial Arts Tournaments
Entering a martial arts tournament can be intimidating for both new and experienced karate practitioners. Fears of the unknown, failure and potential injury can prevent people from competing and testing their skills against their peers. However, there are many benefits to participating in tournaments and these benefits extend to life outside the dojo.More...
Kids Self Defense
One main reason why parents enroll their children in karate is so they can learn self-defense. While we assure parents that karate will teach their children how to defend themselves in a physical confrontation, we emphasize that self-defense encompasses so much more than knowing how to throw a punch.
We believe that self-defense takes place before, during and after a threatening encounter, and that there are multiple strategies that can help ensure a child’s safety at each stage.More...
What Karate Means to Me Part 2: Connie Litorco
“What Karate Means to Me” is an on-going vlog/blog series created by Litorco Martial Arts. In this series, we speak with Zen Karate practitioners to find out their martial arts background and talk about how practicing martial arts has impacted their lives. In this installment, we find out the life-changing impact karate has made on Connie, the Office Manager for Litorco Martial Arts.More...
What Karate Means to Me Part 1: Bryan Litorco
“What Karate Means to Me” is an on-going vlog/blog series created by Litorco Martial Arts. In this series, we speak with Zen Karate practitioners to find out their martial arts background and talk about how practicing martial arts has impacted their lives. In this installment, we find out the life-changing impact karate has made on Sensei Bryan Litorco, Head Instructor at Litorco Martial ArtsMore...
Grand Opening Week Jan 28, 2019
If you’ve ever wanted to try Martial Arts, here is your chance! Register and try out free classes in Karate and Kickboxing.
Each student that attends a class during our Grand Opening Week is eligible to win a one month Gold Membership.More...
You’re Never Too _____ to Start Martial Arts
If someone were to ask if you wanted to take martial arts, would you say “I’ve always wanted to, but I’m too _____”? No matter what words you used to fill in that blank, your excuse is probably the reason why you should start martial arts. Like, right now. Counter-intuitive? Maybe, but the majority of reasons we give to avoid starting a new activity are actually fears that limit our growth and development. Let’s look at the most common excuses we hear from people when we invite them to join our dojo:More...