The classes for Teens and Adults offered at DC Self Defense Karate Association utilize a top level team of instructors, who prepared curricula under the supervision and guidance of Martial Arts Instructor, Grandmaster Carol Middleton. These curricula are designed to train each student to become a competent martial artist. These courses incorporate many different disciplines, and are tested by high-level martial arts instructors to ensure effectiveness. The training system utilized at DC Self Defense Karate Association is crafted to train and support a student of any skill level from beginner to mastery at Black Belt level and beyond. Our curriculum is informed by Tae Kwon Do, several styles of Karate including American Freestyle in our sparring, boxing, Krav Maga defensive tactics, IMPACT full-force self-defense, and CDT low-force self-protection.
In our Martial Arts for Teens and Adults classes and beyond, students learn real life practical applications, as well as a system to help them manage the stress that comes along with life’s daily challenges. The classes are designed to be more than just kicking and punching at DC Self Defense Karate Association. Our Teens and Adult classes give you the ability to gain self confidence and improve your physical, mental and emotional capacities.
Whether it is Martial Arts, Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Krav Maga, IMPACT full-contact self-defense, CDT low-force tactics or just plain Physical Fitness, students will be provided with all the tools necessary to enhance the body’s basic functions. These functions include, but are not limited to: flexibility, core strength, speed, power, balance and endurance. Self-defense is taught in a safe and enjoyable environment while emphasizing the values and practical application of martial art skills sets that could one day save a life. Students learn to dedicate themselves to perfecting the martial arts techniques they are taught along with a strong fitness program that is challenging for martial artist of every background. Here at DC Self Defense Karate Association, we strive to help our students achieve personal goals in attaining inner peace, striving for a better understanding of the Yin and Yang and philosophies of life, helping others in and out of the dojo, boosting our physical and emotional health and brainpower, and just enjoying the beautiful movements and friendships we acquire here at the dojo over the years. We appreciate the guidance of Grandmaster Carol Middleton and all the wonderful teachers here in our very precious dojo and martial arts training facility in Washington, DC.