Whether we are a child or an adult, finding ourselves in uncomfortable and even dangerous situations can happen unexpectedly. Wouldn't you or your child rather be prepared than not?
For this reason, we have been offering self-defense workshops from the start, catered to specific groups at a time to make the world a safer place little by little. We also have a regular self-defense class for adults.
Our Self-Defense workshops and classes are engaging, valuable and fun. Participants come away with a sense of self, confidence in how to act in a variety of scenarios, knowledge of the options available to them should an unfavorable situation present it, and a greater sense of security knowing they now have the ability to defend themselves, their lives and their loved ones.
What Parents & Participants Say:
"We are immensely grateful for the great self-defense class our 6-year-old son took at MKD Karate. They created a welcoming, comfortable and fun learning environment. Thanks to their fine work, our son is armed with safety techniques to apply to a multitude of real-life scenarios and has an addednew level of confidence." -- Lisa Taylor (Parent, March 2012)
"The self-defense class was fun and exciting. It helped our imaginations see what might happen. I learned how to protect myself from strangers and how to get out safely. I think everykid should take this classto be safe." -- Julianna G.A (8 y.o. Participant, March 2012)
"My 7 y/o daughter learned so very much from the self-defense class, and not only did she learn, she enjoyed it immensely. She literally woke up on the second Saturday of the class and said "I'm so excited, I have self defense today!" and was disappointed when the workshop ended. She was able to relay to us many strategies she learned, both in terms of precautions to take to avoid danger from others, and ways of fending off an attacker in a worst case scenario. Sensei Orlando was receptive to my questions and he is uniquely able to blend his own wisdom with respect for parents' needs and values.
My whole family became involvedin upping our "self-defense quotient" as my partner and I were taking MKD's Women's Self Defense training at about the same time as our daughter was taking the kid's class. I highly recommend this class for all. Not only are the instructors at MKD highly skilled and knowledgeable, but they are communicative and accessible. These days it is imperative for families to openly discuss self defense with children. However, it can be very loaded and challenging. Taking Sensei Orlando's class allowed my daughter to fit self-defense into a framework of being pro-active, strategic, and strong, thus paving the way for my partner and I, as parents, to keep communications open and active around this difficult topic. We look forward to a "tune-up" class at some point in the future!" -- Laura Newman (Participant, February 2012 Women's Self-Defense; Parent of participant Child's Self Defense March 2012)
"I can enthusiastically recommend MKD's self-defense class for kids. My son Milo took it last winter. He learned a lot, and it was a great launching point for further discussions at home." -- Mara Sanderson (Parent, January 2011)