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At Family Karate, the Entire Family Can Take Part in the Martial Arts Lifestyle

By Elisha Neubauer

As parents, choosing a safe, fun, healthy activity for your children can be difficult. How do you know which would be the most beneficial to your child? What benefits the family best? If you're having trouble deciding which afterschool activity suits your family's needs best, perhaps you should take a long look at martial arts?which is not only good for your health, but is something that can be done as a family, as well.

For those in the Lebanon, Pennsylvania area, Family Karate is there to help you see the benefits and get submerged into the martial arts lifestyle. "Family Karate is a professional Martial Art school dedicated to providing world-class instruction to Men, Women, Children and Families, in the largest, cleanest, and most modern training Taekwondo dojo in Central Pennsylvania," explains Master David Gladwell. As a Master, Gladwell is the perfect person to break down some of the benefits for us to joining this ever-growing martial arts movement, and he was more than happy to do so.

Of course, the benefits vary between children and adults, he explained. In children, martial arts can foster self-discipline, increase self-esteem, instill a sense of respect, improve listening skills, boost socialization skills, and encourage non-violent conflict resolution.

All of these tools will aid them in their journey to adulthood. For adults, martial arts can help you get (and stay) in shape, allow you to learn real and effective self-defense skills, develop self-discipline and self-confidence, relieve stress, and foster self-control, all while giving you an outlet to meet new people.

Once you've made the decision to take the plunge into the world of martial arts, finding a location is the next step and Family Karate has you covered there, too. "Our state of the art training facility is the largest Martial Arts School in Central Pennsylvania at 8,000 square feet," states Master Gladwell. "We have 2 training floors measuring over 6,000 square feet, all covered by the highest quality flooring system made specifically for Martial Arts Schools. Plenty of free parking, spacious dressing rooms and a Child Care observation area, provides convenience to our members."

In addition to all these perks, having two separate training classrooms helps accommodate a busy family's schedule, as adults and children can take classes simultaneously.

Family Karate even offers specific Children's Karate programming, in order to ensure each and every student gets the most from each class.

"Our Children's Karate Program has been specifically developed to allow each student to reach his or her greatest potential in the shortest period of time as well as emphasizing skills such as focus, attention, self-discipline, manners, respect, courtesy, honor, self-defense, safety, personal development and how to be a leader," Master Gladwell tells us. "Instilling these values truly begins at an early age and will children to have the necessary tools for school and life!"

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