A Personal Aproach to Martial Arts

Warriors Within Us

We practice:

Resilience. Self-Control. Mutual Respect. Empowerment. Problem Solving. Empathic Communication.

Conflict Management & Transformation. Collective Mentorship.

Being Human.

...And often Geometry, Physics, History, Math. and even Calligraphy.

Kids & Youth Martial Arts Classes


Warriors Within is a nonviolent, noncompetitive Martial Arts-based Educational & Mentoring Program for Kids & Youth.

The program adapts to the individual needs of all of the Students.

Join "Warriors Within Us" - to explore, experiment, and learn how Martial Arts movements can be peacefully - and playfully - applied to an empowered everyday life.

We encourage parental involvement and we often welcome family members to participate during the classes in various capacities (volunteering, role-modeling, administrative, etc.)

Class Schedule (Auburn CA)

CURRENT: 7-18+ Classes @ Karate-Do Seishin Shotokan Dojo, Auburn CA

Through group games, movement puzzles, solo and partner techniques, you will discover how to be more centered and resilient to conflict, more powerful emotionally, physically, and mentally while your confidence will grow as you open to change in a harmonious and exciting way.

Life long Martial Arts student, practitioner and instructor Bogdan Heretoiu (references here) leads each class in a personal, exploratory approach to martial arts traditions, and uses playfulness and storytelling as the fundamental building blocks of learning and personal development.

Join our public Facebook Page & Private Group (for enrolled students only) to receive updates, mini lessons, event announcements, and much more!

First class is FREE, and everyone is welcome to observe a class at any time. Join in! (Warriors Within - Facebook Page)

TUE & THUR

AGES 7-13

3:15PM - 4:15PM

Younger/Older kids are accepted in different age categories on a case-by-case basis.

FRI

AGES 14-18 4:30PM - 5:30PM

AGES 18+ 5:45PM - 7:00PM

Younger/Older kids are accepted in different age categories on a case-by-case basis.

SUN** (TBA)

FAMILY PRACTICE @ 9:45AM

This practice invites Kids AND Family to get on the mat and train together. An adult MUST accompany their kids on the mat. We focus on trust building, habit forming, teamwork, and physical skills using Martial Arts principles and games. Grandparents welcome!

Practice fees per Student:


Drop-in Class - $25 ☯ 7-13 KIDS Membership - $80 / mo. (includes TUE+THUR) ☯ 14-16 YOUTH MEMBERSHIP - $80 / mo (includes FRI+SUN)


FAMILY MEMBERSHIP - $125 /mo (includes TUE+THUR+SUN) ☯ 18+ ADULT MEMBERSHIP - $80 /mo (includes FRI)


Each Additional Sibling 50 % OFF ☯ A LIMITED number of FULL Scholarship Awards* Available (please inquire by email)


REGISTRATION UPON YOUR FIRST FREE CLASS

* Scholarships for families in need require a SIX MONTHS COMMITMENT to practice participation. There is a story behind this rule; ask me about it when we meet.

** This (SUNDAY) is a tentative schedule, pending enrollment. To reserve a spot for your FAMILY, please Pre-Register by email.

Warriors Within Us

Registration Notes:

  • Classes are limited to maximum 20 students.
  • A white martial arts uniform (GI) will be required at your earliest convenience. We often tumble, tug, push, and pull during practice and the Gi is built to endure the fun kids are having.
  • Uniforms can be purchased in group from my preferred vendor, or individually (Amazon, etc.) Price range from $17-$25 depending on the purchase option.
  • Part of practice is Chanbara, using foam swords (Bokken). If your child wishes to own his/her own Bokken, they can be found online.
  • There are no additional fees. There are no tests involved, but we will perform a demonstration once or twice a year.
  • There are no affiliation restrictions; your child may practice any other martial art elswhere. Warriors Within is an educational program, complementary to any other sport or activity.
  • One-on-One private practice available.
  • Scholarships available to families in need

What to expect:

Age: 7-13 (KIDS)

Practice focuses on physical motor skills, coordination, and reflexes, as well as mental and emotional balance and problem solving.

Training includes building strength and stamina, as well as martial skills as non-violent conflict management.

Physical, mental, and emotional training are inherent to this age group as well.


Age: 14-18 (YOUTH)

Practice adapts the Warriors Within training method to the practical needs and social realities of this age group.

Practice is fast-paced, fluid, adaptive, with moments of introspection and personal inquiry.

Focus is placed on partner work, communication, mutual respect, with emphasis on problem solving.

What to expect:

Age: 18+ (ADULTS)





These classes lend themselves to a more sophisticated and exploratory practice. Focus is placed upon self-determination and self-learning.


Problem-solving is directly steeped in the students' daily life, and the use of pressure testing is common.


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* Note to Parents:
Practice has a mentorship component built-in; basically, we can take any issue you or your child are working on, and translate it into a movement context. As issues are given physicality and therefore kinesthetic feedback value - we explore variables in how to solve them – just like we solve puzzles. Then, the student has a concrete reference and a practical way to handle and/or negotiate various conflictual situations. This involves occasional communication between myself and parents when needed. Parents are ALWAYS invited to observe and/or participate.

NEW Classes will be offered throughout Sacramento area in various locations. Please contact me if you wish to bring this program to your Community.

Join our public Facebook Page & Private Group (for enrolled students only) to receive updates, mini lessons, event announcements, and much more!

First class is FREE, and everyone is welcome to observe a class at any time. Join in! (Warriors Within - Facebook Page)


Turn Movement into a question, and the body will reveal the answer. You'll be amazed at how much even a basic push-up can reveal about ourselves.

EXPLORE


CREATIVITY


Practice in a fun, playful, powerful, friendly, empowering.

Explore the secret offering of Martial Arts for our modern times while developing practical skills for mental, emotional, and physical conflict management.



FUN. FRIENDLY. PRACTICAL.


LEARN


EMPOWERMENT


This is a great blend of conditioning, skill building, and non-competitive practice based on the mutually respectful conflict management principles found in Martial Arts.




PLAYFUL. RESPECTFUL. EMPOWERING.


TRANSFORM


HEALTH & WELLNESS


Recover and maintain your physical, mental and emotional balance through easy, natural movement.

Discover how this gentle, adaptive method of Martial Arts training can improve cognitive functions and overall well-being, while providing a joyful, friendly and supportive atmosphere essential to longevity.


PHYSICALLY NURTURING. MENTALLY ENGAGING.


All levels are welcome. Please wear comfortable clothing for movement and bring water.
Just Practice.

UPCOMING: 7-18 Classes Starting @ Hawkins School of Performing Arts, Folsom - TBA - Please Inquire by EMAIL


Learn effective, non-violent conflict resolution & problem-solving skills through Martial Arts. By actively participating in this program, students will learn how to enter stressful situations with a calm mind. This program will provide them the tools and coping strategies essential to a productive social and academic environment. This program will help equip students with the tools needed to successfully pursue and achieve their goals. Students will also learn to be proactive rather than reactive in anxious situations. This program will teach students the importance of building/maintaining healthy relationships, while utilizing these new skills to effectively complete their work and address their executive functioning process helping them to better organize for success. Practice itself is fundamental to a centered, self-reliable individual and this program supports personal development by offering the needed tools to grow empowered into one's own individuality.