Welcome to Victory Karate, the alternative to the McKarate Studios that you see at the mini mall, and the elementary karate class at the McRec center.
If you are looking for:
Greater productivity, effectiveness, & success in your personal & professional life;
Inspiration through achievement;
Unshakable self discipline, self respect, self control, and self confidence;
Increased strength and stamina in both body AND mind;
Infinite peace & courage;
... all while having FUN and learning the techniques that can protect you and your loved ones, then VK might
be just what you're looking for.
No other sport or activity will challenge and cultivate your mind, body, soul, and spirit like Victory Karate. I know, because I've been doing this for 30 years and have 2 Black Belt world titles. I have also been training
and coaching people just like you for over 25 years - men, women, & children who have gone on to become successful
doctors, lawyers, engineers, athletes, entrepreneurs... successful professionals at every level, as well as successful
husbands & wives, mothers & fathers - all because they were able to gain, develop, and apply the self discpline of the martial arts to their lives.
Ready to sign up? Or just want to see the membership programs available? If so, then go here!
Before we go on, let's get a few things clear.
"How long does it take the average person to get a Black Belt? Average people don't get Black Belts."
Richard "Huk" Planas, 9th Degree Kenpo Black Belt
What VK is NOT: We are not a commercial school; we are not a "belt factory", aerobic kickboxing, or a social or
political clique; we are not engrained with Eastern Mysticism or New Age, self-centered philosophies; and we are not
filled with rampant ego and testosterone. If this is what you are looking for, then VK is not for you.
So what exactly is VK? Why do men and women like you choose to train at VK?
Regardless of what shape you're in now, come just as you are and let us help you with the rest. Unlike any other
workout, VK develops all 3 major aspects of physical conditioning at the same time:
Muscular Development: Tone and build muscle. Improve your posture and your appearance. Sleep better at night.
Cardiovascular Endurance: Stengthen your heart and lungs. Increase your bloodflow and energy level.
Flexibility: Reduce your risk for injury. Be free from lower back pain. Have freedom of movement.
All while teaching you the techniques on how to effectively defend yourself. And statistics show that those who know
how to defend themselves are far less likely to get into a confrontation because of the confidence they are able to
convey from the inside out.
Fun & Challenging
When it is fun AND challenging, you will be more consistent and enthusiastic. You will look forward to each class. You will see the results happening for yourself, which will make you want to keep coming back for more.
Encouraging & Inspiring
In Hawaii, they use the term ohana, or "family". In VK, we are family, brought together to
help one another. We are able to achieve our goals and beyond because we lift up and support each other. When someone tests, when someone competes, it is a reflection of the entire group's preparation, support, and encouragement.
Also, unlike some of the savage, tattoo-laden fighters of the recent Mixed Martial Arts trend, at VK, you still learn virtues such as honor, integrity, respect, and humility, which are so lacking in today's world.
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Practical & Engaging
VK is based on Ed Parker's American Kenpo system, a comprehensive and practical training methodology that can make a skilled and successful fighter out of ANYONE, even those not naturally gifted physically. This is what makes Kenpo so unique in comparison to other martial arts, where youth and athleticism are so vital. It incorporates basic strikes, blocks, and kicks through a rich curriculum containing self defense techniques, forms, and freestyle sparring.
Self Defense Techniques: Practical applications to various attacks. Learn the specific theories necessary in hand to hand combat on the street. Hand to weapon and weapon to weapon theories are also covered.
Forms: Self defense techniques arranged in a specific sequence. Develop your stamina, coordination, and focus through this dictionary of motion and movement.
Freestyle sparring: Utilize the theories of combat and apply them in the ring in a controlled, yet highly dynamic atmosphere.
Combine this with the joint locks & grappling of Jujitsu, and the result is a very balanced fighter (Kenpo is said
to be America's first Mixed Martial Art): one who is in top physical condition, able to compete at the highest
level, and convey confidence in all areas of life, including any self defense situations.
Students are also encouraged to know "Why?" & "How?" rather than just following blindly. At VK, we develop leaders
who will one day pass on the knowledge and develop leaders of their own. At the same time, VK maintains the philosophy
that the learning never stops, and that we will always be students. "The road to excellence is always under construction."
Independent, non-commercial, and non-political
Have peace of mind knowing that at VK you're not just a number to help pay an upline association. The focus is to train
hard and train smart, to grow as a person and as a group. Remember, at VK, you're part of our family.
We get invited to attend various events that cross all lines, whether different associations, affiliations, and even
styles. We freely enjoy the best of all worlds.
Semi-private (Lots of 1-on-1 attention!)
At VK, we're not interested in numbers. We want quality. And when the head instructor can tend to you regularly 1-on-1,
well, the results speak for themselves. Just read below.
Only once a week!
Yes, that's right. We only meet once a week. Why pay extra money to a commercial school for fancy painted trim or
extra classes you won't have time to go to anyways? You should be paying for the knowledge and experience of the teaching.
We train hard, but we also train smart. Your body can't take the constant stress of training everyday, especially if
you also enjoy doing other activities, such as biking, lifting weights, or playing basketball. We train hard one day per
week, then you can review the material 2-3 times per week on your own time as your body recovers. This training
methodology has worked for me for over 25 years (And remember, I have 2 Black Belt world titles); it works for my
students (all with full-time professional careers, some married, some with children); and it will work for you.
If you think that by having class only once a week that you won't be "as good" as someone training in a commercial
school, guess again.
The results speak for themselves: We compete alongside those same commercial schools -
and have even greater success!
We have placed in every competition we have entered.
And not just in one category, but in all events, including sparring, forms, and self defense.
So if this sounds good to you, then you need to contact
me to see if you would be a good fit with our group. To be honest, while everyone is welcome to come by and check
us out, we're only looking for the select few men & women who feel a calling to be a part of our group.
We don't have nice floors, shiny mirrors, or fancy pagoda trim. And we don't have classes 6 or 7 days a week. These
items are nice, but certainly not necessary to make you a successful martial artist. I should know; some of the
best training in my life has been done in churches and garages. It's not the location and cosmetics that are
important. It's the teacher and the knowledge that is passed down; it's the encouragement and support of the other
students; it's the inspiration from training hard, training smart, and accomplishing your goals.
Sound too good to be true? Well, here's the disclaimer, as stated in our FAQ:
This is NOT a franchise business for the masses. This is a privately-run, championship-caliber program. The workouts are highly rigorous and demanding. Not everyone has the work ethic, desire, or capacity to do what we do. This is what separates us from the commercial karate business down the street. This doesn't mean that everyone has to be a world-class athlete to participate. In fact, your commitment to train and constantly improve is far more important than any physical abilities (Though a good sense of humor certainly helps). Yes, beginners are welcome. But only those who "fit" will be invited and accepted to train with us. The workout and curriculum both quickly weed out those who lack the commitment to make themselves and those around them the best they can be (iron sharpens iron).
And there you have it.
So if you want to:
Train with a 2 time world champion;
Be part of an encouraging atmosphere where you have the freedom to learn;
Get a great workout that challenges all of your mind, body, emotions, and spirit;
Know what it feels like to exceed your own expectations;
Walk taller than you ever have before;
Know what it means to have love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control, even in the midst of battle;
... then you need to contact me and answer the calling. A person of your caliber needs to be a part of our group.
To enroll or to take a look at our basic class fee schedule,
Have a question? Click here to read through our Frequently Asked Questions.
Thank you for your time, and I look forward to meeting you soon.
2x International Karate Champion
Head Instructor, Victory Karate
P.S. I am personally inviting you to take part in this exciting opportunity. I fully believe in what we do, and
I know you will too. What we do is not fancy, but no one can discount the results.
Contact me now and
to see just how fun & inspiring the journey can be.
Or, if you'd rather have direct 1-on-1 personal attention, then try private training. Private training
gives you more intensive study, and allows YOU to dictate what material you want to cover, whether self defense
techniques, sparring, forms, competition, or effective strength and conditioning. As a result, you will accelerate
much faster than those who just attend class. Privates are also accomodating to your schedule, and allow you to
attend the regular group class for FREE.
Contact me now and
get a free personal consultation to see if private training with me would be right for you.
Join now, whether the class or private training, and if after 1 month you feel like this isn't for you, then I will
personally refund you your money, no questions asked. In fact, since I feel such a conviction that
everyone should be involved in some sort of martial arts training, I will personally contact my entrusted
circle of colleagues to help you find what you're looking for. You can't lose. (unless you decide to do nothing!)
Contact me right now and make one of the best decisions
of your life!
P.P.S. Read my articles, "The 3 Ps to Achieving Your Goals", and "Don't sweat it when others lose their
cool, part 1", or read my other articles from Faith & Fitness Magazine
P.P.P.S. Are you a pastor, youth leader, or church member who would like to have a special self defense seminar for
your church or ministry? It's a great outreach opportunity that offers practical steps ANYONE can do (and EVERYONE
should be doing), and introduces the non-believer to a practical model of spiritual warfare. It is a fun, interactive
workshop (1-2 hours over 1 or 2 days) that can be focused towards adults, youth, even seniors. It is a must for living
without fear in this fallen world. Contact me for
more info or to schedule a seminar for your group!
P.P.P.P.S. Are you a coach, manager, pastor, teacher, or administrator looking for an inspirational speaker for your
team, school, church, or organization? Share a unique and encouraging message with your group!
Some previous topics:
- 30 Days to Being Healthy & Fit!
- Ladies: Be Prepared and Defend Yourself!
- The 3 P's to becoming a champion in everything you do
- Finding CHI in CHRIST
- Spiritual Muscle
- Boyz II MOG (Men Of God)
- Developing Godly responses to anger
- Personal testimony with martial arts demonstration
Go here for more information, or contact me to schedule a special message for your organization!
P.P.P.P.P.S. Know someone who would love to be a part of Victory Karate? Give that person a Victory Karate Gift Certificate!
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