Karate Training | Cedar Ridge
Cedar Ridge Residential Treatment Center students participate in traditional Shotokan Karate Training three days each week. In an atmosphere cultivating respect, we help students develop self-control and respect for themselves and others.
Traditional Karate training involves mental as well as physical discipline. In working with teens who struggle with determination, we recognize the inherent therapeutic value of Shotokan Karate training. Once fatigue sets in, students must tap into their own persistence and commitment to continue.
Cedar Ridge’s philosophy of Karate
The philosophy of our traditional Karate training at Cedar Ridge Residential Treatment Center is reflected in the dojo Kun, a universal meditation recited at the end of each call by the students and sensei:
- Seek Perfection of Character
- Be Faithful
- Endeavor to Excel
- Respect Others
- Refrain from Violent Behavior
Cedar Ridge | Research proves that structured exercise directly contributes to brain development during all stages of life
Traditional Karate reduces aggressiveness in its pupils and enhances mental and physical function. Karate has a direct and proven effect on students’ focus, productivity, ADD/ADHD, and nonverbal learning issues. Karate also improves balance and “centeredness,” which provides conditioning for other sports.
Dr. John J. Ratey has conducted extensive research proving how exercise contributes to brain development, and in particular, how ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder symptoms are relieved by highly structured exercise – such as the Shotokan Karate taught at Cedar Ridge Academy Therapeutic Boarding School.