The Japanese Art of Self-Cultivation and what we teach at Tokon Martial Arts What is the difference between us and other schools? Our interest in our students is pedagogical vs. commercial. The potential of what you or your child will learn and can accomplish at Tokon Martial Arts is priceless. All parents are keen to see their children grow up as healthy and successful individuals, and at Tokon Martial Arts, we understand those goals. Our programs are designed to ensure that every child’s needs are catered to. We also understand the fact that parents will be motivated to keep their kids in our school only if they see constant progress. With us, this is a given: in fact, there are many parents who have joined our training facility after being impressed by the progress of their wards.
Please take some time to read the short article about our art and watch the movie to the right and on the bottom of the page. It will give you a better understanding of what our program is all about and how we creature physical, mental and spiritual growth in our students.
Our students learn through challenging and rigorous training to unleash their potential and to overcome the inertia of (old/bad) habits or to acquire new skills. Because of this, Tokon students maintain readiness and competitiveness for life and workforce that is priceless.Budo is classified as the Martial Arts of Japan. All Budo Arts have one common goal. The search for mastery. A Budoka, someone who is walking the path of a Japanese Martial Artist is seeking the way to perfection and mastery. On this lifelong journey, the student develops virtues and skills such as goal setting and achievement, an extraordinarily high level of grit, focus, physical and mental discipline, high ethical values, lifelong learning, performance readiness, strategic thinking and planning, determination, decisiveness, empathy, and the skill to harmonize opposites.
Successful people have one thing in common. The skill to set for themselves challenging long-term goals and to follow these goals out of their grit and motivation until they are accomplished. How do you learn such a skill and the grit it takes to walk this path? The Japanese Budo Arts teach exactly this and serve as the perfect role model. Anyone who has walked the path of Budo has developed exactly those skills: Grit, goal setting, goal achievement, focus, perseverance, and determination. These virtues and skills are not only essential for life but prime skills to be highly employable or to be prepared for self-employment.
While those skills are not taught in schools, students at Tokon Martial Arts will learn these virtues through our program and learn to take the initiative. Where else in life do you have to go through pain, suffering, physical and mental exhaustion to reach the goal of becoming a black belt? Someone who has attained a black belt with Tokon Martial Arts has acquired the physical and mental discipline to achieve challenging goals in any other discipline as well. It is evident in society as well as for individuals that innovation and inventions mostly happen after a period of setbacks, suffering and sometimes even pain. Tokon students have learned through our training to cope with setbacks and failure and not lose sight of their goal(s).