If the thought of powerful self-defense, unstoppable grappling, & submission techniques gets your h At Point of Rocks Martial Arts our goal is to provide the most comprehensive, age-specific Martial Arts training available on the market today!
We’ve got an action-packed curriculum that help students build skills that they can apply into every area of their life. This means children ages 5 and up will have a blast in their Martial Arts classes while learning valuable skills that enable them to be the best they can possibly be. We offer Shindokan & Ju Jutsu designed to help adults get in better shape while building a solid foundation in skills and abilities associated with Martial Arts.
Operating as usual
This was the end of our final class at Point of Rocks Martial Arts. A very heart breaking moment closing the door on this chapter of our lives. I want to thank everyone that has made our little dojo so special. Remember a bump in the road does not make the end of a journey.
This decision has absolutely devastated me and I have tried every possible way to make it work. Due to the lack of space for sufficient social distancing that is required to be open, significant increased cost to do business, increased strain on my family, and not knowing when this will conclude. I am heartbroken to announce Point of Rocks Martial Arts will be closing due to COVID19. We tried to get a bigger space with the limited resources to accommodate more students but the available spaces will not work for what we need. We have been through so much the last few years growing together, training together, and learning from each other. I hope after this is all over and things return to some normalcy that we can reopen at a new location and train together once again. Our final class will be Thursday July 30th. Please call me with any questions and concerns.
Students and parents. I am looking at crunching numbers. I need a count of students that are returning and/or planning to return before Aug 1st. Can you let me know as soon as possible by Facebook, email or phone. We have an opportunity to move to a larger space. (almost 3 times larger). I want to make sure we are all on the same page because moving forward without the student base will cause the dojo to close. Staying in the same small space will also cause the dojo to close because of lack of size and social distancing. We also may be switching the strongly recommended students wear a mask to required. What is everyone's thoughts on this?
Great news!! We are opening back up July 6th. I look forward to training with everyone again. We are taking precautions and following Maryland's procedures and guidelines for reopening. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Our schedule can be found at http://www.porocksma.com/schedule.html. I can be reached at [email protected] or 304-860-9022
Happy fathers day to all the awesome dads!
Shout out to all the dojo moms. Happy Mothers Day. I hope you have a butt kicking great day!
Sansei Shuri International
If your having issue connecting to the online classes email me at [email protected] or call at 304-860-9022
3 online live classes starting Monday next week.
Beginners (kids and whitebelts)5:30 to 6pm
Intermediate (blue belt 1 and 2 strips) 6 to 6:30
Advanced (blue blet 3 stripes and up) 6:35 to 7:15
Email me if you are a student and would like to attend the class. I will send you the link and instructions. I also have the link and information up on the POR parents page. If you have questions please call 304-860-9022 or email me at [email protected]
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announces closure of all bars, restaurants, movie theaters and gyms. I will be at the dojo tonight Monday March 16th cleaning and disinfecting the dojo. Classes will be closed this week and we will address the issue on a weekly basis. I will be updating everyone through facebook and looking to do live classes online. Please email you are interested in the online classes and I will send out links as soon as it is up and running. I will also look at emailed videos and help make corrections. We do have videos online for continued training. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. [email protected] 304-860-9022. Everyone stay safe.
Due to concerns with the Coronavirus and response to COVID-19. Right now the dojo will remain open for classes. We are putting some precautions into practice.
• As soon as you arrive at the dojo, you must wash your hands.
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze;
• Throw all used tissues in the trash right away and wash your hands immediately after handling used tissues;
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth;
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
If you have any of the common symptoms of COVID-19 please try to avoid coming to class even if it is not COVID-19 it could be another virus and passing it to someone else is not a kind thing to do.
• Dry cough
• shortness of breath
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
The dojo will be closed Monday February 17th, for presidents day.
Merry Christmas from Point of Rocks Martial Arts.
The dojo will be closed for the Holidays. We will be closed Dec 23-27th. Open Monday the 30th. Closed New Years Eve and New Years and then reopen on January 2nd. Everyone have a very Merry and Safe Christmas.
The dojo will be closed Wednesday Nov 27th - Friday Nov 29th. For Thanksgiving and Black Friday. If you have any question please contact me at 304-860-9022. Happy Thanks Giving and I will see you all Monday.
The dojo is open today.
The dojo will be closed Thursday Sept 26th and Friday Sept 27. I am having shoulder surgery and will not be able to make it in. The dojo will reopen Monday Sept 30th at normal time.
Karate de los años 70 😉😉😉
Bushido Karate Dojo
The dojo will be closed in observance of Labor Day Monday, September 2. The dojo will reopen Tuesday September 3 at normal time.
The Dojo is closed Thursday August 29, 2019 for Valley Back to School Night. We will reopen Friday August 30, 2019 at 7PM.
Below is our new schedule starting Aug 12 for the new school year. The kids martial arts class is going back to 30 min classes and starting at 5:45pm. All other classes are starting 30 mins later. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Closed July 4th.
Eaton TKD Academy
Happy fathers day to all the dojo dads!
The dojo will be closed Monday May 27th for Memorial Day
International Seishinkai Karate Union, LLC
CLEANING THE FLOOR – PREPARE FOR CLASS
In the western society, “cleaning” is seen as a low paid job, with not much respect for the person who does the job. However in Zen-Buddhism, cleaning is an extremely important activity before you are even allowed to participate in class and practice the particular art (Karate, Iaido etc). The floor is the most dusty part of the room, so you must clean the floor first. Then clean the lamps and sculptures and paintings etc too, the entire room must be clean. The cleaning activity must be done by everyone, by the young novice or the old master, by a student or by the master himself, the goal is to wipe off the dust on your consciousness (ego is the dust) thus to humble yourself because otherwise you will not be ready to “listen and to learn” if your ego is strong at the beginning of the class. If you really want to become a master of your art, you must first work on yourself and reach a state of being free of thoughts (mushin), and then you can start on the technique (waza) of that art. There is a strict procedure how to do that before you can start class: Arrive 30 minutes before the class begins. Step 1: when you enter the dojo, do NOT talk with anybody and go directly to the changing rooms and wash your feet and hands, put on your uniform and put your clothes and shoes in perfect order. Step 2: start cleaning the dojo, begin with the floor, then clean also the mirror, stools, equipment etc. Do not do the cleaning act negligently, be better than the professional cleaning lady who is paid for it. Step 3: Go in a corner, kneel down in Seiza, put your chin and neck in proper position, close your eyes and start with the breathing (3 times breathing per minute max, you must be properly instructed in the breathing activity, because the oxygen saturation in the blood regulates your heart beat). Step 4: when the teacher steps on the tatami, greet him and go immediately to the line, now follow his teaching, and probably you start with warm-up exercises. So before you start practicing the specific technique, you should prepare yourself about 30 minutes before the class, and if you do that, you will learn from each class tremendously.
Happy mother's day to all the amazing dojo moms!
PEACEFUL WARRIOR BLACK BELT CLUB
We had an amazing group who went to the Karate Wars Martial Arts Tournament in martinsburg wv presented by Elite martial arts. Our dojo took home 2 first place, 6 second place and 1 third place. We had two students compete for grand champion. I am proud of everyone. Thank you to the great parents who also help support our dojo.
Goju Karate Center
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This is a benefit off-road run on the C&O Canal National Historical Park's towpath.