Our world is now one where kids of all ages are dealing with heightened degrees of bullying, girls with low self-esteem, boys with no confidence, kids with no direction, low attention span, discipline issues, obesity, ADD and on and on it goes.
Adults are no better with health issues, lack of energy, stress and low stamina.
Students have many reasons for their interest in this and other martial art styles (skills). Some are drawn to the physical fitness and weight loss aspects of training. Others seek to add discipline and self-control to their lives while others are concerned about safety and self-defense. Whatever the reason, martial arts is a sport to be utilized and to benefit all.
RDW teaches an eclectic style of martial arts. As well as learning our main style, Hapkido (self-defense), you will learn other styles such as Taekwondo, Kickboxing, Jiujutsu, Grappling, and many other skill sets. This is why no class is ever the same. There is always something new to learn and achieve.
Techniques in self-defense are blended with lessons in integrity, respect and fair play. Students are encouraged to maintain excellence in every area of their lives from schoolwork, behavior at home, to conduct in public. It is our goal for students to gain self-esteem and a strong sense of values, giving them the ability to make the right choices when needed.
RDW is like a family where each member provides strength and support for the common goal. Within and outside of RDW, respect and a positive attitude form the foundation needed to ensure that all students strive for personal best in all things they attempt to accomplish.
Martial Arts does not create bullies, nor does it tolerate them due to the fact that Martial Arts is founded on discipline, respect and listening skills. Kids are instructed when it is proper to use their skills (parent’s consent), and how to deal with strangers and bullies.
It’s our opinion that martial arts is a team sport in the sense that we all work together, assist those who are having difficulties, become aware of what needs to be improved on with ourselves, and develop friendships. It’s an individual sport in the sense that you compete against yourself, setting new goals to reach, and to push your own limits.
To provide the finest instruction in realistic self-defense and physical conditioning in order to develop in children and adults alike, confidence, self-esteem, health, personal growth and values through the sport of martial arts.