HELLO! MARTIAL ARTIST
Hi! My name is David Anders. Owner and Head Instructor of Karate Works right here in Northwest Ohio. I'm excited to share with you what I believe is the best martial arts program in the area.
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Being inspired by Martial Arts from grade school through high school, I have had the opportunity to do many things in my career before deciding to open Karate Works. In 2016 my family and I decided to set roots down in the Anthony Wayne community. I started teaching children at local daycares and privately. I was the Martial Arts instructor at the Anthony Wayne YMCA for over 2 years and have been a part of Julie’s Fitness Studio since 2019. Being a victim of bullying at a young age, martial arts gave me the confidence I needed to accomplish the dreams I had. Before leaving for a career in the military, I obtained the rank of 2nd Dan Black Beltand head children’s instructor at one of Ohio’s largest karate schools. Now, it is my goal to build one of the best karate programs in the area. Martial arts changed and inspired my life, gave me the confidence and courage to live my best life. So, if you’re ready to humble yourself, challenge yourself, and journey to an opportunity like no other. Then you should let me show you how…Karate Works!
Mission & Values
Karate provides the opportunity for a child to learn a skill that is moderately difficult, while being individualistic and having fun. We can instill some values like character and good manners into students that some sports do not have the time to teach. Our students work at their own pace, we have 12 different ranks students can achieve, its up to them to reach the next rank through hard work and practice. Most importantly, we like to have fun learning about karate and self-defense.
I teach to challenge every student to believe in themselves, to go beyond their abilities, to produce the best results without regard to their size, age or ability.
The way I do this is by simplifying a traditional style of karate, in a fun, safe and friendly environment. Resulting in a new found confidence in themselves.
"There is nothing better then a child wrapped in confidence"
- Sensei David Anders
Weekdays - 473 W. Dussell Dr.; Maumee, Ohio 43537
JUNIOR KARATE WORKS
Dynamic is the only word I would use to describe Junior Karate. Students in this class range in age from 4 - 9 years old. I work with your child in teaching qualities they need to aspire too, in home and at school. They are taught in a fun teamwork environment that focuses on building the important physical skills needed for Karate in the future.
Along the way they learn some basic Karate techniques, the importance of stranger/danger and what it means to have confidence.
ADULT KARATE KA
Through this class you'll learn traditional Okinawan Karate, self-defense techniques and other martial arts. Which will give you an all around view of Martial Arts. You will learn traditional techniques, stances, kata, weapons and exercises.
In a typical class, I will teach you your karate knowledge, I will teach skill builders for karate and other martial arts as well.
Through your Karate journey you'll attain belts in different colors to signify your martial arts knowledge. Be aware belts are always earned, never bought or paid for. Belt attainment is a natural process and not a requirement.
1ST DEFENSE CLASS
This class is exactly how it is titled. I want my students to be ready for anything life throws at them including bad guys. In this class we teach you skills from a variety of martial arts, where we also test your strength and endurance because you can be both Peaceful and Strong!