Karate & Taekwondo In San Marcos & Other Family-Friendly Options
Searching for some unique family friendly activities can be tricky, especially if you are searching for endeavors that are a bit outside the box. If you enjoy martial arts, such as karate or taekwondo in San Marcos, we have a couple of suggestions that might appeal to your family.
1. Take A Family Class
Did you know that we offer several family classes each and every week? During these classes, adults are welcome and the whole family can come along. If you wanted to get your feet wet with karate or taekwondo in San Marcos, this can be an excellent way to begin your martial arts training.
Attending a family class also can be an excellent way to show support for a child already enrolled in our karate programs. You will gain a greater understand of what we teach and how we teach, and will be able to practice skills you’ve learned at home. If you have a child who might not be interested in our full karate program, attending a family class still can help teach crucial self-defense skills, and they might even end up enjoying their karate experience enough to continue with their training.
2. Go To A Tournament
Our Tournament Team participates in several tournaments throughout the year, and these can be a blast to attend, even as a spectator. If you want to watch some advanced sparring by experienced practitioners of karate, consider attending an event hosted by the North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA) or perhaps an event hosted by the International Martial Arts Council (IMAC). For instance, in February, 2018, the Compete World Martial Arts Championships will be held at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario. This is a huge event and more than 10,000 spectators typically come out to watch this competition.
3. Plan A Karate Night
If your family loves all things karate, why not plan your own family karate night and celebrate karate and perhaps a bit of Japanese culture. Practice the skills you’ve learned in your family karate class, binge-watch all of the Karate Kid movies and serve up some cool Japanese cuisine. Serve up teriyaki chicken bowls, Udon or soba noodles, or you could even make your own sushi or head to your local Asian market and select some interesting popular Japanese snack foods, such as Pocky or shrimp chips.
4. Visit The Japanese Friendship Garden
If you want to continue your immersion into Japanese culture, take a trip to Balboa Park and enjoy some time at the Japanese Friendship Garden. This 12-acre garden includes stunning water features, koi ponds and excellent examples of Japanese architecture. Many events are held at the garden throughout the year, including tea ceremony demonstrations, which are held on the first Saturday of each month. Of course, during your trip to Balboa Park, there are plenty of other fun attractions, including the San Diego Natural History Museum, the San Diego Air & Space Museum and, of course, the San Diego Zoo.
If you are interested in taking classes for karate, jiu jitsu or taekwondo in San Marcos, you can take a tour of our Carlsbad facility and we have recently opened up a new dojo in San Marcos. We offer family classes at our Carlsbad dojo on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. If you wish to sign up your child or teen for our karate program, we do offer a free two-week trial so that you can gauge whether or not Team MAI will be the right fit for your child.