Covid is over, and we are finally ready to start competing again! We are excited to bring back our competition team and strike out and against other schools to help us grow. We have always firmly believed that the growth you gain from martial arts is internal, but that doesn’t mean we can’t grow through competition as well! Some of our 4S Ranch and Rancho Bernardo kids grow best through competition, everyone is different!
Gaining self-confidence to perform in front of others when the stakes are high, a great way to prepare kids for the challenges of high pressure situations later in life!
“Competing against fellow students as well as students from other schools and styles is a great way to judge your skills as a martial artist. When training with the same people of the same style, you become too comfortable with your level. In competition, you get to test yourself not only physically, but mentally.” -Dominic Califano, 2nd Degree Black Belt
Learning to work as a team! Many of our practice sessions involve working with multiple partners to practice material, help critique each other and push each other to win.
Learning what it takes to win and how to handle loss are important skills for any student. It’s also healthy for adults to have something to focus on winning outside their work environment.
It’s not about belts, we believe achieving your black belt is a huge accomplishment, but then what? Are you going to quit? Do you really feel you have reached the peak of your abilities? Competing keeps your training fresh. 4S Ranch martial arts classes are hard to miss when you are worried about how you’ll look at a tournament.