Martial arts program offers after school alternative to local kids

By David Elder - SA Live Multimedia Journalist

SAN ANTONIO - Kick up your child’s after school routine this year with a karate program that picks them up from school.

SA Kid’s Karate was created by military veteran and karate instructor Daniel Gonzalez to fill the need of an alternative after school program in the San Antonio community.

“A good traditional martial arts program will change your life and it will change your family’s life as well,” said Gonzalez.

Gonzalez’s passion for martial arts started at a young age on a military base in Okinawa, Japan.

“My father was stationed on the island of Okinawa which is the birthplace of karate,” explained Gonzalez. “I was that guy who came from the states to Okinawa and everyone picked on. Finally my father said you need to learn karate.”

Starting the program wasn’t easy, but the San Antonio community quickly backed the karate initiative.

“What I do see is a genuine and a sincere care about these kids,” said Tony Castillo, a parent with a child in the program.

The after school program has two locations and works with schools on the Northside.

The program aims to teach courtesy, respect, discipline and confidence and focuses on developing each student’s character.

SA Kid’s Karate has back to school enrollment specials starting today to help your students excel in life and get a different experience then a traditional after school program.

SA Kid’s Karate is located at 1602 Babcock Rd, San Antonio, TX 78229 and 8910 Bandera Rd, San Antonio, TX 78250 and is now enrolling for the 2017 school year.

To get more information about the program, just head to their website

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