After beginning martial arts in 1980, two karate students earned seventh-degree black belts and eventually went on to become masters and open their own schools. They wanted to share their love of karate and other martial arts with even more people, so in 2011, they created Go2Karate.com. Go2Karate is a website that connects people around the world with martial arts schools in their communities. It also helps users learn about the various styles of martial arts?teaching them the differences between karate, Brazilian jujitsu, capoeira, and mixed martial arts, for instance?as well as helps them find a class based on their individual goals.
On the easy-to-use website, parents can find a karate school to successfully teach their child self-confidence and respect. Kids' karate classes acquaint students with others their own age, and also build skills that help them deal with schoolyard bullies. For women, karate and other martial arts do double duty as a fun and confidence-building fitness regime while also equipping them with essential self-defense moves. Karate and martial-arts classes for men help them not only hone fighting technique, but also reduce stress and drop pounds while chiseling stronger bodies. Users simply enter their location information and the style of martial arts they're interested in, and the website shows them a bounty of schools conveniently located nearby, many with a class schedule and news about recent events.
Amy Moss' workouts aren't tied to some fancy piece of exercise equipment. In fact, many of her sessions take place outside of the gym, allowing her students to get fit while surrounded by the fresh air and green grasses of public parks. Moss believes that motivation, not high-tech machinery, is the key to a fitness success, and she works hard to instill enthusiasm and dedication into each one of her clients. To help them reach their goals, she encourages students to become "accountability partners" for one another, and she also modifies each exercise in a routine to ensure it is accessible to exercisers of all ages and abilites.