Resources for Parents and Children
Sensei William Christopher Ford is the Chief Instructor at Kaizen Dojo in Torrance, CA.
Sensei Ford and I are of like mind when it comes to teaching Karate. He teaches a traditional curriculum but is not bound by it. He believes in continual growth and refinement of the art he teaches. He currently holds the rank of Go-Dan (5th Dan) in Shorin Ryu Karate and has a deep appreciation and respect for all martial arts styles . He is currently studying the Filipino martial art of Arnis de Mano with Mataw Guro Marc Lawrence, and Japanese swordmanship (Katori Shinto Ryu Kenjutsu and Iaijutsu) with Sensei Bruce Nguyen. He is also about to seriously resume his study of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Sensei Ford expands his knowledge and skills to the benefit of his students.
CHILD AND FAMILY THERAPY
Lindsay Burke, M.S., is a Marriage and Family Therapy Registered Intern with over 15 years of experience working with children and their families. Under the supervision of Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Christina Kousakisand Clinical Psychologist, Kearney Visser , Lindsay offers highly specialized, evidence-based, outpatient psychotherapy to children ages 20 months to 18 years of age in Santa Monica, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Malibu, Pacific Palisades and Los Angeles.
Lindsay is a lifelong Martial Artist who believes that Martial Arts training can be beneficial for a child's mental health. Her passion for helping children heal and gain mastery over their lives inspires us at Shield Karate. Sensei Alvin and Mrs. Burke consult with each other on how Martial Arts training can help children heal and grow to their fullest potential.
Stillness is the solution. Movement is the medicine. The mind is meant to be still, the body is meant to move. Integrating conscious stillness and conscious movement into your daily life is an investment in yourself that will radically change the way you experience your life. Exercise should not be viewed as a dreaded item on the ‘to do’ list, but rather a strategic tactic in optimizing your potential in the many roles you take on as a human being. Trying to change the physiology of the body without also addressing internal mood states and perceptions is an exercise in futility. Internal change precedes external change. First mind, then body. Repetition is key, consistency is king. Here at H4H our mission is to improve the present moment experience of our clientele. Nothing is more efficient at improving the experience of one’s present moment reality than the skillful combination of intentional movement, sound nutrition, and mindfulness practice. Surviving is not enough, we are meant to thrive. HOLT FOR HUMANITY seeks to empower individuals with VITALITY and guide them back to their natural state of health and happiness.