A globally focused education does not end in the classroom. Seven Arrows strives to introduce students to the traditions and practices of communities outside of its own. As part of this effort, all students supplement physical education class with Goju-Ryu karate. Taught in a safe and non-violent setting, Goju-Ryu is one of the four original Okinawan styles of karate.

Translated from Japanese, Goju-Ryu means “Hard-Soft,” and its technique speaks to the style of self-defense that stresses the balance between firm and gentle movements in order to achieve maximum results. In addition to Goju-Ryu karate’s cardiovascular and hand/eye coordination benefit, students learn self-control and physical and emotional balance. Karate is also a wonderful physical education supplement for children who prefer independent athletic activities over competitive or ball sports.