Featured Videos - Zen Martial Arts Center 2018-04-20T16:43:28Z http://zenmartial.com/video/video/rss?xn_auth=no&featured=1 Good Day Sacramento visits Isshinryu Karate Champion at Zen Martial Arts tag:zenmartial.com,2012-09-11:4727576:Video:25275 2012-09-11T19:00:06.949Z Mike Oliver http://zenmartial.com/profile/MikeOliver <a href="http://zenmartial.com/video/good-day-sacramento-visits-isshinryu-karate-champion-at-zen"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/sM5XrbM5L3hNqGT*zMCdkwAgQxTb8yPjrmIPsX4bYJBdJD17Cm5FNRoy9ZT9Lag7S5rucrXbXrj4L-qL-WLFWETQO9zbhBDS/951019145.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Amy Carabba of Good Day Sacramento visited Zen Martial Arts to see the training of karate champion Chrissy Scott as she prepares for her next competition. Amy also had a chance to talk with instructor Mike Oliver, and did a little a sparring with Emil, a junior… <a href="http://zenmartial.com/video/good-day-sacramento-visits-isshinryu-karate-champion-at-zen"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/sM5XrbM5L3hNqGT*zMCdkwAgQxTb8yPjrmIPsX4bYJBdJD17Cm5FNRoy9ZT9Lag7S5rucrXbXrj4L-qL-WLFWETQO9zbhBDS/951019145.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Amy Carabba of Good Day Sacramento visited Zen Martial Arts to see the training of karate champion Chrissy Scott as she prepares for her next competition. Amy also had a chance to talk with instructor Mike Oliver, and did a little a sparring with Emil, a junior green-belt. KCRA: Battling Domestic Violence tag:zenmartial.com,2012-01-30:4727576:Video:23711 2012-01-30T21:20:49.773Z Mike Oliver http://zenmartial.com/profile/MikeOliver <a href="http://zenmartial.com/video/kcra-battling-domestic-violence"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/SEPb8SukWEwr0jCMucOJPliJd4uDVgypjdavHi*Lazek6eS-lKfj3DfhepnK9ZcYsgODJx38qqmifCdRjnuIb26ddfxBfL4y/726456030.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>KCRA 3 was kind enough to have Mike Oliver on as a guest on their Saturday morning show to talk about domestic violence, WEAVE, and an upcoming free women's self-defense class later that day. Original air date was January 28,… <a href="http://zenmartial.com/video/kcra-battling-domestic-violence"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/SEPb8SukWEwr0jCMucOJPliJd4uDVgypjdavHi*Lazek6eS-lKfj3DfhepnK9ZcYsgODJx38qqmifCdRjnuIb26ddfxBfL4y/726456030.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />KCRA 3 was kind enough to have Mike Oliver on as a guest on their Saturday morning show to talk about domestic violence, WEAVE, and an upcoming free women's self-defense class later that day. Original air date was January 28, 2012. KCRA Workouts A-Z: Zen Martial Arts in Sacramento tag:zenmartial.com,2011-07-25:4727576:Video:13805 2011-07-25T18:32:56.541Z Mike Oliver http://zenmartial.com/profile/MikeOliver <a href="http://zenmartial.com/video/workouts-az-zen-martial-arts"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/RR1JsWmpR5mWAWw88XGGz2orXmhE5sx8ampk0ENVNLAOxnBq6f1t1IF4P1qK0BVJEWRobYWwaRbTathSbjSudU6S8-o3VSP4/443147541.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Deirdre Fitzpatrick from KCRA Channel 3 in Sacramento joined us for morning class at Zen Martial Arts as part of her series "Workouts A-Z". Here she highlights what is we do exactly at our school, including Okinawan Karate and… <a href="http://zenmartial.com/video/workouts-az-zen-martial-arts"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/RR1JsWmpR5mWAWw88XGGz2orXmhE5sx8ampk0ENVNLAOxnBq6f1t1IF4P1qK0BVJEWRobYWwaRbTathSbjSudU6S8-o3VSP4/443147541.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Deirdre Fitzpatrick from KCRA Channel 3 in Sacramento joined us for morning class at Zen Martial Arts as part of her series "Workouts A-Z". Here she highlights what is we do exactly at our school, including Okinawan Karate and Self-Defense. Once Bullied, Sacramento Boy now Brave tag:zenmartial.com,2010-10-14:4727576:Video:1928 2010-10-14T08:00:21.000Z Mike Oliver http://zenmartial.com/profile/MikeOliver <a href="http://zenmartial.com/video/once-bullied-sacramento-boy"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/2Y*cBT2YS2rwxFZ0S0G9ePxgWhsCk5lByiNUCF41tsiSZ23Q-jjRUIUKfCQQItehebtPOfp1izYsrETqn7yUy5PZsUFzvRCS/931008982.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>ZEN MARTIAL ARTS, SACRAMENTO, CA - Willie Barnett knows the pain of being bullied. The 9-year-old West Sacramento boy said, "I got shoved to the ground, choked by my sweater, got accused of bad words, kicked and punched in the stomach."<br></br> <br></br> Frustrated by what she called a lack of response from school administration, Stacey Barnett moved her son to a smaller charter school. When… <a href="http://zenmartial.com/video/once-bullied-sacramento-boy"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/2Y*cBT2YS2rwxFZ0S0G9ePxgWhsCk5lByiNUCF41tsiSZ23Q-jjRUIUKfCQQItehebtPOfp1izYsrETqn7yUy5PZsUFzvRCS/931008982.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />ZEN MARTIAL ARTS, SACRAMENTO, CA - Willie Barnett knows the pain of being bullied. The 9-year-old West Sacramento boy said, "I got shoved to the ground, choked by my sweater, got accused of bad words, kicked and punched in the stomach."<br /> <br /> Frustrated by what she called a lack of response from school administration, Stacey Barnett moved her son to a smaller charter school. When martial arts instructor Mike Oliver saw News10's story on Willie in March, he contacted News10 and offered to help the boy with a scholarship to karate classes.<br /> <br /> "I saw Willie's story on Channel 10 and was moved by it," said Oliver. "I was bullied as a kid and also experienced similar things. I wanted to make sure kids like him and all kids really have the tools that they need to deal with bullies properly."<br /> <br /> Along with the physical moves, Willie and the other youngsters in his class are learning verbal judo: language techniques to try and diffuse a tense situation.<br /> <br /> Barnett said her son is like a totally different child, and even notices a big change in his academics. "It's completely changed him," she said. "He's not so worried about being hurt or bullied."<br /> <br /> Oliver said his students are transformed through martial arts and other training at the Zen Martial Arts Center. "By the time it's done, they're walking like their favorite heroes, walking like Superman and feeling good about themselves," Oliver said. Karate Classes for Younger Kids in Sacramento tag:zenmartial.com,2010-09-15:4727576:Video:1820 2010-09-15T16:08:18.000Z Mike Oliver http://zenmartial.com/profile/MikeOliver <a href="http://zenmartial.com/video/karate-classes-for-younger"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/Yreeqy5m7wvdM37a6g9tEtjlCly1PeoNPN-gOcY9ytOMstu5jBZBTMlMX2QsV2uoBPp6jJ6SWSdKFcZ-LDG-S5XYdTroH9fe/913620760.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>The Tiny Tiger program at Zen Martial Arts Center in East Sacramento was recently featured on FOX 40 News. This class is designed for 4 and 5 year olds and focuses on self-defense, body-balance, respect, and… <a href="http://zenmartial.com/video/karate-classes-for-younger"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/Yreeqy5m7wvdM37a6g9tEtjlCly1PeoNPN-gOcY9ytOMstu5jBZBTMlMX2QsV2uoBPp6jJ6SWSdKFcZ-LDG-S5XYdTroH9fe/913620760.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />The Tiny Tiger program at Zen Martial Arts Center in East Sacramento was recently featured on FOX 40 News. This class is designed for 4 and 5 year olds and focuses on self-defense, body-balance, respect, and self-discipline.