Written by Katelyn Malloy Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00
Charles Water, grandmaster and founder of Charles Water Karate & Fitness in Williston Park recently published his first children’s book dedicated help parents easily connect with their children. A song Water wrote inspired The Road to Iadorre, professionally illustrated for children by Lynise B. Loud. With the help of a red cardinal, twins Zack and Becky are shown to Iadorre, a magical land where they begin their search for their new replacement parents.
“This book reminds parents to be congruent in their actions with the values they’re teaching their children,” Water explained.
Water has always had a passion for martial arts and over time has developed his own system dedicated to help students of all ages gain confidence, leadership, self-defense with genuine interest. Water also created the Karatatot program, which is a combination of exercise and karate in a format specifically designed for children ages 4 1/2 and up.
He is a certified master martial arts instructor and has been teaching Moo Tao Tseung, or Karate Black Belt Success System, a non-contact martial art for almost 30 years. This system aims to focus on the nature and structure of conflicts, and the best ways to find peaceful resolution. It is also based on the results on the student’s decisions, rather than memorizing specific techniques.
“I grew up wanting to be superman, but that was already taken. This was the next best thing,” says Water.
Water will be publishing story of Zack and Becky’s adventures soon. The books them will encompass bullying, a growing problem among children school-age children today. Accompanied by his wife Cheryl Water, Charles is also working on an online martial arts school, as well as a up and coming meditation website, focusing on Pooching, a way of exercising and relaxing your internal muscles.
Water has a second love for his guitar and has been recreationally playing for almost 50 years. He also uses golf as a sort of “moving meditation” that he has enjoyed for several years.