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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the training of a Black Belt Healer?

A Black Belt Healer is a martial artist with highly specialized and advanced knowledge. This knowledge was once considered "secret" and was reserved for only the most senior martial artists. Black Belt Healers’ work includes restorative massage techniques, bone and joint manipulation and specialized techniques for musculoskeletal injuries. This art also includes the prevention and first aid care of martial arts injuries. Black Belt Healers have for centuries, been taught by other senior martial artists. It has been said that the arts of fighting and healing are “so linked that they are like two sides of a coin”.


Where can I train to become a Black Belt Healer?

You can become a Black Belt Healer by enrolling in the unique training program taught only at Pinewood Karate and its affiliate school, the Napa Valley School of Massage. Pinewood Karate and the Napa Valley School of Massage are located in California's Napa Valley.


What is the curriculum of this course and how is it taught?

This course consists of 27 online lessons and a two week practical training known as the Intensive Internship. The online lessons are completed by the student from his home or office. The two week practical portion of the course is only taught in Napa, California. Classes are held at the Pinewood Karate Headquarters and the affiliate school, the Napa Valley School of Massage. The Napa Valley School of Massage is certified by the California’s Bureau of Private Post secondary and Vocation Education. The Napa Valley School of Massage is a proud member of the American Massage Therapy Association.


What is taught in the Black Belt Healer Course?

In the Black Belt Healer course you will learn kappo, vital points, proper body mechanics, first aid as well as taping, splinting. You will also be taught restorative massage, medical gymnastics, hygiene, and the underlying principles of anatomy and physiology. You will even work directly with Dr. Andrews in the Medical Clinic treating actual patients.


 Have others like me taken and passed the course to become a Black Belt Healer?

We have been teaching martial artists at Pinewood since 1989. Restorative massage has been taught through the Napa Valley School of Massage since 1998. The first class of the Napa Valley School of Massage consisted entirely of black belts in Pinewood Karate. We are fortunate to have helped students from around the world including students from North and South America, Asia, Africa and Europe. The program is open to students from all martial arts and all levels of training. You do not have to be a black belt in Pinewood or a black belt in your martial art to enroll as a Black Belt Healer student. Best of all, your training as a Black Belt Healer fits well into any martial art.


What is the cost of this program?

The cost of the entire program is only $2,000.00 plus a $300 non-refundable registration fee. In addition, you will need to purchase books and supplies that are estimated at less than $100.00. The tuition includes the 27 Online Lessons and the two-week Intensive Internship (at no additional cost). We will provide you with lodging while you are here in the beautiful Napa Valley (at no additional cost). All you need to pay for is your transportation and meals. On your arrival to Napa, Dr. Andrews will give you, as a complementary gift, two pair of high quality black scrubs (the official uniform of Black Belt Healers) and two DVD's. The two DVD's will teach you the details the restorative massages you will be learning.


How can I use my knowledge following graduation? 

Many of our graduates teach the martial arts in conjunction with their practice as a Black Belt Healer. In the martial art school, they offer restorative massage therapy to their students and to the community. This provides the practitioner and the school with additional income. The martial art teachers have admitted privately that one half to two thirds of their school’s income comes from massage therapy. They also admit that they are much more effective in preventing injuries and providing first aid to students who have been injured. Although none of these martial art practitioners charge for rendering first aid, they commonly charge between $45.00 and $85.00 for a one hour restorative massage therapy session.


Do you have any examples of how Black Belt Healers are practicing this art? 

One man teaches martial arts in Mexico. He and his wife now have a very successful day spa in addition to the martial arts school. A woman who is a very well known kung fu teacher works for a group of chiropractors. A successful Judo teacher has his own massage therapy practice. These are just a few examples of martial artists who became Black Belt Healers.


How do I contact you for more information or to get enrolled? 

I can be reached at the following address:

Black Belt Healers


Daniel E. Andrews III, M.D.

1131 Trancas Street

Napa , California 94558


(707) 253-0627 ( Napa Valley School of Massage)

(707) 253-9643 (Pinewood Karate)


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