For children ages 6 and up.
All of our kids classes are highly energetic. Karate training has been proven to have a positive influence on children both in and outside of the training room. Along with the physical aspects of our karate program we place heavy emphasis on focusing, discipline, and respect. The character of our students develops as their technique and abilities develop in the Dojo. Every belt is earned through hard work and determination!
All kids, unless having prior Karate experience, will start in the Beginner's program. The student can expect a heavy emphasis on karate basics, which will lay a solid foundation for future growth in the martial arts. Basic hand and foot techniques as well as Basic Forms (pre-arranged routines), or Kata, are taught at this level. Once he student has demonstrated a solid foundation in the Beginner's program he/she will be graduated into the Intermediate program.
At the Intermediate level we are still emphasizing basics, but also introducing the student to more challenging techniques. Students become eligible to start sparring once they earn their way into this class. Along with learning Intermediate level forms, or kata, basic weapons training is introduced at this level. Kids are ALWAYS under strict supervision when utilizing weapons, and never use sharp/dangerous equipment. Upon showing proficiency in Basic and Intermediate technique the student will be graduated to the Advanced program.
Once into the Advanced program the student can expect to be further challenged. The fitness aspect is tougher. A heavy emphasis is placed on Advanced techniques, sparring, forms, and weapons training. This is the final training grounds for the student on their individual journey toward earning a Black Belt.