Pre Kinder Karate (3 and 4 years of Age)
Students in the Pre Kinder class will learn coordination and motor skills. The program’s foundation is built on focus and awareness while developing concentration, listening skills, and learning to be still. Pre-Kinder movement drills will also help develop reactions, speed, and control.
A Pre-Kinder Karate student starts with a white belt and earns colored stripes as they progress through the curriculum. Upon turning 5 years of age or showing proficiency of the Pre-Kinder curriculum, students will advance to our Kinder Karate program.
Kinder Karate (5 and 6 years of Age)
The Kinder Karate program is designed for ages 5 and 6, which are the crucial years in a child’s development. Students benefit from the program’s focus on building character, developing concentration and listening skills, learning respect for oneself and others, and improving self-esteem. The Kinder Karate Program also helps this young age group improve their coordination and motor control, while having fun and working hard to achieve their next rank.
Kinder Karate students will start with a white belt and earn higher belts by demonstrating an understanding of the curriculum. Upon graduation from the Kinder Karate program, students will advance to our Kids Karate program.
Junior Karate Program
7 through 11 years of Age
The Junior Karate program will continue to build upon the building blocks of our Kinder Karate program such as building character, developing concentration and listening skills, learning respect for oneself and others, and improving self-esteem. Although this age group will now begin to work a bit more in depth in karate specific training which will require more coordination and on going development of karate motor skills.
In addition, those Junior Karate is introduced to the world of sport karate, with opportunities to prepare to compete at local karate tournaments, earn medals, and more.
Junior Karate begins working at Low and High belt system per level / color belt. This belt system is designed to help the student learn to work hard accomplish goals more frequently while having fun in the process.
12 through 17 years of Age
The Junior Karate training brings more than just the physical rewards of increased stamina, mental focus, coordination, balance and flexibility. Karate students also develop discipline, focus, respect for others and goal setting skills. Studies have shown that children who do karate often show significant improvement in concentration and self-discipline both in school and at home. The emphasis on personal achievement also builds confidence: success is within the reach of every student. Unlike team sports, there are no benchwarmers in karate classes. Children learn techniques at their own pace. Belt requirements offer a clear path forward at each step of the training process. While fighting techniques are part of martial arts, the emphasis is not on teaching children how to fight, but rather teaching them how to respond appropriately when confronted with negative influences such as bullying and peer pressure. Students leave classes with practical confidence-boosting skills.
Youth Karate belt system is the same Kids Karate implementing a Low and High belt system per level / color belt. This belt system is designed to help the student learn to work hard accomplish goals more frequently while having fun in the process. The intended purpose of more frequent testing is to help students learn to achieve success through becoming a more goal oriented person.
Adult Karate Program
Adult Karate is a fun and challenging exercise routine as well as a great alternative to traditional gym workouts. Our classes build strength, endurance, flexibility, and coordination. Students learn about the history and philosophy of the art of karate and grow to appreciate both its origins and meaning in their own lives. Regardless of whether you want to become more physically fit, increase flexibility, learn self-defense techniques, or engage in a fun and challenging activity with your kids, we have the program for you. Our adult program progress is also based on a belt system that is more simplified in comparison to the youth program.
Enrolling in our Self-Defense lessons or workshops is the best way to ensure your own personal safety. Students learn how to kick, punch, and block; how to defend against various punches, chokes, grabs, and take-downs; and how to deal with multiple attackers, best practices against knife attacks and force on force attacks and armed attacker’s. The program also focuses on how to recognize potentially dangerous situations and respond appropriately.
Our Self-Defense lessons and workshops are perfect for high school teenagers, college-bound students, realtors, etc… Learning to protect oneself is a crucial part of growing up and most importantly, everyone should have the self-defense skills to be safe. This program is open to all ages. No previous martial arts experience is required.