Classes Designed with Your Child in Mind
Children develop, interact, and learn at different rates. Our children’s’ martial arts programs are designed with the specific technical, physical, social and mental needs of various age groups. Children are divided into 3 – 5 year old, 6 – 9 year old, and 10 – 13 year old classes and as they progress through the various belt levels they are introduced to new challenges and exciting classes.
Students enjoy a variety of teaching and training formats, boosting attention and producing quality technical results. Elements of the children’s program includes:
GOJU RYU KARATE – students progress at their own pace through the Gojukai system. Requirements for belt levels are readily communicated and belts are earned by, not simply given to, the students.
STREET PROOFING – children train for effective transfer of their martial arts skills to the self defense / street environment. This is accomplished by realistic training drills, awareness practice, discussion and role playing.
CONDITIONING – Achieving and maintaining good physical condition is key in driving good karate techniques as well as building strong esteem and personal image.
LIFE SKILLS – Adding to the valuable technical and physical skills, students learn discipline, confidence, awareness, goal setting and positive social interaction.
All of our classes are taught by black belt instructors and coaches who are recognized nationally and internationally by Sport Canada, World Karate Federation (WKF), Karate Canada, Karate Ontario, and the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).
“ACTIVE START” 3-5 Years
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00pm – 7:00pm
This program is designed for children ages 3 to 5 years old (or whenever the student can enjoy the class and learn in a structured environment). Classes are an active, fun-paced, 45 minutes in length led by black belt coaches and youth, peer-tutors to ensure a very low student-teacher ratio. The end of class includes coached interaction with parents to help parents understand class objectives, as well as to ensure behaviours learned in classes carry over to home, school, etc.
- 2 x 1 hour classes per week
- Build confidence and self esteem
- Age appropriate karate skills
- Improve co-ordination and fitness base
- Listening Skills
- Street proofing
“KARATE FUNDAMENTALS” 6-9 Years
Monday, Wednesday 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Fridays 5:00pm – 6:00pm
This is a common time to get involved with martial arts and our classes balance the traditional and technical martial arts requirements with an engaging / fun environment. The mastery approach in classes ensures each individual is coached personally to show progress and build confidence in the group environment.
- 2 x 1 hour classes per week
- Training in a fun and positive environment
- Increased physical fitness (strength/flexibility)
- Develops general movement skills, motor coordination
- Mastery of general fundamental karate skills
- Self defence/anti-bullying