Karate Kids (7-12)

Benefits

Self-Confidence - Self-confidence  one of the most important benefits a child receives from studying the martial arts. As a child accomplishes new goals, his or her confidence level increases, therefore improving performance in other activities.

Self-Defense - We offer the most effective method of self-defense that will give children the confidence to defend themselves in all situations.  The Karate for Kids program teaches children to think instead of panic in potentially serious situations as well as how to react to threats from other kids. Our program offers practical self-defense lessons that emphasize conflict resolution. We teach Karate Kids to practice common sense before self-defense.

Discipline - We work together with parents to help teach this important life-skill that will help students become more responsible for their actions both at school and at home.

Physical Fitness - Martial arts training improves muscular strength, flexibility, and agility. When combined with increased focus and concentration, it provides the attributes necessary to excel in martial arts, as well as other sports.

Better Grades - Being a Karate Kid means being a better student. All kids in the Karate for Kids program learn skills, such as following directions, paying attention in class, and participating in class activities that help them become better students.

The Karate for Kids system is based on a lifetime learning concept in addition to technical skills. The building blocks for our system are monthly themes, such as:
• Goals
• Friendship
• Perseverance
• Self-Control
• Confidence
• Self-Improvement
• Courtesy
• Self-Awareness
• Respect
• Integrity
• Self-Esteem
• Dedication

In addition to monthly themes, our system includes the unique victory patch. Kids are rewarded special "Victory Stars." These different colored stars are rewarded for outstanding performance in karate class, school, home, or at a tournament competition. Kids may receive the following stars for the following deeds:
• Blue - Weekly themes and Good Habits
• Red - Participation in ATA events
• Gold - Grades
• Silver-Special performance awards (tasks at home, community service)

Want to know more? Contact us to schedule a free class!