Karate Classes for Kids for AGES 4 & UP
The art of Karate has always been popular because of its known benefits such as:
Self respect/respect others
* Improves self esteem
Karate is a fun way for both boys and girls to achieve fitness and focus, it also help teach self-discipline and socialization skills. In fact, many parents whose children have attentiondeficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) report great success with these programs because self-control and concentration are exactly the skills underdeveloped in ADHD kids.
A typical class begins and ends with a bow to the Sensei. After a warm-up, students practice Shotokan’s particular skills, which includes kicks, punches, blocks and Kata (sequenced moves) Each requires concentration and strict attention.
Progress is often marked by the belt system, which takes the beginner from a white belt through a variety of colors until black. Testing for each new level, generally every three months, keeps the child motivated to keep moving forward.
But, it’s the respect kids learn, whether from bowing or standing still and waiting for the next move that can be the most important benefit..
It often carries over into school, helping to improve behavior and even grades,setting them up for success in life.