• Youth / Family Beginner and Intermediate

  • Youth / Family Beginner and Intermediate Class Description

    Youth classes are designed for children 7-12 yrs, with no or some former karate experience required. Parents are welcome and strongly encouraged to join and train with their child as they begin their education in this martial art. Our dojo is not focused on belts or trophies or becoming tough or invincible. We are a community of people who are dedicated to their training; this training is meant to foster and develop physically, mentally and emotionally strong youth who will be able to deal with life's challenges with a positive manner and an open mind. The Okinawans refer to it as 'oku myo zai renshin' or 'practising with a good heart.'

    Students learn agility and coordination, their memory is enhanced by following of training rituals and routines and the study and practice of kata and partner drills. They will also be schooled in the historical and cultural aspects of the arts - understanding of protocol, demonstrating respect for self and others and maintaining the discipline of the art. Students will train individually as well as with partners or in a group. Safety is always the main focus of training. 

    Family/ parental participation is encouraged to demonstrate to youth that fitness and health are lifelong pursuits and that lifelong learning and physical activity should be embraced by people of all ages.

    New students of any level of experience are welcome to the dojo at any time.