Q: “Do children’s confidence & self-esteem grow with martial arts?”
Absolutely. Kid with low self-esteem often come out of their shells. As their skill level increases, they feel more and more confident. Other kids look up to them, just as they look up to other kids who are ahead of them. It builds a sense of confidence, pride, and teamwork.
Q: “Do kids enjoy martial arts?”
Kids have a blast here. There’s smiling and laughter throughout every class. We have our moments of intense concentration and focus… but we always balance things out with fun and games to keep everything alive and light.
Q: “Does my child face a risk for injury with martial arts?”
Our program is extremely safe. We have measures upon measures in place to insure that your child will stay safe, and have a great time. From stretching to warmups to very close supervision – we’ve got your child covered. Injuries do happen sometimes – but they’re quite rare. From padded floors, to proper gear, to step-by step instruction – we do everything in our power to ensure your safety. We take your safety very seriously.
Q: “Can my child still participate in martial arts, karate, if he/she is not athletic?”
Yes! In fact, martial arts is kind of a beacon of light for kids who just don’t fit into team sports. Kids who never could throw a ball well or run fast find that martial arts is accessible to them. Team sports can actually harm the self-esteem of children who aren’t very athletic. When they don’t perform well, the other kids can be pretty nasty. But with Martial Arts, they can’t let anyone down. It’s something they excel at, and as a result, their confidence soars. Everyone is greatly encouraged -regardless of his or her athletic level.
Q: “What ages are the other kids in the martial arts class?”
We have classes for kids as young as 5, and as old as teenagers. Martial arts is the kind of thing that grows with you. So as kids get older, they learn new techniques, perfect old ones, and advance. When they’re younger, it’s more about fun and games, with learning thrown in too.
Q: “Do we have to come to two classes a week?”
Yes! All students are required to train twice a week in a class environment. Students are taught a vast amount of technique and to reinforce this learning it is beneficial for the student to attend classes regularly.
Benefits of our club
You will notice:
- Mix of males and females
- Lots of smiles, fun and laughter
- A genuine commitment to want to make you a good martial artist - better, stronger, faster
- People simply enjoying themselves and training hard at the same time
- Lots of families training
- Lots of variety, self defence training, ground fighting, weapon training
- People getting fit and coming out of their comfort zone
- Excellent student to instructor ratio
- Open and approachable instructors
- Encouragement at every turn