• Children (6-8 yrs)

    Children Karate

    Karate Training is a fun way for both boys and girls to achieve fitness and focus. Some parents may think that such a training promotes violence, but that's a myth, according to experts. Karate, and martial arts in general actually help teach self-discipline and socialization skills. In fact, many parents whose children have attention-deficit/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 teacher. After a warm-up, students practice the particular skills, which may include kicks, punches, and blocks. Each requires concentration and strict attention.

    Progress is 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 four months, which is a good exercise in setting and achieving goals.

    But it is the respect kids learn, that can be the most important benefit: It often carries over into school, helping to improve behavior and even grades.