Children’s/Pre School Karate-Do Program
Starting a child in the martial arts, even as young as 2½ years, definitely gives them the advantage on many levels. For the pre-schooler, it offers a first-time experience in a structured setting (without a parent present), learning how to follow instructions, interact with peers, develop a sense of self-control and personal discipline. The confidence gained so early in their little lives definitely prepares them for their school-world ahead. For children already in school, they continue to develop their listening skills, and ability to focus and follow through on directions. For all our children, increased confidence and self-esteem is clearly a personal goal as this is always the foundation for success in life – belief in oneself! Street-proofing and self defence are also a significant part of their martial arts training providing them with the tools, skills, and awareness of potentially unsafe scenarios that could present themselves at school, on the playground, or possibly anywhere in their daily lives.