Karate for Kids
There are many reasons for kids to become involved in the martial arts. We have developed a program based on traditional Taekwondo for kids called Karate for Kids.
Karate For Kids
SAFETY & SELF-DEFENSE
Karate can be a lifelong endeavor that makes a huge contribution to your overall well-being. The actual physical moves (blocks, strikes, kick) apply directly to self-defense, and your karate kid will also experience safety lessons designed to prevent abduction and molestation and help children manage the schoolyard bully.
Children develop confidence when they work in a structured classroom. This structure allows them to anticipate what will happen; they say to themselves, “I know what to do! I know what to say,” therefore, their level of participation rises. As they participate more, they develop more confidence, and participate even more, creating an upward spiral toward success!
DISCIPLINE & FOCUS
Your child’s academic performance will improve because of better focus and concentration. Focus begins with getting still, and one of the first lessons in Karate for Kids is standing still or “standing like a black belt.” Your child will learn to “listen with the eyes AND the ears.” From this simple beginning, we very slowly increase demands on concentration until you are proudly watching your karate kid earn a black belt after a few short years of training. This ability to focus, concentrate, and persevere directly transfers to schoolwork and many other areas of life.
ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE & BEHAVIOR IMPROVEMENTS
With most children’s activities, the learning stops when the activity ends. Our goal is to teach children how to take the life skills we teach and put them to use in their lives at home and in school. Our “patch & star” reward program will help you reinforce our lessons at home and at school. Because our program is karate-based, we are proud to help children learn the values of discipline, courtesy, respect, and self-control. Using our weekly progress reports, you can continue the lessons at home in a fun and exciting way. Each time your karate kid turns in a positive homework sheet, we reward him/her in front of the entire class, helping reinforce good behavior!
We also understand that sometimes our children have trouble displaying these values. So if your child needs a little extra parental support, we’re here to work side-by-side with you, to make sure your child is right on track!
DISCIPLINE & FITNESS
A byproduct of training in Martial Arts is better coordination because Taekwondo challenges the entire body, developing balance, agility, and poise, qualities that are often neglected in many team sports available to this age group. Karate for Kids also uses karate-based exercises such as blocking, striking, and kicking in a fun, structured setting to teach a positive attitude toward exercise.
Respect, discipline, focus and confidence- these are the qualities that can help your child excel in the classroom and at home. At ATA, our Karate for Kids students are typically between the ages of 7 to 12 and are beginning to experience personal growth with a positive attitude, a high standard of goal setting, perseverance and self-control. Some of the reasons parents and students love the ATA Karate for Kids Program include:
- Karate for Kids provides comprehensive Songahm Taekwondo instruction customized to be fun, yet, fulfilling for each child to consistently progress.
- Students will have enhanced self-esteem through physical activity and fitness.
- Each student is encouraged through achievement with our reward system which recognizes outstanding performance on and off the mat.
- We want all of our students to excel socially and academically. It’s this type of personal victory that allows our students to strive for the next belt time and again.
- Because Taekwondo is an individual sport, each student is an active, valuable part of each class.
For school aged students, the Karate for Kids program is great for development during a time when they are searching for identity and learning more independence.
Let us know if the Karate for Kids program is right for you!