OUR KARATE CLUB
Two critical questions we’re often asked by parents are:
What does karate offer my child compared to other sports?
Why should I choose your karate club?
Most parents think that learning karate is just about learning self-defense. And rightly so. Because that’s how it’s mostly presented, especially on TV and in movies.
When we designed our karate program for children, our goal was to provide a system that would positively influence a child’s overall health and well-being.
Naturally, karate does teach self-defense and how to stay safe. Every student learns to be assertive but never aggressive, how to defuse an incident and when to walk away.
We’ve learnt from experience that children learn faster and are motivated if they’re having fun, laughing and smiling. Imagine if a class could end with each child excitedly looking forward to the next session. That’s what we strive to achieve.
Our classes incorporate enjoyable games whilst ensuring our students learn proper karate techniques – correct posture, punching, kicking, blocking, evading and evasion techniques.
Getting a child interested in any sport today is a challenge for parents. The competition comes from computer and cell phone screens. Computer games are addictive.
Excessive use can have an undesirable impact – destroying a child’s posture, promoting a sedentary lifestyle, leading to difficulty in processing information, reducing the ability to register emotion properly and leading to difficulty with impulse and cognitive control.
We’ve designed our program to develop each child’s self-confidence, self-esteem, mental toughness and resilience, key characteristics that can be applied in everyday life to make each child a better, well balanced person.
Learning karate beneficially impacts children’s social skills. They learn how to speak effectively to individuals and in front of small or large groups, an attribute that benefits them all their lives.
Children learn respect for the sensei (instructor) and fellow students, how to accept criticism, how to critique fellow students objectively and to impart their knowledge to others. It’s not unusual to see a higher-grade child teaching kata (sequences of techniques) to a much older adult during a practice session.
Learning karate is a lifetime undertaking, taking years to achieve the high-level black belt degrees (rankings). Each child learns that every objective is achievable, provided its broken down into bite-size, short-term goals.
Students learn how important passion, perseverance and strategy is to be successful, not only in karate but in all aspects of life, especially in their studies.
Karate has a lot to offer. Take advantage of it. Enrol your child in our club today.