The Youth Classes are for children ages 6-13. We focus on empowerment, fitness, building self-confidence, increasing motor and coordination skills, and having fun!
In the classes we teach Karate Kihon(Basics), Kata(Forms), Kumite (Sparring), Self Defense, and Assertiveness. Students begin to gain an in-depth understanding of Shukokai concepts and the responsibilities that come with studying a fighting art. We talk about Bullying, Anger Management, Personal Boundaries, and Street Safety. We do activities that increase karate skills, encourage team work, fair play, and improve fitness. Students will learn some basic Japanese language, including counting, start/stop, colours, names of techniques, and more.
Youth Students start out with a white belt and progress through the colour belts (Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Purple, Brown first, second, third), and then onto Shodan Ho Black Belt (After a year, students can grade to gain a full Black belt)
If you would like to see if the Youth Classes are right for your child, Contact us