Kids won’t succeed unless there’s fun in what they’re doing…
Our students are divided into groups based on their age. Children are happier training with other children of the same age. They are more comfortable in the group and so learn quicker. One of the benefits of joining a karate school is to meet children with similar interests and so increase your circle of friends. We hope that all our students become firm friends and training with similar aged kids is the best way to do this.
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“I like to think of your journey in karate as if you are entering a new City. Perhaps a walled city – governed by good rules and watched over by respected Instructors. You have made the conscious decision to go to this City and when you enter the gates of the city you come across a path. You follow the path and as you travel along the path you are taught new things. While you are in the City you are looked after by the Sensei and you are encouraged to learn more things and develop better skills. Along the path you reach little villages. These villages represent your grades. Sometimes you might have to stay longer in one of the little villages so you can work on a certain skill but eventually your Sensei will say it’s ok for you to continue on your journey to the next village.”
– Sensei Caroline Manly
Teaching children is much more complex than just joining a class and learning to punch. At Karate for Kids we think of each student and their longevity with us. It is wise for an instructor to teach all students the same information, however, because we have different ages we have to adapt the way in which we teach some of the techniques. Think of the students as if on a time line. They are all taught basically the same thing but the younger the student the more simplistic the technique.
Repetition is the key. Making it interesting while still learning the same stuff is the skill of the instructor.