Karate is great for children of all ages. We have students that started from as early as 4 years old. As a child's first martial art, karate is a good choice as it builds co-ordination through a set of moves that are easy to learn and practice.
While there are several different styles of karate, we focus on a style that is:
Traditional martial arts have always been rooted in the core ideas of self confidence and fitness. All martial arts are great and any art you choose for yourself or your child will be wonderful. What is important is not the art but rather the dojo and instructor. See our tips on selecting the Right Dojo and on tips for selecting the Right Instructor.
It's for this reason that the ancient art of karate remains one of the best outlets for children to develop their body, mind and spirit.
Each 45 minute class is a mixture of warm up exercises, 'katas' Kata is a Japanese word refering to pre-arranged patterns of karate techniques that work both the body and the mind, as students are taught to fuse their mental and physical energy together. and drills all designed to teach the art in a challenging yet engaging way.
Renseikan Dojo does not partcipate in sport karate-style tournaments. It is our belief that sport karate does not truly build self-confidence and self-esteem the way traditional Karate training methods do. Our emphasis is on each child's individual improvement, rather than being based on how well your child performs in comparison to another child.
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