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The physical benefits of martial arts, in the areas of fitness and self defense, are well known by most. However, many may not be completely aware of the internal advantages of this aspect of training. Martial Arts are a great compliment to an academic programme, no matter what age or grade. It organizes a student's mental energy, and transforms emotions into positive motivational forces. Personal expression is a huge factor in developing a young personality. Developing a positive edge, while losing negative attitudes toward life's challenges, can be the difference in success or failure. Students learn personal discipline in order to finish what they start with confidence and creative strategy.
The increased memory capability that comes through in training can be of great value in problem solving and processing new information. Initiative, concentration, and single-minded attention learned through the power of mental and physical focus, are invaluable when a student faces a situation where they have to stand up for themselves in the face of adversity. There is a 'Zen' concept that states there are two educations, the first you learn to make a living and the second you learn how to live. A background that includes a Martial Arts programme can provide essential skills needed to succeed in life. It is a great investment for your child's growth now, and for the future!
Martial Arts training is a fun, traditional way to:
- Be Active
- Get Fit
- Promote Good Health
- Develop Your Strength and Flexibility
- Build Your Balance
- Center Your Mind
- Increase Your Focus and Concentration
There are several programmes to meet a diverse range of health and fitness needs for all ages:
- Children ages 4-7: Introduces young bodies and minds to fitness, focus, and discipline.
- Children ages 8-11:Has been found to improve not only fitness but also school performance.
- Youth ages 12-15: Uses Goju Karate-Do to enhance fitness and promote leadership skills.
“This is the best thing! Parents everywhere should just sign their children up.”
~Parent and Student
Martial Arts instruction has long been recognized for its ability to create "A" students. Feedback from parents everywhere indicates that there are an extraordinary number of cases where children have improved academically - in many cases quite dramatically. What is it about the Martial Arts that can cause such positive transformations? Maslow's hierarchy of human needs states that we must satisfy lower level needs before we can move on to achieve higher level needs - Martial Arts helps one move beyond the level of safety and security needs. The Martial Arts provides young people with self-defense knowledge which enables them to concentrate on academics without added distractions and anxiety stemming from insecurity.Parent Testimonial (video)
Improved attention span has been shown to be one of the most obvious tools for improving academic performance. Training in Martial Arts focuses directly on this aspect of development. Most students show an improved ability to concentrate both in terms of the quality of concentration and length of their attention span.students. Feedback from parents everywhere indicates that there are an extraordinary number of cases where children have improved academically - in many cases quite dramatically. What is it about the Martial Arts that can cause such positive transformations? Maslow's hierarchy of human needs states that we must satisfy lower level needs before we can move on to achieve higher level needs - Martial Arts helps one move beyond the level of safety and security needs. The Martial Arts provides young people with self-defense knowledge which enables them to concentrate on academics without added distractions and anxiety stemming from insecurity.
In addition the breathing techniques taught are a form of meditation and help students deal with the daily stress and pressure associated with exams, quizzes and reports. The increased self confidence which Martial Artists develop is connected to better physical and mental health, better appearance, and better academic performance.
“I like how the emphasis of the training is not geared toward competition, but rather the quality of student growth.”
Respect for authority figures, as well as peers, is an important part of Martial Arts training. The discipline acquired in the Dojo goes a long way to forming positive relationships within schools. After consistent training students emerge with an increased level of mental discipline. This can help students deal with the many distractions that can adversely affect their grades.
Progressing towards Black Belt requires the successful completion of belt promotions (smaller goals). The student learns that big goals can be achieved if they develop goal setting strategies.
Martial Arts Education for Kids
Our dojo is dedicated to providing kids of all ages with the highest level of Martial Arts education in the city. Our programs are specially designed and creatively facilitated to blend mental and physical development with unbridled fun.
Our mission is to teach your child the fundamentals of karate while promoting growth in confidence, discipline, and focus at the same time. Over the years, we have witnessed firsthand and heard from parents how these positive qualities carry over from our center to the classroom, playground, home, and beyond. Our karate programs prove time and time again to be a worthwhile investment in the character development of your child, both now and for a lifetime.
Kid's Karate Programs
Our Fun-Filled Environment
Our karate programs are specially designed to equip children of all ages with skills in discipline, focus, and physical/mental strength—all while having a blast! We work with a diverse student body from all over the GTA, and together, we've created a truly spectacular environment of encouragement, friendship, learning, respect, and fun.
Experienced Karate Instructors
Our kids' programs would not be possible without the passion, experience, and enthusiasm of our karate instructors. It's no secret that our staff is the driving force behind the success of our children's classes. Year after year, our students can't wait to come back and continue to learn with their beloved mentors. We work hard to create genuine connections with each student in our classes because our dojo is a safe place where every child is valued.
Click to read more about the experience and credentials of our instructors. We also invite you to listen to and read some of our parent and student testimonials.
Earn Your Belt: Setting Goals and Achieving Goals
While our centre is a place of excitement and joy for young students, it is also a place of great concentration and goal setting. Beginner students start as a white belt and will have the opportunity to progress to orange, blue, yellow, green, brown, and black belts at our facility. We are committed to maintaining the integrity of each rank with proper periods of active training and examinations.
We work closely with every student to help them advance in their belt-earning journey. Our instructors are acutely aware of the unique challenges at each level. We push our students to consistently perform their best with determination and perseverance while respecting their different levels of ability and confidence. Of course, earning a belt is a significant achievement and is always celebrated accordingly!
Sign Up Your Child for Karate Classes Today!
Our dojo is a close-knit community where children of all ages can come to develop mental, physical, and spiritual fortitude. We pour all our energy into our kids' programs to instill each child with solid techniques, as well as useful practices of focus and respect that will transfer into other facets of their lives.
To learn more about us, we invite you to get in touch with us by phone or email. Or, drop by our facility to speak with us in-person. We look forward to hearing from you.
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