AMERIKICK MARTIAL ARTS: NOT JUST SELF-DEFENSE. GIVING KIDS THE UPPER HAND FOR SUCCESS!
The main goals of the Karate Kids classes are to teach the full AmeriKick Karate Curriculum, develop skilled martial arts leaders and well rounded human beings. The ages range from 8-12 years and include beginner, intermediate, advanced and black belt levels.
The Karate Kids Curriculum includes a variety of traditional styles in addition to more contemporary modern martial arts. Your child will learn the kids of Tae Kwon Do, the hand strikes of Boxing and Kung Fu, the blocks and punches of Shotokan, the self-defense of Kenpo and the take downs and ground defense of Judo. The Karate Kids Curriculum also includes Sport Karate training, weapons training, extreme martial arts, sparring and kickboxing training. All these components have been selected and designed over the past 50 years of AmeriKick to give you child the best training on their journey to Black Belt.
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From the very first class, your child will learn the importance of eye contact, posture and active listening skills that will benefit them not only in Karate but at home, on the playing field and of course, at school. Both teachers and parents often notice the dramatic difference in children who study Martial Arts. Your child will be more focused with school and homework.
When confronted, a child’s first option should be to get away; fighting should be the very last resort. It is a myth that the Martial Arts fosters aggressiveness in children. On the contrary, with continuous training, there are natural increases in a child’s confidence, discipline and self-control.
The Martial Arts instills discipline in students by requiring full attention in class, refraining from unruly behavior, the importance of arriving on time and being prepared. Students are also taught to follow instructions and not interrupt instructors. Kids are expected to keep uniforms and other items clean and organized.
Many parents enroll their children in Martial Arts to boost their confidence, self-esteem and feeling of self-worth. Kids put forth their best effort , defend themselves, recognize their own potential and believe in their abilities. Because of their own efforts, there is a feeling of pride with each rank advancement.
Nothing does a better job at teaching the “old school” values of respect and courtesy. Martial Arts training teaches children to answer in respectful manner to instructors (“Yes Sensei” or “No Sensei”), bow when entering and leaving the training floor, tag hand before sparring, stand before class begins and raising hands to answer or ask a question.
At a very early age, Martial Art students are encourage to set long term goals. The most obvious goal is reaching the rank of Black Belt. The Martial Arts instills indomitable spirit so children never give up on their dreams. Learning to set goals encompasses the life experience of a Martial Arts student.
We will keep your child moving all class while keeping the class structured and disciplined. The Martial Arts improve flexibility, endurance, balance, agility, strength and motor skills.
Above all, it’s so much FUN!
It’s not all about kicking and punching. The instructors here at AmeriKick will be incorporating fun “themes” throughout your child’s Martial Arts journey.