All classes are divided into age appropriate groups. The primary division is between children (ages 2 - 13) and teenager/adult (ages 14 and up). The children's classes are further divided to account for age, size, and attention span.
The Baby Cats Program is an interactive class specifically designed for children age 2 to 2 1/2 and their parents to explore the martial arts and discover for themselves the life skills and positive influence provided in our classes. This innovative program is specifically designed to teach toddlers not only motor skills but also how to interact in a group environment and follow the instruction from a teacher in a fun and playful setting. While it is instructional in nature, the program uses a “positive dialog response” method so children always feel successful.
The key element of Baby Cats is that it is an interactive program that depends on the participation of the adult attending with the child to provide positive reinforcement along with the instructor. This insures that every class is fun and educational for kids and adults alike. Best of all, Baby Cats is a real age-appropriate karate class led by an experienced instructor who understands children and how to keep them engaged. Every segment is focused on either practicing a karate move, a life skill or both.
Karate is great for kids! A very important facet of the children's martial arts program is the education of the youthful participants in important life skills. We take the responsibility of developing our future leaders of Ryukyu Hon Kenpo very seriously. It is for that reason that we emphasize character development and academic achievement in our kid's programs.
BABY CATS:An 8-week introductory course for 2 to 2 1/2 yr. olds offered periodically throughout the year. Times and dates TBA.Adult participation is required.
TIGER CATS: (one class per week)
For ages 3 and 4
ADVANCED TIGER CATS: (two classes per week)
For ages 5 and 6
KARATE KIDZ: (2 classes per week)
For ages 7-13
For ages 14 and up.
For ages 7 - 9
For ages 10-13
Classes for Teens and AdultsKarate is great for teens and adults! Teens will hear no talk of "getting even" or intimidating others. Our goal is to teach integrity, soundness of body and life direction. Adults develop a well-balanced, self-confident personality and the ability to avoid conflict but have the skills to defend when necessary.
T/A Class: (2 classes per week)