The Karate Kids Classes have been developed for our
youngest students. Since many of these children haven’t begun to attend school,
we focus on talks and drills that teach children how to show respect towards
parents and siblings, and how to get along with peers. The children in this
class learn the same Karate material as our Junior Beginners, but at a slower
pace. This way they can learn and retain the information while having fun and
making new friends. Our Karate Kids learn how to have a positive attitude while
developing the character of a martial artist.
These classes are taught by
certified martial arts
teachers who have specialized training with young children and with the help
of our Junior Leadership Team. These teachers
have weekly meetings, supervised by Dr. Brassard, to assure they are
well-trained in their Karate material and their understanding of how to teach
children with diagnoses such as ADHD, ADD, Autism, Asperger's, OCD, ODD, PDD,
Downs and MR. With a growing number of children being diagnosed with mental and
physical challenges, we’ve shaped our Karate Kids curriculum to help children
increase their attention spans while learning how to stay focused on tasks.
We’ve also included material to help children develop good social skills at home
and at school. Dr. Brassard is present in every Karate Kid Class, and parents
have the additional benefit of having any
behavioral questions about their children answered by Dr. Brassard
at no additional expense.
Class Schedule - Choose
at least two of the following:
Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.
Fridays at 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.