The Tigers, preschool ages 3-5 enjoy class time
one day per week. There are convenient daytime classes and afternoon
classes as well. The Tigers curriculum is full of fun stretching
activities, listening skills activities and of course physical
activities that challenge the young children’s balance and focus.
Stripe rewards/recognition for their belts are completed each day after
class. Upon graduation from the Tigers program, the student moves
directly into the Dragons curriculum. The tigers have 8 stages/colors of
Examinations for the students occur approximately
every 8 weeks, that is, if the student has good attendance. Each week
the students have a "word of the week" to focus on, from fitness to
discipline, every class is fun and challenging.
Continue reading on down the page for more
exciting information about the Little Ninjas Program and how your son or
daughter can benefit from our program
The Dragons program (ages 5-7) enjoy their class
time 2 days per week. The repetition of twice weekly is very important
for these age groups as they are exposed to more martial arts techniques
than the Tigers. The Dragons enjoy both physically and mentally
challenging drills while exploring the fun curriculum offered. Stripe
recognition/rewards are presented weekly in class to the student
(providing they have good attendance). The Dragons have 8 stages/colors
of belts. Upon graduation from the Dragons curriculum the student
enters the solid belt/youth curriculum and begins as a yellow belt.
The Dragon Elite program is available to
successful Little Dragons that have achieved their purple striped belt.
The Dragon Elite allows the student to train an additional day per week
and attend our black belt club class that occurs 1 time per month. Ask
your instructor for more details!
You can always pick out a Dragon Elite Member,
with their sharp technique and bright blue uniform!
Welcome to the highly motivated and structured
“Little Ninjas Karate Program”. This age specific program is structured
and designed for two specific age group(s) 3-4 year olds (Tigers) and
5-7 year olds (Dragons), boys and girls. These entry-level programs
allow the student the privileges of advancing and learning basic martial
art techniques in a safe, controlled, and moderately paced environment.
We place a great deal of emphasis on self-discipline through teaching
techniques that are based upon positive reinforcement.
The class structure is designed to keep the
child’s interest, while learning the values of martial arts. The
curriculum is fun, challenging and informative. Most children who begin
this program are shy, but in just a few classes that will begin to
dissipate, as they become more comfortable. You will see gradual
improvement in this area as well as in their learning to work together
with other children. We just ask that you encourage your child to be
Working at home is encouraged and we ask that you
assist with this, as just 5-10 minutes a day can increase their
interest level and create a positive attitude by developing confidence
in their techniques. We always welcome your input and encourage you to
talk to the instructors.
The development stage for children that allows
them to understand information in concrete, simplistic manners is the
Pre-Operational Stage of Development. They exhibit intuitive thinking;
"doing what feels right." You may know this as pretend play.
Pre-school children are attracted to animals as
characters in books and literature, therefore many analogies to animals
are used in the age specific programs we offer. Pre-school children
often enjoy running, jumping and hopping therefore you will see
activities that involve these skills utilized in class as well. This
carries over to the early school years as well.
8 Steps to Success…Weekly Motivational Tool
Each week of positive performance the students
are rewarded with stripes on their belts to signify their achieved
goal(s). Class drills and activities are always associated with the
word of the week and we encourage parents to support the children and to
make sure they practice the word of the week outside of class time. The
word of the week is a very powerful tool for learning and developing
Parents are always welcome to view all the Tigers
& Dragons examinations. Exams are outside of class time and usually
last approximately 1 hour. We encourage parents to take photos after
the exams and celebrate with your child as it is a positive step forward
in their learning and development.