Beginning Super Kids
Beginning Super Kids is composed of 5 and 6 year old kids. You can start anytime we have an opening because it is only first time kids. There are no advanced kids in the class they are all in a different class. There is no equipment to buy because we don't have them hitting each other. (We save that until they are about 7 1/2 years old) The class meets on Monday and Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. You can stay in the front waiting area while they are in class or leave them. But you do have to come back and get them after class. The class curriculum is specifically designed for that age group and the instructors have been trained on how to teach that age group.
Black Belt Club Juniors
Black Belt Club Juniors are 11 and 12 year olds. These guys are to old to be kids and not quite ready to ban with the big boys and girls.
Advanced Super Kids
Advanced Super Kids is also composed of 5 and 6 year old children. It is for the Super Kids that have advanced enough to work toward entering the Beginning Kids Class. The class meets on Wednesday and Thursday at 4:00 p.m. until 4:45 p.m.
Beginning Kids Class meets on Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. and Friday at 4:00 p.m. It is for 7 - 10 year olds. After about 5 or 6 months there is equipment to buy. With our padded floor and foam rubber equipment on both children it is pretty hard for them to get hurt. We have never had a broken bone in karate in almost 50 years of teaching class. It is very safe. Because what we teach works we make sure the kids in class understand the responsibility that goes along with learning karate. This class is usually full and sometimes has a waiting list to get in.
Beginning Adults meets at 6:00 p.m. on Monday and Thursday. We have two hours a week we set aside for beginners at each age group. The rest of the classes are about becoming a Black Belt. That means that there are no intermediate or advanced students in the Beginning Class. We take a very different approach to teaching Beginning Adults. We start with self-defense and kickboxing. Traditional Karate comes later. The classes are for the most part easy. Nothing hard core until you are ready. At some point in the future after taking the beginning class you will move to an intermediate class.
Black Belt Club Seniors
Black Belt Club Seniors are age 13 and up. This class is composed of Student who have been through our beginning classes and have made a commitment to earning a black belt. This class rocks and is the heart of our school.
Black Belt Club Kids
Black Belt Club Kids are 8, 9 and 10 year olds. This class is all the kid working toward a Jr. Black Belt but without the older teenager's. The curriculum is directed at this age group.