Yes, we can teach children from the age of 5 onwards. In all honesty, every child is different and their level of interest and their attention span are huge factors in whether they will learn with us. That's why we offer free trial lessons -just so that you can make sure that these are the right classes for your child.
Children gain discipline, confidence, and self control as well as those vital self defence skills in our martial arts classes. Of course, it is also taught when and where the use of physical defence skills are appropriate so that those techniques are not practiced at home or in the playground without a Karate teacher present.
Chief instructor John Burke first began teaching children in 1996, and in the years since then he has formulated various methods of imparting knowledge and motivating youngsters. Parents often comment on how strange it is to find so many children having fun but also remaining disciplined and learning lessons that will help them through their whole life, not just in Karate.
We do not treat children as second class citizens. They are expected to learn the same way that everyone else is. Oh, we know they cannot be as physically strong as an adult, but at the same time, in order to increase their self respect and courtesy to others they should not be treated like they are in the playground, either. Of course they have fun, but they do it by learning in the correct environment rather than by pandering to the lowest common denominator in each group.
If training with your child is something that you want to do, you can - the classes are open to all ages. You could choose to train at a seperate time so that you get quality time apart, but sharing in the martial arts with your child can give you a bond that surpasses the usual family discussions about what not to eat and tidying their rooms. You can talk about "Would sensei say that this was the right or wrong way to behave?"
To try us out, and find out how we can make a difference in your child's life, call 01626 360999 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting01626 360999end_of_the_skype_highlighting or email here . If you specify it and include your name and address we will send you our free report on how to "Build a Better Kid".
Obviously, we think our classes are the best thing for children's confidence. To ensure that you think so too, come along for trial lessons.
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Karate Academy, Newton Abbot, Torquay, Paignton, Totnes, Ashburton, Chudleigh, and Kingsteignton
head office: Karate Academy, 8 Signal Buildings, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 4PB. United Kingdom