Karate for Kids
There are many reasons for kids to become involved in the martial arts. We have developed a program based on traditional Taekwondo for kids called Karate for Kids. The Karate for Kids system is based on a lifetime learning concept in addition to technical skills. The building blocks for our system are monthly themes such as:
Goals, Friendship, Perseverance, Self-Control, Confidence, Self-Improvement, Courtesy, Self Awareness, Respect, Integrity, Self-Esteem and Dedication.
The training of Tiny Tigers is completely unique compared to the other students here at the ATA Black Belt Academy. My focus is to expand the Tiger’s flexibility, balance, coordination and motor skills, as well as teach them to focus, listen, walk in a line in an orderly fashion and perhaps most importantly, speak and behave in a respectful, controlled manner.
While working on all these important skills, I will also be teachingthe very basics of Taekwondo.The Tiny Tiger curriculum is also completely unique.In essence, I am preparing the Tiger to enter the Karate for Kids program.
In addition to monthly themes, our system includes the unique victory patch. Kids are rewarded special “Victory Stars.” These different colored stars are rewarded for outstanding performance in karate class, school, home or at a tournament competition. Kids may receive the following stars for the following deeds:
Gold — Straight A’s, honor roll, or significant improvement
Silver — Special performance awards
Blue — Monthly themes, weekly lessons, classroom performance
Red — Tournament participation
Four different colored Victory Patches are available to accommodate all the stars that can be earned by a high achieving Karate Kid:
Blue — 0-24 Stars
Silver — 25-49 Stars
Gold — 50-99 Stars
Blue/Gold — 100+ Stars