Classes run on Tuesday & Thursdays from 6.15pm till 7.30pm and Saturday from 10.00am till 11.30am for juniors
Adults classes run on Tuesday & Thursday from 7.30pm till 7.30pm.
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With a bloodcurdling cry, your 6-
a karate kick, raising your hair and blood pressure simultaneously.
Before you panic and pad the walls, try channeling this urge into a
martial arts class.
achieve fitness and focus. Some parents may think they also promote violence, but that’s a myth, according to experts. The martial arts actually help teach self-
Martial arts truly IS the greatest gift you can give your child. When you think of martial arts you might start to think of violence. This is a common misconception about what ‘Martial Arts’ truly is.
It is true that martial arts teaches children how to kick, punch and block. However it also teaches many life skills that are deeply embedded into the ancient arts. As child psychologist Jeffrey Bernstein says: “The power of martial art disciplines comes not from side kicks or sleeper holds, but rather from an unrivalled ability to teach confidence and self respect. After a few weeks of classes kids start to carry themselves differently. They walk taller, appear more self assured and interact less fearfully with the world around them. In short, they cease to be an easy target.”
A typical hour-
Progress is often marked by the belt system, which takes the beginner from a white belt through a variety of colours until black. Testing for each new level, generally every three months, is a good exercise in setting and achieving goals.
But, say experts, it’s the respect kids learn, whether from bowing or standing still and waiting for the next command, that can be the most important benefit. It often carries over into school, helping to improve behaviour and even grades, according to recent research.
Seven is usually a good age to start classes. By that time a child should have enough muscle control to punch and turn properly and safely — essential to getting a real kick out of the martial art he chooses.