This program begins our more traditional martial arts. Children will begin to learn basic strikes, kata, sparring, and bully self defense. These classes are broken down into 10 week sessions with testing at the end of each session.
The ranking in this class is broken down into smaller sections, so that they may learn it more easily than their older counterparts. The highest rank that can be achieved in this group is a green belt.
Students will work on all the required motions for each rank that include kicks and strikes, kata, sparring, breaking, and self defense.
The self defense at this level focuses on a "talk, tell, tackle" approach. We teach the kids how to control the situation instead of trying to strike a (typically) bigger, stronger opponent.
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This program mirrors our adult program, but with some small variations. Classes run month to month and testing is done on a 3 month cycle. The highest rank that can be achieved in this group is a purple belt and then the student will move into the adult group.
The self defense at this level still focuses on a "talk, tell, tackle" approach. By bringing the bigger, stronger opponent to the ground you eliminate their strengths and can then begin to control them without hurting them.