This class is intended to introduce older (8 to 12 years) and/or more developed children to increasingly challenging techniques in basics, forms and self defense. Students are expected to behave properly in the dojo by focusing on karate and working hard. Training sessions are more physically demanding and contact sparring is regularly practiced. Entry into tournaments for kumite (fighting) and kata (forms) are a requirement for advancement once students have achieved a coloured belt.
Students in the advanced kids practice may join the adults class at the invitation of the head instructor. As a guideline, 13 years or older may be considered for the adults practice.
All students must purchase approved karatedogi (uniform) shin guards, gloves and mouth guard. These must be brought to every practice.