This class is for young children (5yrs to 7yrs), and their parents and siblings. Students may train alone or with family members. This class will focus on laying the groundwork for advanced training, through basic techniques and forms. Non contact sparring for fitness and coordination are practiced as well as contact sparring (with padding).
Students are being groomed in the beginners class to understand the fundamentals of how to be a good karateka (karate practioner), and what appropriate behaviour is in a karate dojo. Students will learn the very basic requirements of karate through various practice techniques and games. Students whose maturity and skill progress quickly may be invited to the advanced kids practices prior to turning 8.
All students must purchase approved karatedogi (uniform) shin guards, gloves and mouth guard. These must be brought to every practice.