We teach a specialized program that teaches your child a different skill every time they come to class and we concentrate on and reward with our labelling system which is the following:
5-7 Year Olds
The 8 Little Ninjas Skills
Focus - This skill will help your child's aim, listening and reaction skills. They will excel faster in physical activities; become a better listener and more focused at school.
Teamwork - Essential for building character which will help your child to make friends and become a better leader.
Confidence - Although karate automatically increases confidence we keep challenging them with bigger and bigger opportunities to build confidence.
Balance - Your child is starting to participate in activities that require balance, like riding a bicycle. Developing this skill at an early age will help them in many activities and aids good posture development.
Memory - A child's brain needs exercise just as much as their body. Memory development is a good exercise for your child's brain. Our exercises are constantly helping your child think and make good decisions.
Discipline - Our programme uses the Little Ninja drills to help create the vision that discipline is fun and rewarding. Your child will learn to take pride in doing the right thing. (This stripe is awarded by showing a demonstration of black belt attitude: Courtesy to everybody, enthusiasm in class, willingness to help others and to be the best they can be, in class, home and school).
Fitness - It's important in the age of computer games, for a child to understand the importance of being healthy and physically fit. If your child can’t burn off all that extra energy exercising, how will they burn it off?
Co-ordination - Your child will learn left from right. They will become less clumsy in their movements and will find an all round improvement in their performance in many activities. The Little Ninjas curriculum specifies one skill per class in order to fully develop each skill. The drills are designed as games so that your Little Ninja has fun and learns the Ninja skills without even realising it.
The Little Ninja belt colours start from White through to Red Stripe. The Skill Stripe system allows the Little Ninja to have regular smaller assessments, which result in the awarding of a particular stripe/badge. Each Ninja level has a specified number of Skill Stripes (one for each Ninja skill). The Little Ninja must collect all of these before advancing to the next level.
Little Ninja Graduation
Once all Skill Stripes and Merit Badges have been awarded, the Little Ninja will be ready for graduation to the next level. Parents will be invited to the graduation, along with family and friends in order to make it a special occasion for the Little Ninja. At the graduation, students will perform all the skills and techniques once again and upon completion, will be awarded their new belt and certificate showing their promotion.
Call Sensei Dirk now on 084 515 4722