Mill Bay Traditional Martial Arts Academy

Kids Karate (Ages 7 and up)

Kids Karate (Ages 7 and up)

at the Mill Bay Traditional Martial Arts Academy

Monday, Wednesday and Friday  5pm to 6pm
Traditional Karate training is a fun way for both boys and girls to achieve fitness and focus. The martial arts actually help teach self-discipline and socialization skills. In fact, many parents whose children train is the martial arts find that their children’s self-control, concentration and confidence are greatly improved through Karate training. A typical hour-long class begins and ends with a bow to the teacher, or Sensei. After a warm-up, students practice the art’s particular skills, which may include kicks, punches, and blocks. Each requires concentration and strict attention. Progress is often marked by the belt system, which takes the beginner from a white belt through a variety of colours until black. A grading for each new level is held generally every three months. The student must decide for himself or herself when they are ready to attempt their next belt. This is a good exercise in setting and achieving goals. The respect children learn, whether from bowing or standing still and patiently waiting for the next command, can be the most important benefit: This often carries over into school and home helping to improve behaviour and grades.
Physical Benefits include:
• Improved reflexes and coordination
• Increased performance in all physical activities
• Increased strength and stamina
• Increased flexibility and weight control for better overall fitness
• Cardiovascular workouts (heart and lungs)
• Improved balance
• Ability to defend yourself
Mental Benefits include:
• Improved concentration for better work and study habits   • Stress reduction and the ability to relax   • Confidence in knowing how to deal with bullies and other confrontations   • A positive attitude toward life through self-confidence, self-discipline and a healthy lifestyle   • Self-esteem and improved outlook on life   • Respect for yourself and those around you   • Motivation and an ‘I Can Do It’ attitude   • Friendship and comradery
The first week is FREE. Please come and see if Traditional Karate Training is suited to your child (7 years +)(younger children must have a parent on the training floor with them.) 

Testimonials for Kids Karate

Here is what our students are saying.

Michael D (age 16)

I have been training karate at the Mill Bay Traditional Martial Arts Dojo for over two years now and have thoroughly enjoyed my time here. The atmosphere is relaxed and there is a wealth of knowledge to be learned. One of my favourite aspects about this Dojo is how quickly you can progress when you apply yourself to your training. This was the first Dojo I ever trained at and it gave me an excellent first impression of the martial arts.


Aeden (age 14)

Karate really helped me with my breathing, I was able to breathe much more clearly after a long run than before I began training in Karate. 

Natasha (age 11)

I enjoy Karate cause it’s really fun and helps me with my balance.

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