The focus for the Samurai Martial Arts Program, ages 8 to 12 is not only teaching high quality jujitsu and karate but helping the student increase in confidence, balance, athleticism, agility and character. We also desire to help these students understand the basic principles of safety and how to apply them in their lives. Anti bullying, good manners, dedication, helping others are also a focus.
This age group is awesome. They learn fast, understand more than you think and have a great time practicing and improving. The Samurai Martial Arts Program is for ages 8 to 12. The required techniques are designed just for this age groups capability and understanding. It consists of striking combinations and movement (traditional Karate) and self defense escapes and techniques (traditional jujitsu).
As with all of our youth programs the curriculum consists of traditional Japanese jujitsu and traditional karate combined in an effective and powerful way. Kids love it and are excited to learn it. The jujitsu portion has dozens of leg sweeps, throwing techniques and self defense applications. Striking, kicking, blocking, striking combinations and movement make up the karate portion of the curriculum. Kids in this age group will also be introduced to the 3 levels of learning. The three levels of learning are slow and stationary practice, moderate resistance and movement, applied active resistance and movement.
The class format generally has the following included:
- Opening group activity that teaches coordination and athletic ability
- Traditional weapons training
- Fall practice and body warmups including stretching and joint movement
- Mat chat, safety and character development
- Practical learning section for jujitsu, karate and self defense
- Ending group game