Children’s Program in Peekskill, New York
Improved Report Cards: Our curriculum is designed to teach children the importance of concentration. Improved concentration means that your child will learn more at school. Therefore, you can expect your child to receive better grades for both academics and attitude. In our school, children who achieve positive results for working hard are rewarded by being able to get promoted to the next level of experience.
Karate Builds Healthy Kids: Karate is a great workout. Your child will breathe better, eat better, and sleep better. Children who take karate are slimmer, make better decisions about food, and in general, learn to take better care of themselves. We teach our students that smoking or using drugs will only reduce their mental and physcial growth.
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Positive Attitudes: Kids in our program learn to have a positive and respectful attitude. You won’t find yourself repeating yourself over and over, or arguing with your child like most parents do. Kids learn to be respectful of their parents and teachers. You might even catch your child saying “Yes Ma’am” or “Yes Sir!”
Self-Confidence: It’s true, kids who take Karate develop better self-confidence. They’re encouraged to take chances, to push themselves further that they thought possible. The success they experience through Karate teaches them that they can be successful at anything if they truly believe they can, and are willing to work hard. Improved confidence leads to better grades, a better circle of friends, better performance in sports and extracurricular activities in general.
Self-Protection: Karate teaches two forms of self-defense. One is physical – your child will improve his or her strength, flexibility and overall health. Additionally, your child will learn to strike with tremendous power and effectiveness. Hopefully, your child will never be picked on or need to fight. But should the occasion arise, shouldn’t everyone know how to defend themselves? The second for of self-defense teaches is internal. Children learn to spot dangerous situations and avoid dangerous people, places and activities. Karate can help your child completely avoid the need for a physical confrontation. This is the most valuable form of self-protection.
Our classes are broken down by age and ability. This lets us focus on each student at the appropriate level. Children are challenged properly when their skill level increases. This provides them with a curriculum that grows as they do. This teaching mythology makes sure no student is ever over challenged or under challenged. We teach our students stranger danger, bully prevention, character development as well as the physical benefits of health and fitness! We break down our programs into several categories.
Basic Level: Everyone starts here. We focus on increasing each students ability on the basic format of martial arts training. Basic blocks, stances and kicks are taught in a nurturing manner. Students are taught the traditions of how to bow, as well as learn to focus and control themselves. This instills the qualities of discipline and respect, not to mention children at this level have a ton of fun!
Intermediate Level: Here students are engaged in learning ancient forms and drills. Each student progresses through the learning of interactive contact or sparring. This is done in a safe and supervised atmosphere where students learn the qualities of “healthy competition” in a unique manner. Students learn the appropriate ways of dealing with bullies and learn to be assertive, not aggressive.
Advanced Level: Here the ancient Okinawan Weapons or “Kobudo” is introduced to the students. The brown belt and higher levels learn traditional weapon forms and use of them in life. Weapons are an extension of our bodies and one must learn how to use their body before using additional weapons. Throws and takedowns are improved at this level as well as “FOM” which stands for “Focus On Form” This creates a disciplined individual with respect for themselves, the art, and others.
Black Belt Level: At this level, you must be a black belt in order to train with life protection techniques. Also including multiple self defense tactics and advanced forms and combinations. Students at black belt level continue their journey learning armed and unarmed assault prevention, advanced weapon retention, complex combinations as well as drills and skills set for a higher level of rank.
STORM Team Level: This is our best of the best “Leadership Program” where we S.T.O.R.M. stands for “Super Team Of Role Models” where we instill qualities of a leader. This program is comprised of hand picked students that must be nominated by an instructor in order to participate. It is a limited group that learns the in’s and out’s of being a quality leader, how to treat and teach others. This program is the back bone of our system. To pass on the teachings that our instructors have given to us. This is the highest respect a student can earn.
“It is a great honor to follow, but an even greater one to lead!” – Renshi McCauley