During a time when kids are less and less active due to computer games and screen time any opportunity for physical activity is a good one. Karate has proven to be leaps, jumps and kicks above many other options, thanks to a winning blend of strength training, cardio and stretching. If you have ever observed a karate class you would see so much more than punching and kicking.
Martial arts is all about self-discipline, an increasingly valuable commodity for kids in today’s world of instant gratification. In life, you can’t always get what you want and self – restraint is an essential part of learning to deal with disappointment as well as overcoming obstacles and adversity. Karate fosters a unique sense of discipline that comes from within and carries over into all aspects of life. Karate is built upon a principle of respect for adults and each other. Kids who take up karate aren’t just learning cool moves; they are also learning how to honour authority.
Learning new skills increases children’s confidence and self-esteem. They’ll also need to work together with other students in the class and even perform their skills in front of people during grading or special events. Many kids struggle with the pressure of competing with other kids. But in martial arts, the focus is on self-improvement. There’s no “letting down the team.”
You might think that Martial Arts is about fighting but it’s quite the opposite in most cases. Many Martial Arts styles focus on self-defence and don’t allow fighting between students until they are older and have more advanced skills. The ultimate aim of Martial Arts is to teach children peaceful, non-violent conflict resolution skills and to help them work out ways to avoid physical altercations. Martial Arts has a lot to offer children. It gets them active and teaches them to be confident, peaceful and focused.
I signed up for the beginners course and instantly knew that I’d chosen the right club on arrival. Sensei Bianca has a fantastic way of teaching and making you understand exactly what is needed without undermining you and getting her point across. It is a great atmosphere and I feel so much better in life after every class. Can’t recommend this club enough.
I love playing the karate games. Karate creates a fun, supportive and friendly community as you are meeting new friends. Sensei Bianca is a fantastic teacher in making karate a great success!
Amazing! My son is really enjoying his karate. He’s getting so much more confident, he talks about his lessons all the time and can’t wait until his next lesson. The staff has so much time to teach him and help him, but also make it fun.
So pleased we found such an amazing club for my child (6) to join. She is always excited for her lessons and can’t wait to show us and tell us what she has been doing. Her confidence has developed without being overwhelmed. Sensei Bianca and her daughter display such love and enthusiasm.
Really wish I’d been able to find Kazokudai Karate many years before I did. Sensei Bianca understands exactly how to train and get the best from each student on an individual basis and not just a generic way of teaching everyone. Karate has also helped my mental health so much, there’s days where the thought of going out at all is too much to deal with but pushing yourself to go training always makes you feel after.
Not for partipating in your Karate class, but please be sure to turn up and leave in a pair!
For new beginners that do not have a Gi, we suggest to wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely, so normal sports gear is suggested, but please refrain from wearing items which have obscenities or any other inappropriate words or slogans.
All Instructors and students wear the tradi2onal all white uniform which is known as a Gi and the relevant coloured belt.