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What Juniors (Beginner Level) Learn
Cognitive Skills such as improved focus and concentration
Emotional Skills like confidence, self-control, and discipline
Social Skills such as respect for others and yourself, courtesy, kindness, and teamwork
Physical Self-Defense Skills including karate fundamentals, essential self-defense techniques to address common attacks and bullying threats from other kids at school or in the playground, improved balance and coordination, and flexibility
Verbal (non-physical) Self-Defense Skills, for example: showing assertiveness, maintaining strong eye-contact, setting personal boundaries, speaking up for yourself, deescalating a bullying situation
Typical Class Breakdown
For Juniors at the beginner level, we emphasize the general developmental principles of karate and self-defense. These classes are usually 45 minutes in length with drills and skills intervals lasting 10-15 minutes each. At this level, our karate class warm ups and exercises are more challenging to further build strength, improve athletic conditioning, and enhance coordination. Students can expect a higher level of detail in the movements and martial arts techniques that are taught. Not to worry; every drill and skill is taught by one of our caring instructors, dedicated to providing effective coaching, tailored and specific held, and positive feedback to aid progress.
Juniors practice with partners much more often than the Tiny Tigers do, and a use higher level of contact in general. Note that we still always keep that contact at a light to moderate level to lessen chance of injury or undue impact. Additionally, as the “self-defense” aspect of martial arts becomes more prominent in this program, we begin to teach kids about stranger awareness, including proper protocols for talking to and approaching strangers.
What Makes Us Different from Other Karate Studios
Our martial arts classes for Tiny Tigers will build skill in all the above areas mentioned, while setting up students for success in future, more advanced self-defense techniques. We will help your little ones with their strength, conditioning, and flexibility, so that when they are ready for the Juniors (Beginner Level) Program, they have the martial arts foundation to be successful.
American Legacy’s innovative approach to self-defense and martial arts combined with our remodeled, state-of-the-art studio has made us the karate class leader in Rolling Hills, Palos Verdes, and Torrance. If you have kids between the ages of 4 – 7 that could benefit from improved focused, enhanced emotional and social skills, and of course the basics of martial arts and self-defense, reach out to one of our experienced instructors now!
Professional Karate and Self Defense Instruction in the South Bay.