Pre-School Children in Karate
Ages - We have a special class for 3.5 to 5 year olds. It is referred to as Little Samurai Class. This class is a pre-school class for children who have not yet started Kindergarten.
Curriculum - We teach this class with Karate techniques; however we focus on child development skills that will enable him/her to move into our regular karate curriculum when he/she is 5 to 6 years old. At 3.5 to 5 years old, the children need to focus more on learning their right from their left, their basic gross motor skills and their attention span.
The techniques we teach will build skills that will help them move into the older children's program when they reach the age of 5 and have begun Kindergarten.
How to get your child started - We have an introductory program for $29.50 that consists of 3 classes and a new uniform that allows your child to try out karate, and gives us the opportunity to evaluate him/her, at the same time.
Orientation - Basically, your first appointment would be one-on-one with an instructor and your child. You would of course observe this in the same room as them. It will take about 20 minutes, and should help your child feel more comfortable about starting karate. At the same time, we will be able to see if he/she is actually ready for classes (some 3 year olds are not quite ready). Then we would guide him/her right into the group class that would be a 30 minute lesson. So, the first time you are here, you would spend about an hour. After that, you could choose from any days of the week that the class is available to your son or daughter, and come from once per week for 30 minutes, up to 5 times per week!
The orientation would need to be at 5:00 pm on a Monday or Wednesday; at 3:30 pm on a Tuesday or Thursday or 11:30 am on a Saturday. His/Her regular group classes are available at 5:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 pm, and Saturdays at 12:00 noon.
If you are interested, we'd be happy to talk to you if you'd like to call or, just click on the link below to request more information.
Click here to set your first appointment or to request more information. Be sure to put Little Samurai in the Comments.
We are located in North Raleigh on Hargrove Road. It is a road that is about 1/2 mile off of Capital Blvd, and runs between Millbrook and Spring Forest. When you set your first appointment, we usually send exact directions by email. Please let us know how we can help you get your son/daughter started in Karate.