Martial Arts

How to Introduce Young Kids to Karate

The younger the student, the more they need their parents’ support and help in getting the most out of training. Here are some ways that parents can help young kids who are not sure about starting karate.

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Okinawa Shuri Castle Photo a Favorite

This photo at Shuri Castle is one of my favorite group photos and general karate pictures. For me it symbolizes Ryukyu no shin – the heart of the Ryukyu Kingdom, or the heart of karate from Okinawa in current times.

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Arizona Spring Karate Camp Picture a Favorite

This picture reminds me that several visitors came from other states to our Arizona Spring Karate Camp. Yet, because we all train in the same style of Ryukyu Kempo, we were able to successfully perform our katas together as a team.

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Why Young Karate Kids Benefit from Training

“At what age can a child start karate?” That is one of the most common questions I’m asked about karate, as an instructor in a Little Dragons early childhood karate program. I’m asked that question by potential dojo parents as well as acquaintances making conversation.

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How do we Teach Young Kids’ Karate?

Students in the younger ages have shorter attention spans and a boon of energy which they are learning to use. Between the age of three and six, they rapidly progress through many different developmental stages. Our Little Dragons young kids’ karate program is for kids ages three through six. Here are some of the ways that we successfully teach these students.

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Starting Early Childhood Karate

We had learned from an excellent teacher. We added all that we learned from our parenting experience in order to teach fun yet informative classes to our youngest students to promote childhood development in early childhood karate.

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Karate with your Dog: why Karate is Going to the Dogs

A new children’s picture book, “The Two True Karate Kids,” includes karate and the adoption of a dog, and so the book’s publication will be celebrated with a class on Karate with your Dog. The launch party will take place Sat. Feb. 15th outside East Valley Martial Arts in Mesa, Arizona.

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