Hastings Martial Arts was developed for kids. We are dedicated to teaching and training Shotokan Karate to help children learn life-long skills, build confidence, develop a love of fitness, understand the importance of respect and discipline, learn how to use karate for self-defense, and become leaders.
- Kids Beginner Karate - Ages 5-6
- Kids Beginner Karate Ages 7+
Tuesdays/Thursdays 6:15 - 7:15pm
Kids Beginner Karate
This class will develop the fundamentals of teamwork, concentration, coordination, agility and balance while introducing the principles of respect and discipline. Students will learn the basics of Shotokan Karate and begin their journey to black belt.
Who is this class for?
This class is for children who are at least 5 years old with no or limited martial arts experience.
What can parents expect?
Parents can expect their kids to get exercise, learn respect, discipline and kindness towards others, beginning of self-defense, improved motor skills, coordination and agility, teamwork, and leadership opportunities. Parents are always welcome to stay and watch their kids through the session.
What can kids expect?
Kids can expect to meet new friends, have fun, follow their Sensei’s directions, learn the beginning basics of Shotokan Karate, including: stances, blocks, hand techniques, kicks, terminology, and beginning of forms (kata). They are also introduced to a variety of equipment, such as the bo staff, gloves, bags, breaking boards, we even have a bouncy castle!
You are welcome to observe part or all of a class.