Kids during an after school class

Kids Karate / Children's Martial Arts Program

In children’s karate classes, our focus is on helping kids develop a positive, confident outlook. We firmly believe that self-confidence and self-discipline are the most valuable skills we can teach children.

Kids - Age 4-8

4 to 8 Beginner/Intermediate

Students in the Beginner/Intermediate Karate class learn and practice basic skills while learning the fundamentals that will help them become well rounded martial artists. Classes are structured so that all students progress and achieve at their own pace and skill level. Students learn to work alone and in small groups which improves social skills, teamwork, and focus. Students are also introduced to basic fitness, stretching, and exercise. In addition to working with partners, students will also practice their self – defense techniques on assistant instructors and punching bags.

5 to 8 Advanced

After students have demonstrated a good grasp of basic techniques, students are then invited into the advanced Karate classes for this age group. These classes are structured to improve the techniques learned in the previous class while also increasing fitness level and discipline. This class runs at a faster pace, and expectation levels are higher as we try to bring out the best in each student. Sparring is also incorporated 3 – 4 times a week at this level.

Kids - Age 9 +

Students ages 9 and above also have their own Karate class. Because these students are older, their classes are generally more physically demanding. This class contains a good balance of fun, self-defense, and physical fitness.

Some students in this class will also learn the adult Kenpo techniques, depending on skill level. Sparring is much more prevalent in this class as well as an increased amount of bag work.

Students in this class are always partnered up, so that practice is more hands on and practical. Our instructors love helping students develop skills and confidence as they experience the many benefits of karate.

Here are 10 reasons why parents should consider enrolling their kids in our karate program:

  1. Physical exercise

    Karate combines cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and flexibility training, which are all important for good physical health.

  2. Discipline and self-control

    Karate practitioners are taught to respect their opponents and to control their actions and reactions. This discipline can carry over into other areas of life, such as school and home.

  3. Confidence and self-esteem

    Through karate, kids learn to set and achieve goals, which can boost their confidence and self-esteem. They also learn to defend themselves, which can give them a sense of empowerment and self-reliance.

  4. Social skills

    Karate classes often involve interacting with other kids, which can help kids develop communication, teamwork, and leadership skills. Karate also promotes a sense of community and belonging.

  5. Coordination, balance, and agility

    Karate helps kids develop these important physical skills, which are essential for many activities.

  6. Stress relief

    Karate can be a great outlet for kids to release pent-up energy and stress. It can also help kids learn to manage stress healthily.

  7. Fun and enjoyment

    Our Karate classes often include games and activities we designed to be enjoyable while still teaching important skills. These can help keep kids motivated and engaged in their training.

  8. Cultural appreciation

    Karate is a martial art that originated in Japan, and karate training can give kids an appreciation for different cultures.

  9. Improved focus and concentration

    Karate requires focus and concentration, which can help kids develop these important skills.

  10. Personal growth

    Karate can help kids develop a sense of accomplishment and personal growth as they progress through the ranks and achieve their goals.

These are just a few reasons parents should consider enrolling their kids in the Troy Black Belt Academy Karate program. Karate can be a fun, engaging, and beneficial activity for kids of all ages. Help your kids achieve their best selves by enrolling them for 2023.