We recommend two classes per week, plus a certain amount of practice time in between classes as the "perfect" level of training, although this will vary some for each student. This allows the student time to work on material between classes and become proficient before new concepts are introduced.
At Karate America, all students are grouped by age and by ability. In this way, you will be in a class with students at your age and skill level. In addition, when needed, we will split the main group into smaller groups to provide the personal attention each student needs.
At Karate America children are taught that karate is a responsibility to be used for positive things only. Aggressive behavior is channeled into assertiveness to increase the child's self esteem, increase self discipline and build character. Our program also helps the shy child to develop self confidence and become more assertive.
Absolutely! All classes taught at Karate America are strictly monitored to ensure complete safety.
All students will spar once the level of Green Belt is Achieved. We require all participants while sparring to wear Karate America protective equipment and sparring is closely supervised. Consequently, the chance of injury is very minimal. Sparring is a wonderful tool used to develop the student’s distance and timing skills, and to increase speed and focus, not necessarily power. Karate America's competition team is nationally recognized for their sparring skills.
The time it takes to become proficient varies with each individual depending on the effort they put forth. At Karate America, students are often amazed by their own ability and accomplishment in as little as a few lessons. This training will give you the confidence of knowing that you can defend yourself in most situations. Your real goal, however, should be to attain the rank of Karate America Black Belt. This level of proficiency typically takes three to four years, however, the level of proficiency is increased during each class that is attended. While the physical skills are important, we equally strive for mental development. An increase and awareness in life skills such as politeness, willingness to help others, respect and self-discipline are skills parents and teachers should notice increasing as well as the students graduates from one belt to another.