Frequently Asked Questions- We Have The Answers!
Are classes safe?
Little Ninja and Karate Kids is a highly supervised activity. The children are never asked to perform any movement that would put them in danger of injury. Our children’s curriculum has been specifically designed to accommodate ages 4 and up. This curriculum has been modified so children of those ages can successfully learn to perform all the moves necessary to excel. We will teach your child how to spot and avoid danger, what to do in an emergency, and if necessary how to protect themselves from danger. This invaluable skill will not only increase their confidence in themselves, but may even save their lives.
Will my child have fun?
Little Ninja and Karate Kids is good, clean fun and a great way to give kids a head start on life. It has been our understanding that parents want the lasting benefits of confidence, respect, self-esteem and self-discipline that we offer, however, we don’t want to struggle with the children when it’s time to get ready for class. Our instructors have become leaders in the field of motivating children. Motivation, excitement and fun are the essential tools we use to increase the learning and performance of our kids. We also offer various school events that teach children how to get along better with others, thus creating a spirit of teamwork and a sense of belonging. Our carefully structured environment will help your child develop physically, mentally and socially. Because your children will be surrounded by others with similar goals and aspirations, they will develop positive friendships and healthy peer groups.
What is the focus of the program?
Over the years, we have seen hundreds of children benefit from our unique programs:
- Overweight kids who lost a few pounds through self-discipline and exercise and gained massive amounts of self esteem and confidence.
- Smart kids, bored with school, who learned to set goals and reach higher.
- Wild kids who learned how to focus and channel their energy in a more positive direction.
- Shy kids who were brought out of their shell
All these children and the hundreds of others who have experienced our program have gained a foundation in the basic tools of success that will last them a lifetime. Much as learning to ride a bike or learning to swim, once the skills of success and achievement are introduced to your children they never go away. The payoff just keeps on going for the rest of their lives. Lives filled with proud moments of achievement backed by good health and happiness. Where do children learn such wonderful tools? At our dojo !!
But my child already participates in a dozen different activities! How does Little Ninja/Karate Kids fit into their busy schedule?
We understand kids have other interests too: Cub Scouts, Baseball, Piano Lessons, you name it. And that’s okay! Kuk Sool never tries to compete with these activities. In fact, our training actually enhances a child’s performance in other sports or activities by improving concentration, accuracy, endurance, motor skills and confidence.
We offer numerous classes at different times after school six days a week, so you’re sure to find a class time that will fit into your busy schedule.
When is a good age to start? Also, I would like to have a family activity, but since I am older and my child is 6, will I be held back to her level if we take at the same time?
We generally start children at about 4-5 years old (based on attention span and other factors), although we do start them at a younger age if a parent or older sibling trains with us, as well. This is because younger children are still able to learn and progress if they are able to get help at home.
To allow both parent and child to progress, however, classes are split into age- and rank-specific groups which allows both adults and children to progress at their own pace.
The great thing about families training together is that, very often, the kids are able to help the parents to learn forms or techniques we have found that this is a tremendous confidence builder for your kids!
What are the cost involved? Can I get a free trial?
Due to the labour intensive nature of kids classes, we do not endorse free trials.
What days and times can we bring our son?
Please check our Class Schedule tab.
How does the Little Ninja birthday party work?
Please refer to our Birthday Parties tab. It is a 2 hour event planned orchestrated by our friendly martial arts instructors, the first hour your birthday child and friends get a taste of what we teach in a normal Little Ninja/ Karate Kids session plus some exciting games to get everyone involved.
Men-Women-Parents, too! At Little Ninja/Karate Kids, no matter what your age, career or interests, you will gain new confidence while improving your overall physical conditioning.