Benefits of Karate for Kids : Improve Self Defence Techniques

Published: 16th April 2010
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Before to join in Karate Classes, first you should know the history of karate and its importance...

Karate is often associated with Japanese martial arts, its true origin dwells in Okinawa combat techniques and Southern Chinese martial arts. It is basically a fusion of both arts and was introduced to Japan only in 1921. During this period, Karate was simply known as "Te", or hand, as called by the Okinawa's. Chinese influence is evident in the original symbol for Karate - the "Tang Hand" or ? Chinese Hand?.

Japan began introducing Karate as a subject in schools before the Second World War and soldiers in the army were often trained in the discipline. Competitions and different styles also started emerging as several universities started karate Club programs during this period.

Fundamentals of Karate:

Karate mainly stresses on volatile combat techniques such as punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes, and open hand methods. Grappling, joint manipulations, locks, restraints, throwing, and vital point striking are also parts of this discipline.

Is Your Little One Ready To Become A Karate Kid?

As karate has become more popular over the years, kids of a younger age are getting started in the martial arts. There has of course been a strong influence from the Ninja Turtles and the Power Rangers but also with the ever expanding commercial karate schools.

Karate for Kids offers a safe, happy and encouraging environment where your children will learn self defence, become "stranger aware" and learn how to deal with other kids at school as well as developing personal discipline and confidence while getting active, having fun and making new friends.

It seems that the age of 5 to 6 years old is the youngest age for kids to be accepted into a martial arts program. We train-up the kids in a way to follow basic directions in order to function in the karate classes. Karate for kids can help your children increase their confidence by giving them the skills and practice needed to get in tune with their minds and bodies. They will begin to not only understand their actions and options, but themselves as a whole.

Karate for Kids Chief Instructor, Sensei Caroline Manly, designs all the classes and ensures they are a good mix of high energy, fitness and fun. She takes karate classes for kids in ancient style of Goju Karate. She teaches self defence techniques, self defence moves, martial arts moves and many more.

She says "I recognize all forms of martial arts have something to offer the student so I have to admit I have poached the best ideas from taekwondo, judo, aikido, kung fu and even boxing!" She is a good role model with plenty of teaching experience.

Karate for Kids classes are dynamic and they improve confidence, strength, self defence, mental awareness and made fun and they suit everyone. And these karate classes for kids are held in the Lindfield Community Hall, West Lindfield. We follow the public school term.

If you are interested to join your kid in Martial arts training (karate Classes). Are you would like to join in karate classes to improve life skills, Here you have Martial arts eBooks and Karate lessons and videos and You can contact me at:

Sensei Caroline Manly fully qualified 3rd dan black belt in Goju Karate with 25 years training experience and 20 years teaching experience. Chief Instructor and owner of Karate for Kids. She follows ancient style of Goju karate and takes karate classes for kids to improve self defence, strength, fitness, mental awareness. So Please take a over look at karate for kids .

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