Students will learn the basic strikes, blocks, kicks and stances used in our training. This fundamental training also strengthens and prepares the body for the more difficult techniques ahead in one’s training. From the first day of class, values of respect, courtesy, control and discipline are instilled in every student. We provide training that is interesting and challenging while reinforcing these important values.
The kids class is a wonderful opportunity for your little ones to practice the very basics of Karate. The program will enhance development in a very fun and motivating environment which consists largely of karate orientated games and reaction / stimulating exercises for their age group.
We focus on improving your child's basic, fine and gross motor and listening skills. Your child will learn how to work with others and follow directions from their instructors through positive social interaction.
Youngsters today have turned to karate for a much more stimulating, beneficial, rewarding and enjoyable alternative to gym boredom. If you’re looking for a more enjoyable, supportive and compelling alternative to traditional exercise programs, then come and join us for an awesome karate class and experience our awesome academy!
Our teenager karate program employs a unique system that effectively combines the power of body and mind to increase your energy, discipline and fitness for a longer, happier and more fulfilling life.
The overall effect of combining classic Karate moves, exercises and time-tested self-defense techniques along with a rigorous fitness and conditioning program, kick-starts the bodies fat burning process, tones your body, clears your mind and cleanses your spirit!
Tournament karate is a compliment aspect to your traditional karate. These classes are aimed at our competitive students & high performance athletes who wish to increase and elevate their speed, accuracy, timing and efficiency of movement for local, regional, national and international karate competitions.
Karate is one of the most popular sports practiced in the world with over 50 million people involved from 164 countries. Interested students are required to obtain permission from their instructor. Your sensei can answer any questions or concerns that you may have about competing. SEISHIN Martial Arts students are encouraged to participate in competitions throughout the year.
In addition to developing physical fitness, self-defense and safety skills, our karate program also helps you build confidence, focus and respect for oneself and others.
Studies have shown that students who study karate often show significant improvement in concentration and self-discipline — both in school, work and at home.
More than any other sport for karate and its inherent values counteract the "win at all costs" mentality so common in sports today. It is also one of the few sports in which there are no bench-warmers: every students can fully participate at their own pace. This makes it particularly helpful for people who struggle with attention and behavior disorders.
STARTING KARATE ...
Most people and parents wonder what age a person should start learning karate. Some parents want to expose their children to the benefits of karate as soon as possible, but children that are too young may not be physically or mentally ready yet to learn the art of martial arts.
We believe that age 4 is the suitable age for children to start learning karate, since children younger than this haven’t yet developed the focus and self-control needed to get through an entire class.
Even within the same age group, students tend to mature and develop at different levels.
WHAT ARE GRADINGS
DIFFERENT BELT LEVELS
The martial arts colored belt ranking system was originated by Dr. Jigoro Kano, who was Japanese and known as the "Founder of Modern Judo", who first devised many of the concepts that are the foundation of Modern martial arts. Dr. Kano devised the colored belt system as a visible sign of a student’s progress, awarding the first “black belts” in the 1880's.
From the beginner student (white belt) to the intermediate student (orange, green, blue etc.) to the maturing and heading to advanced (purple, brown, black belt).
The belts symbolize each students progress as an individual – both inside & outside the dojo.
GETTING YOUR BLACK BELT
Grading is a system of examination which enables the student to demonstrate that they have achieved a particular standard. The student will be asked to perform a series of techniques relevant to the level of grade they are being tested on and the examiner will assess whether they reach the required standard for the grade.
Students are encouraged to take part in the grading system however it is not compulsory. Grading takes place roughly every 3 months, although not every student grades every time.
Our gradings take place in March, July and November each year.
A black belt is a very powerful symbol. Before even having to do anything, the simple process of putting on your belt instantly derives admiration among fellow students. A black belt is something more of an achievement, not a title.
Allow me to make my point. Whatever your perception of a black belt, try to forget about the title, or the idea of ‘getting‘ a black belt. Instead focus on ‘becoming’ one. Although it is only a tiny difference in vocabulary, there is a fundamental difference in their mindsets