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Teaching children to know right from wrong is one of the toughest challenges parents have to face.
You want your child to have the tools to succeed in life, but protecting them from peer pressure, bullying and internet predators can make any parent feel overwhelmed with anxiety and stress.
The good news is that at The Karate Dojo in Ripon, our kids karate programme is the perfect companion to help you raise a strong, confident leader, teaching confidence, focus & self-defence skills.
Positive Mental Attitude
Respect & Self-Confidence
We focus on the personal development aspect of karate, not just self-defence moves.
Our instructors are all certified black belts, qualified, and professionally trained to teach karate.
Our facility is always clean and features a viewing area for parents, as well as matted floors throughout.
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Our students regularly go on to join top universities and become community leaders. The values they learn during their karate journey are the same you teach at home and last a lifetime.
Social interaction teaches kids how to effectively work as part of a team.
Karate helps improve coordination and is an excellent form of exercise.
Building healthy habits early on can help prevent obesity and diabetes later in life.
Belt testing provides an excellent exercise for kids in learning how to set and achieve goals. Their self-esteem will continue to rise with each accomplishment as they watch their hard work pay off.
Complex physical activities such as karate have proven to strengthen the brain’s neural networks, helping kids improve their focus and self-control. This can be especially beneficial for kids with ADD/ADHD.
The traditional nature of karate teaches kids respect in their classes, whether they are taking a bow or waiting patiently for the next set of instructions. This sense of respect also helps kids improve their grades while improving their listening skills at home and in school.
Our pre-school programme is for ages 3-6, while pre-teens is for ages 7-12.
We offer month-to-month memberships, as well as savings on longer plans.
Absolutely not! We have classes for all ability levels and no previous experience is required. More experienced members help new ones, and we make sure that everyone feels right at home on their first day of class.
Even though we practice self-defence moves and we do practice some sparring drills, your child will not be "fighting" anyone or getting hurt. Of course there is always potential for injury with any sports activity, however, our instructors take great care to make sure everyone practices at their own pace without getting injured.
Our martial arts classes' primary goal is to make sure our students have fun in a playful, safe environment. Come and see a class for yourself - the kids have a blast and our instructors do too.
No, our classes are a good mix of boys and girls of all fitness levels. Beginners train alongside some of the more experienced kids, helping each other out in a fun team environment.