Little Samurai Program
The youngest students are in our Little Samurai classes with students as young as 3 years old. This is a great way for kids to build basic skills and have a head start when they begin Kindergarten.
A central component of the program includes Stranger-Danger activities intended to teach children how to cope with and avoid dangerous situations such as potential abductors. The program frequently includes a variety of team-sports such as capture-the-football, team-tag, and tug-of-war, intended to develop athleticism, friendships, interactions, and social skills. Each year we plan fun family events such as holiday parties, children's tournaments, trips to water parks, picnics, and international interactions with Okinawan Masters and students.
Character Development Program
The CNY Karate children's program is based on a combination of the traditional Karate curriculum in addition to our nationally acclaimed Character Development program.
Our Character Development program was developed by Sensei Labbate, working with child psychologists, to provide age-specific lessons in positive character trait development. Taught in a fun and motivational way, these are key traits universally recognized as important to the future success of your child.
Many martial arts schools tell you that they can build skills like Discipline, Respect, and Self Esteem in their students, but Central New York Karate backs that claim up with a documented program on Character Development.
Each of our children's program instructors are mature adults who have been given special training and information on working with children of all ages and developmental abilities. In a fun and motivational way, children learn skills that include:
Our goal is to help each student develop into a well-rounded individual who exemplifies integrity, humility, honor, and respect in addition to developing strong physical fitness and self-defense skills.
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