The foundation of the Karate for Kids curriculum is the education and development of life-skills such as positive mental attitude, high goal setting, perseverance, self-control and confidence.
Karate for Kids training is designed to be fun and fulfilling for each student. This is because Taekwondo is an individual activity rather than a team sport. Therefore every student is an active and valuable participant in class. They work out with kids their own age and progress at their own pace. Parents are welcome and encouraged to take class with their kids.
The ATA Karate for Kids program is perfect for parents looking for an activity that is not just great exercise but that also teaches their school age children lessons they will use throughout their life. The way children learn and what motivates them is the reason we offer a program exclusively for children.
Since its introduction in 1986, the Karate for Kids program has helped children all over the world learn Discipline, Self-Esteem and Respect. By combining the Discipline of traditional martial arts, learning Respect through life skill development and the Self-Esteem gained through our unique reward system, your child will advance in the martial arts while reaching their fullest potential.
Since martial arts is an individual activity rather than a team sport, each child is an active and valuable participant in the class. They train with kids their own age and size under well supervised conditions while progressing at their own pace.
The Karate for Kids system is based on a lifetime learning concept in addition to technical skills. We feel so positive about this program that we promise to give your children the most professional, well supervised and the highest quality classes available in any sport or art. Our instructors take their responsibility seriously as role models for younger students, teaching them the importance of strong character, leadership and good values.
There are many reasons for kids to become involved in the martial arts. We have developed a program based on traditional Taekwondo for kids called Karate for Kids. The Karate for Kids system is based on a lifetime learning concept in addition to technical skills. The building blocks for our system are monthly themes such as:
Goals Friendship Perseverance
Self-Control Confidence Self-Improvement
Courtesy Self Awareness Respect
Integrity Self-Esteem Dedication
In addition to monthly themes, our system includes the unique ATA Shield Bag Tag. Kids are rewarded special "Victory Stars." These different colored stars are rewarded for outstanding performance in karate class, school, home or at a tournament competition. Kids may receive the following stars for the following deeds:
Gold Straight A’s, honor roll, or significant improvement
Silver Special performance awards
Blue Monthly themes, weekly lessons, classroom performance
Red Tournament participation
Four different colored Victory Tags are available to accommodate all the stars that can be earned by a high achieving Karate Kid:
ATA Shield Bag Tag
White - 0-25 Stars
Blue - 26-50 Stars
Red - 51-75 Stars
Black - 76-100 Stars
Gold - 100+ Stars