At Dojo Van Rel, kids classes are divided into age specific groups: Tiny Tigers (5-6) Karate Kids (age 7-9) and Karate Kids (age 10-14):
Children in this age group are ready to start learning the kata (forms) and kihon (basic techniques) that are specific to Shotokan karate. They will also begin to learn some kumite (sparring) in a controlled and safe environment. Karate not only helps your child keep fit and increase their flexibility; it also teaches discipline, focus and self-confidence. Parents of children at Dojo Van Rel have even reported better grades as a result of these classes. We provide positive role models and teach you child the importance of respect; both for themselves and for others.