Kids Karate Classes in Canton, CT
Why kids karate classes?
Our classes have been specifically designed to both teach and challenge children. Through the practice of Tang Soo Do, your child will learn discipline, focus, and confidence as well as develop positive changes in muscle tone, strength, and flexibility.
Our certified black belt instructors work with children of all ages and will push them to reach goals both in and out of class. Classes are available for ages 4 through teen.
Master Sawyer, and the numerous master belts he has trained, have built a school based on two principles: respect and hardwork. The students in Master Sawyer's school can set their own pace, but Master Sawyer always pushes them to surpass their limits. In sparring sessions students fight with control, and always at the same level as their opponents. It is not uncommon to see a black belt fight a white belt, and appear to be even, and then fight another black belt and it looks like two angry tigers fighting.
Self defense for children is more that just being able to say no to a bully. Today’s world holds a lot of unknowns, we help prepare our students with the knowledge on how to properly and confidently handle potentially dangerous situations.
As a traditional martial arts, part of Tang Soo Do involves learning sets of movements called forms. These forms require both focus and discipline to master.
All children are taught forms as part of their training at Sawyer’s Martial Arts, even in our young age groups. Older and upper level students learn to present their forms by them self in front of their peers.
Our teaching methods encourage practice, increase confidence, technique and memory development.
Breaking, usually with wood or re-breakable plastic boards, is used to release energy and focus into controlled strikes.
Children learn to break through objects, learning that mental preparation is equally as important as physical.