Karate Classes for Kids (Ages 4-6)
One of the most common questions we hear at David Deaton Karate is, “How young can a child be to start learning karate?”
The short answer is, children as young as four years old can start learning karate in our Little Dragons karate program.
That said, we have a qualifying process that every child goes through to ensure they are ready to go through our program. And although we will do everything we can to ensure they qualify, the truth is, some children aren’t always ready.
Our Little Dragons Karate Program
We are looking for progress in three major areas;
The art of self-defense (blocking, kicking, punching, and self-defense techniques)
Physical strength, flexibility, and hand/eye coordination
The third area is the intangibles; respect, discipline, self-control, self-confidence, and self-esteem. All of the things you can’t quite put your thumb on but are valuable for creating the citizens for the future.
Because children develop at different speeds, the benefits vary based on what stage of life they’re in.
For example, some four-year-old children are natural athletes, while others have never done anything athletic. Some are afraid of their shadow, and others are ready to conquer the world!
So self-confidence may not be difficult for some but it may be for others. The same is true for self-esteem. This is why we focus on all three areas, all the time.
For more information, review Little Dragon promotion requirements