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Little Dragons

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.

Par­ents have told us they have seen an imme­di­ate improve­ment in self-con­trol, dis­ci­pline, and respect. 

Our Little Dragons Karate Program

We are look­ing for progress in three major areas; 

1. Wado-Ryu
The art of self-defense (block­ing, kick­ing, punch­ing, and self-defense techniques)

2. Phys­i­cal­i­ty
Phys­i­cal strength, flex­i­bil­i­ty, and hand/eye coordination 

3. Intan­gi­bles
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

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