Beginner Young Champions
Our Beginner Young Champions Programs are for children ages 5 – 11 and are white/orange/yellow belts. Our convenient schedule for parents includes this age range so siblings are in the same timeslot however, we group students by age when they arrive – Age 5-7, Age 8-10 & 11 & Up.
This is a “no contact” program as students need to learn & develop a skill set in tae kwon do before they can safely & effectively practice with a partner.
When a student graduates from the Young Champions Program & they are ready to learn how to APPLY all of the knowledge & skills they have learned, they are promoted to the Black Belt Club Program which is considered an Intermediate Program at our school.
Ms. Patty, the Owner & Mr. Wes, Head Instructor must approve & recommend all students before the enter the Black Belt Club Program.
In addition to the convenient scheduling & grouping of ages within classes, students at this age require a bit more independence in their training and that is provided with opportunities to lead stretches, demonstrate skills for the class & more. We use top notch equipment & a rotating lesson plan system so even if your child attends classes 3-4 times a week, the lesson will never be the same! Students learn techniques in many different ways & by varying the instruction their interest level remains high!
Students participate in age appropriate gross motor activities that work their developing muscles while encouraging them to get the “mental workout” required to learn martial arts too.
Our Young Champion students learn respect, develop confidence by setting & achieving both short & long term goals and are rewarded for becoming disciplined & focused with their training. Very often a student will earn “double stripes” for a class when they demonstrate the ability to maintain attention to the Instructor and follow directions, try their best & be respectful. Our very structured system of curriculum & earning belt ranks will teach your child the important life skills of setting short & long term goals such as mastering a technique or earning a new belt rank.
We Often Encounter Young Champions Who Have:
More Than Just Martial Arts
Discover the Transformative Powers Martial Arts Our Program Has on Children
But How Is This Possible?
It’s not magic or some secret ancient wisdom, as cool as that would be. All it really comes down to is our philosophy and commitment in developing the “whole” student as opposed to simply teaching a specific skill.
We strive to raise our students to new heights in not just martial arts but also in overall health, character, discipline, confidence, development, and socialization. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what that “magic” ingredient is, but our combination of a flexible weekly schedule, accommodating approach, and focus on character development just seems to resonate with our students and their families.
A Culture Of Growth
Martial Arts isn’t just an overnight solution. It’s a journey of continuous self-improvement.
Yes your child will likely see dramatic changes in the beginning, but the real power is in their future knowledge and growth.
Each additional class not only helps your child feel healthier, it adds a sense of discipline and purpose to your child’s life as we continue to teach important life lessons and values.
True Sense Of Discipline and Leadership
No longer will you have to worry about whether or not your child is on the right path in life. We know how much effort you place in raising your child to follow your lead and avoid negative influences such as peer pressure, the internet, and practices of other Young Champions.
Our top priority is guidance and offering your child not only support, but the structure and discipline to value the wisdom of parents and teachers.
With a focus on character development and inner strength, we encourage children to not only follow your lead, but to also make meaningful, responsible decisions of their own.
Protection From Dangers And Threats
We teach children that most situations can be dissolved (resolved) by seeking out an authority such as a parent or teacher and thoroughly explaining the situation. We never want to see Young Champions use their Martial Arts skills in the outside world, but we also believe understanding how to respond to a threat is crucial in today’s society.
Our students understand that Self-Defense is a last resort and know how to quickly escape a dangerous situation when necessary.
Activity and Fitness
Young Champions today get less exercise than ever. With screens and devices constantly capturing attention, it’s incredibly important that Young Champions get the exercise they need to develop.
We use fun activities, challenges, and games to make sure your child completes a full exercise routine while also having a ton of fun! These exercises develop your child’s mind and body while putting energy towards a fun and healthy activity.
This practice of regular exercise not only leaves Young Champions excited for their next session, it creates a powerful habit that develops into a healthy lifestyle as your child grows older.
Socialize and Bond With Other Students
One of our top priorities here at our school is getting students to put down their phones and connect with the world around them.
We show Young Champions how much they miss when they’re glued to their phone as we bond over a fun, rewarding activity.
Parents often notice their children talking more, socializing with other Young Champions, and listening to advice and instructions better as they’re no longer glued to their digital devices.
Our Members Speak Out
“My husband and I are very pleased with the professionalism of all staff members and instructors at this Dojo. My son has learned self-discipline, respect, hard work and honesty. After a year, he continues to strive to be the best he can be. The instructors make it fun for the kids and yet still manage to teach them the fundamental blocks that ALL children need to become successful adults. Thank you to the whole Team at USA KARATE!”
“My son has been going since January and really enjoys it— the classes are definitely helping his focus and self-confidence. The instructors are wonderful, the flexible schedule is perfect and he always has a great time!”
“I originally signed my boys up at USA Karate Academy for the exercise benefits since they weren't participating in winter sports. After their first class, they asked to keep going. A month in, and I noticed an improvement in focus at school! Two months in, and the focus kept improving, as well as their confidence. My oldest told me, "Now when I walk down the street, I feel huge!", and he's always been extremely shy. His self confidence is up, and my youngest has been getting better grades and notes sent home from his teachers saying that he has improved in every subject. I've started talking classes as well, and like my boys, I was hooked after the 1st class. The instructors are fantastic and give every child the attention they need. Thank you USA Karate!”
“My son has been going here since July and we both love it..the classes work with my job schedule, the instructors work well with the students, I love that my son has gained confidence and he uses what he has learned outside of class (being disciplined). Thank you guys for all of your help.”
“My daughter has attended USA Karate for over a year. We started going because she needed to gain confidence in herself and find her voice. We continued going because she loves it! Her confidence has grown in her physical abilities and using her "karate muscles" and she has becoming more comfortable in speaking up for herself.”