In our Mighty Ninja program, our focus is more than just punching and kicking. Our main goal is to train our students in focus, control, discipline, and many other life skills. These classes are packed with positive messages and activities that are certain to help your littlest one develop essential motor skills and learn the basics without the competitive environment.
Mighty Ninjas (ages 4-6)
The Benefits Of Martial Arts
When it comes to instilling a love for karate at a young age, we consider ourselves to be experts. Just take a look at our students and you’ll see for yourself! Did you know that the majority of our current students have been training with us since they were toddlers? Our toddler classes are all about introducing the basics of martial arts, teaching kindness and patience to our budding athletes, and having a blast!
Building a Strong Foundation
At Key Martial Arts, we understand that martial arts are a discipline that can’t be learned overnight. That’s why we place so much emphasis on establishing a strong foundation of skills and techniques in our youngest students. Our toddlers will begin by learning the proper stances and forms, and will then incorporate basic karate moves such as the straight punch, front lunge punch, front kick, roundhouse kick, and various blocks. The earlier students get these skills drilled into their muscle memory, the better off they’ll be throughout the rest of their martial arts journey!
When we talk about building a foundation in our toddler martial artists, we aren’t just talking about kicks and punches. Unlike other sports and activities, the discipline of karate believes that the mental and emotional lessons are just as important as the physical ones…if not more. Though our toddler students may be young, they will still be expected to address their instructors respectfully, control themselves during class time, demonstrate patience when they can’t master a move on their first try, and treat one another with kindness. These are skills that won’t just help them advance through our curriculum but will translate into better grades in school, improved behavior at home, and positive lifestyle habits that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
Above all, students at Key Martial Arts enjoy their training. We believe that to become amazing martial artists one day, students have to develop a love for the sport first! Instead of just using repetition, we teach our toddlers important techniques, stances, and moves through fun games and creative activities. As they laugh and get their energy out, they won’t even realize how much they’re learning!