Information for Juniors
Welcome to the Eddie Cummins School of Kenpo “Kenpo Karate for Children”. We have developed this special program to provide your child with the following benefits.
The emphasis of our program is to establish discipline and courtesy to the child. The structure of respect is built into karate instruction, with bowing to all higher grades
and obeying the instructor without question.
The program builds confidence and character by providing the child with control over his/her body and ability to stand up to peer pressure and other intimidating situations.
The movement of karate develops coordination and increase strength and flexibility, which is very important during the growing years.
The awarding of the higher grades of karate belts gives the child a sense of achievement and accomplishment. We keep this very much in mind, because the length of time for achieving belts can be from six months to one year, we award tips
on the belt as the child progresses between grades. Training for these grades and passing them, enhances the child’s ability to concentrate, plan for and triumph over
Karate instruction also involves sparring free-style and competition (sports karate). This helps develop a sense of fair play in a controlled competitive situation.
The foundation of karate is its self-discipline value. We are very careful to teach children that karate is not to be used outside the karate class in any manner other
than in true self-defence. The results are a self-confident child who does not need to bully or show-off to other children. Some of the benefits of Kenpo karate:
- Self-esteem/self-awareness/self-control and self-confidence
- Improve reaction times/coordination
- Increase flexibility/fitness/confidence and sense of balance
- Personal development
- The confidence to defend yourself unarmed
And finally Kenpo karate is good, clean fun for kids and a great way to burn off extra energy.
If you have any questions please feel free to talk to any of the instructors. We believe in the value of our program for all ages, but especially for the young.