Medium Cranes (Ages 6 - 12)
Children between the ages of 6 - 12 can be at very different stages of their lives and their learning... but that's one of the best things about this age group! The development and team building, as well as the individual growth excels when the age range is larger, among this group of kiddo's.
Just as with the 3 - 5 age range, we have been told by the families of our students that they have seen an immediate improvement in the child's self-control, discipline, and respect! We focus on the same 3 major area's, but the kiddo's will always grow and get more out of each area as they advance.
We focus on three major areas:
1. Okinawan Karate (Traditional, Non-Competitive)
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.
These are all of the things you can’t quite put your thumb on, but are invaluable for creating the citizens of the future.
Because children develop at different speeds, the benefits vary based on what stage of life they’re in.
For example, some 3 year old children are natural athletes, others are naturally calm, some are very shy - and everything in between! Some are afraid of their own shadows, 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.
We also offer specialized classes throughout the year such as sword and weapons training, special summer karate camps, and more.
So no matter how young they are, their skill level, or whether they’re looking to become a Black Belt or just get involved in a great fitness program, we have a place for you here at WCMA!