For 3 & 4 year olds
Imagine how less stressful your life would be if your 3 or 4 year old controlled their behavior, was better able to focus and pay attention and followed the rules at home.
Our Little Ninjas Prep Course (Pre-Ninjas) is where we’ll help socialize your child.
What does that mean? Well, we’ll teach your child how to properly interact with other children, learn to control their impulses, follow rules and pay attention (focus). And, we’ll improve their physical skills.
Many times, this program is a young child’s first time being in a group setting.
Interacting with other children is important once they enter school. Our Prep Course will help your child learn, for instance, to wait their turn. That’s big for a 3 year old. When we ask ‘Who’s next?’ during a ‘game’, a new 3 year old will usually raise their hand, stand up, say ‘Me’ and walk right up to the instructor. It only takes a few times letting them know they have to wait their turn for them to learn that lesson.
Kids at this age do what they want to do, when they want to do it and get out of their way when they do.
Moving out into society, it’s important for them to begin controlling their behavior and stop acting impulsively. Our class structure helps do just that. Our instructors are always reminding the students (in a nice way) about the rules they should follow if they want to play the games. These reminders (‘You have to sit like a Ninja to play the game’) are what will teach your child they have to learn to control themselves to get what they want (playing the game).
In other words, for them it's follow the rules and you’ll be rewarded.
For 5 & 6 year olds
Paying attention (focus) is something most parents wonder if their child will ever learn. Little children are usually all over the place. Many times it's just a matter of a few short weeks that they become noticeably more focused. Our games specifically teach our students to focus on what they’re doing. They have to listen to the instructors to learn how to play the game (focus on the instructor). They have to sit “like a Ninja” to play the game (focus on their behavior). They work to do the game correctly (focus on the task).
Little Ninjas is a concept-based program that focuses on the skills that are developing for 5 & 6 year olds. We use very basic martial arts skills to teach concepts like focus, discipline and control. In our schools we teach our students to learn these skills because it's good for them, not through fear of being punished. It's been our experience that it's more effective for students to develop those skills internally instead of being afraid of punishment. It's also been our experience that our students typically improve their grades at school and their behavior improves at home. What parent wouldn't want that for their child?
The curriculum also teaches Little Ninjas personal development skills that are used to reinforce family values such as having good manners, how to take good care of yourself, and about responsibility. In our Little Ninjas classes, we make learning fun and educational. It's called Edutainment. Our goal is to help every child be the best they can be at everything they put their minds to. The curriculum includes a variety of drills used to teach each skill. Children learn more by playing, and in a child's eyes, these drills are more like games. The games help children retain more and become more willing to learn and do things he or she normally wouldn't enjoy doing.
The goal for this program is to establish basic skills that are significant in a typical child between the ages of 5 and 6. All students that graduate this program are considered knowledgeable in the skills provided and therefore qualify to move onto a more advanced program, our Karate Kidz course. Proper execution of this program can build great young Martial Artists with better retention than most traditional Martial Arts curriculums due to its comprehensive approach in age-specific training.