At Karate Central our students are divided into groups based on their age. Children are happier training with other children of the same age and are taught appropriate to their skill level, so learn quicker. This is called the "Zone of Proximal Development". I personally consult with every student and parent to understand each one’s unique abilities and goals. Because at Karate Central, every athlete matters.
The Pre-K class is for 3 to 5 years olds. They train for half an hour, and develop listening skills, respect, co-ordination, sharing and fair play through fun drills and games.
Infants are 5 to 8 years old. They train for half an hour and are taught a simple karate techniques step-by-step. As they progress they are shown simple combinations, and how to put these techniques together.
Karateka are 8 years and older. They train for a full hour, and training is a little bit more formal, perfecting the basics and learning new techniques with more application of technique and self-defence.