Our unique children's program offers a lot more than self-defence and physical agility.
Our education martial arts program and unique and achievement program will teach your child respect, manners, safety and much more. However, the best part of all is that the Martial Arts will give your child self-discipline to study. This leads to increased concentration at school, which often pays off in the form of better grades.
Our programs are also designed to promote self-confidence and self-esteem. Recent studies have shown that programs, which focus on personal achievement, such as martial arts, are vastly more effective in this area than the team sports. A typical class
During a class of 45 minutes we would normally have the following activities. 5 minutes of warm up exercises 5-10 minutes of races or exercises 5 minutes of basic techniques – 10 Mins Forms Practice 5 minutes of focus pads 10 minutes of Games Tag war / Jumping Rope / Wrestling, etc... 5-10 minutes of talk/discussion about (Respect / Manners / etc...
Other topics such as anti-bullying, making good choices i.e., Importance of staying in school)
Ages 7 to 9 years of age
Saturday 130 - 215pm
Ages 10 to 12 years of age
Tuesday: 6:15-7:15pm and Thursday: 6:15-7:15pm
Non-Member Registration Open:
Starts: Tuesday, 12 September 10 -12 yrs Old Saturday, 16 September 7 - 9 yrs Old Contact YMCA - for program fee www.peterboroughymca.org
Further info on the Dojo:
Mike Chinadi, 4th Dan (Yondan, Okinawa Goju Ryu), Dojo Chief Instructor, has 25 years of teaching experience. Certified NCCP Level 1 Karate; Certified CanFitPro Personal Trainer; Certified Nutrition and Wellness Specialist; CASK Level 1; Olympic Lifting Level 1; and former Military Instructor (Rank of Sergeant) with CF.