East West youth program has long been synonymous with helping develop not only the fitness level of a child but their mental focus and emotional health as well. Through positive reinforcement, instructors at East West Okinawan Karate strive to help children develop self-confidence and self-respect. Children learn to take pride in themselves as they develop self-defense skills and strive to achieve their goals toward a black belt. East West has developed a carefully structured children’s curriculum that ensures students acquire the benefits of karate training but also learn they are not to misuse their martial arts skills and must have respect for teachers, parents, and fellow students both in and outside of the karate dojo.
HOW CAN MY CHILD BENEFIT FROM THIS PROGRAM?
OUR YOUTH PROGRAM
East West Okinawan Karate understands the problems unique to youngsters, and the concerns parents naturally have regarding the growth and productivity of their children. Students will benefit from karate's focus on building character; developing concentration and listening skills, learning respect for others, and improving self-esteem. Our well organized, professionally planned children's program is designed to build self-confidence and a positive outlook. As students progress in karate, they learn to take pride in themselves and their accomplishments, soon come out of their shells, begin to participate, and learn to make friends easier. Attention spans increase as do motor skills and performance at sports and other activities.
It can be difficult to know if your child is being bullied or if they may even be the bully when they are away from home. Children will often keep this situation to themselves for various reasons such as embarrassment or feeling helpless. Those who bully other children lack self-respect and confidence. They seek targets they perceive to be weaker than themselves to boost their sense of self-worth.
Martial Arts foundation is based on a strong emphasis on teaching discipline and respect. At East West Okinawan Karate, our martial arts programs teach kids that there can be no self-respect without respect for others. We don’t tolerate bullying and we teach kids that how they treat others will reflect on them both here at the dojo – and at school.