This program is perfect for students ages 5 & 6 and is specifically tailored to their learning capabilities. The curriculum includes fun and active drills that sharpen fine motor movement, reflexes and dexterity. We build confidence and begin the process of instilling focus and discipline while teaching the students about avoiding strangers. Lastly, the students are introduced to social obligations that include how to introduce themselves and interact with parents and teachers.
Building A Strong Foundation
At Bastion Martial Arts, we understand that martial arts is a discipline that can’t be learned overnight. That’s why we place so much emphasis on establishing a strong foundation of skills and techniques in our youngest students. Our Little Warriors will begin by learning the proper stances and forms, and will then incorporate basic karate moves such as the straight punch, front lunge punch, front kick, roundhouse kick, and various blocks. The earlier students get these skills drilled into their muscle memory, the better off they’ll be throughout the rest of their martial arts journey!
When we talk about building a foundation in our Little Warriors, we aren’t just talking about kicks and punches. Unlike other sports and activities, the discipline of martial arts believes that the mental and emotional lessons are just as important as the physical ones…if not more. Though our Little Warriors may be young, they will still be expected to address their instructors respectfully, control themselves during class time, demonstrate patience when they can’t master a move on their first try, and treat one another with kindness. These are skills that won’t just help them advance through our curriculum, but will translate into better grades in school, improved behavior at home, and positive lifestyle habits that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
Creating Positive Relationships
Developing good social skills is an essential step of childhood development. As students learn the values that Bastion Martial Arts teaches, they will also create positive relationships with both their instructors and their fellow students. Our Little Warriors will learn how to communicate, be aware of the feelings of others, and build meaningful friendships. As students partake in our many activities, games, and drills that require them to work with others, we have seen hundreds of friendships form within our school. We are proud of our strong community of young martial artists who look forward to spending time together in class, take care of one another, and help each other become the best martial artists they can be.
Above all, students at Bastion Martial Arts enjoy their training. We believe that in order to become amazing martial artists one day, students have to develop a love for the sport first! Instead of just using repetition, we teach our Little Warriors important techniques, stances, and moves through fun games and creative activities. As they laugh and get their energy out, they won’t even realize how much they’re learning!