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Our daughter LOVES everything about coming to classes! She started last May, and hasn't looked back. Her confidence has grown so much, starting within weeks of starting! She loves how every week she is learning new skills, she loves the staff and she loves the challenges that they give them every week to work on. She looks forward to classes every week, and jumped at the opportunity to sign up for extra classes that would help her learn more. She went from being a complete gymnastics girl to everything karate. Her Christmas list was filled with rebreakable boards, pads, punching bags, t-shirts, room decorations and anything else she could think of to practice karate or that was karate! It's only been about 10 months, but you can't meet this girl and not know that she loves karate, and we have Canton Karate to thank for this! Overall, the staff at Canton Karate has changed our daughter in so many ways, but especially in her confidence! We're so glad we found them!

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The kids enjoy it, they learn to be more disciplined and behaved at the same time! Master Martin is exceptionally patient (I know because I get frustrated just watching it) and is a wonderful instructor. I am very happy with the way he mentors his pupils especially while he has his assistant instructors available to give one on one instruction to those that struggle. Having my children in his classes and seeing what they actually learn, accomplish and develop into is well worth the cost.

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The Perfect Martial Arts School. Master Martin does a great job of combining all of the elements of martial arts into the curriculum, There is a mixture of history, discipline and practical application. The classes are also taught specifically for each age group to maximize the benefit of the kids and adults. What is being taught will resonate with a 3 or 4 year old (my son) or an adult(myself).

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10-Minute Ninja – Be a ninja even with YOUR schedule



10-Minute Ninja – Be a ninja even with YOUR schedule

Hey Early & Basic SKILLZ Families,

Having a busy day? Can’t make it to class? Feeling bad your child wasn’t able to get their “ninja” on? We have and easy Pediatric Ninja workout that will fit into your busy life, guaranteed! Just follow this quick 10-minute routine and your child will feel happier and healthier!

Start with a quick 2-minute warm-up! Our goal here is to get moving and trigger the release of endorphins which help relieve stress! Let’s begin with their Active warm-ups from class so we can stick with something familiar and fun! HINT: do it together for a great bonding experience!

Shoulder Taps – Your ninja will build arm strength by holding their push up position, while tapping their shoulders, alternating arms while you count for ten reps!

Beginner Squats – Build their leg strength by lowering their body in a squat position with their arms extended in front of them as you count out ten reps.

After we get their bodies and brains warmed up it is time to get to work! Our goal here is to set them up for success and rewarding them with high-fives and hugs which will naturally release dopamine. Spend about 3 minutes working on these great drills.

Missed Me – All you need is a few small pillows. Explain that you will be testing their ability to FOCUS with their eyes, and to have the best FOCUS they will have to dodge each pillow that you throw at them. Do this a few times, each time increasing the speed at which you throw the pillows. Finally, it’s payback time! Have them throw the pillows at you and see who has the best FOCUS!

Squish Punch – This is an amazing CONTROL Drill that will help them learn to control their speed! All you need is 2 soft pillows, one for each of your hands. The goal is for your ninja to punch, and you will try to squish their punching hand with your pillows! Explain that to win, they have to get 5 punches in a row without being squished!

Lastly, spend 2 minutes with these stretches to give your ninja some “download” time which will allow the mini lessons we just went through to sink in and increase their ability to retain the information!

Ball Roll – Curl up and hug your knees and rock back and forth for (3) 10 second reps.

Front Leans – Stand with feet together, and lean forward letting your hands hang down to your feet. Hold for (3) 10 second reps.

We hope you enjoy this quick 10-minute Pediatric Ninja workout! Save or bookmark this article for the next time you need a quick workout for your ninja! Don’t forget to let us know how it worked for you on our Families Facebook Page!