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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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Love this school :) they are very thoughtful and encouraging, yet are able to mix the right amount of fun into every class as well

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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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Benefits of Martial Arts for Early SKILLZ (ages 3-4 year olds)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introducing the Internationally
Acclaimed Early SKILLZ Program!

Three to four year olds love physical
activity and anything involving play.

They have a rich imagination and strong
desire to be less dependent on their
usual caregivers. The problem we discovered
is that many children this age have
a hard time with structure in a group
environment like what is commonly
found in most Martial Arts schools.

The solution we found is to provide them
with their own program that targets
their stage of development in a manner
that keeps them entertained while at the
same time building skills that set them up for success.

With that said, a structured program introducing early skill-based
training in Martial Arts has proven to be very successful.
By understanding the stages of development of 3 & 4 year
olds, we were able to select 8 age-appropriate skills that
make up the Early SKILLZ Program:

(1) KICKING (2) PUNCHING
(3) BLOCKING (4) CRAWLING
(5) HOPPING (6) ROLLING
(7) RUNNING (8) CATCHING

We cover one of the above skills per class (in order). During
each class we run a warm-up; deliver a mat chat about
the skill; run two or three skill-building drills; and then we
have them demonstrate the skill to earn their skill-stripe.

They must earn all 8 skill-stripes in order to graduate to
the next belt level. Once they earn their next belt they will
continue to run through all 8 skills earning their skill-stripes
with more challenging curriculum as they advance to each
rank. They graduate to the Basic SKILLZ program after they
have successfully completed all 9 belt ranks of the Early
SKILLZ program

Here is an example of what a white belt must demonstrate
for each of the 8 skills above in order to earn their next belt:

1. KICKING: Front kicking in the air, alternating legs. They
must be able to execute ten kicks in a row alternating
legs in order to pass.

2. PUNCHING: Straight punching in the air, alternating arms.
They must be able to execute ten punches in a row alternating
arms in order to pass.

3. BLOCKING: High blocking in the air, alternating arms.
They must be able to execute ten high blocks in a row
alternating arms in order to pass.

4. CRAWLING: Bear crawling across the mat. They must be
able to bear crawl up and down the floor without their
knees or elbows touching the mat in order to pass.

5. HOPPING: Hopping down the floor with both feet. They
must be able to hop down the mat with both feet together,
and without falling, five times in a row in order to pass.

6. ROLLING: Rolling a ball down the floor. They must be
able to roll a ball down the floor while alternating hands,
and keeping at least one hand on the ball at all times, in
order to pass.

7. RUNNING: Running down the floor. They must be able to
run down the floor as fast as possible without falling in
order to pass.

8. CATCHING: Catching a ball thrown underhand from one
step away. They must be able to catch a ball five times in
a row in order to pass.

As you can see we take Martial Arts
training to a whole new level!

We use early elements of traditional Martial
Arts curriculums to build skills that are
appropriate for 3 and 4 year olds.

Thismeans that your child will learn and
grow at a pace that is not too easy,
nor too challenging.

The best part is the Early SKILLZ program will equip
your child with skills that they will
utilize in every area of their life!