Our Junior Beginner (ages 9-15) classes focus on:
The value of teamwork
The challenge of hard work.
We also focus on the importance of establishing boundaries when dealing with strangers, and how to handle bullies.
Students progress by learning the requirements to test for their Yellow Belt. Time on the mat is not the only requirement to progress; it is also based on motivation to succeed. Students will only test when they have memorized the required techniques and forms, and then demonstrated them to an instructor. However, memorization does not equal mastery; students are expected to advance their material by demonstrating precision, strength, and speed.