We learn better when we are having fun, and that goes double for our younger students.
In separate groups for 5-7 years and 8-11 years, young girls and boys enjoy classes tailored to meet their specific learning needs. Specially designed games develop self-defence skills in the most fun possible way, and the children gain the physical and equally-important emotional and verbal tools to deal appropriately with conflict–bullying being just one example.
Attention is also given to good manners, sportsmanship and concentration, and we both model and encourage responsible behaviours, respect, kindness and helpfulness.
Silver Dragons (5-7 years)
The Silver Dragons are introduced to the martial art environment through fun activities and drills. They learn how to break a fall, defend from strikes, and how to be aware of surroundings to get help quickly if needed.
Golden Dragons (8-11 years)
Classes for Golden Dragons are run along similar lines to those for Silver Dragons, including interactive games to develop skills. Sparring is introduced to refine self-defence skills in a more realistic format.
Young Adults: 12-17 years
Our young adults train in techniques that include how to deal with unarmed attacks, defence against a variety of weapons, as well as breaking falls and rolling.
More technical aspects of self-defence are learned, such as throws and joint locks (to control an opponent).
Strong emphasis is placed on commitment and goal-setting.
Sparring is at a more advanced level for this group and puts into practice the self-defence skills learned in a more realistic form. (Lightweight protective gear required.)
Are you timid and nervous around people?
Would you like to be more assured and independent?
Our Leader/Instructor Program, available to students 8 years and over, is developing exceptional young people who are capable of managing student groups of all different ages, including their peers, with grace, confidence and great poise.
Beginning with assisting in group activities, participants in this Program move to leading whole sections of a class, then to more complex drills and techniques at the advanced levels.
As an Assistant Instructor, learn to direct classes, including managing the various levels of leaders while doing so, looking as if you were born to it.
Through involvement in this Program, Leaders and Instructors discover the enormous benefit to their own martial arts and leadership skills and that stepping outside one’s comfort zone is very rewarding!
Our Leader/Instructor courses also count toward Duke of Edinburgh certification.
Self-Defence for Women & Girls
Concerned about personal safety but intimidated by the male-dominated image of martial arts?
We offer seminars that are designed exclusively for women and girls, covering a range of topics drawn from many years’ experience in teaching modern self-defence.
Since the different forms of martial arts take years of training to master, we borrow the best from each tradition and deliver them in a simple-to-learn package. The seminars teach strategies to empower women against a would-be assailant, and measures to prevent such situations from occurring.
It’s as simple as organising for one of our trainers to come to a venue of your choosing.
Please note a minimum number of 10 participants is required.
– How to identify a threat – Simple defence techniques – ‘Natural’ weapons – Home safety – Multiple attacker scenarios