Ninja Kids - 6 - 8
Six, seven and eight-year olds are the most enthusiastic students. They love creativity and problem solving, which makes them ideal students in the Martial Arts. The problem we discovered is that they are so progressive in following tasks, some teachers tend to treat them like their older peers. This is a problem because they still do not have the basic skills necessary to keep up with children ages 9 and up. Ninja Kids Martial Arts® targets this stage of development by providing them with their own program that adapts to their social and intellectual curiosity while at the same time building skills that set them up for success.
Physical - Ninja Kids work on combining several gross motor activities into their movements while maintaining good balance and posture. Combining Motor Skills – Multitasking – Full Coordination.
Cognitive - Problem solving as well as visual and auditory processing are essential skills that Ninja Kids work on. Learning how to separate thought from movement assists Ninja Kids into adding flow into their movements. Problem Solving – Fluid Movements – Multi-step Directions.
Social - Martial Arts training in general helps participants develop social skills by working together. Ninja Kids Martial Arts helps kids respect each other as well as their instructors. A large part of the trainings focuses on team work. Team Work – Respect & Discipline – Self Regulation.
Ninja Kids 6 - 7 - How they Learn
With the emphasis on physical, cognitive, and social development, Ninja Kids in the group for 6+ start to learn basic martial arts skills. The aim is to help children understand how to move naturally. Kids are introduced to basic blocks, kicks, punches, and stances. They also learn formal structured movements called Kata. While these children are still young, they start to become more independent from their parents. Nevertheless, they enjoy showing their parents what they have learned.
Ninja Kids - Dynamic Martial Arts
Since Ninja Kids work on their global development and not just on Martial Arts, our training is often referred to as Dynamic Martial Arts. There is nothing wrong with traditional martial arts. However, the way children learn these days differs so much from the way traditional martial arts are taught. Training them differently creates much more buy-in, enjoyment and success!