Searching for the Best Karate Instruction for Your Child in Pittsburgh?

 

When shopping around for a martial arts school be sure to ask these questions:

  • How is my child evaluated?
  • Who teaches the classes?
  • Are the instructors certified regularly? By whom? In school or out?
  • Can the family watch classes?
  • Are the classes broken down by ages? Why? Why Not?
  • What are some of the developmental stages children go through to separate them for success?
  • Hidden fees?

Our Skillz program begins the student’s adventure in Kenpo by seriously breaking down the four most critical areas in the life of a child:

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social

 

Pittsburgh’s Best Basic Martial Arts Classes for Kidspicture of basic karate school classes for children

Basic Skillz Students are 5, 6 or 7-year-olds and these upcoming leaders have weekly classes that are 45-minutes in length.

Like our older children’s kids karate classes, this martial arts class is broken down based on training drills or material needed to be learned for that day. Classes consist of basic fundamentals such as stances, kicks, punches, movement drills, self-defense, combinations, pad drills, forms, and hands-on sparring.

Focus in on safety, fun, then learning at all times!

Although, at this age, more time is spent on basic strengthening, coordination, balance, eye contact and movement. There is also a very strong discipline element at this age with a major emphasis placed on respect and the family unit. The main result being CONFIDENCE!

All students have detailed class lesson planners and training calendars which they review each class and have hanging at home to continually monitor their progress. All classes are taught with enthusiasm and positive reinforcement, treating all children as individuals and meeting them each at their own levels.

The classes are very high speed and in a 45-minute class, we can often get through well over an hour worth of drills. This is one of the main reasons why we utilize a pre-evaluation system at PKA Karate Academy.

Students progress at their own speed and level. Those that are ready to test may do so upon approval from an instructor on testing day. Tests are held every ten weeks.

The required training syllabus for the Basic Skillz is broken down in a very easy to learn and retain manner, this is Kenpo. There is also a LOT of fun to be had in our Basic Skillz kids karate program.

 

 

Top Karate Classes for Children – Core Skillzpicture of children logo for karate and martial arts

Core students are 8 through 11-year-olds and have two classes per week available. Kenpo is a full-year activity. And with busy family, school, community and additional sports/activities, the best training schedule for results found across the country is utilized at PKA Karate; two classes per week.  With a make-up class on Saturday, this gives the children much less opportunity to experience burn-out. 

Each class has very specific class planners broken down based on training drills and material which is needed to be taught for that day. Parents and students receive copies of these planners and know EXACTLY what will be taught in class, prior to leaving their home. Classes consist of basic fundamentals such as: stances, kicks, punches, movement drills, self-defense, combinations, pad drills, forms, and hands-on sparring.

Emphasis is placed on safety, fun and learning at all times!

All students have a private online portal which has videos of each class. This enables students to review and practice on any electronic device that has internet access.

PKA Karate Academy has always been known for its cutting-edge hands-on street training consisting of contact drills and sparring. Sparring is done on a continuous contact basis with emphasis on safety. All children must wear full protective gear including mouthpieces, gloves, boots, cup/supporters/ Shin and instep pads are also available for the children and there is no head contact permitted.

The staff always promotes the family unit with respect to school and at home. Report cards are brought in and reviewed regularly with children and families soon learn that they can lean on the PKA staff for any help or issues outside the Academy as well.

Although discipline is developed and strictly enforced in all classes, children also realize that there are certain times in class for conditioning through fun and games as well. All classes are taught with enthusiasm and positive reinforcement, treating all children as individuals and meeting them each at their own levels.

All students progress at their own speed and level. Students are not required to test until the instructors are confident with all the information that needs to be demonstrated prior to the test. Students are then signed off on for the test. Testing days are held every ten weeks.

PKA Karate Academy is proud to teach age specific, goal oriented, results driven classes.

Regardless of age breakdown or class program, the PKA Karate Academy curriculum is PROVEN and produces RESULTS!

 

 

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