What is a kindergarten class like?

Rossendale Shotokan Karate Club (RSKC) have started special full of fun Kindergarten Karate lessons at Haslingden Sports Centre on Tuesday nights from 4.30 – 5.30 pm for 4 to 6 year olds. Pictured above are our Shotokan Tiger Cubs having just passed their first merit badges in the Kindergarten class.

What is a Shotokan Tiger Cub Karate class like?

The Shotokan Tiger Cub class is a special class that allows younger children to experience the art of Shotokan Karate in a safe and more relaxed environment than the senior classes. These classes are an extension of the current instruction already available within RSKC, and while starting children at an early age, it is hoped to take them from beginner (White Belt) to Black Belt, with tuition specifically to suit the younger child.

The club’s senior instructor, Sensei Ian Garside, 5th Dan KUGB and Georgina Jones, a highly experienced primary school teacher, supervise the classes, They are ably assisted by two junior instructors: Liam Stone and Django Back.

Tiger Cubs Karate is a programme of pre-karate classes designed specifically for 4 to 6 year olds. The classes provide a fun and nurturing atmosphere in which we work to develop the children’s capacity in several areas that are important foundations for a child’s individual growth and development. These areas are: developing self-control, balance, co-ordination, flexibility, strength, memory and team work skills (the ability to interact with other children in a group setting).

The classes are a mix of traditional Karate techniques, games and activities designed to introduce and reinforce these skills in a fun and exciting atmosphere. Class duration is one hour and the class meets once a week.

At the end of every 4 weeks there will be a fun grading where the children will be awarded merit badges. The grading will also be a chance for the parents to come and see their children do Karate, and the children always enjoy showing their Karate to an audience and being rewarded for all the effort that they have put in.

Once the child is confident enough and has completed the Tiger Cubs Karate programme they can move on to our main class held on Tuesday nights and Sunday mornings at All Saints High School, Rawtenstall.

Class Venue and Times

Haslingden Sports Centre

Helmshore Road, Haslingden Rossendale, Lancashire BB4 4DN
Tel 01706 227016

Tuesday afternoons 4.30 pm – 5.30 pm

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