KARATE TOTS

The Karate Tots program is designed for ages 3 to 4, crucial years in a child’s development. Students benefit from karate’s focus on  building character, developing concentration  and listening skills, learning  respect for oneself and others, and improving self-esteem . The Karate Tots also improve their coordination and  motor control, while having fun and working hard to achieve their next rank.

  • Ages 3 – 4
  • Class time: 30 min

LITTLE DRAGONS

The Little Dragons program is designed for ages 5 to 6, crucial years in a child’s development. Students benefit from karate’s focus on  building character, developing concentration  and listening skills, learning  respect for oneself and others, and improving self-esteem . Little Dragons also improve their coordination and  motor control, while having fun and working hard to achieve their next rank. In addition, Little Dragons are introduced to the world of sport karate, with opportunities to compete in Little Dragons dojo tournaments, earn medals, and more.

The Little Dragons program is divided into two sections: Little Dragons I  for white – orange belts and Little Dragons II for green belts and higher. Your child will progress through our Little Dragons program with the confidence and tools they need to succeed.

  • Ages 5 – 6
  • Class time: 30 min

YOUTH KARATE

Karate training brings more than just the physical rewards of increased stamina , coordination balance, and flexibility . Karate students also develop discipline,  focusrespect  for others, and goal setting skills. Studies have shown that children who do karate often show significant improvement in concentration and self-discipline – both in school and at home. The emphasis on personal achievement also builds confidence: success is within the reach of every student. Unlike team sports, there are no “benchwarmers” in karate classes. Children learn techniques  at their own pace. Belt requirements offer a clear path forward at each step of the training process. While fighting techniques are part of martial arts, the emphasis is not on teaching children how to fight, but rather teaching them  how to respond appropriately when confronted with negative influences such as bullying and peer pressure. Students leave classes with practical  confidence-boosting skills.

  • Ages 7 – 12
  • Class time: 60 min

ADULT KARATE

Adult Karate is a fun and challenging exercise routine, as well as a great alternative to traditional gym workouts. Our adult classes build  strengthendurance , flexibility, and  coordination. Students learn about the history and philosophy  of the art of karate and grow to appreciate both its origins and meaning in their own lives. Regardless of whether you want to become more physically fit , increase flexibility, learn  self-defense techniques, or engage in a fun and challenging  activity with your kids, adult karate is the program you’ve been looking for all along.

  • Ages 13+
  • Class time: 60 min

COMPETITION TEAM

Karate is one of the most popular sports practiced in the world with over 50 million people involved from 164 countries. Our competition classes are geared towards competitive athletes who wish to enhance their speed, focus, accuracy, timing and efficiency of movement for local, regional, national and international karate competition. Interested students are required to obtain permission from their instructor. Your sensei can answer any questions or concerns that you may have about competing. Rockford Karate Center students are encouraged to participate in competitions throughout the year.

Rockford Karate Center provides additional competition training for members interested in tournaments. Students on the competition team are required to attend these Competition Karate classes. However, any student may register for competition training without participating in competitions with permission from their sensei.

  • Ages All Ages
  • Class time: 60 min