Classes are for ages 5 to 7 (or at least a 30 minute attention span!)
This class is our "pre-Karate" program designed with the younger students in mind. By mixing martial arts skills with games and fun filled drills, we introduce children to Karate. Included in the classes are Life Skills, Safety Skills, and Martial Arts Skills. Under life skills, we teach such things as cooperation, responsibility, respect, and more. Safety skills include fire safety, calling 911, first aid, etc. Martial Arts Skills include basic blocks, kicks, punches, rolls, falls, etc.
Self defense is also a part of our curriculum. At this age, the emphasis is on "getting away" from the bully, bad guy, or problem situation. We focus on where to go for help when Mom & Dad can't be found. How to break free and run to safety is one of the many drills that we practice.
The Lil Dragons "test" every two months for their next belt. These tests help prepare them for when they move up to the basic Karate class. One part of the testing is board breaking. Yes, even the Lil Dragons learn how to break boards! This is the part testing they can't wait to do! When you see how excited they are after their first break, you will understand why they enjoy this part so part.
Let your child try a couple of classes for free. It's 30 minutes of non-stop entertainment for the parents.
P C Beach Yoshukai Karate
Frank Brown Park Recreation Center
16200 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL 32413
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Monday and Wednesday
Lil Dragons: 06:00 pm to 06:30 pm
Basic Class: 06:30 pm to 07:30 pm
Advanced: 07:30 pm to 08:30 pm