Kung Fu Panda Karate


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Kung Fu Panda Karate

The basics of karate are taught in a fun and achievable way. By using fun and creative teaching methods the children develop the coordination and self-confidence needed to continually learn and achieve both in karate and in other areas of their lives.

 

Kung Fu Panda

For children ages five to seven years.

In these classes, the teaching of the basic karate skills are taught in a fun and creative way.
Fun coordination activities are taught to help children develop coordination, balance, focus and concentration.

Beanbags, ropes, hoops and a variety of other equipment are used as visual and tactile aids to engage children and to aid the learning of the basic karate blocks, punches and kicks.

At the end of each class, a child is given the Kung Fu Panda bear to take home for one week and then it is returned for another child to do the same.

Kung Fu Panda Karate Details

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Class attendance: Once a week
Autumn 2020 Season: Classes start mid August . until end of November. Pleas not we will move to new premises at the end of November. Spring season will be at new location: Finnoonlaaksontie 7, 02270.

Beginners Class:

5 - 7 years - Monday: 17:10 - 17:55  - Class Full
4 - 5 years  - Thursday: 17:10 - 18:00 - Class Full

Stripe Classes (for children who are already enrolled in karate and have been doing it for more than one season)
Orange to Blue Stripe - Tuesday -17:10 - 18:00
Purple/Junior Yellow belts: Wednesday - 17:00 - 18:00

Cost: Beginners 295.00€ for the season. This amount includes the karate kit, which is a Karate gi, Kung Fu Panda T-shirt and a karate bag. This can be collected once you are sure your child is happy to continue.
Kung Fu Panda Karate Classes - 260€ per season
Season Length: 14 weeks/autumn and 16 weeks/spring

Payment invoice will be sent prior to the start of the season.
If new to karate, the payment invoice will only be sent after two or three classes have passed. By this time it is usually clear who will continue or not.

Change of class day - All Kung Fu Panda Classes - Week 41, 5th to 11th October
The children will do gym instead of karate. Gi pants and a T-shirt can be worn for this class.
“Bring a parent” - To be advised
Each child brings a parent to class and both parent and child enjoy doing activities together.

Language instruction: Finnish and English

Beginners: Once you are sure your child is happy to continue please do see the class instructor about collecting the karate go, t.shirt and bag.

After three or four weeks have passed, the children will be tested on the basics they have learned and will be awarded the Kung Fu Panda badge. This then needs to be sewn on the left side of the gi jacket.

If your child is having a birthday and would like to have a “Karate Party” or any other party do visit our party page for further information.

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Darlene has a fantastic way of instructing

I would highly recommend Darlene's classes to any kid. My daughter, age six, has attended Kids Karate for the last two years and I am truly impressed by how Darlene handles them. She uses a wide variety of methods to keep the children motivated and at the same time the is always encouraging them in a loving and firm way. My daughter simply loves to attend her classes, each and every time. A true professional with a human touch.

Magnus Ehrnrooth

2017-02-21T11:40:33+00:00

Magnus Ehrnrooth

I would highly recommend Darlene's classes to any kid. My daughter, age six, has attended Kids Karate for the last two years and I am truly impressed by how Darlene handles them. She uses a wide variety of methods to keep the children motivated and at the same time the is always encouraging them in a loving and firm way. My daughter simply loves to attend her classes, each and every time. A true professional with a human touch.

Highly recommended!

Highly recommended! Great Karate classes run by amazing Darlene Koskinen.

Aidas and Janetta Barkauskas

2017-03-01T17:56:19+00:00

Aidas and Janetta Barkauskas

Highly recommended! Great Karate classes run by amazing Darlene Koskinen.

As the children progress...

More focus is given to executing the basic blocks, punches, kicks and stances correctly. Partner training is introduced and basic combinations learned. Additional karate etiquette is taught and the children learn some karate terminology.

The children experience wearing body protection and practice basic fighting skills. There will be a continued focus on developing body strength and coordination through fun activities.

This video will give you an idea of what the classes are all about:

Benefits of Karate

Promotes physical lifestyle

Teaches self-discipline

Instils a sense of respect

Learn how to set and achieve goals

Increased self-esteem

Boosts socialisation skills

Teaches patience

Improved all round body coordination

Teaches creativity

Children have fun!

 

What the children learn in class

Basic karate Discipline

Basic punching, kicking and blocking

Different karate stances

How to work with a partner

How to punch and kick targets

Activities to improve coordination

Games that improve reflexes

Exercises to improve flexibility

Skills to learn balance and stability

To respect the dojo and karate rules.

Grading System

The children do a grading / karate test at the end of each season. They are awarded a colour stripe for their belt which is determined by their age at the time of grading.

Karate Fu Panda "Cubs" Stripe System:

    4 – 4½ years, Red Stripe

    4½ - 5 years, Black Stripe

    5 – 5 ½  years, Orange Stripe

Kung Fu Panda Karate Stripe System:

    5½ - 6 years – Level 1, Green Stripe

    6 - 6½ years – Level 2, Blue Stripe

    6½ - 7 years – Level 3, Purple Stripe

    7 - 7½ years, Yellow Stripe (Jnr yellow belt)

What comes after Kung Fu Panda Karate...

Once your child is graded to yellow belt (9th Kyu) they move into the club system and become officially affiliated to the style of karate we teach which is known as Shukokai or officially "Shukokai Kimura International" . Once in club karate the children learn more about competitive karate, learn various kata's, self-defence and more advanced karate techniques. Yellow belts also have the opportunity to attend karate twice a week instead of once.

How to Tie a Karate Belt

One of the biggest challenges for parents and young karate students is how to tie the karate belt correctly.

Here is a video to help you achieve this.