AS Karate Academy
About AS Karate Academy
Welcome to AS Karate Academy
AS Karate Academy is a new Karate club for ages 5 years+
AS Karate Academy teaches Wado-Ryu style of Karate providing the highest quality of coaching for both Sport and Traditional Karate in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
AS Karate Academy is run by England International, Aimee Sell, fully Insured, Enhanced DBS Checked and First Aid Qualified.
AS Karate Academy is a member of the English Karate Federation, affiliated to the British, European and World Karate Federations which are Olympic Recognised.
At AS Karate Academy, we believe that a child’s total well being, both psychological and physical, can be strengthened simultaneously. While the physical aspects of exercise and Martial Arts training improve your child’s general health, it likewise improves emotional health with increased self-esteem and self-confidence as well as decreased tension, stress, anxiety and depression.
Here are just a few of the Benefits Karate training gives your child:
Self-Defense – The instructors at AS Karate Academy have trained for many years to make sure everything we teach is reality based having trained under some of the best martial artists in the world. Your child may still be in the developmental stage of their life and we will focus only on the basics of our Martial Arts Curriculum. Basic Techniques include: Proper exercise form, punching, kicking, blocking and evasion techniques.
Focusing and Listening – At AS Karate Academy, we know 'Focus' plays a key role in the mindset of children who have limited attention spans at this stage in their life. Our Program will build their attention span… teaching your child to focus on the task at hand while improving their listening and reaction skills at the same time. As a result, your child will excel in physical activity, improve their ability to stay focused, and become an astute listener in the dojo, at home, and in school.
Teamwork and Positive Social Interaction – Teamwork is necessary for any young child to develop. It is at this stage in their life that they develop an understanding and a confidence in their ability to work with others. At AS Karate Academy, our activity based curriculum and teamwork oriented environment, develops character and teaches your child that the more we work together in the dojo, at home and at school…the more we get accomplished.
Self-Control and Good Decision Making – Self-control refers to the training that one gives one’s self to accomplish a certain task or to adopt a particular pattern of behavior, even though one is unfocused or would rather be doing something else. For example, when your child has learned to listen to you as parents, pay attention in class while listening to the teacher instead of talking to his friend next to him, they have demonstrated the ability to self-control… while making the good decision to do so. At AS Karate Academy, we work on this skill set at every session.
Balance and Posture – For many young children, one of the skillsets that is often overlooked, but needs constant work and attention is balance and posture… basic skills necessary for almost any activity. Poor posture leads to cramped organs, improper breathing, and a whole host of other unhealthy bodily expressions. At AS Karate Academy, our ciricculum helps to build strong balance, healthy postures and balanced movement through the use of age appropriate forms and drills to help developing students improve these fundamental skills.
Memorisation and Retention – At AS Karate Academy, we utilise fun and effective memory and retention drills for both Martial Arts and real world applications. Aside from Martial Arts etiquette, skill-based and technique driven retention, our memorisation requirements include commands in both Japanese and its English translation. Our program improves memorisation skills essential for well rounded student development and school academics in the near future.
Physical Fitness and Healthy Living – It is important for children to understand the importance of being healthy and physically fit at an early age. Being physically fit is a necessity for any martial artist but more importantly… The sooner we enforce this concept, the healthier your child will be now… and the less difficult it will be to stay physically fit as they grow older. At AS Karate Academy, we stress the importance of good eating while physical fitness activities are always fun and rewarding.
Coordination and Motor Skills – Children with strong bodies, fine tuned motor skills and physical coordination developed through our traning will have improved: general health, sports performance, as well as other physical activities such as dancing or bike riding. Our training will develop your child’s cardiovascular system, their muscular strength, and will create a general kind of body awareness which can only be gained from a whole body method of Martial Arts training. At AS Karate Academy, Your child will be more coordinated, less susceptible to injuries, and be much more aware of their body and how to use it correctly.
Self-Esteem and Confidence Building – Our training program improves a children’s self esteem through consistent positive verbal reinforcement and our Grading reward system. When kids work to earn their next belt level, not only are they learning basic world-class self-defense, they are building self-esteem and learning to feel good about themselves.
Self-Confidence – Nothing can take the place of the
security in knowing that your child can defend themselves should the
need ever arise…and your own child’s self confidence in knowing this
themselves is immense.
“People who continue to practice the martial arts for prolonged periods are different from the general populace in these ways: they have a lower level of anxiety; an increased sense of responsibility; they are less likely to be radical; they have an increased level of self-esteem; and they are more socially intelligent.” (Source – Psychology Today, May 1985.)
Respect – One of the most important words in martial arts is respect. Students are taught to respect their instructors, each other, and themselves. Our instructors spend time in class discussing the importance of respecting school teachers and parents. Respect is often missing in many facets of today’s society. This is what separates AS Karate Academy training from other sports. A child’s social behavior should be directly linked to his or her progression in the martial arts class. It’s not just about winning, Our training is about personal growth and becoming a better person.
Discipline, Behavior and School – We have a lot of fun at AS Karate Academy but instructors will not tolerate excessive talking or goofing around in the school. Improved behavior in a Martial arts class often translates into improved behavior at school. Improved behavior at school often translates into improved grades. We want to make sure that our students are working on their Martial Arts technique, improving their behavior at home, as well as improving their grades at school. We teach a very effective form of Karate and want to make sure that the right kids are learning it.
Great Physical Fitness while Battling Childhood Obesity
– Did you know that childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past
25 years? The first step to preventing childhood obesity is addressing
the problem before it occurs. If you catch obesity early on, there are
ways to prevent your child from developing further health risks. If your
child is already overweight, it is important to understand the
psychological effects obesity has on children that are potentially more
damaging than the physical side effects.
AS Karate Academy is dedicated to empowering your child with self-confidence while rewarding them with achievement. For children with low self-esteem issues, martial arts teaches confidence and self-discipline while providing engaging physical activity. The stamina and endurance children develop during Martial Arts training in our youth program, results in natural weight loss and an improvement in overall physical and mental health.
Social Skills and Friendship – Making friends is an important part of childhood. At AS Karate Academy, we provide the positive atmosphere and family oriented activities necessary to help young children make new friends, while teaching them the concepts of sharing, compassion, and conflict resolution
Smile, Laugh and Having Fun – We learned a long time ago that kids learn faster when they are having fun. Keeping children interested in their Martial Arts training requires an element of fun and games. Traditionalists are usually only concerned with the discipline and structure of their training, but incorporating fun involving proper techniques will add to the value of training and keep the kids hungry to improve themselves even more.