Children's Karate Program and Martial Arts Classes
Northampton Karate has been
working with children for over 20 years and has developed
the most comprehensive children's karate and martial arts
program in the Pioneer Valley. Our classes stress
focus, discipline, perfection of technique, courtesy
and respect, rank promotions, and a little bit of
fun. Every child is capable of learning karate. Our curriculum
encourages patience and progress and the importance of using self defense in a controlled way by discouraging aggressive behavior. There are both boys and
girls in all kid's classes and men and women instructors teach
the children, serving as role models while providing a unique
balance and approach.
The minimum age to participate
in the children's program is 5. If you're thinking about
joining, parents and children are welcome to observe all
or part of a kid's martial arts class. Please email in
advance if interested in visiting and observing. We ask that
you show up 15 minutes prior to your child's first class
to complete the one-page registration form, sign the waiver,
be fitted for a Gi (uniform), make first month's payment,
and for a quick orientation. The Dojo is equipped with male
and female changing rooms and bathrooms.
Northampton Karate does not have an "initiation fee" and membership is paid on a month by month basis. A discount applies if membership is paid quarterly or annually and we accept cash or checks. The fee for children's classes is $60 per month, which allows your child to particpate in as many kid's classes as are offered.
Please email or
call the Dojo (413-584-6139) if
you have any questions or would
like more information.