Northampton Karate Classes for Youth Ages 12 to 15
Northampton Karate has been
working with youth for over 20 years and has developed
the most comprehensive youth self defense and martial arts
program in Northampton and the Pioneer Valley. Our classes stress
discipline, focus, perfection of technique, Okinawan traditions with courtesy
and respect, earned rank promotions, and a little bit of
fun. Every child is capable of learning karate. Our curriculum
encourages patience and progress. There are both boys and
girls in all youth classes and men and women instructors, serving as role models while providing a unique
balance and approach.
There will be other beginners in each of the youth classes. Your child will be made to feel welcome from the very first class. We understand that all practitioners start off as beginners, and we encourage respect and patience with students of all skill levels and abilities. We look forward to training with your child in the Dojo.
The minimum age to participate
in the youth program is 12. If you're thinking about
joining, parents and children are welcome to observe all
or part of a youth 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 to receive 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 youth classes is $40 per month, which allows your child to particpate in as many youth classes as are offered.
Please email or
call the Dojo (413-584-6139) if
you have any questions or would
like more information.