Kids Martial Arts in Wellington

Give Your Child The Best Chance To Stay Active And Build Confidence In Our Kids Martial Arts Classes Right Here In Wellington

Every parent wants the best for their child. Whether your goal is to improve your child's strength, coordination, confidence, and leadership skills, or simply teach them the value of working towards achievable goals, Genbu-Kai Karate's Kids Martial Arts program can help your child along their journey.

We're helping students of all ages and ability levels across Wellington discover a passion for martial arts, and we'd love for you to come in and talk about how we can touch your child's life.

Or simply fill out the short form on your screen to learn more!

Karate is a Japanese word meaning "empty" (Kara), "hand" (te), and "way of" (Do). It is a system of attack and defense that uses all parts of the body (hands, feet, elbows, fingers, etc.). To kick, punch, chop, butt, or any other move that is effective in defending yourself. Many movements may seem odd to the average person, however, you must keep in mind that these techniques have analyzed and geometrically calculated them. So whatever the action, a block or punch, it is the maximum the body can achieve. One quickly learns that it is not the size and strength alone that wins. Instead, speed and knowledge that is the deciding factor in who will emerge victorious in physical combat.

Our Kids Martial Arts Classes Have Something For Everyone

From day one, our priority is to help our students develop physically as well as emotionally. We want to teach important life skills in a fun, supportive environment.

Your child will have the opportunity to engage with other students and learn how to:
  • Focus & control their attention
  • Build important conflict-resolution skills
  • Practice self-discipline & respect for others
  • Set and achieve attainable goals

Our Kids Martial Arts classes are engineered to help students at home, in the classroom, and even into adulthood. We don't expect Wellington to be full of elite competitive martial artists in ten or twenty years! We want to help your child integrate with their community and learn the art of self-betterment.

The 3 K's

Each class is broken down into three categories, which we call the three Ks'. Some classes we focus more on one than the other, but there is always a balance kept.

Kihon (basics)

Which consists of kicking, punching, blocking, stances and much more. You may be standing in place or moving back and forth across the mat. No matter what rank you are, you will always practice the basics.

Kata (forms, set patterns of movements)

As one moves up in rank, they will learn more complex katas while having to always maintain the previous ones. Kata is a very important part of our training. It helps us in many ways to improve our karate skills. The more we practice and the smoother and more natural our movements become, the better our timing becomes. Our bodies begin to find the rhythms of the kata, and from that the rhythms of fighting. As we continue to practice our katas, we begin to study how to use the movements from the katas in fighting situations, which we call "bunkai" (applications). The more experienced we become, the more we are able to use the movements when we spar, and to develop more advanced applications from them, which we call "oyo". The most important thing we can do with kata is to practice, practice, practice!

Kumite (fighting or sparring)

Beginners start off very slow and are supervised with prearranged moves and then work their way up to free fighting. Kumite is something we take very seriously so no one is ever injured. It is not until the teacher and the student feel comfortable that they can begin fighting other students.

We Offer Fun Activities That Teach Important Lessons

Many parents think that our Kids Martial Arts classes are just about punching and kicking, when in reality they're so much more. We work with each student individually in a dynamic environment so classes are never boring and students always feel supported as they work towards their goals.

Our mission is to offer students all over Wellington access to:
  • Effective strategies for bully prevention
  • Lifelong habits of physical fitness
  • Instruction on cool martial arts moves
  • The confidence they need to face any challenge

Get Started With Kids Martial Arts Training Today!

Come see us here at Genbu-Kai Karate to enroll your child in Wellington' premier martial arts program.

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