Tuesday and Thursday 6-7pm
A typical hour-long class begins and ends with a bow to the Sensei. After a warm-up, students practice the moves, which may include kicks, punches and blocks. Children will also get to practice sparring wearing gloves, footpads and mouth guards (purchased by each student in due course).
Each class requires concentration and strict attention. Progress is often marked by our belt system. Testing for each new level, generally every three months, is a good exercise in setting and achieving goals. Gradings are run and marked by a separate Chief Instructor within ECKA.
Research says it’s the respect children learn, whether from bowing or standing still and waiting for the next command, that can be the most important benefit: It often carries over into school, helping to improve behaviour and even grades. Most importantly, we always aim to have fun in class too!