Dedicated Kids-Only Classes in Cork

Bushido Karate Club prides itself in running dedicated Kids-Only Karate classes in Frankfield, Cork City and Glanmire, Co. Cork.  All our training in these classes are geared towards the development and encouragement of our young karate kids.  We accept children as young as 4 years old and begin their development and path from the very first training class.  

Traditional Karate-Do is a Japanese Martial Art and is a form of education rather than a sport which is why this is long term development plan requires a big committement from the parents to ensure your child's development.   Karate-Do will learn valuable skills to your child such as respect, self-discipline and perseverance.  They will also learn a variety of skills such as overcoming challenges, saying "No" to peer pressure, building confidence in themselves and developing motor skills, hand eye co-ordination and muscle memory.

Karate-Do can improve behaviour at school and home

The difference between a sport and a martial art is that a martial art is more closely related to education rather than a sport and everything that they learn in training will improve and apply to the outside world.  Karate-Do is a Japanese Traditional Martial Art and is one of the most traditional and disciplined of all the martial arts.  

Through discipline and encouragement this way of training has resulted in children excelling at Karate, School and Home. They begin to listen more, and become more respectful towards parents and teachers. We at Bushido Karate Club understand the values of learning and study, and we want your children to excel at Karate-Do and their studies. Our motto at Bushido Karate Club is “Train Hard and Study Hard”.

Karate-Do can help children with behavioural and medical issues

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We at Bushido Karate Club have found that children with slight behavioural and medical issues have benefitted from learning Karate-Do.  Every child in our eyes has potential and talents waiting to be discovered, all we ask is that the child does their best and doesn't disrupt the class.  Karate-Do affects children in different ways.  For quiet children who are shy and lacking confidence it brings them out of their shell and lifts them up.  For children with hyper-activness and other medical issues such as ADHD and Autism it can provide a calming affect.  

Karate-Do is different for everyone and gives what your child needs.  Children progress in karate at different rates of progression.  Some children take a bit longer to learn than others and this is fine with us because Karate-Do isn't a race, it is a life-long-martial art, we just want your child to enjoy training and being part of the club and children with learning difficulties will grade and progress at a different rate as we have access to SKIF Ireland Grading Officers to grade students when the club requires it.

We operate a special family system called the Sempai Kohai Relationship, its a senior-junior buddy system.  In its simplest form those who started before you are your senior and those after you are your junior, the older students look after the younger students and so on.  This provides a very stable and encouraging and safe environment for your child to develop to the best of their abilities.  

We do our best to help people with all sorts of different issues and as every case is unique we will discuss the matter in detail and descretly with the parents and come to a decision as to whether the child is able and ready to join karate-do.   Sometimes the individual needs of a child outweighs what we can offer in our dojo, but these cases are rare.  We are not medical experts in dealing with children with disabilities or severe behavioural issues, we mearly have seen over the years that our normal dojo discipline and training can help children with these types of issues.

We have a very calm and disciplined environment in the dojo and your child will have to be part of this group and behave accordingly.  While we can understand this may be very difficult for some children to adapt, this is the only requirement of being a member of Bushido Karate Club.  

What to expect at training?

Karate-Do training is very disciplined but for Karate Kids we try and keep it fun also.  As many karate techniques require flexibility it is important to perform a warm up before training. This is done always at the beginning of the class with every student participating from beginner to black belt. The warm up is a traditional Japanese karate warm up and works on all the major areas in the body, developing flexibility and loosening out the muscles. Children are usually naturally flexible which will make learning easier.  Some Children are not naturally flexible and they will have to work on this constantly.  Specific Karate-Do training then begins.

What to wear on your first nights training?

As all Karate suits are different sizes we order your suit once we receive your club membership application however, If your club membership is not yet completed, then you only need to wear a comfortable tracksuit bottoms and plain white t-shirt.

Training Times in Bushido Karate Branches

Bushido Glanmire
Glanmire GAA, Glanmire, Co. Cork, Ireland, T45 XE36

Training Times
Thursday @ 19:00 - 20:00 - Karate Kids Class

Bushido Douglas
ICA Hall, Church Road, Douglas, Co. Cork, Ireland, T12 KP79

Training Times
Wednesday @ 18:45 - 19:45 - Karate Kids Class

Training Times
Friday @ 19:00 - 20:30 - Adults Only Class

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