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Kids/Parents Traditional Karate

Kids/Parents Traditional Karate

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 Traditional Karate training is a fun way for children to develop confidence, good health and mental focus. One unique aspect of the kids classes at the Vancouver Dojo is that parents are welcome to train alongside their children. Traditional Karate teaches self-discipline and socialization skills. In fact, many parents whose children train in the martial arts find that their children’s self-control, concentration and confidence are greatly improved through Karate training. A typical hour-long class begins and ends with a bow to the teacher, or Sensei. After a warm-up, students practice the art’s particular skills, which may include kicks, punches, and blocks. Each requires concentration and strict attention. Progress is often marked by the belt system, which takes the beginner from a white belt through a variety of colours until black. The student must decide for himself or herself when they are ready to attempt their next belt. This is a good exercise in setting and achieving goals. The respect children learn, whether from bowing or standing still and patiently waiting for the next command, can be the most important benefit: This often carries over into school and home helping to improve behavior and grades.
Physical Benefits include:
• Improved reflexes and coordination
• Increased performance in all physical activities
• Increased strength and stamina
• Increased flexibility and weight control for better overall fitness
• Cardiovascular workouts (heart and lungs)
• Improved balance
• Ability to defend yourself
Mental Benefits include:
• Improved concentration for better work and study habits   • Stress reduction and the ability to relax   • Confidence in knowing how to deal with bullies and other confrontations   • A positive attitude toward life through self-confidence, self-discipline and a healthy lifestyle   • Self-esteem and improved outlook on life   • Respect for yourself and those around you   • Motivation and an ‘I Can Do It’ attitude



At the Kitsilano Dojo 2668 West Broadway are Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00-6:00pm and Saturdays 2:00-3:00pm and 3:00-4:00pm

 Beginners are always welcome. 
For a deeper explanation of what the Vancouver Dojo believes traditional Karate training for kids is all about read the Blog article titled; “Teaching Kids Karate” here:
For a list of Kata practiced at the Vancouver Dojo Please Click Here
The first week of training is always free

Testimonials for Kids Karate

Here is what our students are saying.

Mairead (age 5)

I really enjoy my Karate lessons with Sensei Lucas. My favorite part of the lesson are the warm ups when I can be the “Head of the Dragon”!

Deian (age 9)

I am always excited to go to Karate lessons because I enjoy the lessons with Sensei Lucas.  Sensei Lucas is a great teacher and shows me how to do “Kata” and other cool techniques. After one year of Karate lessons at the Vancouver Dojo I feel happy and proud of my achievements.

Gethin-Parent and Karate Practitioner

I was very fortunate to find the Vancouver Dojo and Sensei Lucas where I am able to train in a class for children and parents. Sensei Lucas –teaches traditional karate, which is a way of life and not just a sport. He teaches with enthusiasm and in an unpretentious manner. My children and I feel the benefits of being members of the Vancouver Dojo and look forward to continue to do so for many years to come.

Aeden (age 14)

Karate really helped me with my breathing, I was able to breathe much more clearly after a long run than before I began training in Karate. 

Natasha (age 11)

I enjoy Karate cause it’s really fun and helps me with my balance.


“My two children ages 11 and 13 have been learning Karate with Lucas. They absolutely love it and I am very pleased with their development and dedication. They respect Lucas and he brings to their instruction much skill and responsibility with the teachings of Traditional Shorinji Ryu Karate Do.”


“I have found Lucas to be dependable, reliable, hard-working, patient, caring and courteous. He demonstrates excellent organization skills and a very comfortable environment for my son who is on the Autism spectrum. I have seen a lot of growth in my son’s abilities in a short time and it’s a wonderful thing to witness.”

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Teaching Kids Karate

When the modern belt system was introduced to Martial Arts in the early 20th century two belt categories were developed. One was the colored belts from white to brown (called Kyu Belt ranks) and the other was the various levels of black belts (called Dan ranks). These terms in a basic sense simply refer to rank orContinue Reading

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