5-6yo – ‘Tiny Fists’
Not all karate is the same
We teach our classes with knowledge, skill, practicality & depth…
Kin Shin Kai offers a highly developed karate / self defense program, thoughtfully simplified for this very junior age
All our ‘Tiny Fists’ students are guided in an inclusive & welcoming manner by experienced, caring instructors
All class instructors are senior rather than juniors or ‘helpers’ who, despite best intentions, are ‘learning on the job’
Other benefits for 5-6yo juniors training with us…
Family friendly fees – $135p/p for a 10 wk term, free suit upon joining
Small class sizes where the development of each and every student can be a priority
Practical, simple self defense skills including anti-bullying and verbal self defense tools
Improvements in your child’s confidence, posture & movement
In short, our young students are learning skills for life, not just for karate
Note: We choose to put what is best for our students ahead of what would be commercially advantageous for us. Thus we do not accept students younger than 5yo.
Our lengthy experience and also recent external research informs us that children who start too young are far less likely to stick at chosen sports which is not good for them.
We have settled on a nominal 5yo minimum age based on years of experience and suggest parents be patient with their children’s entry into what they hope might be long term sporting activities.
We do suggest gymnastics and proper swimming as good foundation activities for young children that can set them up with a strong core and musculature (as well as many other benefits in the case of gymnastics).