JUNIOR BLACK BELT PROGRAM
Established to acknowledge and reward young students for their perseverance and dedication to the ideals of Uechi-Ryu Karate.
The physical components of our curriculum assist children in developing better balance, coordination, and flexibility. We teach self-defense skills in a safe and friendly environment and convey these lessons within the context of respect and responsibility.
The character development component of our curriculum includes teaching children to identify and integrate values such as respect, self-control, and responsibility into their daily lives. These components are interwoven in their weekly lesson plans.
POWERFUL WORDS CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
We are proud to say that our innovative children’s curriculum includes the Powerful Words Character Development Program. This comprehensive program includes "Powerful Word of the Month" projects and lessons within the context of a fun, organized karate lesson that invites students to listen, share, discover and reflect and learn more about themselves and others. Students and their families learn about respect, responsibility, goal setting and much more. These lessons help them to become role models at home and at school and feel successful and confident within their community of family and friends.
This program is designed to reward and recognize our students for their academic effort in school and teach them that we value education. Patches are worn on the uniform after the student fulfills certain academic requirements.