We like to offer our Babies and Toddlers the freedom to explore and develop through physical movement and to compliment their first steps in the dojo, to explore creatively through artistic expression and developing an enjoyment and awareness of the senses. This well rounded exploration in the the early years help to shape our youngsters into confident, expressive individuals, and quite possibly the martial artists of the future!
The Budokwai Babies and Toddlers provide two sessions; Art and Judogym.
Tailored specifically for children, our kid’s Kung Fu classes are suitable for all kids from the age of 5 to 15. Children’s classes teach more than just kicking and punching. As well as being a great way to keep children in shape both physically and mentally, our classes promote development in many areas to unlock their true potential.
udo is an incredibly popular sport to be taught to children. Not only is it excellent for all round general fitness, but it also emphasises on many other qualities such as discipline, focus, co-ordination and respect. Our Junior Judo classes are specifically designed for children aged 8-13 years. Many of our current members have either transgressed from Midi Judo classes or joined new to the Junior classes.
Our classes are structured to benefit all levels, whether the complete beginner or more advanced Judoka. We have two instructors in each class to ensure safety and to closely monitor the progress of our Judoka. Classes are often split depending on their level, to allow children to develop at their own pace.
The history of Karate is shrouded in mystery. As far back as 1368 empty hand combat training was practised in Okinawa- China- India and it was not until 1915 that Karate as it is now known was brought to Japan from Okinawa. The person responsible for the introduction of Karate to Japan was Okinawan Master Gichin Funakoshi, an Educationalist with a strong desire to teach Karate as a means of character and spiritual development.
Between 1915-1936 Funakoshi and other great Masters developed their various styles of Karate and eventually Funakoshi named his style Shotokan. There are numerous styles of Karate practised all over the world, each style emphasising something different. Shotokan is a traditional, powerful style dedicated to discipline and character development.