Kaikudo's Beginner White-Belt program is designed for new students to become familiar with Kaikudo's class etiquette and basic techniques. The Beginner's class develops a new student's physical coordination and mental focus so they can excel in the more advanced classes. In addition to karate techniques, the class also incorporates fitness games and low-weighted medicine balls to build their foundation for karate movements. Focus drills, listening skills and basic Japanese language are also used to enhance concentration and engage the mind. Students are welcome to join at anytime. Please Contact Us if you are interested in a FREE TRIAL!
The Hawk-Eye and Eagle classes are Kaikudo's traditional training programs for children. The Hawk-eye curriculum is for children 5-7yrs and is designed to develop self-control, concentration and mind-body coordination. The Eagle program for children 8-11yrs is similar to the Hawk-eye curriculum, however, with more emphasis on fitness, advanced coordination and self-motivation.
These programs aim to instill traditional martial art values that will translate inside and outside the dojo. Class etiquette and manners foster a child's understanding to know when it is appropriate to play and when it's time to get serious. Children begin to recognize how self-discipline and challenging oneself can bring the greatest rewards in life. These accomplishments inspire a sense of self-respect and self-confidence that both children and adults can appreciate.
In addition to character building, students will enhance their muscle tone and flexibility, allowing for more advanced body movements such as aerial techniques, gymnastics and ground tactics. The belt-system is designed to create short-term goals, which build self-esteem, and long-term goals that help children project a vision of their future. Each successive belt requires greater accountability for behavior and more determination and effort as the curriculum becomes increasingly more difficult.
The Advanced Class is for students that are ready for higher level teachniques, sparring and leadership training. Advanced students should demonstrate great self-control, self-disipline and physical abilities that allow for advanced techniques. We do not allow sparring in the Hawk-eye and Eagle classes, because we need to test a child's understanding of self-control before they use their karate on others. Sparring and advanced teachnique training requires maturity and trust. As "upperclassmen," they are taught to lead by example with quiet self-discipline and active compassion for their peers. That is a baseline for all Advanced classes.
Kaikudo's Top Gun Academy is an advanced curriculum that exposes children to higher levels of martial arts training, as well as incorporating life skills that will teach students how to apply their martial arts in all walks of life. Children will learn leadership skills, public speaking and stress-management tools to control their emotions. Top Gunners are training to become "peaceful warriors" adept in the art of conflict resolution and peacemaking. In addition to martial arts, Top Gunners must understand Japanese culture. Classes will include lessons in basic conversational Japanese, Shodo (Brush Writing/Calligraphy), Sado (Tea Ceremony) and Origami (the Art of Paper Folding). Students will also study the Samurai (Japanese warrior) to better understand their way of life, code of conduct and their historical role in Japanese society. Finally, they will be exposed to Japanese cuisines as part of the off-campus experiential program.
The Top Gun Academy is intended for Hawk-eyes that excel in three main qualities: self-discipline, leadership by example and respect for others. It is integrity and determination that defines a Top Gun candidate, not physical strength and skill. All students over 8yrs old are eligible; however, students are accepted by invitation only. It is our goal that all Hawk-eyes eventually make it into the Top Gun Academy. Good Luck!