Does your child dream of being the next Karate Kid?
Karate and martial arts offer something no other sport offers. It encompasses aspects of life that would never get addressed in a routine sport. Sport is an absolute necessity in a child’s life but what if you could get more out of a sport than just incredible fitness. What about reaching optimum fitness goals, a heightened sense of community, a new level of focus and self-awareness, a tangible goal based incentive to keep training. In brief increase fitness, flexibility, strength, balance, stillness, self-control, confidence, co-ordination, posture, concentration and true spirit.
Some parents may think they also promote violence, but that’s a myth, according to experts. The martial arts actually help teach self-discipline and socialization skills. In fact, many parents whose children have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) report great success with these programs because self-control and concentration are exactly the skills underdeveloped in ADHD kids.
Fitness Workout for the Brain
Why do they say that karate helps sharpen the mind?
In a world filled with mind numbing video games where the child is fed instant images, Karate brings back the basics of having to complete varying levels of complicated movements in succession to unlock the visual memory meaning they are creating a picture in their minds required for academic excellence necessary for maths reasoning and basic reading skills. As their visual memory increase so does their academia.
Trifu Dojo Martial Arts unlocks the child’s potential for increased learning. Far fetched? No! Martial arts use techniques that create neural pathways between the left and right sides, or hemispheres of the brain. The left-brain focuses on reasoning, maths, speech, control, analytical thought, phonics, and linear thought (following instruction or individually initiated step by step processing). Right brain dominant are more, what are generalized as artistic, such as strengths in musical ability, problem solving, discerning shapes and colours, emotional responses, daydreaming, creativity, expression and tone. The right brain dominant child can be a daydreamer and has difficulty with focusing and conscious control often acting out without thinking.
By exercising across the vertical midline of the body and using the physical left hand and right hand sides of the body in a co-ordinated movement. Quite often the left and right hemispheres do not communicate properly creating learning disabilities, but even the most gifted student can benefit from this form of adaptation. It is scientifically proven people who train for extended periods have the benefit of left and right brain hemisphere balancing activities.
Having to control movement and follow instruction in order to carry out technique assists a follow on effect toward following instruction in class (& home)
- Focus and stillness
- Spatial awareness
- Improves mood
Fitness Workout for the Body
Can’t children gain fitness from most activities?
Our Dojo creed is “Never give up”
In a world filled with excuses and leniency it is commonplace to find us being prey to giving in and not pushing ourselves due to a misguided fear of either the unknown or failure. Failure is the predecessor for success …… If you never try you can’t fail. Sound familiar? As a community we have stopped expressing that we must face fear of loss and failure in order to strive for better.
Little Jimmy tears up or has a full blown tantrum due to being frustrated that he has been beaten yet again at a sport or has difficulty completing a task (a normal and expected part of development), do we take him away from the situation for fear that he will “fall apart” again if he doesn’t succeed or teach him that as long as he knows he has tried his best he will always improve. Trifu Dojo gives him the confidence to keep trying.
We treat each child as an individual. We believe in all our students. Yes some are better than others but it is the way they are handled that can bring out the best in them and their training.
Martial arts has its origins in an extreme form of this philosophy. If you weren’t strong and didn’t persevere you could potentially die in battle. Fortunately the stakes aren’t quite so high these days but a strong positive attitude to fitness and awareness of our bodies is the by-product that has remained and is what Trifu Dojo stands for.
We train toward stronger body utilising core strength, fitness hand in hand with flexibility. These factors once set in place in childhood create the correct pathways for a lifetime. Other sports can cause damage that can reveal itself later in life, martial arts by its very design incorporates the whole body using its own weight for resistance and utilising a wide range of movements to prevent injuries from overly repetitious or dangerous movements.
- Switched on core to prevent injury for a lifetime
- Faster reflexes
I want my child to be a part of a group that challenges them but to have a personal achievement not based on how the team performs.
Karate and the martial arts are not a sport per say, yes it has fitness as a component and a competitive component, but it is most importantly a personal development tool. It creates a self awareness, a self discipline in its teaching and as a functional part of the day to day class. These skills aren’t evident to the child that happily comes along to just enjoy the class. Through the evolution of the training dynamics in the classes the student is exposed to having to hone these skills in order to further him or herself.
Once you commence the journey into Martial Arts you can take personal pride of your achievements, your battle is with yourself! You are challenged constantly to do your personal best but in a group environment where you are propelled to succeed by the involvement of others.
- Self discipline
- Self control
- Self confidence
- Learning to take instruction
- Stranger danger protection
- Peaceful conflict resolution (finding a harmony based solution)
“My daughter Sasha has had the pleasure of being involved with Daniel and Lynne. Sasha was 3 when she joined. She has become very committed to her karate since starting even though she is only 4 and a half, each week looking forward to her training sessions. Thanks to Daniel and Lynne, she has showed great interest in learning techniques and especially took a liking to her two special teachers.”Tamara King
Children Classes Description
Children who get involved in martial arts reap numerous benefits. One of which is the physical benefits where they practice punching, kicking, blocking, jumping and running during class.
They will also grow emotionally and learn about having respect, discipline, self-control and many others. As they get older, the training becomes intense, but it’s always fun.
Kids Karate 1
Does your child dream of being the next Karate Kid?
Trifu Dojo Karate offers something unique. It encompasses aspects of life that would never get addressed in a routine sport. Sport is an absolute necessity in a child’s life but what if you could get more out of a sport than just incredible fitness. What about reaching optimum fitness goals, a new level of focus and self-awareness, a tangible goal based incentive to keep training a heightened sense of community. In brief: increase fitness, flexibility, strength, balance, stillness, self-control, confidence, co-ordination, posture, concentration and true spirit.
In a world filled with mind numbing video games where the child is fed instant images and no longer needs to have a visual memory, Karate brings back the basics of having to complete varying levels of complicated movements in succession to unlock the visual memory, creating a picture in their minds required for academic excellence necessary for maths and basic reading skills
Suitable for both genders and ages 6 – 12 years. Some of these classes may be more suitable for a specific age group, so enquire for additional information.
This is a more open and general class and is an opportunity for your child to train with their peers regardless or of level of expertise.
An introduction for tiny tots into the wonderful world of exercise, class participation and understanding how to follow instructions, all wrapped up cleverly in an exciting, fun and exhilarating class. Helping reach milestones early and activating the right and left hemispheres of the brain through thoughtfully designed activities for littlies aged 1½ -2½yrs with Mum or Dad there beside them to help with the transition.
A chance for enrolled students to use our space for self-training. Check with Sensei.
Every student is different and learns at their own pace, however if you want to gain the edge or improve your Fitness? Kata? Basics? Fighting skills? Strength? Defense? You name it. Everyone can benefit from a little personalized one-on-one training. Ask about our Private Tuition. It is beneficial for all students regardless of level or expertise.
Available for all ages and belt levels.
Bring a Friend intro Class
A great opportunity for students to introduce a friend or family member to the amazing world of Trifu Dojo. All your questions will be answered and we will provide information and tasters of our programs. In this session you get to try one or more of our programs with a friend. You choose.
No obligation to join.
Kids Karate 2
This is for our Karate kids that are becoming more advanced and need a higher level of technical pressure. Covers all aspects of Kyokushin karate.
Suitable for ages 8 -12 years.
Kids Squad Training
Selection only. Please refer to Sensei Daniel for more info.
The most stimulating class for the under school aged child.
The pre-school years and very early school years are the most formative years in a child’s life. The little ones are finding socialization skills, how to learn to bring their focus back to the job at hand, to be part of a community and their role in it, for example, showing respect gains respect, to create patterns in their little bodies and minds that will be the pathways to follow for the rest of their lives.
This class does it all…
- Controls over activity
- Taking instruction
- Fast tracking milestones by aiding co-ordination
- Controls & teaches how to stop rough play
- Teaching sharing and dealing with other children “sharing the limelight”
- Constructing identity and understanding autonomy whilst participating actively in a group
- Building self confidence, self control and self awareness
- Building confidence in group situations
Parents & Kids
One of our most successful class types yet. Mum, Dad, Brother and Sister or any combination thereof can train and have a fun in this fitness based fun class. All levels of fitness are catered to, whether you are an athlete or haven’t uttered the word fitness in years you are considered under the guidance of our experienced instructors.
We combine a family atmosphere in a non-threatening environment so you and your family can get the most out of Trifu Dojos’ Parents and kids class.
Don’t sit on the sideline any longer we will show you how a family that trains together stays together.
Members get personalized assistance to help with their own goals.
Women’s & Girl’s Self Defence
The world is changing and we all should have some level of knowledge of how to feel safe for our families and ourselves. Being aware of techniques and courses of action that can be used in a dangerous situation makes us more confidant and at ease in our day to day lives. These classes are, unfortunately, a necessary tool for us all.
Suitable for young or not so young, frail or strong in an unthreatening class taken by experienced martial artists.
“The ongoing support and encouragement from Daniel and Lynne and the team of instructors has been great. As parents themselves, they have a great understanding of what makes the kids tick, how to keep them motivated and engaged, and they genuinely care about the progress of children, inside the Dojo and out. Their firm but fair, playful and encouraging style always wins the kids over. No class is ever the same, and for an activity usually associated with one-on-one combat, there is surprising little in the children’s classes.”Catriona Watt