Teens 12-18 face so many dangers these days even when we think they are being sheltered.
Karate is an excellent discipline for teens during these trying years of change and growth.
Here is a list of common challenges teenagers face and the benefits they have gained from training at Trifu Dojo:
Bad Body Image
Creating a fit body and pushing home that the body is a precious tool to enable us the freedom to do what we want to do in this world and is ours for life. We push home the need to keep that body working well regardless what dimensions we are handed. Our bodies all improve after solid, consistent training.
Giving them a different “cool” thing to do is going to promote a sense of routine activity. It is expected there be consistency to their training, so no time to make excuses ? Plus they are doing this for themselves not someone else thus promoting an understanding of commitment.
Lack of Respect
Learning respect and allowing someone to have authority over them in the teenage years is generally met with distain to one degree or another. The confine of a “society” within the dojo allows nothing less than complete respect from young to old, male or female.
The hierarchy in our “society” is set on a knowledge base, the belt system. Under this system all ages are the same. No one is excused. Adults can’t assume power over the younger students and neither can the younger students assume power or show disinterest toward the adults. Almost the only time students will find an unbiased playing field in this world.
Sport will save many a teen from getting involved in drugs. Karate takes that up a notch, with the base of respect (not only for others but yourself). There is a personal need to perform plus this sport is not seasonal, there is continuity throughout the year thus not giving empty time when other negative exploits can be sought. That old phrase ‘your body is you temple” may seem cliché but is the underlying truth in.
Socialising is generally uppermost in the average teen’s minds. They crave it and they need peers to compare “the norm” on unchartered territory, such as their bodies, minds and environment because they and their ideals are changing so rapidly, they need social interaction to grow into well-balanced adults. The trick to success here lies in the pathway they choose (or are directed in).
A common mistake parents make is to try and alleviate the stress & pressures of heavy study workloads by cutting an activity, and this commonly is a sport. The parent, in a desperate attempt to aid their child gain more time to fit in the heavy work load, takes away the very tool that enables them the release to gain the focus to fulfill it.
Trifu Dojo gives them an avenue to maintain an interest in physical activity and thus rejecting a need to find negative activities to fill a void. Giving them not only feel good exercise but also the ability to socialize with other teens that have a positive objective.
Why would a teenager like our classes?
Martial Arts is a different kind of sport (cool factor)
Teens can use up energy with a team spirit but has individual positive self worth benefits.
Karate uniform equalizing the need to “outdo” others in the class. It is a leveler between size, gender and race.
Opportunities to travel & compete in competitions.
No preferential treatment given to boys or girls
Release of negative energy and stress
Natural endorphin high
Self defense (knowing you can protect yourself builds confidence)
Coming to terms with a fast changing body through exercise
Teenager Classes Description
Teenagers 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.
Teens Karate Beginners
Get fit and enjoy training while pushing yourself towards a healthier life. Karate has a focus and complexity to its discipline very rare to find. You can experience all the benefits of a personal trainer and small group fitness class while exploring how far you can go. Whether you are a fitness fanatic or a novice at physical activity you will be challenged at your personal level.
Karate originated in Japan and our style, Kyokushin, is a high profile, extremely well respected form of martial art practiced by millions of people through out the world of all nationalities. Learn from our impressive stable of very experienced instructors headed by Sensei Daniel Trifu one of the world leaders in this discipline.
You will be assessed then taken through basics and fitness drills in an exciting new way to train your body, mind and spirit. This class is aimed at the beginner and as such will have all techniques explained in detail and at a more easily digestible pace.
If you are experienced in Kyokushin and have achieved a minimum of yellow belt you are invited to come along and train in these more advanced classes, allowing you to unlock the secrets of more advanced basics and kata.
Combining all belt levels, aiming to give a cross functional class giving the student fitness, basics and kata required for grading under Kyokushin syllabus.
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.
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.
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