Pre-school students are something like sponges. They’ll absorb anything to which they’re exposed. They learn by touching (kinesthetic), hearing (auditory) or seeing (visual). When exposed to all three styles of learning, learning improves, just as the same traits of “Little Ninjas” pre-school martial arts program teaches.
Our nationally-acclaimed “Little Ninjas” program is a detailed curriculum that focuses on improving pre-school age children’s (ages 3-4) basic motor and listening skills. Such skills help them enter society with a more confident and enthusiastic outlook. They’ll become better students at school, better listeners and more ambitious about their future.
We believe that the time between ages of three and four are the most important years of a child’s development. A good age-appropriate pre-school martial arts program will enhance positive development in a fun and motivating way.
Pre-school martial arts kids enter a martial arts or sports program with balance, coordination, basic techniques and a focus that enables them to succeed and advance at an acccelerated rate.
In our “Little Ninja” class, children are exposed to positive social interaction, learning to work with others and follow directions from instructors trained specifically to work with preschool-aged children.The “Little Ninjas” curriculum develops eight major skills necessary for participation in any sport or activity while reinforcing social values. The skills include focus, teamwork, control, balance, memory, discipline, fitness and coordination.
Children are rewarded with skill stripes for those which they develop, each of a different color. All eight color skill stripes must be awarded to advance to the next belt level. Between two and three months, Ninjas with eight skill stripes are tested for color belts to keep class work exciting and challenging. Children will learn how to set goals and achieve them by accomplishing new rankings.
It’s what makes “Little Ninjas” educational and fun, too! Children learn values and skills that will help them live a lifetime of focus and discipline while striving to be ‘the best.’ Instructors create a positive attitude in children without demanding it. That’s why a pre-school martial arts program can give your child an edge in life.
Julio Anta, head instructor at Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense since 1998 and a Doral Tribune columnist since 2000 can be contacted at 305 599-3649 or via the internet at <www.antakungfu.com> or at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.