The Kenpo Dragon Program is a detailed curriculum that focuses on introducing self defense, using the Kenpo Karate system, to children between the ages of 7 thru 13. Kenpo utilizes techniques that will build strength, endurance, flexibility, posture, balance and coordination for your child during their growing years.
We want to help your children develop into healthy and happy adults. Our curriculum was created to give your children an exciting, enjoyable program that will help maximize their physical and mental development. The Kenpo Dragon Program aids in preparation for any type of social conflict, such as bullying and peer pressure. While in class your child will continue to develop their social skills by learning how to work with others, follow directions from instructors, and learn respect for themselves and others. Even though our program is serious about your children’s development, it is taught in a fun filled, enjoyable way.
The eight black belt principles are the foundation of our Kenpo Dragon program. We believe that the well-rounded teachings of martial arts can positively impact children’s life skill set by placing emphasis on their values and attitudes! The following are our Black Belt Principles:
1. Honor – Honor allows you to stand tall with your shoulders back and your chest out. We constantly remind our students how proud they should be of their accomplishments with each new belt rank they achieve!
2. Honesty – There can be no honor without honesty! Your child will take pride in doing the right thing. Honesty is rewarded and recognized highly within our school.
3. Courtesy – Within the dojo environment excellence of manners and social conduct is expected at all times. We start with addressing adults with ‘sir’ or ‘ma’am’ and continue with interaction amongst others. By building teams, students get to see how their actions can affect other’s behaviors!
4. Self Discipline – Self-discipline governs one’s ability to make decisions. Children naturally find it harder to learn self-discipline because they lack the experience and maturity to fully understand its value. We work with each child to help learn early that it’s not right to let their anger rule their thoughts. We also stress and show them how to exercise their will and use mind over matter.
5. Integrity – “I mean what I say and I say what I mean”. Through honesty, keeping promises, and being themselves, the students are shown that they have integrity and how important it is!
6. Respect – The value of respect is demonstrated in how we apply it to ourselves, the people around us, and our environment. By bowing to our flag, higher ranking students and instructors we are instilling a sense of appreciation for what that symbol or person has achieved or means.
7. Restraint – Possessing control means making good decisions. Therefore by not submitting to our impulses, wants and desires the students will learn to make better decisions, for themselves, and those around them.
8. Responsibility – The trait of being answerable to someone for something or for one’s conduct. We like to inform the students that they are held accountable for their training not anyone else.