Karate at the pre-school level is more than just learning about kicking and punching. Karate provides an environment in which children learn to develop and condition their minds, bodies and spirits. Discipline is an essential element of the martial arts. Although a three- or four-year-old doesn't have the same capacity for discipline as an older child, we teach them how to behave appropriately in a karate class. This is done while still maintaining a fun and dynamic atmosphere. There must be a balance of play and discipline. This understanding of discipline has a ripple effect into all other areas of the child's life.
Our mission statement for the NYGKA pre-school program is simple: "Learning how to learn." Our Tiny Tigers classes teach self-control, and build on active participation in class. We seek to empower children through instilling the attitude of: "Yes I can!"
For teens and adults, the benefits karate can offer are countless. Unlike joining a gym, karate training is meant to develop "mind, body, and spirit" - a philosophy that goes far beyond punching and kicking. New students can expect to improve their physical fitness and health, develop more confidence, and relieve stress, all while learning valuable self-defense skills in a fun, active environment.
Taking that first step to train in the martial arts can feel intimidating. We may not be sure that we've got the time to commit to training given work and family obligations.
Whether you are a white belt just learning the ropes or a black belt working on honing your technique and establishing your mindset, private lessons offer a unique opportunity to receive sustained, focused attention and help from one of our seasoned instructors.
We are known for our world-class Birthday Parties! Birthday parties are available on Sundays in two time slots: 12:30-2:00 and 3:00-4:30.
Birthday parties at NYGKA are a great way to celebrate your child's birthday, with fun karate basics and games led by two of our top-notch instructors.Call us for more information.
One of the most important gifts martial arts can give a young student is the confidence to navigate a bullying situation. Through our "Mission BullyProof" program, Shihan Jim Chillemi and the NYGKA staff teach the core concepts of addressing a bully problem - whether as a victim or as a bystander.
One of the most important elements of karate training is the idea of service. Black belt students, in particular, are expected to understand the importance of giving back - both in the dojo and in our greater communities.