Karate training

Bringing out the “Champion” Spirit

Our karate training brings out the “Champion” spirit in children. Through our programs, we take our “karate kids” on a special adventure … their very own "Quest to Be Their Best". The goal is to nurture the spirit of “self-confidence and effort” … a “can do” attitude in each student. Traditional Japanese martial arts is the foundation of the training, emphasizing self-discipline, self confidence, a team spirit, and the principles of what is takes to have a “Champion” attitude, are the primary goals. Everyone participates … there are no benchwarmers!

Program Mission

Using martial arts training, the mission is to promote and demonstrate the values of understanding, respect, love, patience, support, and encouragement for each child. To aspire children to develop self-discipline, focus, integrity, concentration, self-confidence, and a good attitude. Our upmost goal is to teach children how to protect themselves regarding physical confrontations, and/or to use verbal negotiation skills to remove themselves from threatening situations. Helping children to develop self-esteem and knowledge that they are winners … to BE CHAMPIONS in life is the bottom-line focus.

There are two options available for karate training:

B-Champs will assist clients in starting a karate club/school at approved location(s) specified by the client.

With a strong, ethical training program, our purpose is to provide a safe, family-type environment, where children can gain real skills and knowledge. Besides having fun, meeting new friends, learning karate and self-defense, students will have the opportunity to attend/participate in special events such as tournaments, in-school competition, and camps (e.g. judo, self-defense).

2) MOBILE TRAINING - Brought To and Held At The Client’s Location Of Choice
When we bring a karate training program to your location of choice, the program will be tailored according to the specifications requested. Programs can be tailored according to:

• Audience (e.g. age, sex, special needs, etc.)
• On-going classes
• After school programs, school breaks
• Karate camps and workshops
• Special programs
• Martial arts demonstrations

Our martial arts/self-defense training programs will be brought to the children, at the location determined by the client. For on-going classes, in a controlled environment children will participate in practice sparring sessions with the instructor and gradually with fellow students. Our approach is to provide realistic methods to learning, using martial arts to establish a “second nature instinct” protection mindset in the children.

Whether we bring a program to you or if enrolling into the B-Champs Karate School, our focus and goal is to:

1. Teach the application of karate techniques regarding:  
        - kicks - strikes - punches - blocking - footwork - sparring

2. Educate and prepare students on how to avoid becoming a victim; teaching students to:
• protect/defend themselves when threatened or endangered
• get away from the offender/victimizer
• deter attacks, practice conflict resolution
• enhance awareness of their surrounding

3. Teach voice weaponry:
Before using karate skills against physical conflict, students are taught to fight back using the power of the voice … voice weaponry also known as the “Kiai”. Many conflicts can be resolved before they reach the point of physical confrontations by knowing how to back the opponent down with the voice. Students are taught:

• effective voice inflection/tone
• the correct words to use to confuse and back down the opponent
• convincing facial and body language, and mental focus
• the power of ‘kiai’ (inner strength/power), the power of using “kiai”

4. Generate an environment for students to have fun:
Games are used to have fun while students are enhancing and developing their karate skills and coordination. For example, “dodge ball” or relays will enhance a child’s alertness, focus, and evasive skills; “Sensei Says” teaches mental focus using karate techniques.

5. Promote physical fitness/exercise:
Martial arts is a good form of exercise. Students will be taught many types of karate techniques and skills. Pads and other equipment will be used to provide a realistic approach. Students develop coordination, endurance, balance, and stamina, while exercising their bodies.

6. Teach values:
Students will be taught that learning martial arts supports integrity and other values such as:

• Karate must not be used as a tool to show-off, bully, or to intentionally hurt/intimidate others
• The respect of teachers, peers, family, God, Country, and property
• Patience, respect, and a good attitude are keys to learning the martial arts

(Some TV shows/movies often depict martial arts unrealistically. Many children believe they will be able to perform flamboyant martial arts tactics and techniques quickly using abusive stunts. Our program will enlighten children regarding the appropriate way to use and enjoy the art of karate and that “Karate” begins and ends with RESPECT. )

7. Teach the “5-Steps-to-Kidz-Safety” process
This topic is a process of five steps, which children apply to avoid falling prey to offenders and victimizers. Students will role-play real life scenarios, teaching them to understand how to properly react and apply training to unfriendly or threatening situations.