Absolutely! One of the benefits of martial arts is that each student can grow at their own pace. No matter what skill level they start at, they will improve, and they are free to take the time they need to develop their skills in an environment that suits their individual needs.
Children as young as four can start in our Tiny Eagles program, but otherwise it is never too late to start learning karate. Whether you are four, fourteen, or sixty-four, we can help you start your martial arts education.
Yes! We have always had a good mix of boys and girls in our classes, and if you think girls can't be tough, you haven't met our Mountain Eagle ladies!
No, in fact, it is more likely to make a child less violent. Karate is much more than learning how to punch and kick, or even self-defense. Karate teaches respect for others, how to be a good partner, and how to peacefully resolve problems as opposed to resorting to violence. Physical confrontation is taught to be used only as a last resort in an unavoidable situation.
We have had the pleasure of watching many students come out of their shells as they build self-confidence. It is very common for students that were once quiet and shy to become leaders to the other kids and grow in ways that their parents might never have expected.
When you come into the dojo you are encouraged to leave the outside world behind and focus on becoming better at karate. During each class you will develop new skills, which will improve your self-confidence, and get a great physical workout, releasing endorphins that help you finish the day feeling fantastic.