*First step for human education*
This class for walking-age to 6-year-old children focuses mostly on discipline,
emotional education, and basic physical fitness rather than karate skills.
Discipline: How to greet and reply to other individuals, how to arrange shoes,
how to fold the uniform, and how to approach others and ask a question.
Emotional education: Experiencing joy of achievement, dealing with frustration, and sharing joy with others.
Basic physical fitness: Jumping, push ups, the building of endurance, and active training exercises.
Karate skills: Physical flexibility, basic movements and kata forms (Taikyoku 1), and sparring by using mitts.
*Instruction by type*
You are not required to participate in the course during your trial or observation.
We do not raise our voices at the children or try to force children to participate.
(Don't worry, we understand that some children may cry when we shout during the routines and may not want to wear a uniform.)
First, children start with having high fives as a greeting.
Through having fun at our course, we try to communicate with the children so that they can feel at ease while participating.
Children might feel afraid at first, but they gradually get used to us and what is going on around the third lesson.
We do not scold the children just because they can not immediately do what we teach or catch up with movements taught.
Our focus is placed on each child's pace with no comparison with other children.
Shinjuku Dojo (Nakano-sakaue station)