*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.
*Importance of setting a goal*
This class encourages the students to set their own goals as they learn.
* To obtain a black belt by the time they enter the 6th grade (to participate in a karate grading session)
* To win prizes in championships or matches
* To take the lead in instructing groups
Other goals include to remember a new form, to raise their voice when giving a command, and to present karate forms at a festival. Setting a proper goal within the student's preferred area can enhance the quality of daily karate training further.
It does not matter how high or great the goal is. It is important for students to set their own goals.
Get a black belt
Try to participate in kumite sparring
Win a karate kata form championship
Shinjuku Dojo (Nakano-sakaue station)