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Youth Program

Ages 6 - 12

In the youth program children are taught what karate is all about, while learning in a safe and fun atmosphere. The class places emphasis on Leadership, Discipline, Focus, Respect, Confidence and Concentration; all important skills for children to be successful in their studies and life.


The program teaches our students how to stretch properly, the basics of calisthenics, and general knowledge of basic kicks, punches, blocks, strikes, and stances.  Of course, no traditional karate program would be complete without instruction in the Japanese etiquette and terminology.


The self-defense taught in this class is non-contact and minimal due to the skill level, the emphasis being on “break away” style of defense and Bully-Proofing.

Wado Karate = Success

How does Wado Canada Hombu Karate teach skills and attitudes for success? 

It's well documented that martial arts training instills mental focus and self-discipline in children, with stories abounding of underachieving students and 'problem' kids suddenly transforming with good marks and excellent behavior. Wado Canada Hombu gives your child this vital boost in life.


Wado Canada Hombu has developed the exclusive Youth Leadership and Life Skills Program - a specially designed children and youth karate program that includes our unique course "Best Karate". Along with traditional physical training in Wado karate, our students study and practice the different mental skills and positive traits that lead to a life of success. One month they might focus on honesty, the next month on gratitude, and another month on courtesy.


The result is a complete learning experience that balances body, mind and emotion, enabling your child to grow as a WHOLE PERSON.


How does your child 'learn' self-discipline, effort and self-esteem?


One of the biggest misunderstandings about 'discipline' is that it can be forced on a child. The real meaning of personal discipline comes from another kind of learning. It's simply this: children learn personal self-discipline by acting in a disciplined way.


At Wado Canada Hombu, our built-in ‘Best Karate’ program provides your child with clear sequential steps to learning karate and life skills. As your child makes achievements in categories such as Leadership, Physical Fitness, Positive Attitude, and Goal Setting, they are rewarded with a Best Karate award for their efforts. Following the steps, your child has constant reinforcement of one of life's most important lessons: achievement comes through the discipline of consistent and repeated effort. By breaking goals into measurable steps, your child learns that they can achieve anything and overcome any obstacle life throws at them.


As countless numbers of our parents and students will tell you, it's powerful psychology that WORKS.


As your child takes one successful step after another, they learn 'I CAN DO IT!' Then when they encounter unique challenges, they already know they have the ability to overcome them by chipping away with focus and determined effort.


Wado Canada Hombu... Developing Tomorrow's Leaders

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