"A black belt is a white belt who never gave up"
"Slow to learn, slow to forget"
"The person who knows "how" will always be the student,
but the person who knows "why" will continue to be the instructor"
"To hear is to doubt, to see is to be deceived, but to feel is to beleive"
"Train knowing that the right thoughts and the right efforts
inevitably bring about the right results"
"There are no pure styles of karate.
Purity comes only when pure knuckles meet pure flesh"
"In every offense there is a defence, and in every defence there is an offense"
"Guts are the anaesthesia that deaden the pain of fear"
"Sophistication is no more than simplicity compounded"
"Fear no man, but respect all"
"Train hard, train regularly, train intelligently and make no excuses"
"He who hesitates, meditates in a horizontal position"
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall"
"Someone who aims at nothing is sure to hit it"
The junior Kenpo programme was introduced in 2000. It is much shortened from the adult syllabus in terms of self defence techniques but the same sets and forms are taught (but at a more basic level).
Given that our junior students range in age from 5 to 16yrs, we also split each class into: Tigers (5-8yrs), Dragons/Teens (9-16yrs). Clearly the learning capability of Teens/Dragons is more advanced than Tigers, so even within the same belt level, the syllabus may be slightly altered to cater for a smaller physical size and less developed maturity to absorb information. At all times physical safety is paramount, and respect for their fellow students is expected.
Sparring (combative fighting) is also taught to juniors but this is fully supervised and protection equipment is used. For those with a competitive bent we hold an annual Tournament (usually in September) of each year.
The school has around 150 junior members currently training and we have a number of junior black belts. Check out the Timetable to find the best time to come in for your free lesson.