Ingram’s children’s program has long been synonymous with helping develop not only the fitness level of a child, but their mental focus and emotional health as well. The instructors at Ingram’s strive to help children develop self-confidence and self-respect through positive reinforcement. Children learn to take pride in themselves as they develop skills and achieve their goals within the carefully structured Ingram’s children’s curriculum. Along with their increased self confidence, children learn that they are not to misuse their martial arts skills and to have respect for teachers, parents, and fellow students both in and outside of the karate setting.
Ingram’s Karate understands the problems unique to youngsters, and the concerns parents naturally have regarding the growth and productivity of their children. Our well organized, professionally planned Isshinryu children’s “Li’l Dragons” program is designed to be valuable for parents in the task of building a child’s sell-confidence, positive outlook and self-esteem. They learn to take pride in themselves and their accomplishments, soon come out of their shells, begin to participate, and learn to make friends easier. Attention spans increase as do motor skills and performance at sports and other activities.
Also learning to deal with “strangers” or unusual situations is very important in today’s society and we teach the kids how to handle this.
People of all ages and abilities can benefit from the martial arts. Discipline, self confidence and physical fitness are some of the many positive traits Karate can offer.
Our Adaptive Martial Arts classes will focus on bringing those and the many other benefits of Karate to children who may not find enrichment in mainstream Karate classes due to their specific needs.
When you sign your child up for classes, he/she will receive a “JOB LIST” which is to be filled out and returned weekly. Every week that a signed job list is turned in, your child will receive a “Karate Dollar” to be used in our Karate Dollar store.
If there is a problem that you would like us to discuss with your child, write a note at the bottom of the UNSIGNED Job List and we will be glad to help!
Each time we notice a student going out of his or her way to be respectful, helpful, or maybe to just work extra hard in class that day, we issue them a “star citation” which is put into a fish bowl for our monthly prize drawing.
Every week we pass our a “word of the week form”. The student has to define a word such as… Respect, Humility, Discipline, Focus, etc. They then have to relate in into their own life and explain how karate helps them achieve this. Each time a student returns a “word of the week” form, they earn a “star citation”
1. I intend to develop myself in a positive manner and avoid anything that would reduce my mental growth or my physical health.
2. I intend to develop self-discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and others.
3. I intend to use what I learn in class constructively and defensively; to help myself and my fellow man and never to be abusive or offensive.
One of the rules at Pro Karate is that every child in grades 1-12 must bring their report card in to their instructors. We feel the skills developed through our program should be reflected by good school work. By checking report cards, we can make sure students are excelling to the best of their ability in school.
Parents, if there is a problem with grades, please let us know, and we would be glad to set up a time when we can talk to you. If grades are a problem and you feel your child is not working to their potential, we will, at your request, put your child on probation and they cannot test for their next rank without improvement.