YOUNG CHAMPIONS

Our program combines safety awareness education with martial arts/karate/self-defense instruction. Weekly safety tips address the lures strangers use on children and teens, as well as home-alone safety. We teach self-defense skills effective against “bullies” and “strangers” and a full range of marital arts/karate/self-defense techniques necessary for ranking purposes from White Belt to Black Belt. Youths participating in this program gain new skills, improve coordination and concentration, self-discipline, and self-confidence. Throughout the year we host karate tournaments just for our students. Family and friends are invited to watch their “Young Champion” compete! Boys and girls ages 4 and above are invited to enroll in this comprehensive self-defense and martial arts program.

Martial arts/karate/self-defense classes meet once a week. Uniforms, training, and safety equipment are available for purchase at class and online.

Classes:  Each week instructors will demonstrate each new technique breaking it into steps with verbal cues. Instructors also incorporate equipment activities in class practicing on Body Shields and Blockers. All activities reinforce the learning and proper execution of strikes, kicks and blocks. Classes are 40 minutes once a week; $9.00 if paid weekly or $8.00 when paid in full.

Tournaments

Tournaments: Held two times a year,  at the end of a session. Students are invited to compete in one or multiple events.  All students receive a participation trophy when attending the tournament. Students compete for 1st-4th place trophies or 1st-3rd place medals depending on the event.

BEST BLOCK, PUNCH, AND KICK COMPETITION

For White, Yellow, and Orange Belts

 1st—4th Place Trophies awarded. Competitors of the same belt color compete by demonstrating their most impressive techniques: kicks, blocks, and strikes. The Judges call out the techniques to be performed by the student; two judges then score the student on the quality of technique and kiai!

GAUNTLET

For White & Yellow Belts

 1st—3rd Place Olympic Medallions awarded.

As students run the Gauntlet, they demonstrate escape maneuvers learned in class specific to this timed event.

ADVANCED GAUNTLET

For Orange & Purple Belts

 1st—3rd Place Olympic Medallions awarded.

As students run the Gauntlet, they demonstrate escape maneuvers 5, 6, and combination blocks, reverse punch, jumping front snap kick.

FORMS

For Purple, Green, Blue, Red, Brown, and Black Belts

 1st—4th Place Trophies awarded. Students will demonstrate a variety of techniques/moves with loud kiais to impress the Judges! Students may perform Form I or Form II, or create their own form using the techniques they have learned in class. Students creating a form should have at least 16-20 moves in it and move in various directions.

POWER PUNCH

For All Belts

1st—3rd Place Olympic Medallions awarded.

Students compete in divisions of similar rank and age. All belt levels execute a Reverse Punch to a calibrated body shield. Each competitor punches the shield 3 times to receive 3 scores. All 3 scores are totaled for a grand total.

STRONGEST KICK

For All Belts

 1st—3rd Place Olympic Medallions awarded.

Students compete in divisions of similar rank and age. White, Yellow, and Orange Belts execute a Front Snap Kick to a calibrated body shield. Purple to Black Belt students execute their strongest Side Kick. Each competitor kicks the shield 3 times to receive 3 scores. All 3 scores are totaled for a grand total.

SPARRING

For All Belts

 1st—4th Place Trophies awarded. Students compete in divisions of similar rank and age. Each match is 3 minutes or 3 points earned, whichever comes first. The first student to score three points wins. If the 3-minute mark is up, the student with most points wins. A point is earned when the competitor executes a kick or strike to the target zone without it being blocked. The target zone is the stomach and chest, above the belt, and below the shoulders. At all belt levels, “light touch” in the target zone is necessary for a point to be awarded.

Advance in Belt Ranking

Every session on the second to last class students will be involved in evaluation for advancement. Beginners (White Belts) will be evaluated for their Yellow Belt and higher ranking students for their next belt level. Beginning with the Yellow Belt, all solid colored belts are 1st Degree in Rank. Each colored belt designating a 2nd Degree will have a white stripe running down the center of the entire length of the belt. Each colored belt designating a 3rd Degree will have a black stripe running down the center of the entire length of the belt.

All students pay an advancement/ testing fee which covers the cost of the belt and certificate.

If paying weekly, this is in addition to the weekly class fee.

  • White, Yellow, Orange, Purple, Green, Blue, Red Belts – $15 Testing fee
  • Brown Belts – $30 Testing fee with application
  • Black Belt – $40 Testing fee with application

Young Champions Belt Ranking System/ Order Of Ranking

Our Belt Ranking System has been set up in proportion to the amount of time we are able to see our students through the course of a session. Most of the students will advance in rank. The requirements for advancement are as follows: at least 80% attendance (missed lessons can be made up), positive attitude, proficiency in self-defense and martial arts skills.  As a student progresses through the belt ranks, it is not uncommon for a few top students to skip a degree.

However, students can skip only one degree at a time! There will be no skipping of degrees from Red Belt to Black Belt and evaluation will be done by Instructor invitation only. Black Belt testing will be conducted by your Instructor. We are confident in our Instructor’s ability to evaluate the student’s level of proficiency.

WHITE BELT    
YELLOW BELT 1st degree  
YELLOW BELT 3rd  degree Black Stripe
     
ORANGE BELT 1st degree  
ORANGE BELT 2nd degree White Stripe
ORANGE BELT 3rd degree Black Stripe
     
PURPLE BELT 1st degree  
PURPLE BELT 2nd degree White Stripe
PURPLE BELT 3rd degree Black Stripe
     
GREEN BELT 1st degree  
GREEN BELT 2nd degree White Stripe
GREEN BELT 3rd degree Black Stripe
     
BLUE BELT 1st degree  
BLUE BELT 2nd degree White Stripe
BLUE BELT 3rd degree Black Stripe
     
RED BELT 1st degree  
RED BELT 2nd degree White Stripe
RED BELT 3rd degree Black Stripe
     
BROWN BELT 1st degree  
BROWN BELT 2nd degree White Stripe
BROWN BELT 3rd degree Black Stripe
     
JR. BLACK BELT 1st degree White Stripe
JR. BLACK BELT 2nd degree Red Stripe
     
BLACK BELT    

Young Champions Self-Defense Techniques/Ranking

WHITE BELT

TECHNIQUES

YELLOW BELT

TECHNIQUES

ORANGE BELT

TECHNIQUES

PURPLE BELT

TECHNIQUES

Stances

Horse Stance

Self-Defense/Sparring Stance

Attention Stance

 

Blocks

High Block

Low Block

Inside Block

Outside Block

 

Hand Techniques

Reverse Punch

Jab Punch

Mid Rear Elbow Strike (Stomach)

 

Kicks

Front Snap Kick(Back Leg)

Side Kick (Sitting)

Side Kick (Front Leg)

Skip Side Kick (Front Leg)

Front Snap Kick (Stepping Forward)

Knee Strike (Back Leg)

Front Roundhouse Kick  (Front Leg)

1 Step Sparring

 

Escape Maneuvers#1 through #4

Work on stretching

 

Yellow Belt

Combo Block Punch

Guarding Block

Double Forearm Block

Low Rear Hammer Fist (Groin)

Backfist

Press Kick (Shin) (Front Leg)

Front Kick (Front Leg)

Turning Roundhouse

Kick (Stepping Forward)

Back Kick.

 

Yellow w/Black Stripe

Foot Stomp

Palm Heel Push

(Front & Back Hand)

Knee Strike (Groin) (Front & Back Leg)

Skip Roundhouse Kick (Front Leg)

Step Jump Front Snap Kick

Stepping forward Back Kick

Mid Rear Elbow Strike

 

Escape Maneuvers

#1 through #5

Work on stretching & balance.

 

 

Orange Belt

Defensive Posture

Step-Away Blocking

Step-In Counter Attack

High Downward

Hammer Fist (Nose)

Inside Crescent Kick (Stepping Forward)

Outside Crescent Kick (Stepping Forward)

Knifehand Strike (Front & Back Hand)

Skip Front Kick (Front Leg)

 

Orange w/White Stripe

Ridgehand Strike (Front & Back Hand)

Ridge hand Strike to groin

Turning Side Kick (Stepping Forward)

 

Orange w/Black Stripe

Palm Heel Strike

Inside  Crescent Kick (Front Leg)

Outside Crescent Kick (Front Leg)

Mid-level Sweeping Elbow Strike

 

Escape Maneuver#1 through #6

Work on form & balance.

Purple Belt

 

Upward Elbow  Strike (Front & Back Arm)

Downward Elbow Strike (Front & Back Arm)

Scoop Kick (Groin)(Front & Back Leg)

Knee Strike (Thigh)(Back Leg)

Advanced Blocking (Back Arm)

High, Low, In, Out

Step-to –side Blocking

 

Purple

w/White Stripe

 

Reverse Turning

Side Kick Stepping Forward

Reverse Knifehand Strike (Front Hand)

 

Purple

w/Black Stripe

2 on 1 Sparring

 

Escape Maneuvers

#1 through  #7

Work on form, balance,  & flexibility.

 

FORM:

YC I

 

GREEN BELT

TECHNIQUES

BLUE BELT

TECHNIQUES

RED BELT  TECHNIQUES BROWN BELT

TECHNIQUES

Green Belt

Turning Backfist

Turning Reverse

Knifehand Strike

Turning Mid-Elbow Strike

Turning High Elbow Strike

Shuffle Step-in

Blocking

 

Green

w/White Stripe

Skip inside Crescent Kick (Front Leg)

Skip outside Crescent Kick (Front Leg)

Advanced Sparring

Techniques

 

Green

w/Black Stripe

Assistant Instructor

Training Begins

Front Kick from the ground

Open Hand Blocking (Front Hand)

Turning Back Kick Stepping Forward

 

Escape Maneuvers #1 through #9

Refine all previous techniques.

Continue working on form, balance, flexibility & speed.

 

FORM:

YC I & II

Blue Belt

Downward Sweeping

Elbow Strike

(Front & Back Arm)

Upward Sweeping Elbow Strike

(Front & Back Arm)

 

Blue

w/White Stripe

Stepping Back

Back  Kick

Three on One Sparring

Advanced Sparring

Techniques

 

Blue

w/Black Stripe

Side Kick / Back Kick from the Ground standing up into SDS

Front  Kick / Back Kick from the Ground standing up into SDS

 

Escape Maneuvers

#1 through #11

 

Refine all previous Techniques

Student should be able to execute all techniques with advanced level form, balance, speed, & power.

 

 

FORMS:

YC I & II

 

Continue Asst. Instructor training.

Red Belt

Front Hook Kick

(Front Leg)

 

Red

w/White Stripe

Skip Hook Kick (Front Leg)

Advanced Sparring

Techniques

 

Red

w/Black Stripe

 

FORMS:

YC I & II

 

Escape Maneuvers

#1 through #12

 

Refine all techniques

 

Student should be able to execute all techniques with advanced level form,  balance, speed, power, and accuracy.

 

Continue Asst. Instructor training.

 

Brown Belt

High Sweeping

Hammer Fist

(Front & Back Hand)

Inside Crescent Kick

(from the Ground)

Outside Crescent Kick (from the Ground)

 

Brown

w/White Stripe

Spinning Hook Kick

(Optional)

Advanced Sparring

Techniques

 

Brown

w/Black Stripe

Spinning Crescent Kick (Optional)

 

Escape Maneuvers

#1 through #15

 

Refine all techniques.

Instructor Training

Student should be able to execute all techniques with advanced level form, balance, speed, power,accuracy, & control.

 

FORMS:

YC I & II

 

Merchandise

Merchandise: A uniform is highly recommended for classes, but is required at tournaments and is available throughout the course. All Items are available for purchase in class or online. All sales are final, no refunds. Only exchanges within 8 days from the date of purchase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beginner Black/White Uniform (Ideal for beginning students; white and yellow belts) $35

Traditional Karate uniform made of a poly/cotton blend fabric. This uniform offers comfort and

flexibility without restricting movement.

 Heavyweight Blue Uniform (Highly recommended for orange and purple belts) $45.

Heavyweight 12 oz. 100% cotton pants and jacket.  Allow for slight shrinkage.  Offers full range of movement.

 Heavyweight Red Uniform (Available for green to black belts) $45

A symbol of achievement for the advanced student, this heavyweight 55/45 cotton/poly blend fabric uniform offers durability and a greater range of movement.

For any additional information on our Martial Art program please call our main office and ask for the Karate department. (800) 956-6956

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