Who Are the Karate Kids?
Karate Kids are girls and boys who range in age from 6 to 12.
They run the spectrum in size, age and maturity, but all have the desire to participate in an organized athletic program with a variety of activities and goals.
Why Karate for Kids?
In addition to the pure enjoyment derived from participating in Trautwein’s ATA program, Karate for Kids provides a list of underlying benefits and achievements for every single member.
Karate teaches children to think instead of panic when compromised. It trains them how to react in a way that will help them instead of put them into further danger or trouble. Trautwein’s ATA emphasizes the appropriateness of using what is learned at the academy, and when and where it should be practiced.
Children in the Karate for Kids program are constantly achieving their goals. As each new goal is accomplished, confidence increases. Each child progresses at their own pace, and no one is ever judged in comparison to others. Each child’s accomplishments are celebrated in a way that promotes motivation to achieve more, and recognition of process as part of the achievement.
Being a Karate Kid also means being a better student. Developing personal skills is a major part of the program. We stress following directions, paying attention in class, respecting those teaching, and becoming an active participant.
Every Child Wins
Every child at Trautwein’s ATA is a winner. We use a positive reinforcement to help them achieve their goals during their training.
Karate challenges the entire body. It develops coordination, body awareness, balance, agility and poise.
Classes at Trautwein’s ATA are fun, dynamic and challenging. It is a unique approach to the martial arts for children who are there to learn and have fun. A balance in the curriculum is key to the program. Classes are a mix of high energy, seriousness traditional Taekwondo and games.