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  • ‘GROWTH MINDSET’ – HOW CAN MARTIAL ARTS HELP KIDS IN THEIR LIVES OUTSIDE THE DOJO

    ‘GROWTH MINDSET’ – HOW CAN MARTIAL ARTS HELP KIDS IN THEIR LIVES OUTSIDE THE DOJO

    Kids need martial arts now more than ever before. Governed by targets, schools have had to sacrifice creative play to desks and data. The skill of being a good learner – usually developed from trial and error – is having to be introduced as an extra thread of ‘growth mindset’ to attempt some balance for the spoon-feeding strategies most teachers need to employ. Luckily for the children in martial arts classes, we have the answers to these issues. Self control, discipline, confidence, teamwork, leadership, perseverance…we teach it all! It’s the ideal way to help children access their education more effectively, and to become more ....

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  • THREE WAYS KARATE HELPS CHILDREN TO FOSTER LASTING FRIENDSHIPS

    THREE WAYS KARATE HELPS CHILDREN TO FOSTER LASTING FRIENDSHIPS

    There are many reasons to get your child involved in martial arts. This includes the fact that it’s a pastime that can lead to them becoming happier and healthier than ever before. In addition, it’s also a great way for them to make friends! This is something to consider if you’re worried that your child isn’t forming bonds with their peers or doesn’t currently have a wide enough social circle. With this in mind, let’s look at three ways martial arts helps friendships to blossom. Comradery The act of learning a new skill from scratch builds a real sense of comradery between those practising martial arts. Your child will go through an incredible ....

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  • WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE KARATE AS YOUR CHILD’S NEW HOBBY?

    WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE KARATE AS YOUR CHILD’S NEW HOBBY?

    When your child decides they want to try a new after-school activity, they might suggest gymnastics, swimming or football. While these all have physical and mental benefits, there is another activity that is great for your kid to do as a new hobby. Martial arts will teach your kid so many new skills that they can use in their daily life. A lot of parents find that when their kid takes part in martial arts classes such as karate , their behaviour and attitude both improve. Here are the top reasons why you should choose martial arts as your kid’s new hobby. They will be able to defend themselves It’s so important that your child is able to protect themselves when they are ....

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  • Karate Terminology

    Karate Terminology

    Karate Terms: Many commands given in the dojo are spoken in Japanese to preserve the traditional spirit of the art. This practice also makes it easier to understand visiting masters that speak little or no english. Don’t be intimidated, the terms become easy to understand as classes become more familiar. General Terms Chudan = Middle / stomach level Dan = Black belt rank Dojo = Training hall Gi = Uniform Hai = Yes, or an acknowledgement Hajime = Begin! Hidari = Left Ippon Kumite = One step sparring Jodan = Head level Karatedo = Empty hand way Karateka = Karate practitioner Kari = Half rank Kata = Form Kiai = A spirited shout, or yell, for ....

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  • WHY KIDS’ KARATE CLASSES LEAD TO GREATER CONCENTRATION AND SELF-DISCIPLINE

    WHY KIDS’ KARATE CLASSES LEAD TO GREATER CONCENTRATION AND SELF-DISCIPLINE

    WHY KIDS’ KARATE CLASSES LEAD TO GREATER CONCENTRATION AND SELF-DISCIPLINE It goes without saying that every parent wants their child to do well in school. Nothing is quite as frustrating as knowing a child is capable of so much more than what they’re showing in the classroom. At the same time, most children struggle not because they aren’t smart or talented enough, but because they have trouble concentrating in school. At their young age, they haven’t developed the kind of self-discipline it takes to sit still and pay attention for long periods of time. While there are a number of different ways parents can try to address this problem, few can ....

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  • Join Us For the Best Kids Karate Ayrshire!

    Join Us For the Best Kids Karate Ayrshire!

    Welcome To Our New Website! We’re Proud To Serve Ayrshire with Kids Karate! At Senjokai Karate Academy, we are working hard to go above and beyond for every person who walks through our doors. And you could be next! We are offering Ayrshire a hands-on approach to Kids Karate. And you don’t need any prior experience to succeed! Come visit us at Senjokai Karate Academy and see for yourself what makes us the best Karate facility in the West of Scotland . Just fill out the "Request Information" form on the side of the page and stop in for a visit today! And don't forget to click below to visit us on our social media pages!! ....

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