During the martial arts session, the kids will be learning the fundamentals of karate! They will learn various punches and kicks, how to block a blow from an opponent, and how to jump or duck to avoid being hit. They will also learn the importance of never hitting, kicking, or attacking anyone unless they are being physically threatened. We make sure to instill proper sportsmanship and the concept of self-defense in our classes. These skills are taught in a fun, engaging, and non-competitive environment, all while developing important motor skills, learning the importance of teamwork, trying their best, and never giving up!
Lionheart Character Development:
Each session Coaches will concentrate on one particular focus of the LIONHEART 12 PILLARS OF SPORTSMANSHIP. During each practice, coaches will incorporate the monthly focus into all of the games. These values are the cornerstone of the Lionheart program. Under these 12 pillars, (CONFIDENCE, RESPECT, KINDNESS, RESPONSIBILITY, THE POWER OF WORDS, DETERMINATION, POSITIVE THINKING, GRATEFULNESS, LOYALTY, HONESTY, LEADERSHIP, GENEROSITY) a Lionheart student will learn that a true athlete is someone who is kind and has respect for themselves as well as their peers.