Any Parent's Guide To Karate Lessons For Their Preschooler

You'll notice several factors to think about when thinking of a martial arts school for your child. Here are some things to search for in a karate school.

Can the martial arts teacher introduce self-confidence in the student?    Which kind of learning program does the school recommend? Ensure that the teacher shows you how the school programs infuse self esteem, have a constructive effect on the child's self image, and show a student how to apply more self esteem in social situations. 

For instance, Master teacher Jeff Ellis of Jeff Ellis International Karate Centers said "In martial arts instruction, we train in groups, based on rank. Nevertheless each student is excelling at an individual pace. Also there will be an emphasis on every student determined to progress themselves devoid of the pressure of being in comparison to someone else."

Ellis went on to say "When the student moves to another belt level, they know they did it by themselves. The result is a feeling of success and a dramatic raise in that student's self esteem."

However be sure your youngster isn't alone in their efforts. When questioned about this, Ellis said "Our students are working together to achieve their common goals by helping each other with courtesy, politeness, and cooperation....all necessary values instilled through proper instruction at International Karate Centers. 

Can the karate instructor teach self control? Ellis defines Self-Control as "a person doing what they are supposed to do, and only that".

Could the school teach a range of abilties? Does it teach your son or daughter blocking, striking, kicking, punching, and self-defense? Will  your son or daughter enjoy the teaching? Are they engaged? Most of this has to do with the quality of the trainer. 

Does your youngster discover skills that will aid them in other areas? To illustrate, following some months of training in karate, is the student better able to have power over their actions, be in command of their temptations, and also make them much better students at school? 

Ellis stated "Once the student knows they can defend themselves from a bully, they have a choice...and the walk away and feel good about that decision. These life skills can even help an adult in their workplace. A confrontation may not be physical, but the situation could provide pressure in a variety of ways. The confidence and control gained through traditional  karate practice will give that person the ability to better deal with any school...and at their workplace.

Jeff Ellis is proprietor of Jeff Ellis International Karate Centers. Locations include 17112 Pearl Road in Strongsville Ohio and 720 Avon Belden Road in Avon Lake Ohio.. For more information go to or call at 1-440-238-9390 Jeff Ellis Karate Centers serve the Strongsville, Berea, Brunswick, Hinkley,North Royalton, Middleburg Heights, Medina, Columbia Station, Avon Lake, Avon, Bay Village, Shefield, Sheffield Lake, Westlake, and North Ridgeville Ohio areas.