Lil Dragons Class

Our Pre-Skill Programs are age and ability appropriate specially designed training programs that teach more than just martial arts. We teach youngsters to be good citizens and prepare them for life, or at least school. These programs include lessons in safety and life skills as well as physical martial arts skills.

These skills help students become well-rounded by promoting social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth. Our after school martial arts programs are open to children in and around DeLand, DeBary, Deltona and Orange City.

Kinder Kicks

Kinder Kicks (ages 0-3) is a program developed for parents and children to exercise, learn and play with a martial arts flair. Children in our programs will develop perseverance, self-control, courage and respect. Kinder Kicks offers sports, karate, life lesson stories, exploration and education through our fun fitness curriculum. The Remarkable are our characters who aid in teaching the children valuable life lessons through their character statement, stories, games and exercises.

Lil' Dragons

The primary focus in Lil' Dragons (ages 3-5) class is to develop fundamental basics, creating a solid foundation to build upon in the older years. Therefore, we teach very few of the martial arts skills that you will see in our older children's program and instead, we focus on the skills they need before entering the older classes such as knowing their left/right, developing gross motor skills, demonstrating self-control and showing respect.

Ninja Stars

Our Ninja Stars (ages 6-8) curriculum prepares youngsters for Black Belt training by teaching beginner skills and focusing on developing fine motor skills, accuracy, timing, balance, speed, vocabulary and memory. Once these foundational skills are in place, students are promoted into our Junior Achievers Black Belt Training program.

Pre-Skill students will not learn the 'Ninja death touch' or a thousand ways to maim and kill. Instead they will…

  • Learn to share
  • Develop self-esteem
  • Develop a sense of independence
  • Take turns
  • Stimulate curiosity
  • Develop speech and language
  • Promote physical strength
  • Promote coordination and stamina
  • Develop a love of learning
  • Build fundamental motor skills
  • Increases awareness of body and space
  • Follow directions
  • Encourage socialization
  • Problem solve
  • Demonstrate responsibility
  • Show self-control
  • Act respectfully

Pre-Skill students will receive lessons on each of these topics throughout the course of their training.

Safety Skills
Fire Safety
First Aid
Holiday Safety
Home Safety
Stranger Awareness
Traffic Safety
Weather Safety
Bully Defense
Life Skills
Martial Arts Skills
Break Falls
No One Sits on the Bench

Building Self-Esteem One Child at a Time

True self-esteem is created when the child accomplishes tasks, accumulates skills, and progresses through stages of development. Our Pre-Skill Programs have several built-in reward systems to promote achievement in all areas. From stickers to stripes to belts and even patches, our students have many opportunities to build their self-esteem through martial arts training all while having fun and playing hard.

Contact us today for more information about our Pre-Skill karate classes and after school programs for children in DeLand, DeBary, Deltona and Orange City.