Kids Karate at West Coast Dojo

Kid’s Karate In Sarasota, FL

West Coast Dojo offers Kids Karate classes 3 days a week, this is to ensure that your child has the opportunity to attend 2 or more classes a week.

Our Kids Karate program works on developing:

  • Physical Strength
  • Body Conditioning
  • Self Defense
  • Leadership Skills
  • Self Discipline
  • Self Awareness Skills
  • Confidence

The class structure for Kids Karate usually consists of:

  • 15 Minutes of Stretches, Warm-ups, Fitness, and Body Conditioning
  • 15 Minutes of Moving Basics such as punches, kicks, blocks, stances, and sparring combinations.
  • 15-20 Minutes of Forms or Sparring*
  • 10-15 minutes of Self Defense, Skill Building Games, or Other Material.

Why Should Your Child Study Karate?

Karate-do is not only a martial art but also a life philosophy.  Karate begins and ends with courtesy.  This is not only true inside the dojo, but it carries over into our everyday lives.  Students are expected to follow the rules, show respect others, take responsibility for their own actions, and set a positive example for others.

At West Coast Dojo karate students will learn how to defend themselves. We teach our students here is no “first strike” in Karate, and the techniques they learn should only be used for self-defense purposes, or against an immediate threat that wishes to cause them physical harm.

According to experts,  karate and other martial arts may have many benefits for your child including improving social skills, self-confidence, an increase in gross motor skills abilities and improvements in concentration.  Starting martial arts as a child can help set the foundation for a lifetime of fitness and overall better health.

Okinawan Shuri-Ryu Karate-do

West Coast Dojo teaches Okinawan Shuri-Ryu Karate-do, which is an American style created by O’sensei Robert Trias. Shuri-Ryu uses elements and principals taught in Shuri-te, Naha-te, Tsing Yi, Kung Fu, and other martial arts combined into one unique system.

Kids Karate Class Hours

Our Kids Karate Programs meets on:

  • Monday – 6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Tuesday – 6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Thursday – 6:00pm – 7:00pm

The cost to Attend:

  • Monthly Tuition – $120

Our tuition cost is on a month to month basis and can be set up with recurring payments on the 4th of every month.

Other Fees and Costs:

  • Lightweight Uniform: $30
  • Sparring Gear & Equipment: $125
  • Belt Testing and Rank Advancement: $50
  • Annual International Shuri Ryu Association Membership $25 (Our parent organization)

*Please note: All students are required to have the appropriate gear for sparring by the time they earn their first rank.

This includes:

  • Headgear
  • Mouthguard
  • Hand gloves
  • Boots
  • Athletic supporter

At West Coast Dojo we strive to maintain a safe training environment, students must have required protective gear to spar. Students who do not have their gear will not be allowed to participate in sparring.