Gilbert & Tempe Karate Lessons for Children (7 – 12 Years)

Please Call (480) 664-8827 (Tempe) or (480) 503-3788 (Gilbert) for Class Pricing & Details

Beginner Students are Taught:

✅ Learning is Fun!
✅ Self-Esteem
✅ Honor & Respect
✅ Social Interaction Skills
✅ Active Lifestyle
✅ Self-Control

Can My Child Do Karate?

According to members of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness, a six-year-old child will have the muscle control to punch correctly and turn safely and properly. While our Little Dragons learn basic and safe moves to give them a head start, Children’s Beginners are able to partake in more advanced classes because they have an improved level of physical ability.

Depending on your child’s level of experience and belt, he or she will learn all of the techniques and can compete against kids from other schools if you are comfortable with it. The benefits of taking a Children’s Beginners class from a relatively early age are multiple and we discuss them below.

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What Will My Child Learn by Taking Martial Arts Classes at Sandoval Freestyle Karate?

At Sandoval Freestyle Karate, each Beginner’s Karate class activity is appropriate to the age group of the children. Martial arts lessons focus on the following:

See also: 7 Benefits of Karate for Kids Ages 7 to 12

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Better Self-Control

Karate classes teach your child all about self-control, as it is a major tenet of all martial arts. This will be incredibly beneficial to your child as he/she grows older. According to a New Zealand study, self-control is learned as a young child, and it could be the difference between having a successful career or not. The study showed that children who exhibited the greatest level of self-control in school had fewer health problems in later life.

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Improved Socialization Skills

Your child is at a crucial age when it comes to establishing relationships with others; it is a time when social awkwardness can be exacerbated if left unnoticed. We find even the most shy kids make friends at our classes because they are in a room with peers who all share a common interest. While children on the playground often don’t have things in common, a karate class brings kids together because of a shared love of martial arts.

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Increased Self-Esteem

One of the main reasons people have confidence is through a sense of achievement. Every time your child masters a new skill or earns a new belt, he/she will get a major confidence boost. Children with a low level of self-esteem find karate to be a fantastic way to improve their feeling of self-worth, and at Sandoval, we always ensure our students follow through and achieve their goals.

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A major part of the program involves getting students to work well together. As a result, our Little Dragons encourage one another and help everyone improve. Corporations pay small fortunes to improve the teamwork skills of their employees; give your child an advantage by signing up for this program.

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We have been with Sandoval karate for the last 18 months and returned after about 4 years leave. My son tried karate for about 2 years then tried other interests, but he came back to Sandoval after trying a different studio, Sandoval runs a great studio, his Staff is courteous and has an interest in all the students. They are energetic and driven to get the students to excel. They focus on the basics then drive them to advanced skills. We are so happy to be in the Sandoval family.
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Sandoval Freestyle Karate is just as the 5 stars states… AS GOOD AS IT GETS! I have 2 children attending the studio, ages 9 and 6, and we have been attending 2x a week for the last 9 months. My children have had to endure a tremendous amount of stressors in their childhoods and I really wanted them to have an outlet, but I never could have imagined all the amazing things this studio has done for my precious boys. Not only are their plenty of instructors…
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Wow! I have to say 2011/12 has been very good years for the Sandoval’s. They definitely deserve an upgrade from 4 stars to 5 stars. I’ve watched them grow from the last time I wrote my review, from moving their main school to a new location in Gilbert to opening a brand new 2nd location in Chandler. They have also become very involved in the Arizona tournament circuit, even running their own tournament, allowing students to grow by matching their skills against other schools.
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How Else Will My Child Benefit?

Children who attend our Beginner’s Karate program will have a strong advantage over those who start later in life, not only in martial arts abilities, but in overall health and mental capacities.

We strive to keep students excited by challenging their abilities and making learning karate a fun activity – one that they not only want to attend, but look forward to as well.

Ask about our family karate lessons if you have more than one member of the family who is interested in martial arts (yourself included).

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Tempe (McClintock & Warner): (480) 664-8827

Gilbert (Gilbert & Ray): (480) 503-3788

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