Kids Karate is a great recreational activity; it provides good exercise and self-discipline, builds confidence, and establishes achievable goals. Our Kids Karate classes incorporate the 3-Steps to a Great Kid™ program, which is a character development curriculum specifically designed to fit within a martial arts program.
The emphasis of the program is respect; respecting the instructors, respecting the school, respecting fellow students – This helps to develop virtue of character that is lifelong.
The self-defense skills we teach are applicable in the real world, not just tournaments, and will give your children both confidence and practical tools to use throughout their lives. Martial Arts develops strength and coordination while teaching children how to avoid conflicts and defend themselves if attacked.
World renowned child psychologist Dr. Ruth Peters (featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, CBS Good Morning, NBC’s Today, CNN Morning News, MSNBC and Lifetime Live) recommends sending children with ADHD and other behavioral and discipline problems to a martial arts school to improve focus, concentration, and self-control.
Students typically train two to three times per week in a bright, clean, friendly environment, where concern for your child’s safety is our top priority. Chamberlain Studios offers classes at three dojos in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex as well as after school kids karate at over a dozen locations.
The class begins and ends with the student creed:
“I pledge as a Kenpo Black Belt, to use my skills and knowledge only for what is right, and to make the principles of effort, etiquette, sincerity, character and self-control a part of my daily life™”.
3 Steps to a Great Kid
The core of our children’s curriculum is the “3 Steps to a Great Kid” character development program, which provides good exercise and self-discipline, builds confidence, and establishes achievable goals. The self-defense skills we teach are applicable in the real world, not just tournaments, and will give your children both confidence and practical tools to use throughout their lives.
Testing & Advancement
All ages have monthly striping requirements for proficiency in martial arts skills. When the student has all six of the colored skills stripes, they may be promoted to the next rank. Younger students are promoted in class, while students age 7 and up with all of their stripes are eligible for the cumulative belt test on the last Friday of the month.
Each year we hold our Annual Kids Kenpo Invitational Tournament for the Chamberlain karate kids at all of our after-school programs and main dojo locations across the DFW metroplex. By competing in the tournament, the kids can build on this small success and carry their new-found confidence into other parts of their life.
After School Karate
We partner with schools across the metroplex to deliver after school programs. Until classes and after school programs return to normal, our after school karate classes will meet weekdays (Monday – Thursday) at our Lakewood Dojo, Tuesday and Thursday at our Bachman Dojo, and Saturday mornings outside in the park (Bachman Lake Park & Flag Pole Hill).
The mission of the Chamberlain Studios of Self Defense Leadership Program is to build confidence, character, and community as students work together towards their Junior Black Belts. The leadership program provides the opportunity to instruct and assist in classes as part of their curriculum, embodying the values of our student creed as role models for younger students. This not only reinforces what students have learned on the mat, it helps to develop the qualities necessary to be successful leaders in other areas of their lives.
Terms, History & Reports
Part of the Gasan Ryu program is terminology, history, and books to read, all of which is covered in our classes monthly and in our student manual