Kenpo Academy has programs designed for all ages, starting as young as 2 years old. Master Melanie Demers uses her early childhood education to create the perfect classes for our young martial artists in the making. These classes are designed to prepare the children to join the older kids while adapting to the attention spans of the very young. We try to accommodate each stage of development so we have broken ages 2 to 5 into three different classes. Tiny Tigers, Lil' Dragons, Lil' Ninjas all offered on Saturdays.
The Tiny Tigers class is for the 2 year old karate students. This class is a short 15 minutes for parents and their children. Many of the younger siblings of our other students have come to look forward to Saturday and their chance to enter the dojo. They jump into class and punch or kick a bag, try to shoulder roll, and learn basics while they think they are just playing a game.
The Lil' Dragons (3 and 4 year olds) and the Lil' Ninjas (4 and 5 year olds) are both 30 minute classes. These children play games, practice balance, work on basics, and learn the discipline, patience, and focus required to join the older kids.
Master Melanie has used her knowledge and skill to show many children the love of the Martial Arts and we are always ready to show others the way as well.