Kempo Karate Age Groups
Our Junior Black Belt Program is divided into three age groups:
- Tiny Tigers (3, 4 and 5 year olds)
- Little Dragons (6, 7, and 8 year olds)
- Pre-Teens (9, 10 , 11, year olds)
The Adult Kempo Program is divided into two age groups:
- Junior Adults (12-15)
- Adults (16+)
Our experience has taught us that teaching Kempo, especially to young kids, requires this age separation for the students to gain the maximum benefit from each lesson attended.
We offer group and semi-private classes in Kempo Karate for all of these age groups.
Sparring is a controlled form of fighting. The object is to score points by tagging (with controlled punches and kicks) inside of the scoring zone.
Sparring classes are offered at Kempo Academy and students are allowed to participate with an additional monthly fee and the purchase of sparring gear.
DO I NEED SPARRING GEAR?
Each competitor who is participating in sparring must have the following equipment:
- Sparring Gloves (no MMA gloves allowed)
- Shin guards
- Face shield
The following equipment is also available:
- Mouth guard is recommended
- Athletic supporter cup is recommended
- Chest protector is optional.
No shoes, footwear, foot pads, sparring booties are allowed. All sparring gear must be approved and purchased by your chief instructor.
BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
This martial art uses ground fighting and grappling techniques designed to bring your opponent to a submission. We begin with basic physical training and introduce basic grappling techniques.