KARATE FOR KIDS



St. Cloud Karate & T'ai Chi Instruction was one of the pioneers of teaching karate specifically to children in a format that they would both enjoy and build life skills from while practicing a classical martial art.

We don't give out "gold stars", or belts, to satisfy a student's urge for instant gratification. Instead, the students learn to set goals, then do their own work to achieve them. They learn that with continued, effective training, their efforts will be rewarded not only with a stronger, better coordinated body, and a knowledge of how to protect themselves, but also a knowledge of when it's okay to use their skills--and just as importantly--when not to.

Parents often notice an increase in self-confidence and self-discipline in their child, as well as improved manners, better concentration (parents have remarked that their children's grades go up after their child has been training awhile), as well as better communication skills.

If your youngster is (4) years old, and you would like to give your child the many benefits of our Karate for Kids program, we invite you to contact us and invest in your child's future today.




Class Schedule

Tuesdays 5:00pm -- 5:30pm


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Karate for Kids
(Ages 5 to 11 Years Old):


In these classes, your child will begin to learn some of the attributes needed for the Karate for Kids classes. The students will enhance their basic body strength and coordination through various drills of balance and stamina building. Children will learn and practice respect for themselves, others and the instructors. Students will learn of self discipline and control of their actions. They will understand how to take directions and follow the Dojo (school) protocol. Classes are also great for students who will go into other events such as dance, hockey, swimming, soccer, little league, and other physical activities.

Classes are held on Tuesdays early in the evenings from
5:00pm until 5:30pm.

Before joining these group classes, each student Must complete 4 half hour private sessions (at a fee of $89.50) with Sensei Beverly Gustafson. Call 320-252-0144 to set up these classes.


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Comments on the Kids Classes:

"Sensei Gustafson is AWESOME and really has a great way with the kids."

"I liked the discipline and the coordination learned. I would recommend the class to others.”

“Discipline and self confidence builder.”

"Sensei Bev is very good with the kids and meets them at their level: she is patient and firm in the right balance."

“Really good structure. My kids need this. Also, really appreciate the emphasis on respect.”


"I liked seeing the kids learning to focus & have some discipline."

"A well organized class."

"The kids are kept active."

"I liked the kids learning new words & becoming more social."

"I liked the direction and focus that is emphasized for the kids."

"My kids are very excited about coming to class."

"The learning is mixed with physical activity."

"Fantastic class. My daughter uses the new words she has learned such as bones from the body; frontal, toe & finger phlanges, etc)."

“Good discipline in the class.”

“Great class! My kid loved it.”

"I liked the class size to instructor ratio."

"Good discipline, good order of the class---kids get o move and run too!"

"The teachers were passionate in what they teach & firm when teaching it to the children."

"The confidence gained by tying new things and finding they are fun! My daughter loved this class..."

“The Respect the kids learned—the need to listen---Awesome!.”

“Instructor welcomed each child and addressed them by name. Made them feel like an individual and praised them for doing well and helped each one when needed. GREAT!”

“My son really enjoyed this class. I, as Mom, believe that this has helped in school also—Listening—Respect—Following Directions—Great Job—Thanks.”

“The range of motions the kids learned.”

“The instructor was very friendly and worked very well with the kids.”

“The structure of the class—interaction and praise for students when they got things right.”

“Well qualified instructor. She appeared comfortable with young kids, the class was very structured but the instructor did a good job of providing positive re-enforcement to the kids.”


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New Tykes Classes for Kids through School District 742 Community Education

Karate for Kids (Ages 4, 5 & 6 year olds)

In this class, your child will begin to learn some of the attributes needed for the Karate for Kids classes. The students will enhance their basic body strength and coordination through various drills of balance and stamina building. Children will learn and practice respect for themselves, others and the instructors. They will understand how to take directions and follow the Dojo (school) protocol. There is an ongoing class that students can attend after completing this class.

Sessions held Monday evenings 5:30pm - 6:00pm at:

St Cloud Karate Instruction
1514-3rd St North
St Cloud MN 56303

Instructor Beverly Gustafson




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Session #1 Feb 6, 13, 27, March 6th

5:30pm -- 6pm

Above class is cancelled due to Instructor Injury. Check back for future sessions! Thank you



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Register Early as Space is limited!

Call: District 742 Community Education Offices at 320-257-3810 to Register your child!

Or

Online at

www.stcloudcommunityed.com


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