Goju Ryu Okinawa Karate Doh Jundokan South Africa

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Our Children & Youth Goju Ryu Karate-Doh Programme

Our various training programmes for children, youth and young adult students are especially designed to cater for their developmental needs yet creating enough challenges to enhance their self-esteem and confidence. The children do not train in the same class as adults, as the demands that are placed on the adults, are different from what is expected of the youth. Their muscles, skeletal system and bodies are still growing and developing, therefore correct exercises and training must be implemented to encourage and aid such development. 





Good Karate instruction can help you child develop :

  • Respect, good manners and a willingness to help and get involved

  • Confidence to engage in challenges yet understanding what is not good for ones health

  • A strong and healthy body

  • A calm, alert and ready to learn mind

  • A never-giving up spirit enabling your child to face up to any challenge

  • Conflict resolution skills

Karate is about being safe, strong, healthy and peaceful, and more important, about being and making new friends!

Juniors and Youth Training Schedule

Saturday Mornings
08,30 - 09,15am Beginners & White Belts +1 and 2 Red Stripes
09.15 - 10.15am White Belts + 3 Red Stripes, Yellow to Blue Belts
10,15 - 11.15am Purple, Brown & Black Belts
10.15 - 11.30am Brown (as invited) and Black Belts
Tuesday evenings from 17h45 to 18h30 AND Saturday mornings
Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 17h45 to 20h00

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During the class, student have to pay attention to the instructor and follow the rules and instructions. Respecting the instructor and other students, children also learn the true value of respect for everyone, including themselves. This is a valuable asset to develop in one's character. The training is controlled, disciplined and challenging, but rewarding, enjoyable and fun. Sensei Buddy is in the fortunate position of having started his Karate training at the age of 9 years old, and, has personal insight into what stimulates and motivates the youth.  

Although we encouraged the children to participate in competitions and championships, we  stress the important fact that winning is not all that matters and that trying your utmost best is most important in anything that we do. Each student progresses at his own ability and therefore no comparison is made with other kids. The belt ranking gives the student a sense of improvement and accomplishment and therefore increases confidence within himself to reach for greater things in life.  Our classes educate the student on the dangers of aggressive behaviour and help redirect their aggression into constructive and positive actions.  We have a large junior contingent, many of whom are training for a number of years. 

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