Youth Karate Classes in Albuquerque

Bushido Kenkyukai has Youth Karate classes Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.  The age range is 7 years to 13 years old.  We teach Okinawan Shorin Ryu Karate.  The first week of classes is Free.  Bushido Kenkyukai is a Family friendly dojo and offers a variety of periodic Japanese Cultural Arts activities in addition to its core year round Martial Arts Training and Taiko Japanese Drumming.

Classes are structured with Traditional Karate basics and values.  The Youth are not only taught Karate basics, but Japanese terminology, Karate History, Basic Japanese etiquette & culture, personal safety, Disciple & Character (7 Virtues of Bushido), Sempai/Kohai, and  basic physical fitness.  Our head instructor is a strong supporter of education and therefore students are required to keep a minimum grade point average in order to continue participation in Karate classes.

Our head instructor has over 27 years of experience.   With small class sizes, your child will not get lost and become another number as in some larger schools.  In addition, with senior Adult Karate students often assisting with the youth classes there is plenty of one on one training.

Belt level progression is based on the successful completion and understanding of basic skills needed for each level.  Students are given a requirements sheet for each level which clearly defines the needed skills and minimum class time required for each belt level.  Since everyone learns at a different pace there is no regular calendar set testing schedule.  Students test when the instructor sees that the student has comprehension and demonstration capabilities required for that level.  Students which are ready for testing will be scheduled to test and will not be held back to wait for a group testing.