We offer separate beginner classes for adults, youth, and children.
Here, at the York Academy of Martial Arts, all of our classes offer an outstanding mix of traditional principles with practical real world skills. Beginner classes are designed to introduce students to the world of Karate and keep them motivated by keeping training fun and exciting.
Before graduating to the intermediate level, students in our program develop their bodies, minds through learning their fundamental blocking, punching, kicking, and grappling techniques as well as traditional karate forms. Progress through various belt colours isn’t based on a number of classes, or time, it is based on an individual’s level of mastery over belt level requirements in Karate and Self Defense according to a well-established and substantial curriculum.
Classes are loaded with teamwork, confidence and self-esteem developing drills, as well as stress release drills and challenging games. Overall our program takes a traditional approach to developing the important ’self’s’ of the student: Self Discipline, self-confidence, and self-control, while at the same time providing a fun and motivational form of physical exercise.