White Crane Karate School - World Shoseikan Karate-Do
  
      WHY YOU SHOULD BRING YOUR CHILD TO KARATE 

Karate Schools throughout the world are noted for teaching children things that are not necessarily taught in normal school time. Things like MANNERS, RESPECT, SELF-DISCIPLINE, KEEPING YOUR WORD and HOW TO AVOID CONFLICT WITH OTHERS. Of course, we also teach fighting techniques that can help children defend themselves in case of attack, although we always emphasize students should walk away from violence if possible. CONFIDENCE comes from knowing that you can take care of yourself. 

           JUNIOR BEGINNERS TIMETABLE
                                               (5-10 YEARS OLD)

Barnet               Scout Hall, St Albans Road, EN5 4LD
                               Wednesdays      5pm-5.50pm             
                               Saturdays          1.30pm-2.20pm     

Mill Hill           Hartley Hall, 2 Flower Lane,  NW7 2JA
                               Mondays            5pm-5.50pm          
                               Saturdays          11am-11.50am        
 
Finchley            Frith Manor School, Lullington Garth N12 7BN
                                Tuesdays            5.05pm-5.55pm
                                Thursdays         5.05pm-5.55pm       

Hampstead     Parish Church, Church Row, NW3 6UU
                                 Fridays               4pm-4.50pm  
                                                             5pm-5.50pm



What happens during the class ? 
A normal class consists of children going through a set of stretching, strengthening and co-ordination exercises, followed by learning the punching, blocking and kicking techniques of the Goju-Ryu system. This is followed by kick bag practice, sparring/self defence drills, games or a story/lecture on Martial Arts Philosophy. We normally finish with a short period of meditation. Beginners are called White Belts and are training to become future Black Belts.