Beginner Karate- Sparring (Yellow, Orange and Purple Belts)

We offer a special environment that centers on teaching your child focus and discipline, which are ingredients for success. Children who study martial arts do better in school, are more social, and are focused on having and achieving goals.
Learning self-defense helps you feel safe and confident in today’s society. Martial Arts are an excellent form of stress management. Getting in shape and feeling good offers a balance to our often busy and demanding lives. Martial Arts improve the quality of your life by teaching you valuable life and success skills such as mental focus, self control and life balance.
Kenpo Karate strives to maintain a balance between its “martial” aspect and its “art” aspect. The “martial” aspect is expressed by a fast, powerful, effective and practical method of self-defense. The “art” aspect is expressed by its commitment to both tradition through presentation of form and the pursuit of excellence through self-expression, artistic creativity, and humility.

What is Beginner Karate Classes?

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Beginner Karate Classes

What will I Learn in Beginner Karate?

White Belt will learn:

Instructor names, Style of Karate practicing, Name of karate school, how to tie your belt, creed, basic bow, When do you bow, What do you say when entering and exiting the school, proper fist, proper punch, elbow strike, horse stance, kenpo stance, fighting stance, breathing of the tiger, push-ups (5)

White-Yellow Belt will learn:

all items under white belt, front kick, back kick, side kick, Set 1, Blocks 1-10, Blocks 1-10 full count, kicks 1-5, Set A,B, C, push-ups (10)

Yellow Belt will learn:

Everything under white belt and white-yellow belt, Shaolin salutation, 60 count punching exercise, Set 2, Set 3, Set 4, Set 5, Blocks 1-18, Blocks 1-18 full count, 7 Point sparring, Push-ups (15)

Orange-Purple Belt will learn:

Everything under Yellow belt, 49er Cross Swords Phase 1, 2, 3, 4

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Client Reviews

Our 6yo has been going to classes there for the last (almost) three years and our 3yo just started classes - They both love it. All in all, we can't say enough good things about Lama's and the ladies.

Brigitte P. SF

Kids have been here for 2 years now. They are doing great and have matured in so many ways. Thank you SIFU Fernandez and SIFU Thompson you ladies are AWESOME!!!!!!!

A.D. Yelp Review

I've been taking my 4 year old to Lama's Kenpo Karate for 2 weeks and he is totally HOOKED.  Ms. Thompson and Ms. Fernandez are amazing.  It's refreshing to see people who expect a high level of respect from kids but actually reciprocate.

Sarah W. San Francisco