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Live, Interactive classes
Welcome to Great Start Karate, the best online martial arts program designed specifically for kids! Our live, interactive classes provide the solution you need to keep your kids healthy and happy, all from the comfort of your home! Kids love our high energy classes and inspirational instructors who make learning fun! Parents love the balance of fun and discipline. Our classes provides a wonderful place for kids to meet their karate friends online each week!
Kids are our passion!
At Great Start Karate, we love teaching kids and it shows! We help kids grow in mind, body and character. Our classes promote physical fitness and coordination, helping children stay active and develop strength and flexibility. Kids also gain self-confidence by setting achievable goals and demonstrating progress through monthly belt promotions. Teaching kids important life skills such as respect, focus, and honesty is the foundation of the Great Start Karate program!
What your child can expect
New students start with a complimentary 30 minute private lesson to introduce them to the wonderful world of martial arts! In this private lesson, kids have a ton of fun learning the basics that will allow them to have a great experience in our group Beginner classes. Kids love the music and visuals we add to our classes! We do karate under the sea, in outer space, on the beaches of Hawaii and more! Kids love learning new facts as we travel around the world virtually!
Kids thrive in our classes
The Japanese term, “Shudokan” means “The House for the Study of the Way” and reflects the strong emphasis on character development and the mental aspects of karate, in addition to the physical techniques. Every week, we highlight and discuss an important life skill in class. Student learn how to demonstrate the life skill at home and at school. Karate is a great way for kids to stay active, build character, and gain valuable life skills in a fun and engaging environment.
WHAT PARENTS SAY
We love, love, LOVE this online program. We are in it for the long haul. We hope you continue this program for many, many years. It’s invaluable to homeschoolers as well as anyone who prefers a virtual option, great exercise, great discipline, great exposure to new things, great confidence building…I could go on and on forever!
Thank you so much for such a wonderful karate experience! My son looks forward to every class and doesn’t want to be late or miss class. The instructors are wonderful and they make sure to include everyone. He really enjoys learning from them. Even though classes are taught on a virtual platform, the instructors see when kids are experiencing challenges, and they reach out to them directly (which my son really appreciates). I’ve said this before but thank you again so much for offering a safe, high-quality karate program. Our family is high risk, so we very much appreciate it!”
We are a few months in and my kids are loving their online karate classes, and we love having class in our home. Thanks so much for the opportunity to learn new skills safely.
Great Start Online Karate is an awesome virtual activity for kids to learn all about martial arts. Best program out there!
Great Start Karate is such a special & unique martial arts program! Sensei Jan & Sensei Adrian are such strong women who I respect & adore. I love watching my nieces perform what they are learning & getting better & better at karate. The Life Skills are amazing & Sensei Adrian is awesome at delivering important lessons about kindness, teamwork, confidence, self-discipline, honesty, focus, goal setting, safety & respect.
So glad we found these online karate classes for our daughters. They both love how Sensei Adrian teaches and how they feel included. Both of them have requested to become black belts! The classes are convenient, in that you just simply login, and then you are live in the dojo with all the other participants. They are also learning how to count in Japanese! They look forward to these classes every week. Thanks for offering them and if we do continue until they are black belts, we will be involved for a long time to come!
My two oldest kids just did their first trial class. The instructor is fantastic instructor, and the other kiddo participants were helpful and sweet, and my kids had a blast. Even just the first class was such a positive and confidence-building experience. We can’t wait to continue!
I’ve watched my grandson excel in this program. The teachers highlight each student’s strengths, and you can see their confidence and self-esteem soar. And he just has so much fun.
I highly recommend Great Start Karate. My nephew loves his classes and it’s been great to see his confidence grow!
Great Start Karate is the best online karate program for kids. Their staff is amazing and incredibly knowledgeable. Along with having fun, kids learn valuable lessons they are able to apply throughout life. Highly recommend!
I’ll admit I was skeptical that Karate could be taught effectively over Zoom, but Sensei Adrian has proved me wrong in all the best ways! My 7-year-old is getting a good physical workout, but almost as important- a good mental and emotional workout, too. Their monthly life skills focus is something my kiddo’s been chatting about in and out of class. He loves counting in and learning Japanese. I see him getting more confident with karate each class, and I’ve been proud to see his focus and determination grow each week. All that in a month! I’m looking forward to watching him grow.
My 7-year-old daughter was so excited to try out karate. I love that she can do it on Zoom, Saturday mornings from home. The instructors keep her moving and engaged the whole session. It’s like we’re right there in the dojo! My daughter loves karate and loves showing off her new moves. Thanks so much Sensei Jan, the founder, for introducing us to Great Start Karate! Who knew online karate could be so fun?!
We love Great Start Karate. We are so thankful we found it. The virtual platform is perfect and makes it so convenient. This is Ford’s first time with karate and he loves it. The instructors are amazing with the kids. You can tell they love what they do, and know exactly what to do to keep their interest and keep them engaged and having fun. And, I love that they focus their classes around life lessons. He’s learning to be a good person all at the same time. I love it!
The instructors at Great Start Karate are so supportive and encouraging. They make each child feel special.
This program was highly recommended by a friend whose son is attending the program. My son has been in a lot of sports but karate was totally new to him. The instructor is great with the kids and our son took to it immediately. They make classes fun, while teaching the life lessons his mom and I instill at home.
Karate has been one of the best programs for our son. As parents, we want our kids to learn what to do to stay safe. In karate, kids learn safety skills in a non threatening environment.
Wow! So thrilled to have signed my niece up for Great Start Karate. I can tell already that the life skills she is learning will go a long way to her success! I’m very happy I found this program for her.
Great Start Karate
The goals you have for your kids are our priority. We understand the challenges parents face with kids wanting to live on social media, play video games or watch TV. We’re here to help balance your child’s non-school time with a physically and mentally-engaging activity. We reinforce the skills and behaviors that parents want for their children.
Our motivational instructors love teaching kids! They are among the best in the industry, with years of knowledge and expertise. Great Start Karate classes are exclusively designed for kids. We provide the foundation for kids to excel in all areas of their lives. Our instructors make learning fun so kids can’t wait to get to class!
Unlike most team sports, there is no bench time in karate – your child will be participating 100% of the time in every class. Some kids struggle with not being as athletic or competitive as their peers. In karate, every child can succeed and flourish. Karate is a wonderful sport that intrigues and engages kids like no other sport.
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