For children aged 8-12, our Juniors classes develop a full range of martial arts skills and techniques. Our curriculum focuses on children’s physical skills as well as their emotional and mental well being.
Juniors classes concentrate on developing:
- Eye/Hand Coordination
- Motor Skills and Dexterity
- Strength & Flexibility
- Self Discipline
- New Friendships
- Character Education
Experienced instructors guide Juniors to learn and practice a variety of punching and kicking moves and sequences. Juniors practice various self defense techniques and learn how to use safe and non-confrontational approaches to protect themselves. Each Juniors class also includes a group discussion on the essentials of good character.
Junior students progress through 15 belt levels to reach their 1st level black belt. Classes are offered according to belt level.
Beginner – White, Orange, Gold belts
Intermediate – Hi-Gold, Green, Hi-Green, Purple, Hi-Purple belts
Advanced – Blue, Hi-Blue, Red, Hi-Red, Brown belts
Black belt test preparation – Hi-Brown, Apprentice belts
Master Gee’s has an excellent safety record. Our students learn and practice the majority of their martial arts skills without contact, often using hand held targets, pads or weight bags.
To ensure students also gain real-life self defense skills, Master Gee’s teaches sparring and throws. These elements are introduced slowly into the curriculum, once students have gained control of their kicks and punches and learned how to block (defend) and roll safely.
Starting at the Intermediate level, students begin to practice offensive and defensive moves with their classmates. Safety gear is required for this element of training and includes a helmet, chest guard, gloves, shin pads and boots. Students are paired according to gender and size, and they’re permitted to make light contact only on the chest guard or sides of the helmet.
Throw techniques are introduced at the Black Belt level as part of our self defense instruction. They are practiced only on the floor mats and are not permitted during sparring.