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 Traditional Martial Arts:

An Alternative Sport

 Little Dragons (5-7)

Tuesday & Thursday
6:30 PM-7:15 PM

"Little Dragons today, leaders tomorrow."

Karate Kids (8-12)

Beginner Class:

Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 PM-7:15 PM

Intermediate Class:

Monday & Wednesday 4:30 PM-5:15 PM

Advanced Class:

Monday & Wednesday 5:15 PM-6:00 PM

  In years past, practice of the martial arts was limited to male adults.  As the martial arts spread to countries outside of the Orient, it became acceptable for women and children to train.  As we progress even further, we now see that accepting children as young as five years old is both beneficial both physically and mentally as long as the program is geared towards their skill and comprehension levels.

  Each year the demand by parents for children to participate in sports is growing.  Many parents are embracing the martial arts as an alternative to sports.  In addition to toning the body, martial arts training also enhances the capabilities of the mind.  Our dojangs (martial arts schools) are seeing younger children enroll every day.  The Little Dragons program was created to assist these children in their growth.

  Through our efforts to improve the quality of our programs at the Dubuque Karate Club, we have developed a program for our younger students (ages 5-7 and 8-12), which assists them in their readiness for the formal training they will receive as older practitioners.  

  The benefits of martial arts training program for children has been proven to contribute tremendously to a young child's positive character and many other areas of their lives.  It is our belief that the traditional values we instill and the standards of our program will improve the quality of your child's life.

  Our goal is to build our kids from the "inside out". This means that our first goal is to build confidence, self-discipline and self-esteem.  Once our students are armed with these characteristics, they will participate and apply full effort with the "Yes I Can" attitude.  


  We also understand your desire to have a child that will use common sense before using his or her skills for self-defense.  

Our students maintain a healthy lifestyle while maintaining a healthy outlook on life.    

   Martial Arts build strong bodies and strong values.  We are proud to help parents develop children who value honesty, courtesy, respect for authority and the ability to say "no" to unhealthy peer pressure.  Teens and children will learn to concentrate and focus their energy constructively which results in better schoolwork and grades.  Physically, the karate kid's martial arts classes train in a blend of Tang Soo Do (the for-runner of Tae Kown Do) and Japenese Karate.  In the advanced ranks they practice weapons training.  


  Our classes are high energy, educational, and empowering!

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