The Dojo Will Be Closed Until at least May 31st. We will be offering online Training Sessions via Zoom in the meantime. Email us to join.
Children's Karate Classes
We offer two classes for children: Tiny Tigers (ages 5-6) and an older Children's Class (ages 7+).
Younger children will be considered on a case by case basis for the Tiny Tiger's class. Please inquire.
• Youth, ages 12 and up, are invited to join our General/Adult class sessions, depending on size, maturity, and where they feel most comfortable.
Regular children's class is for three classes per week (2 weekday (1hr each + Saturday (1.5 hrs)).
Tuition for Tiny Tigers is for 2 days per week (30 minutes each).
Please see our tuition schedule.
Through Karate instruction in a caring environment, your child will receive these benefits:
What to expect
In our children's classes, we teach agility, coordination, timing, and strength exercises through a series of age appropriate drills, games, kata (forms), and kumite (sparring) with emphasis on good technique, breathing, and right attitude.
We are not overly militaristic, but we do show respect to the Sensei and to each other by bowing at the beginning and end of class and to our training partners in drills. We expect that students will be on time to class and give maximum effort while present.
We follow a typical Traditional Karate belt ranking system. Readiness for testing will be determined by the Sensei and is based on the length of time training, student's general progression and learning of kihon (basic techniques), kata (forms), coordination and timing, and kumite (sparring) skills.
Our ranking system consists of 10 kyu (pre-black belt grades) and then proceeds to Dan level (Black Belt).
Dan Levels (Black Belt Level)
*Dan Level candidates are notified of the testing fee when invited to test
Tournament Competition Opportunities
There are numerous opportunities year round throughout the Bay Area and beyond to compete in Traditional Karate tournaments. Training at the Benicia Shotokan Karate Academy will prepare students for tournament competition, if interested. See upcoming tournament and seminar training opportunities here.
Please email us or call us at (707) 745-1275 to learn more.