Special Kicks

Private Lessons Tailored Specifically To Your Child

Special Kicks is a program which offers individualized instruction for kids with special needs. Our program stresses development of balance, coordination, discipline, focus, attention, physical fitness, social skill development, and will push your child.

Specific exercises can be created to fit each student’s particular developmental needs. These can help those who may experience difficulties with walking, flexibility, overall range of motion or other concerns.

The Benefits Of Karate

I have been working with special needs children and over the years have found students who participate in a karate program exhibit increased mobility, memorization and self-esteem.

Karate can also function as a form of therapy. It provides among other things:

  1. Physical Exercise – practicing karate allows students to process information;
  2. Consistency – repeated movements and practice help organize and focus a student’s learning;
  3. Social Skills – setting forth the boundaries of acceptable behavior and reinforcing achievable goals, i.e., the belt system.

Most importantly, karate is “fun!” It gives students with special needs a boost of self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment that may not be received in “typical” therapy environments. The rewards of completing a technique, a kick, a strike or a punch, enables confidence and pride. Students are willing and excited to demonstrate something they have learned in class.

Students that are able can transition into the mainstream class when agreed upon between myself and the parent.

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