After School Club

Martial Arts School Club


How does the martial arts School Club work?

The Children are taught some basic martial art moves that include Blocks, Punches, Kicks, Self-Defence and that these moves are not to be used in an aggressive way but as a way to protect themselves.

These are taught over a 5-week period at your school either as a breakfast club or as an after school club. Each session is approx. 45mins in duration.

In order to thoroughly develop each skill and at the same time make the children’s training fun and motivational, the Martial Arts School Club curriculum specifies one to two skills per class. The curriculum includes a variety of drills used to teach each skill. These drills are easy to follow and fun to do. 4-7 year olds learn more by play, and in the children’s eyes, these drills are more like games as well as martial art skills. The classes will help the children retain more, be more willing to learn and do things that they normally wouldn’t enjoy doing.
The older age group 8-10 year olds use the same skills but taught in a more technical way, still using some games but in a more mature way.

 The 8  Skills

Skill 1: FOCUS -This skill will help the children’s aim, listening skills and reaction skills. They will excel faster in any physical activities. This skill will also improve the children’s listening and observation skills.

Skill 2: TEAMWORK – Teamwork is necessary for any young child to develop. The more confident the children are willing to work with others, the more they will accomplish. The children will develop character, which will help them make friends and become a better leader in life.

Skill 3: CONTROL – Having control means making good decisions. Whether the child is handling a pet or handling a problem, they will learn to make the right decisions. Control builds confidence.

Skill 4: BALANCE – This skill is crucial to develop at an early age. The children are beginning to participate in many physical activities that are challenging, like riding a two wheeled bike. The children will develop good balance and a better posture.

Skill 5: MEMORY – Developing a good memory is exercise for any child’s brain. The sooner the children exercises, the smarter he or she will become. Our drills are constantly helping children think and make smart decisions.

Skill 6: DISCIPLINE – Our instructors use the drills to help create the vision that discipline is fun and rewarding. The children will take pride in doing the right thing. The children will follow directions better.

Skill 7: FITNESS – It is important for children to understand the importance of being healthy and physically fit. If a child does not burn off excess energy exercising, how will he or she burn off all that energy?

Skill 8: COORDINATION – The children will learn left from right. They will become better physical participants in sport and activities. The better coordination the child has, the fewer injuries the children will sustain.

SESMA provide a letter for the parents which you can either print or send via parentmail. The letter includes details of the classes, dates, times, price and a booking form. An example is below.

If you would like to discuss more about our Martial Arts School Club and to arrange sessions at your school, please either contact me on 07739 914 684 or via email info@sesma.co.uk.

Wayne Baker
Master Instructor
World & European Karate Champion