What is Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial art whose physical aspects seek the development of defensive and counter attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self defence. Karate requires discipline and persistent effort required in training. If karate had to be described in only one sentence, then the most suitable one would be "You never attack first in karate."

Proactivity Kids Karate

The benefits of Karate

Karate will help to improve your confidence and respect. Practicing karate also helps to develop skills, such as self-confidence, flexibility, overall body strength, discipline, dedication, improving memory, mental toughness, overall fitness and importantly learning self-defence techniques. Anyone can do it, it's fun for all ages.

Proactivity Karate Programs align with the Victorian Curriculum

Although our instructors are black belts in Karate, the techniques taught, require no martial arts background. They are easy to learn, effective techniques anyone can use. Students who complete our courses develop their self-confidence and an awareness of the environment around them. The whole program is interactive and the only equipment we require from the school is space. Gym mats would be great too - so we can teach "how to break your fall".

If need, any other protective gear will be provided by Proactivity or our coaches

Our team offers to deliver programs to children as young as 4 years old, making our programs ideal for children and students of all ages and levels.

Curriculum links and program details

Primary School

Curriculum Links

Foundation

  • Practise fundamental movement skills and movement sequences using different body parts and in response to stimuli in indoor, outdoor and aquatic settings.
  • Use trial and error to test solutions to movement challenges.

Years 1-2

  • Perform fundamental movement skills in different movement situations in indoor, outdoor and aquatic settings.
  • Construct and perform imaginative and original movement sequences in response to stimuli.
  • Incorporate elements of effort, space, time, objects and people in performing simple movement sequences.

Years 3-4

  • Practise and refine fundamental movement skills in different movement situations in indoor, outdoor and aquatic settings.
  • Perform movement sequences which link fundamental movement skills.
  • Practise and apply movement concepts and strategies.
  • Combine the elements of effort, space, time, objects and people when performing movement sequences.
  • Apply innovative and creative thinking in solving movement challenges.

Years 5-6

  • Practise and refine fundamental movement skills in different movement situations in indoor, outdoor and aquatic settings.
  • Perform movement sequences which link fundamental movement skills.
  • Practise and apply movement concepts and strategies.
  • Combine the elements of effort, space, time, objects and people when performing movement sequences.
  • Apply innovative and creative thinking in solving movement challenges.
Learning Objectives Learning Activities

Week 1

  • Students will build their skills in the following areas: self-confidence, flexibility, overall body strength, discipline, dedication, improving memory, mental toughness, overall fitness and self-defence techniques.
  • Stretching
  • Basics (Blocks, Striking and Kicking techniques)
  • Movement, Stances and Footwork
  • Forms (aka Kata) Movement Sequences
  • Cool-down exercise

Week 2

  • Students will build their skills in the following areas: self-confidence, flexibility, overall body strength, discipline, dedication, improving memory, mental toughness, overall fitness, self-defence and Sport karate/competition techniques.
  • Stretching
  • Basics (Blocks, Striking and Kicking techniques)
  • Movement, Stances and Footwork
  • Reaction drills
  • Cool-down exercise

Week 3

  • Students will build their skills in the following areas: self-confidence, flexibility, overall body strength, discipline, dedication, improving memory, mental toughness, overall fitness and self-defence techniques.
  • Stretching
  • Basics (Blocks, Striking and Kicking techniques)
  • Movement, Stances and Footwork
  • Forms (aka Kata) Movement Sequences
  • Cool-down exercise

Week 4

  • Students will build their skills in the following areas: self-confidence, flexibility, overall body strength, discipline, dedication, improving memory, mental toughness, overall fitness, self-defence and sport karate/competition techniques.
  • Warm up activity and stretching.
  • Basics (Blocks, Striking and Kicking techniques)
  • Movement, Stances and Footwork
  • Reaction drills
  • Cool-down exercise

Capabilities: Personal & Social

Self-Awareness and Management

  • Students develop the knowledge and skills to regulate, manage and monitor their emotions.
  • They develop a realistic sense of their personal strengths and have a realistic assessment of their own achievements and a sense of self-knowledge and self-confidence.
  • Students develop skills to work independently and to show initiative, learning to be conscientious, delaying gratification and persevering in the face of setbacks and frustrations.

Social Awareness and Management

  • This strand involves students recognizing others' feelings and knowing how and when to assist others.
  • Students learn to show respect for and understand others' perspectives, emotional states and needs.
  • This strand involves students interacting effectively and respectfully with a range of adults and peers.
  • Students learn to negotiate with others; work in teams, positively contribute to groups and collaboratively make decisions; develop leadership skills, resolve conflict and reach positive outcomes.

Call our Proactivity team today and discuss how we can introduce your students to Karate.

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