Children – Ages 8 to 12

Beginners focus on fundamentals at a slightly quicker pace and are introduced into class in a small group environment.
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Overview

Legacy’s 8-12 year old classes are separated into 2 groups: Beginner/Intermediate and Advanced. The beginner 8-12 year old student will be introduced to the Tang Soo Do curriculum in a one on one or small group environment. This allows the beginner student to develop a strong grasp of the fundamentals of this martial art.

The beginner will stay with the group during the stretching portion of the class. Then will be moved off to the side to work on beginner material. At this beginning stage the student will also learn the etiquette of the gym which includes how to enter the training hall, how to address instructors and seniors, how to enter the training hall if coming in after class has started and how to line up in the beginning and ending of class. Developing discipline and respect starts from the very beginning of the students training.

The beginner curriculum for promotion and advancement (moving through the belt system) includes: opening exercises, one step sparring, self defense, forms (hyungs), sparring and sparring drills.

Beginner students can start their training at any time. Contact us for more information and to schedule your complimentary trial class.

Benefits

Confidence
& Self Control
Focus & Discipline​
Leadership Skills
Positive Character​
Self-Protection​
Physical Fitness

FAQs

The cost for lessons is dependent on which membership program you select (month to month, 6-month, and 12-month). We discuss these options with you in person so we may thoroughly explain all aspects of our curriculum. Please call us at 610-792-9091 set up an appointment.

Legacy Karate does not charge a registration fee. Outside of the monthly membership fees there are a few other charges as follows: Uniform fee at sign up, quarterly testing fee, gear for sparring component of class and annual gym maintenance fee. All fees are explained at sign up.

Students that train on a consistent basis (at least two or more times per week) can be in a position to test for black belt somewhere between 3.5 and 4 years. The exception to this would be students starting in our 4-7 year old program. Since these are younger students the normal curriculum is spread out over a longer period of time for ease of teaching and better retention of the material.

Yes, Legacy Karate offers a complimentary class before you decide on joining. Just fill out the form on the home page to secure and schedule your trial class.

Karate is an excellent mental and physical activity for people of all ages. Students can simply do what they are able to do given their own physical condition and abilities. There is no pressure to go beyond what you can safely achieve. You will improve your strength, balance, flexibility, endurance, and self-confidence through your participation in karate training.

Consistency is important in any activity. Training a minimum of 2 times a week is important for students to get the most out of the program and their development.

Sign ups are perpetual. You can start at any time.

Although in any physical activity there is a chance of injury, Legacy Karate trains our students in a very structured environment. Special care is given during instructing students and all components of the beginner’s training is supervised by qualified instructors.

Legacy Karate Academy teaches the art of Tang Soo Do a South Korean Martial Art.

Legacy Karate has been a part of the community for over 20 years. We believe in giving back to the community and are heavily involved in Charity work. Grand Master Versland has been training for over 43 years and has instructed over 2,000 students during that time and teaches many of the classes on the schedule. We believe in teaching and training in a safe, family training environment.

Testing for students under Black Belt are held March, June, September and December. Black Belt testing is held twice a year (June and December). Testing candidates should not only have a solid grasp on the testing material but should also attend at least 2 classes per week.

Absolutely, Legacy Karate would like all of our potential students to understand how the program works and develop a comfort level with the training environment.

Sparring is an important part of any Martial Arts training. However, for the younger students (4-7 year old students) sparring is not introduced into their curriculum until a strong foundation has been established with the beginning material. This is usually around 9 months into training. For the older students 8+, sparring is introduced around 1-2 months into training once the basics are retained. It is important to understand that the sparring component of class is introduced as the sport part of the art that is taught and is only practiced while being supervised by a certified instructor.

Yes, we do karate birthday parties for students as well as non-students. Birthday parties can be scheduled on Friday nights, Saturday afternoons and any time on Sundays. Two weeks advanced noticed for scheduling is required. Get more information on our birthday parties on the home page.

Absolutely, Parents are more than welcome to stay and watch class especially when children are beginner students however it is not required. Please know your children will be safe and no one leaves our facility without being accompanied by a parent or loved one. No student will be released to anyone other than parents or family unless Legacy is notified in advance.

NO, we do not have contracts. Legacy Karate Academy offers 3 different membership programs: month to month, 6-month, and 12-month. A 30 day written notice is required to discontinue training.

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