A TYPICAL WARRIOR BOOTCAMP LITTLE NINJA CLASS
WARM UP: STRETCHING / EXERCISE
This helps to prepare students for martial arts training by developing strength, fitness, and flexibility.
LITTLE NINJA STRENGTH / CONDITIONING GAMES
After the warm-up, little ninja students take part in various games such as races and skill contests.
BASIC MARTIAL ARTS MOVES
Little ninjas, This is the core part of the class. Students practice and learn fundamental movements like blocks, kicks, and punches. Because young kids in the Pee-Wee age range of 4 to 7 have joints and bones that are still forming and relatively soft, most of the little ninja techniques taught are linear and flowing, as opposed to the complex, rapid movements that characterize training for older kids and adults.
LITTLE NINJA DISTANCE AND BALANCE TRAINING
Little Ninja Students learn to improve their distance and balance from an object by focusing their kicks and punches on our specially made Pee-Wee kicking pads or shield. Not surprisingly, this is one of the most popular parts of the class!
LITTLE NINJA SELF-DEFENSE AND AWARENESS
Little Ninja's This is integrated into most of the little ninja class, but we do specifically review safety rules in class, including the following:
· Little Ninjas Never leave home without notifying your parents.
· Little Ninjas Never talk to strangers.
· Little Ninjas Never accept anything from strangers.
· Little Ninjas Do not respond if a stranger calls them by name.
· Little Ninjas Never get into a stranger's car.
· Little Ninjas Never allow a stranger to get close enough to grab them.
· Little Ninjas Teaching them the importance of 911 and their home phone number.
LITTLE NINJA, END OF CLASS
Little ninja's usually ended with something fun like an obstacle course (great for balance and motor skill development), Tug of War, Sensei Says (our version of Simon Says), horse-stance leapfrog, and more.