What is the minimum age to start Little Lions Karate program?
As soon as your kid celebrates his/her fifth birthday, he/she is eligible to join the program.
Is now the right time to enrol?
Yes, now is a perfect time. We do not work on a term basis. As long as there are spots available in the time session of your choice, you can enrol now.
Is this real Karate or just classes filled with fun?
It is a real Karate. We teach kids the necessary stuff that is required for them to continue their training at this young age. Four to six years is the best age to build, develop and maintain flexibility and balance. However, we parallelly focus on their life skills like discipline, listening, communication, teamwork and fitness aspects of Karate.
Is Karate suit a necessary, and if so, where do we get that?
Yes, our classes’ central theme is Karate only. Therefore we have included Karate suit, club patch and a white belt in the initial membership package.
Trial classes are an exception, and kids may try in their regular clothes.
How do we know if they are learning something?
You are encouraged to sit and watch during the sessions. Moreover, our belt system ensures that every kid reaches some set milestones before they are promoted to the next level up.
My kid will be six years old in the next couple of months, can he/she still join the Little Lions program?
Sure, the candidate can join us a couple of months before reaching his/her 6th birthday. Once he/she gets six years of his/her age, then he/she can move on to one of our regular Lion Budokan Karate International karate classes.
How often are the students graded or promoted to the next level?
Every three months or after the attendance to 20 classes between each grading – whichever occurs last. You may not be eligible for the grading if you have more than two weeks gap between classes and holidays.
What is the belt system, and how are they awarded?
Awarding of the belt depends on several factors. Our aim is that the candidate achieves his/her last belt, i.e. Yellow with a white stripe (that is the first belt in our Lion Budokan Karate International belt system) before completing the programme.
My kid is joining at age five, what will be belt sequence in this case?
On the assumption that the candidate is joining the programme right after his/her fifth birthday and meeting other requirements. He/she will get the following at three-month interval.
White belt (upon joining us), Yellow Stripe, Green Stripe, Orange Stripe, Blue Stripe, Purple Stripe, Brown Stripe, Half White Half Yellow, Yellow with a White Stripe
What are the other associated costs?
Grading: There will be periodic grading for belt promotions. Grading dates, times & fees will be advised at least two weeks prior. Grading fees are an extra charge and must be paid before the notified due date.