What can Budo training do for my child?
At Brattleboro School of Budo children learn important life skills such as patience, self-control, strong etiquette, responsibility and respect for ALL life.
The children's curriculum allows for the development of mind, body and spirit in a fun, non-competitive, and non-violent way. Through on-going practice, children develop endurance skills such as strength, flexibility, balance and coordination - all taught within a nurturing and supportive atmosphere. Lessons learned through sustained effort and cooperation in the dojo helps each child learn more about themselves and each other. Each child's potential is unique and highly respected. We strive to encourage growth and development in all areas of their lives through Budo training.
Children are introduced to the cultures of main land Japan, china, and Okinawa (Ryu Kyu islands). They will learn many things about the language, history and philosophy of those regions of the world. Many respected teachers from around the country and the world have come to the School of Budo to share their knowledge with us.
For over fifteen years during the summer we have provided several week long Camps. The sessions are filled with intensive training for children and any adult students whom wish to participate. Each year will vary due to interest in the camp and available instructors.
Shorin Ryu Karate Do classes are offered to children between the ages of 5 to 13. At the age of 13, children may begin training in the adult classes with Kyoshi Donahue's permission.
How do I sign up?
Come in for a class on a Tuesday or Thursday at 5:30 PM. Please call first and make an appointment. We want to make sure that we are looking out for you and there are no special events happening you may not be ready for (testing, seminars etc.). The first two classes are FREE and we encourage that you have your child participate before making up your mind. At your first class you will receive a packet filled with all the information you will need to know to begin attending classes. This 18 page booklet includes: tuition information, some basics about traditional dojo rules, etiquette, and the forms you will need to fill out when you are ready to sign up. Enrollment in our school is ongoing -- the right time to sign up is when you or your child is ready.
We do have many parents who join along with their children and share in the practice together. Adult classes are taught right after the children's class. Family package tuition discounts are available.
We typically don’t give out prices until you come to one free class. We want you to understand what it is you are paying for and the immense value that it will be for your family. We are no more or less expensive than any other martial arts school in the area. The Brattleboro School Of Budo has NEVER turned down any student due to money. There are no free trips at the dojo and everyone pays something. For those of you that may lack in tuition, you can pay with your time, and helping with promotional projects and/or cleaning.
Here at the Brattleboro School of Budo we feel it is very important to make an informed decision about what we have to offer. Please remember at Brattleboro School Of Budo you receive an education! Choosing a dojo is similar to choosing a college. Be mindful of that when picking out a martial arts school; do not pick out your dojo based on tuition only. While we do understand that cost is a factor, the quality of education and types of programs that are offered are more important. If you would like to make contact with us at any time, please call at (802) 257-4797, or e-mail at email@example.com.
Questions and Answers
Q: How do I sign my child up for classes?
A: Make an appointment, come in for two FREE classes, fill out the necessary paperwork and pay the registration fee and tuition.
Q: Where does my child get their uniform?
A: Your child will receive their uniform on the first day that the registration fee and tuition are paid in full. One month later, there school patch will follow.
Q: How often should my child train?
A: Ideally twice a week, but come as often as possible. It doesn’t cost any extra for your child to train on the days that are on the schedule (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday)
Q: Does training help my child with ADHD?
A: YES, through repetition, familiarity of surroundings, and a well-educated and patient staff.
Q: My child has a disability can they still train?
A: YES, If martial arts were only for the strong, healthy and physically fit then we wouldn’t need martial arts. We can work around your child’s or anyone’s disability.
Q: Can I watch my child train or should I leave and return when class is over?
A: There is a viewing area for parents to sit and watch. After the first few classes you may step out and pick your child up in the dojo when class is over. You may also join and become a member and train with your child if you feel it is beneficial. Registration fee and tuition is required. We are NOT a baby sitting agency’s. We would like parents to be aware of what is happing with your child’s training. Please make some time to sit and watch if not every time at least once a month.
Q: What if we come in for a free class and want to join but cannot afford the tuition?
A: We can make arrangements for exchange of time and/or dojo promoting skills (we want the dojo to grow, how can you help us?). There are no free rides but we have NEVER turned anyone down due to money.