[caption id="attachment_3744" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Dojo of Karate believes that your child can be a ninja as young as 4.5 years old.[/caption] We have several people call The Dojo of Karate about Martial Arts lessons for their 5 year old child, asking if we teach that young. And, if Martial Arts will help them focus, listen, and develop their coordination. The answer... YES! The Dojo of Karate accepts children as young as 4.5 years old. We have a program called Lil' Ninjas for children between 4.5 and 6 years old. Our Lil' Ninjas classes are geared to help your child begin to focus and concentrate. At this tender age, kids usually have a difficult time working on these skills because their attention span has not developed fully. We develop those skills by having through visual teaching, as well as using their eyes, ears and mind to focus. A child's coordination and fine motor skills, usually, aren't developed at this age, either. Our classes will help develop their core muscles, balance, and coordination by doing various drills and games that utilizes their hand/eye and feet/eye coordination. If you would like to see if your child qualifies for our Lil' Ninjas program, as space is limited, please contact The Dojo of Karate to setup an appointment. Currently we are offering an Introductory Lil' Ninjas Karate Program for $19.95, which includes 1 private lesson, 2 group classes, and a free uniform. Oh, and check out one of our Lil' Ninjas class!