Ninja Stars is a jam-packed 45 minute lesson for kids aged 3 - 5 years old filled with exciting obstacle courses, various skipping, climbing and hoop drills to improve coordination and agility as well as various exercises to improve flexibility. This is a slow introduction to martial arts, with the program incorporating basic stances, block and punches, as well as kicking skills and pad work which will help to develop distance, timing and coordination on both sides of the body.
The style of karate taught at Ettingshausens is Shotokan Karate. It is a traditional Japanese style and Michael sensei has been studying it for over thirty years. Students learn Kihon (basics), Kata (forms) and Kumite (sparring) along with basic grappling and self defence skills. Students also develop fitness, flexibility and agility. Traditional training also focuses on students learning respect, discipline, loyalty and self confidence. Classes are split up into two main groups. Recreational Karate which is for students having their first experience of karate and for those that can commit to one class per week. Turtles, Scorpions, Taipans and Colts are Squad classes and are split up into different classes by age. These are for students that train in a minimum of two classes per week. There are also Karate classes for adults. Specialist classes offered in Kata, Sport Karate, MMA and BJJ.
For year 1 to 6 at school. This program is a beginner level program and allows children to get a taste of what training in the martial arts is all about. It is recommended that students train in this class for a term before moving up into the appropriate Squad classes (Scorpions or Taipans). No kata is taught in this program and so students that wish to grade through the colour belt system need to take an extra class if they wish to pick up kata. Students can train in one or more classes per week.
For boys and girls who are in kindergarten. This class begins with all the fundamentals and basics of karate. Balance, coordination, flexibility, focus, hand eye coordination, agility and concentration skills. It also starts the building blocks for a healthy active lifestyle and teaches respect, discipline and confidence. Students have the opportunity to participate in workshops, competitions and belt gradings throughout the year.
This is for students in year 1 and 2 at school. This program builds on the foundations developed in Turtles and as the students are older, they pick up and develop their skills faster. Students training in Scorpions need to train in a minimum of two classes per week.
This class is for students in year 3 to 6 at school and is where students can really get into their martial arts journey. Students need to train in a minimum of two classes per week to enrol in Taipans classes.
For year 7 to 12 at school. This program is designed specifically for this age group and further develops the student as they move into their teenage years. Students need to train in a minimum of two classes per week to enrol in Colts classes.
This class is for our adults. No set age but the average age is between 30 and 60. The class focuses more on technique, kata and set drills with less emphasis on kumite. A popular program for adults interested in a traditional martial arts program. Students have the opportunity to grade through the kyu grade belt system depending on training time available.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a great way to introduce your children to Martial Arts. It is a very practical martial Arts and the majority of the training involves one on one, so students need to work out how to use the best techniques to neutralise the opponents strengths. Classes are split into different age brackets so that students get the best tuition.
For boys and girls aged 5 to 7 years. This is a grappling class and has no striking, kicking or punching. It focuses on takedowns, throws, sweeps as well as controlling opponents by pinning and positions like top mount, closed guard and back control.
For students in year 3 to 6 at school. In this classes students begin to learn submission techniques like chokes, arm bars, and body control positions and students have the opportunity to participate in competitions and also belt gradings and workshops.
For students from year 7 to adult that wish to take part in this great self defence system. Belt gradings, competitions and workshops are all part of the program.
This Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) class is for students in year 7 and above and focuses on mixed disciplines like, karate, boxing, Jiu jitsu, wrestling and Muai Thai. It also has an element of fitness and conditioning as students get to train on a variety of equipment like thai pads, focus mits, shields, punching bags etc as well as skipping med ball work and much more.