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After School Karate
Your children have been sitting behind a desk for most of the day! Give them the chance to get some much-needed exercise before they settle back in to finish homework. The Dojo offers a highly beneficial fitness program while still providing adequate time for homework before they arrive back home. Statistically, children that break up academics with a solid balance of physical activities are more effective and remain focused on studies for longer durations. The Dojo's uniquely designed karate programs are an effective way of engaging youths while fostering educational learning skills. We're often asked how our academy is so effective in improving a child's grades. The easy answer is how we teach not what we teach. It isn't just about kicks and punches. Every member of our staff graduates from a tri-level course that ensures success as effective age-appropriate educators. This certification process guarantees method consistency and utilizes the martial arts to pattern their thinking, all while improving their coordination, fitness and self-esteem.
This program operates in conjuction with the Dekalb County Schools calendar. The Dojo A.S.K. program will be closed during Dekalb County holidays, inclement weather postings and closed dates, as prescibed by the county. This program is not licensed by the State of Georgia, nor is it required to be.
Look for our SafetyVan at your local school!
Yes. Our Dunwoody location will pick up your child directly from school in comfort. Our specially-equipped Safety Van® has individual, high-back seating with 3 point independent shoulder and lap restraints. The vehicle is equipped with StabiliTrak© electronic stability control system, lowered center of gravity, redundant airbags and reinforced impact panels.
From the moment they arrive at The Dojo, they'll be met by our highly trained professional staff instructors. During their time at the academy, they'll be provided time for a snack, secured homework time and a karate class that will promote confidence, self-discipline and help them get some needed exercise after a long day at school. Essentially, by the time they get home, they'll have completed everything that they need.
Yes. There will be students with a wide range of ability levels from beginner to advanced. Our specialized program works in tandem with their academic concepts of semesters and reviews, fostering similar patterns of goal achievement during their training.
You must fill out the documents in our downloadable PDF files in this section. Your completed documents must be submitted with a non-refundable deposit of $75 to reserve your space, 48 hours before your first pickup begins. Notify your school 24 hours before your first pickup date that you have enrolled with The Dojo American Karate Centers for after school pickup.
They only need a healthy snack and any post-homework entertainment materials. However, no snacks containing peanuts are allowed! Books or computer devices are acceptable but electronics with sound require headphones so they are not disruptive to students finishing with studies.
No weapons, projectile devices, pets, peanut products or glass containers.
3:00-3:15 Arrival and snack
3:15-3:30 Dress out for class
3:30- 4:00 Study time
4:15- 5:00 Karate Class
5:00-6:00 Parent pickup/study completion
-Once a week they may participate in point sparring.
-Fridays we offer an age appropriate movie between 3:15-4:00 pm.
Parent pick-up time is from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. All after care student must be picked up no later than 6:00 pm. Any late pickups will incur an additional charge, billed directly to your credit card.
All students must have specialized mat shoes for hygiene on the training floors and their own personal uniform that is kept on the premises. These items must must be sized in our school prior to attending the classes.
The uniforms, rank belt and mat shoes will be stored here at The Dojo throughout the week. All uniforms and mat shoes must be laundered at home over the weekend.