Teens Karate.

Teens Karate Class Overview.

Stirling Karate offers a comprehensive Teens Karate program tailored for individuals aged 13 years and above. These 60-minute classes cater to both beginners and junior intermediates, blending traditional karate disciplines with modern training methodologies. Tailored to nurture and challenge, our program focuses on the holistic development of teens, fostering physical skills, mental resilience, and emotional strength in a supportive and energetic environment.

Expert Instruction.

The Teens Karate classes benefit from the experience and guidance of Sensei Karin Prinsloo, a 6th Dan JKA Instructor, and Sensei Graz Prinsloo, a 4th Dan JKA Instructor. They adapt their teaching strategies to meet the diverse needs of teenage students, ensuring that each individual receives the attention and guidance necessary for their personal and martial arts growth.

Class Structure and Training Approach.

The teens Karate class structure is crafted to cater to the physical, mental, and emotional needs of teenagers:

  • Fundamental karate techniques are taught to build a strong foundation in martial arts.
  • Conditioning exercises tailored to improve physical fitness, including strength, flexibility, and endurance.
  • Mental training to enhance focus, concentration, and discipline, crucial skills for academic and personal success.
  • Group activities and sparring sessions that promote teamwork, respect, and sportsmanship among peers.

What to Bring to Class.

Teens attending the classes should bring:

A Water Bottle

Hydration plays a crucial role in physical performance and overall health.

A Karate Suit

Beginners can wear comfortable stretchy pants to facilitate ease of movement and flexibility and a t-shirt for comfort and to maintain a full range of motion during exercises.

A Positive and Open Mindset

Essential for learning new skills and embracing the discipline of martial arts.

Check out our online shop for some Karate clothing and accessories.

Class Schedule.

Designed to fit into the busy schedules of teenagers, our classes are held:


6:00 – 7:00 pm


6:00 – 7:00 pm

Saturday Morning

8:00 – 9:30 am

Why Martial Arts for Teens.

Martial arts training offers teenagers a multitude of benefits, including:

  • Enhanced physical health and fitness, crucial during the developmental years.
  • Improved mental focus and clarity, aiding in academic and personal challenges.
  • Emotional growth through boosted self-confidence and resilience.
  • Development of valuable social skills through interactions with peers and instructors.

A Typical Class Experience at Stirling Karate.

In each class, teens will experience:

  • Warm-up exercises to prepare the body and mind for physical activity.
  • Skill and technique training to master the fundamentals of karate.
  • Partner drills and controlled sparring sessions to apply learned techniques.

Our Commitment to Safety and Injury Prevention.

We prioritize the safety and well-being of our teen students by:

  • Ensuring proper warm-up and cool-down activities to prevent injuries.
  • Providing constant supervision and guidance during all training activities.
  • Adhering to safety protocols, especially during sparring sessions, with appropriate protective gear.

Embracing the Community and Culture at Stirling Karate.

Stirling Karate is more than a dojo; it’s a vibrant community where teens can immerse themselves in the enriching culture of martial arts:

  • Participation in dojo events and social gatherings, fostering a sense of belonging.
  • Education on the history, philosophy, and values of karate, deepening their understanding and appreciation of Karate.
  • Encouragement to build a network of friendships and support among their peers.

Progression and JKA Belt System Explained.

The belt system in our Teens Karate program is designed to provide teens with a clear pathway for progression, reflecting their skill development and commitment. Each belt achieved is a milestone of personal growth, encouraging teens to set and achieve goals, and to take pride in their accomplishments.

Special Workshops and Guest Seminars.

We enrich the teen karate experience with special workshops and guest seminars, offering:

  • Specialized training sessions focusing on advanced techniques and strategies.
  • Insights and teachings from experienced martial artists and guest instructors.
  • Opportunities to explore various martial arts styles and philosophies, broadening their martial arts knowledge and experience.

FAQs for New Members.

No, our classes are designed to accommodate both beginners and those with prior experience. We tailor our training to meet each student’s skill level and background.

Karate training is known to improve mental health by reducing stress, enhancing focus, and providing a positive outlet for energy and emotions.

We support and encourage our students who wish to compete. Our program includes training that prepares them for various levels of competition.

Karate promotes discipline, respect, perseverance, and self-control, all of which are key attributes for personal development and success in life.

Absolutely! Visit our fees page to get detailed information on the costs associated with our Teens Karate classes.

Inspirational Member Stories.

We share motivational stories from our teen members, highlighting their journeys, achievements, and how karate has positively impacted their lives. These stories serve as powerful testaments to the transformative effect of martial arts training.

Community and Beyond.

Our Teens Karate classes extend beyond the dojo into the larger community. We encourage our teens to apply the principles and values learned in karate to their daily lives, fostering leadership, community service, and a sense of global citizenship.