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It is comparitively rare for children to have the opportunity to study the art of Ninjutsu. At the present time Budo Warrior Schools only offers a childrens class in Gloucester, though there are two new classes opening in 2015.
All childrens classes are run by Sinead Byrne, an eight times world Kenpo Karate Champion and Ninjutsu Budo Warrior Schools black belt. Sinead is a vastly experienced martial artist with extensive involvement, understanding and background in teaching martial arts to children. Sinead also works with a variety of children in her day job, including vulnerable young people and children with special educational needs. She is very dedicated to teaching young people all round and always endevours to include each child equally.
Classes are suitable for children from the age of five years old. Each class consists of a fun learning experience and unlike other martial arts classes the focus is placed on teaching children as individuals and not as a group of people. Sinead puts a lot of emphasis on each child, helping them to improve in their own way. This teaching style helps to build confidence and life skills that can be used inside and outside of classes, while having fun and keeping active.
Sinead has used her vast experience to develop a completely child friendly martial art, Kenbu. Which is a mix of Kenpo Karate and Ninjutsu. Taking aspects from two martial arts and using the concepts and ideas from both, that work best for teaching children. Using the serious training of Bujinkan Ninjutsu to bring out good balance, confidence and practical training. While also bringing the fun, sporting elements of sparring from Kenpo. Mixed together it will proove to be a true child friendly martial art. And not a adult martial art taught to children.
Feel free to take your child along to any of our classes, to have a look and meet Sinead and the other children. Your child may join in or just watch the first time, whichever is more comfortable for them. The first class is completely free.
We also have a once off joining fee (varies in each class), which when paid gets your child a years membership and the part each child wants the most, a free training suit and belt. There is no pressure to sign up, Sinead only asks that you make sure your child definitely wishes to stay training before you pay out for membership.
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Location: Upstairs in the Gymnastics Hall, in GL1 Leisure Centre, Gloucester, GL1 1DT
Time: Mondays 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Cost: £8 per session
Kenbu Class: STARTING FROM September 5th 2015 (Book a place now)
Location: Montpellier Hall, Montpellier, Gloucester, GL1 1LF
Time: Saturdays 10:00am to 11:00am
Cost: £8 per session
Kenbu Class: STARTING 2015 (Book a place now)
Location: St Michaels Church, The Old School Rooms, The Green, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8PD
Time: Tuesdays 5:00pm to 6:00pm
"We tried out all the childrens classes in Gloucester, but this one was the only one our children desperately wanted to return to. Sinead really has a fantastic way with children".
- Natasia Wheeler
"Sinead is a fantastic instructor, she teaches 4 of my children & she is wonderful with them. My little girl adores Sinead!! Two of my sons have ADHD & autism & they love coming to ninjutsu, one of them finds it difficult dealing with physical contact but he has been coping fantasticaly and Sinead has made others aware of his needs. My whole family attends training and we feel that we are just part of a bigger family" - Paula Raine, Gloucester
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