This beginning program allows for the student and/or parent to see the benefits of martial arts training in life. The Purple Belt Program concentrates on developing Focus, Discipline and Respect while building a foundation for the growth of mental, physical and social abilities.
The development of the Purple Belt Program includes basic motor skills, development of basic strikes and blocks, and simple self-defense while getting started on the path to becoming a martial artist.
The Orange Belt Program continues the development of the students mental, physical and social abilities, while building two of life’s most important character traits, Perseverance and Confidence.
These intermediate belt levels include understanding of the beginner belts, knife self-defense, and high intensity katas. These belts include the start of light contact sparring to help better understand the concepts of defending yourself in a street fight.
The Red Belt Program challenges the student to extend themselves, defining their personal strengths and weaknesses and beginning their individual path toward becoming a Black Belt. The character traits of Perseverance, Confidence and Patience are strengthened in this program.
At this level, the student will start to understand more of the philosophy and depth of martial arts. The student will be trained more intensely in sparring to understand the reality of self-defense. Students will be expected to help with the beginner belt classes to get a taste of the true nature of teaching.
BLACK BELT PROGRAM
A Black Belt is not something you get, it is something you BECOME.
A Black Belt is not something you keep, but something you MAINTAIN.
A Black Belt is not what you know, it is how you TEACH.
A Black Belt is a combination of STRENGTH and SELFLESSNESS.
The Black Belt Program includes rigorous training to get the student prepared for the black belt test. At this level it is expected of the student to help teach all levels of classes.The art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will start to be incorporated into the curriculum to have the student better understand ground defense, leading into the expert Jiu-Jitsu classes.
$600 BLACK BELT GRADUATION FEE (INCLUDES CUSTOM CERTIFICATE, BLACK BELT UNIFORM, AND EMBROIDERED BELT)
Rank Certification is highlighted by:
Mastering of core curriculum
Elevating yourself by teaching others
Expanding your art with Jiu-Jitsu
The mastery of weapons
“BY THIS TIME, YOUR MARTIAL ARTS HAVE BECOME A SIGNIFICANT PART OF YOUR LIFE. YOU FEEL, ACT AND REACT DIFFERENTLY NOW. YOU ARE ‘BECOMING’ A MARTIAL ARTIST.”
— SHIHAN MARINUS HOOK —
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SUPPLEMENTARY ARTS - BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a purely defensive art used primarily on the ground. Since 95% of all street fights end up on the ground, this art is essential in balancing an overall martial artist’s skill. Jiu-Jitsu is a balance of quick efficient takedowns and throws, along with precise chokes, strangles and jointlocks to keep the attacker in a non-damaged submitted state. We incorporate Jiu-Jitsu in our art to open up options for jointlocks and chokes which complements the self-defense in our core curriculum. Understanding the aspects of grappling and upright fighting truly balances a martial artist to have them feel comfortable in any situation.
AT THIS TIME JIU-JITSU IS ONLY TAUGHT TO FAMILY TREE BLACK BELTS.
2017 SUMMER CAMPS
Each year the students love the program and walk away with a deeper knowledge of martial arts, a stronger body and a better understanding of the power they have within themselves.
Besides the martial art aspects of each camp, fun exercise games and healthy lifestyle discussions are offered.
SUMMER CAMPS OFFERED
July 24th – 28th (Purple to Blue) ages 5-9
August 7th – 11th (Blue- Brown) ages 9-14
The Cost of the Camp is $275 and is open to the Public.
Contact Us at FTK or see Shihan for details.
Family Tree Karate will hold birthday parties for students or non-students upon request. A typical birthday party takes place on either a Saturday or Sunday afternoon and runs up to two hours with two 35-minute instructional/game sessions within the time frame. Most sessions are split while children have cake or open birthday goodies, but any combination of activities are fine.