Belvidere Academy of Karate and Self Defense offers classes for all ages. Our programs are designed to be beneficial for ages 3 and up, with values and benefits including focus, self esteem, self discipline, agility, exercise, self defense, confidence, respect, stress reduction, listening skills and awareness. All classes and curriculum are specifically structured so new students can begin training at any time.
Children with Autism
We have classes specifically geared for children with autism. These classes are for children of any age and promote social interaction, self-confidence, exercise, listening and communication skills and a positive attitude. Classes are held once a week with a 1:1 instructor to student ratio. Classes for children with Autism are held on Mondays. Please review our weekly class schedule for details on times.
Tiny Tigers (Ages 3 - 5)
Ranging in ages from 3 - 5 years old, our Tiny Tigers class is designed to keep your child's attention with fun and challenging activities that teach coordination, listening skills, gross and fine motor skills, and social interaction while gaining self-confidence and lengthening attention span. In this30-minute class, kids have fun while learning key developmental skills appropriate for the age. This once-a-week class is the perfect place to get your child an early start on the skills necessary for the early school ages. Tiny Tigers' classes are available at the following times
- Wednesday: 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Little Dragons (Ages 5 - 7)
Our Little Dragons classes are designed to continue to build your childs confidence while teaching self-control, self-discipline, and focus in a fun and positive atmosphere. Ranging from ages 5 - 7, the Little Dragons is a structured and energetic class that builds the skills and values necessary for the young grade school ages. Classes run 45-minutes,twice a week, and promote learning and a positive attitute while exercising and having fun.Little Dragons' classes are available at the following time.
- Tuesday: 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
- Wednesday: 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
- Thursday: 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Kids (Ages 8 - 12)
Our 8 - 12 year old Kids class is structured to teach the values of respect, confidence, exercise and a "YES I can attitude". This45-minute class, attendedtwice a week, builds strength and self-defense skills in an environment that is positive and socially rewarding. Sweat, hard work, self-esteem, confidence and responsibility are the driving values of the Kids class. Kids classes are available at the following time.
- Tuesday: 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
- Wednesday: 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
- Thursday: 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Teens and Adults (Ages 13 and up)
The Teens & Adults class is for ages 13 years and up. Dynamic and high-energy in nature, this class strives to build strength and agility while building self-esteem, confidence and the inner strength to say "No" to peer pressure. Student build confidence and competency in self defense in a structured and disciplined atmosphere designed to promote a positive attitude. These high-energy1-hour classes teach the art of self-defense, while having fun and exercising in a highly motivational and stress reducing environment. Teens and Adults traintwice a week, just like our students in the Kids class. Teens & Adults classes are available at the following time.
- Tuesday: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- Thursday: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- Saturday: 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
All classes have an Introductory Program available to get you or your child started, which includes one month of classes and the uniform - the karate Gi. Cost for the introductory program are as follows:
- Class Cost Includes Tiny Tigers $40.00 One month of classes, once a week, including uniform
- Little Dragons and Kids$69.95 One month of classes, twice a week, including uniform
- Teens and Adults $69.95 One month of classes, twice a week, including uniform