Little Ninjas Prep is a martial arts themed exercise programme where parents and children enjoy classes together.
We work on the 6 Cs: confidence, coordination, concentration, control, courtesy and cooperation.
Our Little Ninjas programme fuses gymnastics, games and martial arts to build solid foundations for the Junior programme. In addition to working on physical fitness and coordination, children learn about safety and keeping healthy, and develop their social skills.
Children move through different coloured belts or 'kyu' learning the fundamentals of traditional karate, and working on developing cardio fitness, coordination, power and control. At later grades kickboxing is also introduced into the examination material.
Our adult classes are open to all levels of experience and fitness. In a typical class students might undertake strength and cardio training, traditional Japanese karate, raw street self defence, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or Filipino weaponry (all in a safe and friendly environment of course).
*All classes have a joining fee which covers all the kit and the first 2 weeks of tuition – this varies according to programme and venue.
The ethos of Oxford School of Martial Arts derives directly from its founder, Rob King. Overcoming crippling shyness as a child through karate, he discovered a talent and enthusiasm for teaching.
Mary has been studying martial arts for over 16 years. She has a 3rd degree black belt with OSMA. She also writes children's fiction for OUP and works for FairFight: a charity which empowers girls in developing countries.