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.
Twice a week training is a firm policy of OSMA. Some parents have begun asking if they can pay the usual membership rate and choose to bring their children only once a week. This is a definite no! Twice weekly training is all about motivation, quality, relationships and effective educational experience. A child training once a week is not only progressing painfully slowly and is likely to be demoralised - he or she also holds up the group requiring extra explanation and attention. We ask that you attend at least 80% of sessions (missing no more than 1 in 5 classes).
As a member of OSMA you are entitled to attend any of the classes that are run during the week (Kidlington, Summertown, Abingdon or Botley). Please note though, that all classes in all venues run on an A and B cycle during the week, in 2 progressive sessions. If you are using 2 different venues for your child's classes you will need to ensure you take in an earlier class (Mon-Wed) and a later class (Thur-Sat) to receive the syllabus as planned.
We know that lots of clubs and groups prefer parents to leave. This is not that case at OSMA. Wherever possible we encourage parents to observe their children in class – this is particularly relevant for children up to 9 years old. Many of our best students have parents who sit and observe and make notes throughout in order to facilitate the child’s practice at home. Observing students is not possible in all venues – and we strongly recommend that if you are unable to attend classes due to other commitments, or because there is insufficient space in the venue, that you are there at the end of class to pick up any homework instructions.
I promise to be a good student (hold right hand up)
To feed my mind
(point to head)
To strengthen my body (make a muscle)
To have truth in my heart (put hand over heart)
And to make great friends (shake the hand of the people next to them).
I promise to develop myself in a positive manner and will do my very best to ensure my mental growth and physical health.
I will develop self discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and in others.
I will use common sense before self defence and will never be offensive or abusive.
We are a black belt school, we are motivated, we are dedicated and we are on a quest to be our best!
Stand with heels together and hands down by your side: attention stance.
Sensei Ni Rei:
Bow to your instructor.
Otagai Ni Rei:
Bow to Dojo and everyone assembled
Your Sensei will give this command for you to stand to attention.
5. Self Control
6. Indomitable Spirit