Why our classes are different

Age Group Specific – Our classes are structured around the developmental stages defined in the National Curriculum;

Little Samurai – 4 to 7 years old (Reception to academic Year 2)
Young Samurai – 7 years old (Year 3 & above)

Individual Attention – We have a maximum of 24 students per class, which allows us to successfully focus on the individual development of our students. As a result, everyone gets the attention they need in order to progress whilst still feeling part of a small and friendly club.

Balance of Discipline & Fun – We want our students to enjoy themselves, come out of their class with a smile and look forward to the next lesson! If that’s not happening, we want to know why.

We believe children learn best when they are having fun. We therefore make our classes engaging and enjoyable by having the right mix of games, techniques and fitness for each age group we teach. Each lesson has a learning outcome and our students know how they are expected to behave.

The discipline in our classes is appropriate for the maturity and comprehension of the age group taught. We have strict boundaries to insure our classes are safe and we know that children respond best when those boundaries are consistent and equal for each student. 

How do you keep that ‘individual’ approach for each student? The boundaries are consistent but the way we deliver and communicate them are targeted at the learning style, developmental stage and comprehension level of each individual in the class.

Complimenting Other Sports & Increasing Fitness Levels – Including acceleration, agility, balance, co-ordination, flexibility, speed, stamina and strength.

The fine motor-skills, core development, balance, speed and co-ordination developed through Kickboxing are now being realised as an excellent way to develop the skills of students in other sports. 

Many elite athletes such as Paul Pogba train in kickboxing to develop their fitness for their chosen sport (in this case football). 

Our kickboxing classes can be of significant benefit to those children that wish to progress their development in other sports.

Please contact us should you wish to discuss specialist training for your child.

Life Skills – Including self-confidence, discipline, respect & social interaction.

Our students learn self-control, respect, concentration, listening, understanding and responding to instruction. These are not just vital for progression within the English school system but are invaluable life skills.
In order to promote these life skills developed through our kickboxing classes, The Samurai Fitness Group Jersey Ltd recognises a Student of the Week. This award is given to students who have shown kindness to one another, perseverance, hard work, discipline, respect, courage or determination in their training.

Our students also develop in confidence and self-esteem as they progress through the syllabus. Our Grading system (test for a belt) although not compulsory, requires students to perform kickboxing techniques on their own. Throughout our syllabus students learn to use positive body language, assertive behaviour and strong, loud voices. As they become more experienced kickboxers, our advanced students are required to share their knowledge and expertise by teaching new students.

Our classes are relatively small in size in order to ensure the quality of our tuition. Our students are told that the class is only as good as the weakest member and at some time every student will find an aspect of the syllabus difficult. We encourage students to support each other and each instructor is dedicated to ensuring the students act in a friendly and respectful manner; regardless of their relationship with other students outside of the kickboxing class.

Self Protection Skills – Most of us are eager for our children to learn to swim but how many of us provide our children with the life skill of being able to deal with conflict or intimidating situations? 

Our Kickboxing classes teach self protection techniques that are relevant to age, understanding and life circumstances. With our youngest students, we focus on recognising what is safe, getting to a place of safety and reporting their concerns.

As our students get older we teach them to recognise their personal alarm system (their biological response to fear), how to protect their personal space and to display assertive behaviour.

Finally, for our oldest students we teach them how to de-escalate aggression, avoid confrontation and ultimately if they feel threatened and cannot escape, how to debilitate an attacker.

Embracing Special Needs – Each of us learn differently and have different physical strengths and weaknesses. At The Samurai Fitness Group Jersey Ltd we want to understand how each one of our students learn, what motivates them, what their strengths are and how we can help them become better Kickboxers.

Our classes allow your child to develop at their own pace. They develop self-assurance and independence because every goal your child achieves is a direct result of their own hard work and effort.
The Samurai Fitness Group aim to run all their lessons with the same Instructor who teaches in the same venue with consistent discipline but in a friendly class environment. These factors have enabled children with varying levels of concentration, emotional control, physical ability, social skills and comprehension to thrive in our classes. 
We have taught students with dyspraxia, attention deficit disorders, students on the autistic spectrum and those with physical disabilities but we see every one of our students as having different needs.
‘Special needs’… we hate that term at The Samurai Fitness Group. Not because we wish to understate the challenges that children with ‘disabilities’ have to face but because we teach every child in the same way. Our approach for any child who joins our class is to understand how they learn, how we can engage them and how we can help them become better Kickboxers. We help our students to be proud of what they can do and then teach them to enjoy developing the things they are not so good at.
We are not experts in specific learning, behavioural, emotional or physical conditions so for every new student we assess their ability to join-in with the class activities and where necessary we talk to the child, parent/carer to understand what we can do to best meet their needs. 
If we feel a child is not suitable for a class due to group dynamics, standard of kickboxing, age range or physical requirements, we will tell the parent. We will suggest an alternative class, 1 to 1 sessions or referral to someone with more specialist knowledge to better teach that individual.