Tiger Tots is a tailored programme of basic Karate tuition and developmental games that was designed and developed by Donna Ring MSc. specifically for children aged from four to six years. Tiger Tots was established in 2004 and is celebrating its 20th successive year!

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Co-ordination

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60% of the Junior Black Belt passes within the club started in Tiger Tots, with 50 Shodan (1st Dan Black Belt) graduates to date from the programme and 6 successful Tiger Tots who have subsequently attained Nidan (2nd Dan Black Belt).

Monday

TIGER TOTS

Thorley Community Centre

4:00-4:45pm

 

Tuesday

TIGER TOTS

St John’s Church Hall, Stansted

4:45-5:30pm 

Thursday

TIGER TOTS

Havers Community Centre

4-4:45pm 

Sunday

TIGER TOTS

Thorley Community Centre

9:45-10:30am

Class Overview:

Tiger Tots is a tailored programme of basic Karate tuition and developmental games that was designed and developed by Donna Ring MSc. specifically for children aged from four to six years.

Tiger Tots aims to improve a child’s balance and co-ordination, whilst building  confidence, self-discipline and independence in a structured and nurturing environment.

Classes last for  45 minutes, and formats are changed from week to week in order to stimulate the children’s interest to maintain development.

The Tiger Tots Club syllabus is designed to enable students to progress directly to a regular SKR junior class.

All club members receive a club membership pack which includes a Karate Suit and an Attendance & Grading Record Card.

Classes are run on school term timetables, and are bookable in advance.

Due to the popularity of Tiger Tots, it is advisable to register early to avoid disappointment. For more information call (01279) 731752 or e-mail senseidonna@skr.org.uk

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Sensei Donna is approachable. She is conversant to the students so they will learn the core values of SKR. Child learned the value of focus and descipline.

W Flaviano

★★★★★

We couldn’t be prouder of Sev who passed his Karate black belt grading. Six years of dedication and training have all paid off.

Alex Fleet

★★★★★

My daughter loves her karate classes at SKR. They have also really supported her through the gradings and competitions – all the teachers are incredibly kind and have really boosted her confidence. Would highly recommend.

Emma

★★★★★

My sons love karate and Sensei Donna is wonderful with them. Karate has helped with building self esteem and confidence, especially for one of my boys. I think this ability to express himself physically has also helped with emotional health and communication skills.

Liz Medcraft

★★★★★

I have trained on and off for many years with different clubs never really advancing. Both of you have inspired and encouraged me to pursue my black belt, and the boys getting theirs on the same night was the icing on the cake.

Chris Seal

★★★★★

I have trained on and off for many years with different clubs never really advancing. Both of you have inspired and encouraged me to pursue my black belt, and the boys getting theirs on the same night was the icing on the cake.

Chris Seal

★★★★★

Fantastic club! My boy and girl started in Tiger Tots and are now brown and orange belt. They love going every week – it is their favourite club! Thank you SKR!

Amela

★★★★★

My son has been attending classes from a young age (now 9). He really enjoys the classes and obtaining the belts. Classes are run extremely well, I would recommend any parent looking for a class to attend

Jo

★★★★★

Sensei Donna is a fantastic teacher. My daughter loves karate and has progressed well. The classes are great for fitness and discipline. I totally recommend SKR.

L Storey

★★★★★

My son Henry has been doing karate with Sensei Donna since he was 4. Tiger Tots was brilliant for his confidence and Sensei Donna is so great with the children. He loves being a Junior now and is always so proud of his achievements at Gradings! SKR is a supportive and well run karate school which builds skills and confidence.

Philippa Mills

★★★★★

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a waiting list?

The class size for Tiger tots is limited, and quite often we operate a waiting list. If you are interested in your child attending this program, please visit the Tiger Tots page to put your child’s name down on the waiting list.

How long are the lessons?

Tiger Tot classes are 45 minutes in duration.

How often are the gradings?

Gradings are held quarterly in March, June September and December.

Where will I find the syllabus?

There is more information on the Tiger Tots page. Tiger Tots are taught the same syllabus as an adult or junior. A red belt in the Tiger Tots syllabus is equivalent to a red belt in the junior or adult syllabus.

How are the lessons structured?

The Tiger Tots syllabus incorporates basic Karate tuition and development games, specifically targeted at this particular age group. The  lessons and activities are varied on a weekly basis. 

Do you teach 3 year olds?

The minimum age for learning a Martial Art in the UK is 4 years. 

Is there a maximum or minimum age?

The minimum age for Tiger Tots is four  years. If your child is younger than this, please get in touch to put their name down on the waiting list. 

We are flexible with our Tiger Tots on their transition to the junior lesson. Whilst some children have the confidence to move to the next level from their fifth birthday, others are more comfortable with the transition closer to their seventh birthday.

What should I wear for my first lesson?

For your first lesson you should wear loose comfortable clothing.  We train in barefoot, so you don’t need to worry about shoewear. Please take into condideration the ambient temperature for the time of year, and ensure your child is dressed accordingly.  Please provide water in warmer weather.