GV Kenpo Family Karate’s Little Ninja program for 3-4 year olds is age-appropriate, high-energy fun which is tailored to a focused set of goals. This program sets them up for success in the future and in the classroom, essentially every part of their lives! We keep our Little Ninjas constantly on the move and we have the perfect place to learn, grow and have a great time. We teach life skill tools to necessary to succeed in Kenpo Karate while having FUN!

Here are some of the skills that our Little Ninjas learn:

  • First-time listening
  • Following directions
  • Memory
  • Socializing
  • Eye-contact
  • Manners & etiquette
  • Physical exercise
  • Coordination
  • Goal setting
  • Perseverance
  • Self-control
  • Self-defense
  • Prevention & awareness
  • Confidence

These skills are practiced over and over again in our classes. This repetition allows your child to intentionally practice good behavior skills while having fun in the process. Your child will become more successful in martial arts and other physical activities as he develops and refines important motor skills while learning fundamental martial arts techniques.

Our program will also prepare your child to grow into our next level, Tiny Eagles. We start with material that is easy to learn, then with each new level we get appropriately more complex.


We start with two classes each week. Students practice their skills in class and earn stripes for their white belt with a gentle test.


Each class starts with a warm-up, followed by a mat chat about the skill of the day then two or three fun skill-building drills. These drills can be martial arts related or exercise/coordination related. We keep them light and easy so our Little Ninjas have fun while learning. We finish every class with a fun game leaving students excited about their next class.


Everyone starts off with a white belt. Then there are five belt stripe levels in the Little Ninjas program: yellow, orange, purple, blue, and green. At each belt level, your child must demonstrate the required skills of their belt rank. Your child will be eligible to test for their rank after 12 classes at their current level.


  • Stepping
  • Rolling/Falling
  • Balancing
  • Running
  • Hopping/Jumping
  • Catching
  • Blocking
  • Kicking
  • Punching