AGES 5-8 Tiny Eagles

GV Kenpo Family Karate’s Tiny Eagles program is tailored specifically for 5-8 year olds. Along with the Little Ninjas, this program sets them up for success in the future and in the classroom, essentially every part of their lives! Our dojo is the perfect place to learn, grow and have a great time in a safe environment. We teach the life skills and physical tools to necessary to succeed in Kenpo Karate while having FUN!

Here are some of the skills that our Tiny Eagles learn:

  • Listening and following directions
  • Memorization
  • Manners and etiquette
  • Physical exercise and health
  • Coordination and motor skills
  • Goal setting
  • Perseverance
  • Self-control
  • Self-defense
  • Awareness
  • Confidence
  • Positive mental attitude
  • How to deal with bullies
  • Leadership skills

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, Kenpo Juniors. We start with Kenpo Karate material that is easy to learn, then with each new level we get appropriately more complex.


We start with two classes each week, minimum. Students may choose to attend sparring classes and open mat time as well. Students practice their skills in class and can earn new rank belts with a test. The testing format is slightly more challenging than the Little Ninjas.


Each class starts with a warm-up, followed by two or three fun martial arts skill-building drills. The drills are fun and age-appropriate. We keep them simple so our Tiny Eagles can have fun while learning martial arts. We end with some static stretching and finish every class with a fun game leaving students excited about their next class.


There are 9 belt levels in the Tiny Eagles program: all students begin as a white belt, then yellow, orange tip, orange, purple tip, purple, blue tip, blue, green tip, and green belt. Each belt is a solid color with a white stripe down the length of the belt. Colored tips are added to the end of the belt as well. 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 32 classes for ages 5-6 and 24 classes for ages 7-8 at their current level. The requirements are made up of categories such as fitness, focus, body control, coordination, courage, intensity, discipline, memory, and Kenpo knowledge.


  • Punching
  • Kicking
  • Blocking
  • Foot Maneuvers
  • Strikes
  • Stances
  • Light-touch sparring

We hope to see you in class soon!