FAMILY KARATE | Father - daughter... mother - son ... grandparents - grandchildren ... all together. Children, bring along your parents and let’s meet on the tatami at the Club Keberiokštukas, where a new karate programme for families is being launched.

For more detailed information and registration, please contact by  phone 8 650 21236 or e-mail ausra.lisinskiene@leu.lt

The programme of parental involvement into children’s sporting activities is recommended for those who want to better understand the psychological – educational – physical benefits of children’s sporting activities for the family. We suggest oriental martial art Karate Shotokan classes for families, parents and children (aged 45, 6-7) together.

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PSYCHOLOGY

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EDUCATION

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SPORT

PSYCHOLOGY

  • Individual in-depth discussion with parents participating in the programme. The goals of individual conversations with each parent is to assess our goals, ways of communication and expectations. The conversations are repeated after four months at the end of the programme in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the programme to parents and their children, assess the changes in the family.
  • Detailed video analysis of a karate class. The aim of this analysis is for the parents to observe and analyse the process of a karate class together with the sports psychologist and the coach. Through detailed observation of parents and children’s emotions and behaviour at joint classes the ways of developing a purposeful personality of the child are discussed.
  • The programme covers individual and family counselling and personal supervisions.

EDUCATION

  • Theoretical part of the programme will help children and parents to understand the benefit of involving children into sport. Sporting activities not only support education but also strengthen family relations and create a positive interaction among all participants in the sporting environment.

SPORT

  • The core part of the programme are practical classes of Shotokan Karate – a sport with old traditions and philosophy – attended by parents and children together.
  • The programme also involves unconventional practical exercises outside the gym in nature: spring running and practicing martial arts techniques in the forest.
  • At the end of the programme there will be an examination organised by Karate–Shotokan Federation, where children will have a chance to tests themselves and earn a white karate belt. This kind of examination not only motivates the sporting child and his/her parents, but also lays the foundation for remaining and further developing in the sporting environment.