If your child is interested in being a Ninja, you’ve come to the right place! Ninja Zone is a new sport that incorporates elements of gymnastics, martial arts, obstacle course training and street dance. Children learn the core values of discipline, athleticism,and confidence as they move uninterrupted through obstacle courses. Students also learn combinations of flips, rolls, jumps, and kicks in order to progress to the next level. In order to advance, they are evaluated on adherence to the Ninja Zone principles.
The Ninja Zone Mission
The mission of Ninja Zone is to aid high-energy children in building character, social skills, and athleticism. Six character pillars make up the Ninja Zone curriculum: confidence, focused energy, impulse control, creed (core values), work ethic and responsibility.
What will your child get out of it?
Through focused energy, children are taught to steer their vitality positively and productively. Students learn mental impulse control and the value of work ethic as they encounter obstacles and overcome them. Progression through each Ninja zone level helps them develop confidence.
This type of agility training is beneficial for children in a number of ways including injury prevention, improved coordination, and cross-sport benefits. Agility and flexibility gained in Ninja Zone training can help children prevent injury; as they learn to better control their bodies, they are less prone to injuring themselves while engaging in other sports or play. Ninja zone exercises are “multi-planar,” meaning multi-directional. This type of movement makes for better overall coordination in children, especially those interested in sports. Of course, Ninja Zone training teaches children grit, determination and work ethic, which helps them stay motivated in other areas of their lives.
When can your child get started?
Lil’ Ninjas, the first level (for children ages 3-5), introduces kids to the discipline and encourages them to listen, try new things, have confidence, and work through frustration. Ninja Training introduces kids to flips, rolls, jumps, and kicks. At this point, they begin to progress through each obstacle course and earn headbands as they advance through the Ninja Zone levels – White, Yellow, Green, and Blue. Classes are offered for both boys and girls! Coed classes are open to children ages 4-11.