Karate For Kids3440 Naamans Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810
Karate for Kids opened for business in September of 1993. Owned by Lee Newman, head instructor, the school has seen hundreds of children and adults pass through its doors for karate instruction. Each child progresses at his/her own pace and is encouraged along the way to do their very best. The oath at the left sums up the expectations of the school and instructors for its students. Here at Karate for Kids we teach a form of Karate called Taekwondo. Translated, Taekwondo means "Art of the hand and foot," and originally comes from Korea where it is still practiced as a national sport. Although Taekwondo is one of the world's newest martial arts, formally named in 1953, its roots are based on techniques tested for thousands of years. Each class begins and ends with a bow. The beginner's white belt indicates he is without knowledge of Taekwondo. As one progresses in knowledge, the color of the belt gets darker: orange, yellow, camo, green, purple, blue, brown, red, red/black and finally black. Taekwondo, in modern society, is taught as a defensive martial art which develops skills in self-protection, physical agility, and mental keenness, but the Karate for Kids definition of Taekwondo is "a martial art that trains people physically and mentally."