Children's Program

Children's programs are flourishing throughout the Seido system. Seido, meaning "sincere way," has special application to karate training for children. Your child will train in a welcoming, encouraging, and fun atmosphere.

Classes for children at the Westchester Dojo in Elmsford, NY are offered Monday-Saturday. Children are grouped by age:

Pee Wee: 4 and 5 years old
Junior: 6, 7, and 8 years old
Youth: 9-15 years old

From the very first class, Seido Karate is directly relevant to the everyday lives of our students. While our children's program promotes physical fitness and a practical method of self-defense, we also foster a greater appreciation for self-control and mental awareness.

The physical aspects of your child's training will improve balance, endurance, range of motion, coordination, flexibility, and stamina. The mental aspects of your child's training will develop self-respect, confidence, awareness, and focus.

Whether your child is home-schooled or enrolled in the school system, our classes provide a strong social environment that encourages individual development within the group.

The tenets of Seido Karate―love, respect, and obedience―are translated into the following results of our children's program:


We develop children’s competence and ability to handle difficult situations by helping them focus on their individual strengths. Seido Karate empowers children to make decisions.


Our belt system builds confidence through the recognition of achievement in an environment that is fair, supportive, and founded on integrity. We assess what is an appropriate goal for each individual child and provide honest, authentic praise.


Our family classes develop closer ties among parents, children, and siblings. We foster healthy relationships that reinforce positive messages.


Seido Karate teaches a solid set of morals and values. We embrace diversity while promoting the “sincere way.” While our black belts set an excellent example to all students, selected members of our youth program provide positive role models for the younger children.


Our students appreciate their unique value in society. We stress the benefits of a generous spirit and the importance of serving others. We create opportunities where children can contribute in a specific way.


Through better control of the body, better control of breathing, and better control of the mind, your child's coping skills will increase exponentially. At Seido Karate, we focus on positive behaviors to handle life's stresses and anxieties.


Our school teaches traditional karate and the discipline associated with martial arts. Our students learn that, through their karate training, they have the ability to take positive actions that bring positive results.

In a world that often seems increasingly complex, we teach children to be confident in their own ability. Training at Seido helps strengthen character and solidify family ties. We develop coping skills and a sense of community. Students of Seido Karate exercise strong minds, build healthy bodies, and nurture a happy spirit.

View the Westchester Dojo class schedule and get started with an Intro Class today!