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Master Flynn has done an amazing job with this program as well as my son. Would highly recommend this program to anyone looking. Thanks Master Flynn for all you do!

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Tim is a great instructor, he works well with my kids and have taught them a lot! My daughter and son really enjoy going to karate each week! They have learned a lot! Thank you Master Flynn!

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Tim is an excellent instructor! He is truly passionate with his profession and even more so about his students. He keeps his class sizes small so he is best able to provide the detailed instructions to help your child engaged and informed.

He also does an excellent job working with adults. I took part in his class and was very impressed with his ability to work with beginners like myself and really make them feel comfortable and confident!

There are many life skills that Tim teaches his students. On top of that it is an excellent way to stay in shape and be fit.

I would highly recommend to anyone interested in a fun way to work out as well as any one with children looking for a great activity to get them involved with.

Keep up the great work Tim Flynn.

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KK is an excellent place for All ages to be. Such a Great Family Feel!

Christie Nelson reviewed Kato Karate
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Inviting, welcoming environment. Tim is AMAZING with both kids and adults - he is a natural teacher - and it shows. The class sizes are small - which is so helpful for young learners - it was easy for our son and daughter to pay attention and they were not waiting in line for stations. Tim is respectful and professional and at the same time relates very well with kids. Would recommend Kato Karate to anybody interested!

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Highly recommend!!! The coaches are so Great and truly put Passion into teaching every child!!!Amazing!!!

Kato Karate Mankato Martial Arts & Fitness for All Ages! Kato Karate is the only school in Southern Minnesota that uses Martial Arts and a tool to help your child enhance Physically, Intellectually, Emotionally, and Socially.
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Does Your 7-9-Year-Old Need a Challenge?

The Core SKILLZ program builds physical agility, control, and resilience to help kids excel.

Seven to nine-year-old kids are intellectually curious and starting to mature emotionally – but they also may struggle with appropriate behavior and physical control. Our Core SKILLZ program is especially designed to help them learn martial arts in line with their overall development.

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DOES YOUR CHILD

NEED HELP IN THESE AREAS?

They tattle on others without accepting responsibility for their own actions.

They have a hard time coping with losses and setbacks and may not demonstrate good sportsmanship.

They don’t remember what you or their teachers tell them and struggle with paying attention.

PARENTING A CHILD IS HARDER THAN YOU MIGHT EXPECT

LUCKILY THERE IS A COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTION…

Kids between the ages of seven and nine have done a lot of maturing, but that doesn’t mean that your job as a parent is any easier than it was before – it’s just different. Your child might have attained some degree of emotional control but still have a hard time reacting appropriately when disappointed or upset. Likewise, they might not be willing to accept blame when they do something wrong, and yet be very quick to point the finger at others and tattle.

Since kids this age tend to be intellectually very curious, it’s important to engage them on their level and provide them with continual challenges to keep them interested in what they’re doing. Martial arts instruction is ideal because of its structure of ongoing learning and measurable achievements.

YOUR CHILD WILL GROW WITH EVERY CLASS!

Our Core SKILLZ program works with kids to teach them how to accept responsibility for their actions, to manage negative emotions, and to pay attention to instructions and advice from their instructors. Our program teaches kids agility, courage, flexibility, and persistence in a way that allows them to build confidence. These skills translate from our martial arts studio to school – and to your home.

BUILD FINE MOTOR SKILLS

Older kids have better control than young ones, but they still may struggle with precision and accuracy.

The Core SKILLZ program builds on earlier martial arts training to help kids gain control of their bodies and build strength while improving their balance.

IMPROVE FOCUS

Kids are easily distracted and may have difficult focusing on tasks and situations.

We teach kids to tune out distractions and focus on one thing at a time – something that’s increasingly challenging in today’s electronic world.

PERSISTANCE & DETERMINATION

Kids develop persistence and the determination to see their goals through to the end.

When they’re learning a new skill, kids may be afraid or give up easily instead of risking failure.

Core SKILLZ students learn to conquer their fears and persist even when they feel like giving up on a particular challenge or assignment.

RESPECT & SELF CONTROL

Students learn how to disagree politely and to resolve disputes respectfully.

Many kids struggle with learning how to express disagreement without being rude or angry.

Our Core SKILLZ program teaches kids to speak up without disrupting others, and to figure out ways to resolve their challenges within the confines of the program’s structure.

Tim is a great instructor, he works well with my kids and have taught them a lot! My daughter and son really enjoy going to karate each week! They have learned a lot! Thank you Master Flynn!

Heather Davey

Tim is an excellent instructor! He is truly passionate with his profession and even more so about his students. He keeps his class sizes small so he is best able to provide the detailed instructions to help your child engaged and informed.

He also does an excellent job working with adults. I took part in his class and was very impressed with his ability to work with beginners like myself and really make them feel comfortable and confident!

There are many life skills that Tim teaches his students. On top of that it is an excellent way to stay in shape and be fit.

I would highly recommend to anyone interested in a fun way to work out as well as any one with children looking for a great activity to get them involved with.

Keep up the great work Tim Flynn.

Jason Lieske

KK is an excellent place for All ages to be. Such a Great Family Feel!

Colleen Bidwell

Inviting, welcoming environment. Tim is AMAZING with both kids and adults - he is a natural teacher - and it shows. The class sizes are small - which is so helpful for young learners - it was easy for our son and daughter to pay attention and they were not waiting in line for stations. Tim is respectful and professional and at the same time relates very well with kids. Would recommend Kato Karate to anybody interested!

Christie Nelson
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FAQs

What qualifications do SKILLZ instructors have?

All instructors are SKILLZ certified, meaning that they are trained in child development and psychology. They have a deep understanding of kids and their needs, so you can trust them to teach your children what they need to know.

How do SKILLZ classes help kids in school?

SKILLZ training puts kids in the learning zone, where their defenses are down, and their minds are open. By learning the self-control and discipline they need, they’ll get to a place where they can focus on school and feel confident that they can meet every challenge.

Will SKILLZ training help my child set achievable goals?

Yes! The SKILLZ curriculum is designed to meet kids where they are, giving them both short-term and long-term goals. They’ll learn that mastering new skills can help them build toward their dreams.

My child lacks confidence. Can the SKILLZ program help?

Yes. Kids in our child development classes learn to trust themselves as they build basic skills, one step at a time. We notice significant improvements in confidence and self-esteem as kids work their way through our classes.

Can SKILLZ training help my child behaviorally?

Yes, it can. Kids who misbehave often do so out of a lack of self-control . They may feel frustrated and unable to express their feelings. We’ll help them learn how to control their emotions and channel them into constructive activities.

What age does my child need to be to participate in SKILLZ?

We have age-appropriate programs for every age from toddlers to teens. At each step of the way, we’ll meet your child where they are emotionally and intellectually and help them gain essential life skills and self-confidence.

More Benefits

Kids can socialize and make friends in a safe, sanitary setting.

Our SKILLZ development center helps your child both development physically and mentally.

Lessons that are taught are specific to your child's age & development status.

Martial arts instruction and other physical activities are included to provide kids with exercise and a chance to burn energy.

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