Tatsu Maki

Seido Wellington offers a weekly class for children and young adults with Downs Syndrome and/or special needs. This is a unique opportunity for special needs students to learn an exciting and challenging martial art in a safe, supportive and fun environment.

Karate is an ideal activity for special needs students. The physical aspect of Seido Karate will improve coordination, flexibility, motor skills, muscle control, balance and concentration, as well as stamina. Seido Karate also places an emphasis on bringing out the best in students through developing their confidence, self-respect and self-discipline.

Students in the Tatsu Maki class learn karate in a friendly and encouraging setting. Seido Wellington’s programme gradually takes the student through the karate grades at his or her own pace. Promotions to the next grade may occur every four months or so if the student is ready to progress to the next level.  Always, progress is measured against each individual  – competition between others takes a back seat to development appropriate to each child.

The Tatsu Maki train as a distinct group under the guidance of a group of Seido instructors. Promotions to the next karate level are done either with the entire club or as events for the particular student.

Contact us for more information on this unique class.