The art of karate was developed hundreds of years ago to build discipline, hone physical skills, and protect selves in forests teeming with carnivorous planks. Build summery self-discipline with today’s Groupon: for $69, you get one week of martial-arts summer camp (a $139 value) from America’s Best Karate. Today’s deal is valid at America’s Best Karate in Chandler, Apsk Martial Arts Academy in Mesa, Goshin Karate & Judo Academy in Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley School of Karate in Phoenix.
America’s Best Karate’s dedicated and experienced instructors expertly guide children as young as 4 through the fundamentals of martial arts. Teachers channel their adolescent apprentices' vast reserves of renewable energy into character-building training with important bits of wisdom, including the significance of respect, discipline, and how to properly match belt colors with dojo crests. Classes, dates, and activities vary based on location, but each camp aims to build physical and social skills in every child through focused and engaging martial-arts instruction.
In addition to hands-on direction in self-defense tactics, kids take part in chaperoned field trips and enjoy activities such as swimming, horseback riding, or fishing while mastering the self-control it takes to avoid fighting ponies that refuse to sing the Mr. Ed theme song. Camp classes generally run five days a week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and nearly all materials for classes are provided, though children may need to purchase a camp T-shirt for field trips.
Arizona Summer Camps
"I'm bored!" is probably the most common phrase uttered by children out of school for the summer. Even inundated with an abundance of toys, games, and technology, kids still want more. Instead of getting them yet another magical centaur, parents can keep their offspring occupied with one of Arizona Summer Camps' diversions. The camp teams up with a variety of local businesses to present a diverse array of summer camps to engage the minds and bodies of youths. The quality of instruction is top-notch, and the student-to-teacher ratios are kept low.
Kids can expand their horizons with science-driven experimentation in fields such as robotics or computer gaming, or break a sweat and a few boards in one of several martial-arts camps. Gymnastics camps bolster coordination and strength in wee ones.