Classes Ages 4 – 5: Little Ninjas

Designed for children ages 4 and 5, the Little Ninja Program introduces girls and boys to Martial Arts in a creative, exciting and enriching manner.

Cartoon of the Little Ninjas.

Your instructors

Sifu David Moylan, Sifu Patricia Fievoli, and Sifu Lorna Hayward work together to teach the Little Ninjas program with assistance from the Leadership Team members who have all had at least 3 years of study at the Waterloo Kung-Fu Academy. Some of our Assistant Instructors began their kung-fu journey in the Little Ninja program and now train in our Junior and Adult programs!

See the Little Ninjas Schedule below.

Life Skill Stripes

Little Ninjas receive frequent rewards for their hard work. As they progress through the program, they earn a series of 10 belts and skill stripes, which motivate them to strive for their next goal while having fun!

Our Five Kung Fu Animals

At the Waterloo Kung-Fu Academy, we study Shaolin Five Animal Kung-Fu. Our five animals teach us many lessons. In the Little Ninjas Program, students learn lessons in an exciting and active way forming a positive foundation for their martial arts, school and everyday life!

Little Ninjas earn 10 Life Skill Stripes:

  1. Discipline
  2. Spirit
  3. Fitness
  4. Flexibility
  5. Teamwork
  6. Coordination
  7. Balance
  8. Control
  9. Memory
  10. Focus

Based on our 5 Kung-Fu Animals:

  1. Tiger
  2. Leopard
  3. Dragon
  4. Snake
  5. Crane

Snake Skills

The Snake teaches Little Ninjas…

Memory Developing a good memory is exercise for your child’s brain! Little Ninjas learn and remember kung-fu manners and skills in an engaging and repetitive way.

Focus Exercises are designed to develop accuracy of aim, listening skills, and reaction skills. Little Ninjas learn that focus means focusing their eyes, mind and body!

Dragon Skills

The Dragon teaches Little Ninjas…

Teamwork A skill essential in all areas of life. Little Ninjas put to practice their kung-fu manners, respect, focus and control when working with one another or as part of a team.

Coordination Exercises are specially designed to assist with the development of gross and fine motor skill development. Over time, Little Ninjas learn left from right and learn to coordinate mind and body parts.

Tiger Skills

The Tiger teaches Little Ninjas…

Discipline Discipline is fun and rewarding! Students take pride in listening and following instructions. Little Ninjas experience the rewards from doing their best, whether rooting in their stances or working hard to develop strength.

Spirit Little Ninjas as well as tigers love to play and have fun! A positive attitude is encouraged and as a result students develop confidence and enthusiasm.

Crane Skills

The Crane teaches Little Ninjas…

Balance A skill that is crucial to develop at an early age to participate in many physical activities. Posture also improves with balance. Balance and patience go hand in hand at Little Ninjas!

Control Whether handling a pet, handling a problem, or playing with a friend, having good control means making good decisions. Control builds confidence!

Leopard Skills

The Leopard teaches Little Ninjas…

Fitness Students practice the importance of being healthy through mental and physical activities. Exercises incorporate speed and power in a challenging and fun way!

Flexibility Early aged children often benefit from excellent levels of flexibility. This flexibility is harnessed and further developed resulting in healthier muscles, posture, deeper stances and over all strength.

Little Ninjas Schedule

Day Time
Tuesday 4:00pm – 4:30pm
Saturday 9:15am – 9:45am
Saturday 10:00am – 10:30am

Join Anytime

Experience the benefits of this ancient martial art and our expert instruction!

Parent’s Corner

Fu-For-You Articles & Important News

Keep the Kids Motivated

September feels like a new beginning. With every new beginning, it is important to have goals and a plan to stay motivated and on track.

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Responsibility

Taking responsibility in kung-fu practice translates positively into other aspects of your student’s life.

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Tying The Belt!

The moment of achievement and independence when receiving the first belt can be captured and nurtured into positive traits. Young martial artists can create their own sense of responsibility and independence tying their own belt.

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What Do I Say?

One of the greatest gifts a person can receive and give is “to be heard and to be understood”.

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Parents Can Help Enhance Everyone’s WKFA Experience

One of the most wonderful things about Waterloo Kung Fu Academy is that we try very hard to adhere to old traditions and values. Sometimes, learning the proper protocol can be slightly frightening for the parents as well as for the children. Most parents tell us that they bring their children to us to help them to learn respect and discipline. At WKFA, we firmly believe that everyone can help teach these principles. Here are some things to help everyone to understand some of the guidelines and expectations at the school.

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Some Important Rules for Parents to Remember

Parent’s Corner
One of the most wonderful things about Waterloo Kung Fu Academy is that we try very
hard to adhere to old traditions and values. Sometimes, learning the proper protocol can be slightly frightening for the parents as well as for the children. Most parents tell us that they bring their children to us to help them to learn respect and discipline. At WKFA, we firmly believe that everyone can help teach these principles. Here are a few points to help everyone understand some of the guidelines and expectations at the school….

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