This is a common question that I get asked a lot. Our Program is designed so that children as young as 3 years old can participate. 3 and potty trained are the requirnments. Of course at this age there is a ton of development that happens very fast. Not all 3 year olds are confortable with being in a big group. But if they are able to follow basic instructions and they feel ok talking to our instructors then they have a lot to benefit from our program. Not all karate schools accept kids this young. The martial arts offer so many wonderful benefits for young children, but it is a different skill set then regular karate classes. We are working on balance, coordination, focus, following directions, strength, flexibility....... The list goes on and on. I will leave you with this. If you ask any of my little dragons, that is what we call our 3 - 7 year olds, what self discipline is they should be able to tell you it is doing what you need to do without being told. If you ask them what respect is they should tell you it is treating others they way you want to be treated. I am super proud when I see my little dragons answering these questions. They learn about this now at a young age and and we encourage them to use this every day.