Karate Classes

Karate Classes

We at Ripples have started a very unique community integration programme for athletes with special needs in partnership with Larkhill Karate Club in Santry and Karate Ash in Ashbourne.

and our new club to introduce Ripples Karate Classes is

St Josephs Shotokan Club in Artane This class will be taught by  Sensei Vincent and will start the sessions on Monday 19th September 2016 in Artane Beaumont Recreation Centre from 5-5.50pm.

The cost per 4 session is €35 and it is limited to 10 per session

Our Karate classes caters for Children and Teens with Dyspraxia, Aspergers, Autism etc. or simply those who don’t get on in mainstream Karate classes.

Karate allow them to be themselves in an environment which is understanding but slowly pushes them out of their comfort zone without them realising.

The Classes have been running for 4 years and in this time our activities have sought to encourage them to achieve with amazing results.

Some parents might feel that a group like this further isolates their child or teen but what it can do is show them that in a stress free environment with understanding coaches that they too can achieve. This can have major effects on them and has translated in many cases into everyday life including school.

We only take 10/12 in this class and unfortunately this class is full at the moment but we only have a couple on the waiting list at the moment.

Head coach, Brian Carroll is a freelance Karate Coach with clients such as the HSE, St. Michaels House, Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland and our good self Ripples

Karate improves physical and mental dexterity as well as promoting emotional well being and an increase in self esteem and quality of life.

Both Karate Clubs currently runs classes for students with Aspergers, ADHD, Dyspraxia, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and similar diagnosed conditions as well as classes for mainstream students.

Karate Ash Ripples class is full but Karate Ash will travel durning the day to cater for Schools, Groups, Centres, Clubs etc when it comes to Coaching people on the Spectrum or with Physical and Learning Disabilities

Please Contact Head Coach Brian Carroll for information on how your child could benefit

Karate with kids with autislm and extra needs