We at Premier teach martial arts in Omaha. We are very strict on students earning a belt by demonstrating very solid techniques. A student will develop a very strong ability to defend themselves when progressing through the ranks. By teaching 2 styles at once this creates a hefty curriculum for Premier Martial artists. It usually takes a student at least one year to complete their first belt rank. We have a unique achievement stripe program for our white belts.
MARTIAL ARTS STYLES
The Premier martial arts program teaches ITF and Hikari No Moribito Sogo Budo. Hikari No Moribito Sogo Budo is a combination of Karate and Japanese Jui-Jitsu techniques. These two martial arts are kicking and striking arts that have a great deal in common. During training, the students will earn belts/rank in both ITF and Hikari No Moribito Sogo Budo.
ATTIRE: A uniform (gi) is mandatory for each class. Students must wear the gi top and pants (which can be purchased in the Premier Pro-Shop) along with their belt and appropriate t-shirt underneath. Hair must be pulled back and away from the face.
Premier currently offers 3 types of classes: Little ‘Ninja’ Stars, School Age Karate/Tae Kwon Do, and Sparring. Classes meet once a week for an hour each. Students will learn the importance of being a good citizen through the Five Tenets of Tae Kwon Do: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control, and Indomitable spirit.
Little ‘Ninja’ Stars, ages 3-5 – (50-minute class) This class introduces your child to the Art of Karate and Tae Kwon Do. Starting as early as 3 years of age, we teach boys and girls through positive reinforcement; enhancing their listening & comprehension skills, as well as hand-eye coordination, strength, balance, and flexibility. It’s fun, exciting, and great for character development.
Karate/Tae Kwon Do, ages 5-16 – (50-minute class) Students will begin to learn the basic foundations of martial arts. Punches, kicks, and blocks, and stances will be put together into combinations, techniques, and forms (kata). They will learn the importance of respect, self-control, and self-discipline so they become well rounded martial artists. As students progress in their belt rank, they will continue their study of the martial arts through advanced techniques, forms (kata), and combinations. The overall form of their kicks, punches, and blocks will be critiqued and improved. Students will also begin light contact sparring as well as break-falling techniques, both under cautious supervision by their instructor. Finally, students will gain a better understanding of how Hikari No Moribito Sogo Budo works through history and tradition. A virtual class option is available for this class type.
Students will be notified as to when they can be tested for their next belt rank. All testing fees are included in your monthly tuition.
Sparring, ages 5-16 – (50-minute class) This class we will teach the art of competitive sparring and real-life self-defense applications. Techniques from Karate, Tae Kwon Do, and Jiu-Jitsu will be used. Students are required to have their own sparring gear including headgear, mouth guard, hand pads, and footpads. This equipment can be purchased at the Premier Pro Shop.
Jui-Jitsu, ages 5-16 – (50-minute class) NOT offered while social distance guidelines are in effect. Students will learn the style of Kanda Ha Aiki Kamishin Jiu-Jitsu. This is a style that is connected to our Karate program. Both styles complement each other very well. Joint locks, pain compliant moves, groundwork, and throwing techniques are all part of this program. These techniques include movements from Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.