For 3 to 5 Year Olds

Our Mini Bushi™ Program is not just a martial arts program for boys and girls ages 3 – 5, it is a step-by-step danger awareness program. Shihan Lintott started and developed the children’s programs in 2004, and it has expanded throughout Alberta, into B.C. and Saskatchewan.

What will my child learn?

Your child will be learning one level every one to two Semesters (11 weeks), both in the dojo and at home. The skills taught in the dojo will be initialed by the instructor teaching your child when they are first taught the skill. A second initial will be given by one of our instructors when your child is able to perform the skill with little or no prompting.

Skills to be learned at home are indicated with a spot for you to initial. These are skills that cannot be taught in the dojo or require additional parental involvement. When an instructor sees that you have initialed a skill, they will ask your child to explain it back to them from time to time, at which point they will add their initials as well.

Martial arts for life will make your child more focused. They will have increased concentration through traditional ranking system of earning belts and stripes, they will learn they have the ability of setting and meeting achievable goals. These goals will follow them through life and improve their academics at school.

Children will learn Dojo Skills and Drills with our all new obstacle course. The obstacle course will improve confidence, agility and martial arts skills.

At the beginning and end of each class there is quiet time before the children bow in and out of class much like the traditional way of bowing in Japanese Ju-Jitsu.

Will my child get to have fun?

All of kids programs will include Dojo Games. Some of the games are Ju Jitsu Dodge Ball; Mini Bushi Run and Freeze Shadow Boxing.

What happens when the end of each level?

At the end of each level your child will be promoted to the next level. Each level has 5 stripes. Once all five stripes are earned they will then move onto the next level after all the skills are signed off. The last few classes are spent reviewing these skills under the observation of a Black Belt instructor, and end with a celebration and presentation of their stripes and certificates. There are thirty (30) stripes in the Mini Bushi™ program; Yellow (5); Gold (5); Orange (5); Green (5); Blue (5) and Red (5). The entire program takes 1 1/2 to 2 years to complete depending how well the children learn and how many classes they attend. After this program they join the Little Samurai™ Program.

About our Instructors

  • Kevin D. Lintott, Shihan is the Chief Instructor of Goshinkan Ju Jitsu. All GMA instructors have been taught and ranked by Shihan Kevin and must be licensed to teach any of the programs. Assisting instructors will vary from class to class, but both our Black Belt and Colour Belt instructors have been educated in the teaching of our program and ensure that your child’s safety is at the forefront.

GMA Black Belt System for Success

  1. Set a Goal
  2. Take Action
  3. Pay Attention to Detail
  4. Change what is not working
  5. Practice, Practice, Practice
  6. Leads to Mastery of Martial Arts and Life

Dojos currently offering the Mini Bushi Program:

Please do not be mislead, if the program is not listed off our link it is not the Mini Bushi™ Program. Contact Goshinkan Ju Jitsu or the Alberta Ju-Jitsu Association for approved and trade marked programs near you.