What is the Lincoln Karate Clinic (LKC) all about?
LKC is an established karate school in Lincoln that serves children and youth. LKC’s programs are designed specifically for children (4-8) and youth (9 and up). Classes incorporate physical skill development, strength and coordination along with character development and self-defense skills. We also train students in Child Predator Awareness and Anti-bullying measures as well.
Who is the Chief Instructor?
Scott Walls is the founder and chief instructor at the karate school. Walls trained in Okinawan Karate for 13 years before launching his unique school in 1998. Walls has developed all of the programs, classes and innovative concepts at the karate. In addition, Walls is a licensed independent mental health practitioner and a nationally certified mental health counselor.
What is karate for?
At its most basic, karate is for self-defense. However, karate offers so much more: Every student can gain something from their training besides learning the self-defense aspect. Confidence, discipline, manners, focus, learning rules and routines, flexibility and fitness are some of the reasons why karate is a choice.
How often should my child attend classes? How long will it take for each belt?
We have kids attending classes anywhere from once per week to several times per week. A basic guideline for new students is twice per week. Advanced students often attend 3-6 classes per week. Each belt takes a varying amount of time. In general, students earn the first few belts quicker and then each belt after takes longer because there is more to learn. Students only test when they are ready, not simply because they have attended classes for a certain period of time.
What does my tuition dollars cover?
The great thing about the tuition packages at LKC is that there multiple options to choose from. Memberships are usually paid monthly but parents have the option of paying memberships up front as well. Since LKC is not associated with other organizations, no fees are sent to supporting or affiliated groups. Tuition rates are based on programs, and so members end up paying different monthly rates based on the type of program enrolled in.
- No initiation fees or enrollment fees
- Down payments lower monthly payments.
- Free memberships for the third and fourth family member
What are the ages that children can start?
Where are you located and what times are the classes?
We are at 237 So. 70th Street, just south of 70th and O Street behind the Best Buy Store.
Monday and Wednesday: 4:15-4:40p, Saturdays: 12:15-12:40p
Tigers 6-8 1/2
Tuesday and Thursday: 4:45p-5:25p, Saturdays: 11:20a-12p.
Dragons: 9 and up
Tuesday and Thursday: 5:30-6:10p, Saturdays: 10:30-11:15a
Reasons why Kids Should Practice Taishin Karate at Lincoln Karate Clinic
Taishin Karate is Great for Shy Kids
Learn to become brave
Kids at LKC learn how to focus and concentrate and utilize self-control
Taishin Karate training is terrific for kids that are overactive as well as for children with learning disabilities
Karate training makes kids less violent
Kids at LKC excel in other sports!
Why is karate training a great choice when compared to other activities?
We prepare kids for life!
Karate training is year round
Classes at LKC are amazing for children/youth with emotional issues or trauma
Our classes are terrific for kids that are being bullied
Karate actually helps kids that are bullies
Karate training is for girls too!
Karate training creates opportunities for a healthy lifestyle
Karate is something you can practice for the rest of your life
Awesome Students at the Lincoln Karate Clinic Make Great Strides!
Several students at LKC have made remarkable progress. The following are excerpts that help explain just why the Lincoln Karate Clinic is the premier location in Lincoln for martial arts training. Note: All names, ages and other identifying information have been changed to protect and respect student identities. All information provided below are facts but have been altered as to not identify anyone in particular.
8 year old Timmy has been diagnosed with Asperger’s disorder, a form of Autism. Timmy’s mother called the Lincoln Karate Clinic as she heard that Scott Walls, the director has special expertise in working with children with special needs. Timmy has made remarkable progress both in the development of physical skills as well as an increased use in appropriate social skills. Through the use of specially designed teaching techniques, Timmy has had a wonderful opportunity to participate in a physical activity while also learning valuable anti-bullying and anti-child predator techniques that he can actually use if needed. Timmy’s mom makes it clear that other sports activities never worked out while karate has been the one thing that has really worked.
10 year old Jenny began karate lessons at LKC not because she wanted to but because her parents were tired of her getting bullied and teased at school. Her parents took her to her doctor who stated that Jenny was very depressed and that they should enroll her in karate at LKC. When Jenny first started karate she was shy, timid and even a bit angry at times but after only a few weeks in karate she is helpful to others, more confident and has even stood up to some of those bullies. Jenny has had many struggles in life but now has more friends and a higher level of self-confidence. Now, she is very grateful that mom “made her come to class” even when she didn’t want to.
5 year old Joey started karate after his parents had him enrolled at another martial arts school. Joey had been diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and they thought karate might help. They stated that their son needed more attention, more fun and a more gentle approach in order to learn. Turns out they were right! Joey had to learn a few different things in his first few lesson but now comes to class with a huge smile on his face. Incidentally, Joey is doing so well that he could probably actually teach the “bully busting” parts of class! It was apparent that the structured but fun nature of the classes at LKC was just what the doctor ordered.
The very unhappy and frustrated parents of an angry, oppositional and disobedient 13 year old brought their son (Zach) to Scott Walls for assistance at his counseling practice. After a careful assessment it was determined that the best way to help Zach would be a combination of some family counseling sessions along with enrollment in the karate program. This program, (KICKS) incorporates both the counseling and karate program together. Quickly, Zach came to realize that his parents weren’t really that bad and that he did have talent. His bullying behaviors stopped and his grades went up to A’s and B’s. Eventually, his mother and father joined karate and now the entire family is enrolled. The most important component of helping someone is based not on what is taught, but rather the relationship between people. The professional relationship developed between Zach and his karate mentors made the difference in this case.
7 year old Lindsey seems to be an aspiring actress. Known for being quite outgoing and friendly, her parents simply wanted her to have activity that was non-competitive, fun and educational. They also confided to Mr. Walls that they were always worried that because their daughter was so friendly and outgoing that she might not be aware of the various types of dangerous predators that are all to willing to take advantage of an innocent child. Lindsey has been a quick study of the weekly lessons on Stranger Danger and bullying and seems quite confident in her ability to get away from danger. Because she is already a good actress, Lindsey has no problem rehearsing what to say when an adult or teen approaches her with anything inappropriate.