No child is allowed to do sparring until they have learnt sufficient skills in order to be able to defend himself/herself. Our prime concern is safety and keeping the child confident, so we assess each child (not the class) in order to gauge their ability level. Once they have been training for a while, and have grasped the basic understanding of karate, then we’ll start them off with non-contact drills. We also make sure students have adequate protective gear before participating in any contact training.