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Age 4-6: Junior magnus

our AGE 4-6 class:

Our Junior Magnus program is an age appropriate developmental readiness program for students ages 4, 5, and 6. With a focus on motor skills development it provides a strong introduction into martial arts training and prepares our students for age 7+ academy level, youth black belt training. 
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AGE 4-6 Quick Facts:

Current class options offered weekly for Age4-6 Junior Magnus class are on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

For this age group, we offer 3 class options per week – you can be flexible and pick and choose which class works best for you week to week. 

There are two enrollment options available for Junior Magnus at either one time per week instruction or unlimited attendance per month. 

To access our current schedule please request more info. 

Magnus Karate is a year round full time martial arts academy. 

You can get started any month or week of the year. 

Simply contact us and we will send you available dates to schedule your free intro week. 

Magnus Karate is a no contract, month to month service based academy. 

Our Junior Magnus curriculum focuses on pre-K appropriate motor skills development, traditional technical skills from Okinawan Shorin Ryu, kicking and striking skills, reactional coordination skills, and age appropriate introductory self defense/protection and sparring skills.


Beginner Friendly! Our Junior Magnus program features a beginner level program that is very friendly for students who are new to martial arts practice. No experience is required to get started! 

We specialize in helping kids of all ages get introduced into martial arts training. 

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Age 4-6 PROGRAM Description

Junior Magnus was created out of our belief that children ages 4, 5, and 6 have unique educational needs and should not be integrated into a traditional martial arts training system with older students. Our Junior Magnus curriculum focuses on pre-K appropriate motor skills development, traditional technical skills from Okinawan Shorin Ryu, kicking and striking skills, reactional coordination skills, and age appropriate introductory self defense/protection and sparring skills.

Each class begins with an obstacle course, moves into martial arts training with a heavy emphasis on motor skills, and ends with game play to celebrate all of the hard work that was done in class. This format and the content instruction is tailored specifically to the needs of children aged 4, 5, and 6 and provides foundation exposure that has successfully progressed hundreds of children into our age 7+ black belt training program for over a decade. 


These classes are smaller than our age 7+ training classes and boast low student to teacher ratios. Sensei utilizes his Teaching Team to aide him in the instruction of all Junior Magnus classes giving our youngest students the attention they need in every class. Our Teaching Team are all Magnus Karate students who are trained in coaching and instructional skills by Sensei.

In Junior Magnus our belt system is not a formal testing process but rather a motivational tool for students which acknowledges their progress in the program. Sensei provides in class observations and evaluations based upon criteria he has created for our Junior Magnus belt rank system. We believe large group tests and demonstration of standardized content is for Age 7+ students.


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From the start to finish our classes are organized, on task, and packed with action. We like to keep it moving!

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Age appropriate content

Junior Magnus lessons are specifically designed for Ages 4, 5, 6 and help to introduce martial arts as we see it at Magnus Karate.

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Lessons and Curriculum that progress skill development (Daily lesson plans and curriculum are designed personally by Sensei Pannulla (each and every week). 

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motor skill development

Lessons are designed to help with gross and fine motor skill growth.

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smaller class sizes

Our Age 4-6 classes have a small student to teacher ratio giving students a lot of one on one time with teachers. 

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focus & coordination

Every party of daily lesson planning is designed to improve focus specifically for Ages 4, 5, 6. 


Magnus Karate is happy to provide all program related information privately to you – including our current schedule options, program specific rates, and free trial lesson availability. 

Please complete a contact form anywhere on our website, or send us an email at [email protected] and we will send you that information back immediately. 

Yes! Our dojo hosts special events and extra class training opportunities every month. Parents receive notice of these active member opportunities through our weekly email and member portal. 

Check out some of these events that host annually at the dojo: 

  • Parent Night Out Events (Theme based and tons of fun, usually on a Friday or Saturday night -very popular). Recently we hosted Floor is Lava Night, Star Wars Night, Batman Night, Ninja Turtles Night, and Harry Potter Night! 

  • Extra Monthly Classes: Grappling, Weapon Arts, and Sparring classes are commonly added monthly as extra class training opportunities. 

  • Half Day and Full Day Workshops / Fun Camps

  • Weapon Arts Intensive Workshops 

  • Holiday Parties

  • Movie and Pizza Nights

  • Summer Camps and Clinic Intensives 

  • Birthday Parties (By Request)

Upon scheduling your free intro classes with us, you will immediately be followed up with a first class instructions email. That message will contain a brief description as to what to expect on day one, what to wear, where parents can view class, and what time to arrive. 

On your first day you will be greeted by Sensei Pannulla or one of the teaching team members and given a brief tour of our dojo and how class to class operations work. 

Sensei is very experienced with first time students and helping them feel comfortable and confident in class. Your child will take class and get the full experience of being a Magnus Karate student in our beginner class. 

Parents have an opportunity to view class from our viewing lobby and watch from behind the window to see how your child takes to class. 

At the end of the class, Sensei or a Teaching Team member will come out of the dojo and talk to the student and parents about how class went and provide further recommendations or help you get enrolled into our academy as soon as you would like. 

Anytime! Magnus Karate operates on a year round basis and accepts students at any time of the year. We do not operate in sessions or seasons. Simply contact Magnus Karate in one of the following ways and we will contact you back with our soonest availability to arrange your free trial week at our dojo.

  • Email us at [email protected]

  • Text us at 610-890-3656

  • Call us at 610-890-3656

  • Complete a contact request form here on our website (on any page)

Our primary style of martial arts is Okinaway Shorin Ryu (Shobayashi Shorin Ryu). Our classes feature a truly mixed interpretation of content – we have something for everyone. 

Commonly classes feature multiple curriculum units which are designed to progress week to week, and month to month. 

Your classes will commonly feature: 

  • Daily Quickstart Activities

  • Kicking and Striking Units

  • Classical Kata and Foundations Technique Training

  • Protection Practice – Ground Grappling, Takedowns & Throws, Joint Offsets and Controls, and Sensitivity, Flow, Connection drills. 

  • Sparring and Sparring Drilling

  • Continuation Sparring (Combining practical sparring kicking and striking with upright clinch, takedowns, and ground grappling). 

  • Fun Karate Activities and Game

We offer extra monthly classes that focus on one topic such as Ground Grappling, Sparring, Weapon Arts. 

Our curriculum content is similar to many styles such as other forms of Okinawan and Japanese Karate, Tang Soo Do and Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Jiu Jitsu, and at the advanced levels we look at wrestling concepts. If you child has experience at another academy our curriculum has something that fits in commonly with what they were practicing during their previous experience. Contact Sensei to talk about strategies to help with starting at Magnus Karate (event if they have experience).

The only way to see if what we do is a good fit for your child is to bring them in for their first free trial lesson. It’s a great way to meet Sensei and our Teaching Team, view the dojo, and check out how our classes operate. 

Sensei is available to talk after class and help answer any questions you have that our pre-visit emails did not answer. 

We like to prepare our parents fully on their schedule options, monthly program rates, additional services, and essential policies before they arrive at the dojo for the free trial lesson. Magnus will send you an email with mostly all of this information before you arrive so that you are prepped for the possibility of enrollment after the free intro period. 

All of Magnus Karate’s classes are taught by our Teaching Team. Sensei Pannulla personally leads over 90% of classes week to week with the support of his team. When he is not available to teach one of our certified instructors will be leading the class with support from other team members. 

Our Teaching Team has been composed of long term Magnus Karate students who took part in our Leadership Team program as youth participants and moved into the Teaching Team level. All team members are current and active members of the academy. 

Teaching Team members train weekly with Sensei on instructional strategies, curriculum development insight, and coaching.

Absolutely. Martial arts as we see it at Magnus Karate is an individualized concept. Our curriculum and lesson plans are designed to accommodate each student individually. 

Many parents have reported significant gains in balance, coordination, reflexes, and overall functional strength after sustained participation in our classes. 

With time and practice, our programs can help any child develop strength in areas that you as a parent have identified as needing improvement. 

Feel free to contact Sensei to talk about your goals, he is always available for a phone call – 610-890-3656.


our dojo / location

All classes and programs are located at our dojo in Cambridge Square Shopping Center - West Chester, PA on Gay Street.

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