National Children’s Leukemia Foundation
NINJA POWER is an exciting & empowering martial arts program for children & teens with cancer, leukemia & other blood disorders.
NINJA POWER is FREE
FOR CHILDREN & TEENS (6-19 YRS) IN ACTIVE TREATMENT OR REMISSION. SIBLINGS (6-19 YRS) ARE WELCOME TOO!
NINJA POWER CLASSES include:
KARATE TAUGHT BY KARATE EXPERTS
OPPORTUNITIES TO MAKE FRIENDS & HAVE FUN
A FREE NINJA POWER MARTIAL ARTS UNIFORM
SAFETY– NO SPARRING
SAFETY – NO BODY-TO-BODY CONTACT
JOIN TODAY! To register for a Ninja Power class, talk to your nurse, physician, social worker, or child-life specialist, or contact the National Children’s Leukemia Foundation (firstname.lastname@example.org,) 1-800-448-3467). We will send you a registration packet that includes a parental consent form and medical consent form. Email or fax the forms back to us when complete. We will contact you by phone and confirm your child’s enrollment. If there is no class currently happening in your area, we will work with you to create one. Please contact us @ 1-800-448-3467 to find out how to make this happen!
NINJA POWER IS YOUR POWER!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What happens during Ninja Power classes? During group classes, children learn karate moves and play fun karate games that reinforce their martial arts skills. Children also learn meditation and breathing techniques that help them calm their minds and focus on karate.
Is Ninja Power safe? Ninja Power takes into consideration the medical needs of young cancer patients. When learning karate moves, children punch and kick into the air or against soft target pads. There is never any body-to-body contact or sparring during any Ninja Power classes. As a precaution, all children must receive physician clearance before joining a Ninja Power class.
Who teaches Ninja Power classes? Ninja Power classes are taught by highly skilled martial artists who have specialized training in the medical and psychological aspects of pediatric illness.
What are the goals of the Ninja Power program? The goals of the Ninja Power class are to improve your child’s self-esteem, self-confidence and an internal sense of control. Each class provides children with an opportunity to engage in fun, uplifting and self-confidence building activities. The physical activity in Ninja Power classes also helps children to retain strength and agility. Children who participate in Ninja Power feel empowered, hopeful and strong.
What makes Ninja Power classes special and unique? Ninja Power focuses on the positive and upbeat side of life. Ninja POwer’s emphasis is on hope, healing and positive energy. In addition to developing martial arts skills, we strive to see smiles, hear laughter and feel joy radiating across the room – each and every class!