Genbu-Kai Karate recently tested and promoted five Ninja students to their next belt level belts. The 16-month Ninja program is specifically designed for preschool children ages 4 to 6. Emphasis is placed on improving fine and gross motor skills, while teaching the life skills of focus, teamwork, control, balance, memory, discipline, fitness and coordination. Ninjas learn how to set and achieve both short-term and long-term goals, while practicing twice a week and advancing through nine required rank levels. The Ninja program is a preparatory program for the junior karate program.