Young martial arts stars had a great time learning new skills at Kanzen Karate’s October holiday camp.
The club helped kids learn new karate moves and thanks to visits from local emergency services they were also taught life-saving skills.
On day two of the fun camp, paramedics from the Scottish Ambulance Service headed to the martial arts school.
They helped teach the group all about ambulance procedures and emergency awareness.
Most importantly, the youngsters were taught how to perform CPR which could help in life-threatening situations.
The paramedics also took the group outside and let the children see inside an ambulance.
A special guest also attended on day three when yoga instructor Jenni Paterson led a session with the kids.
Sensei instructor Dan Woods said: “We all had lots of fun exploring the similarities and benefits relating to karate and the importance of mindfulness.”
On day four, two officers from Police Scotland’s Tayside Division headed to Kanzen Karate HQ on Mains Loan.
The officers discussed personal safety, self-awareness and policing in the community and they even “arrested” instructor Dan. Luckily, it was all pretend.
They also let the kids see the equipment police officers have on their fluorescent vests and some even tried on their caps.
Dan added: “Our annual October karate camp develops both the mental and physical factors relating to karate.
“We invited in emergency services – the police and paramedics – to add to our personal growth and learn key life skills.
“Our karate camp was open to all Kanzen children who are current members, with ages ranging from four to 12. Everyone at the camp currently trains in karate with Kanzen and had a fantastic time.
“I also really enjoyed having the children at the camp for the week and it was great to be assisted by our junior black belts, aged between 13 and 14, who helped me out running the classes.”