At Kamaruka, we adopt a cognitive-behavioural approach in our alternative education program, with the view of assisting students to develop the skills to navigate societal expectations, whilst also offering them the opportunity to nurture the development of their unique strengths and abilities.

Research has demonstrated that complex physical activity, such as martial arts, strengthens neural networks within the brain, enabling young people with ADHD to practice self-control and manage symptoms like impulsivity and distractibility. In addition to this, martial arts also enables young people to develop their physical coordination, provides opportunities to release energy and enables young people to focus on their own individual growth. Consequently, Kamaruka has incorporated martial arts into its educational program and throughout the years we have witnessed many students develop their self-esteem and be extremely proud of what they have been able to achieve from participation in this structured physical activity.