Here are the classes we offer.
The teaching of this traditional Sikh martial arts focuses on the development of the students' physical fitness and agility, mental clarity, discipline and respect of the art. Students are encouraged to practice and participate in live demonstrations on Youth Days and during community events.
Currently we offer two levels: Under 14 and Over 14.
Gobind Sarvar offers a Dastaar class in which students can learn any type of Dastaar style, such as Dumaala, Keski, or Patiala Shahi Dastaar etc. In addition to learning how to tie a Dastaar, students are taught Dastaar handling etiquette and how to tie and remove a dastaar in a respectful manner.
Dastaar class is currently being offered on Saturdays from 6:30pm - 8:30pm on a regular basis. Adults and newcomers are welcome to drop in on any class to learn for FREE!
After completing Level 1 Kirtan at the minimum, students may begin learning the Sikh string instruments such as rabab, saranda, dilruba or sitar among many instruments.
Students can also learn almost any type of string instrument from our in-house professional teacher. More details coming soon!
This class gives students who have completed the Punjabi curriculum an opportunity to further establish their foundation in the linguistic and grammatical structure of the Gurmukhi scripts, allowing them to progress towards more advanced scripts used in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. This is done by teaching the students how to correctly articulate verses of the Nitnem Banis and convey the meaning and historical context of the compositions.
The objective of this class is to introduce, develop and strengthen the students' skills in reading, writing and speaking Punjabi. The students, with ages varying from 5-25, are taught at progressive levels. Emphasis is placed on syntax and grammar, as well as reading and writing short stories and essays.
By learning the fundamentals of the Punjabi language, students will also be able effectively communicate with peers, parents and other members of the Punjabi community.
The Kirtan program at Gobind Sarvar is very unique in many aspects. our focus is not solely for students to learn how to play the harmonium and sing. Our goal is to connect the youth with Gurbani at a much deeper level through Kirtan. We focus our curriculum and special events on Raags and the feelings they produce, on the theory and history of Gurmat Sangeet, and on the meanings of the Gurbani Shabads that are taught. Not only do students learn how to play the harmonium, tabla, and sing Gurbani, students are also offered the opportunity to learn the instruments that our Guru Sahibs themselves used; instruments such as Dilruba, Taus, Sarandaa, Sarangee, Rabaab, and many more. At the end of each month, students present what they have learned in Guru Sahib's Darbar on Youth Day.
The Kirtan program at Gobind Sarvar incorporates all aspects of Kirtan and Gurbani to allow students to experience Guru Sahib's teachings at a much deeper level. Currently we offer 10 levels of Harmonium, 5 levels of Tabla and 3 levels of String Instruments (Dilruba, Rabaab, Sarandaa, Sitar, and Sarangee) instruction.
Little Khalsa Club (LKC) is a unique class for 3-6 year old students which was started in September 2013 due to high demand after a very successful Little Gursikhs Summer Camp. The core focus of LKC is to encourage students to begin building lasting friendships while learning the beauty of Guru Sahib's Path at a very young age. Using games, puzzles, and interactive activities, young students are taught: 35 Gurmukhi Letters, numbers, colors, Mool Mantar, basic Gurbani Shabads, simple Sikh Stories and basic level Gatka (Ages 5-6).
Due to high demand and growing word-of-mouth, there are now 3 Little Khalsa Club classes offered throughout the week. Each 1 hour class takes place 3 times a week at 6:30pm on either Mon/Thurs/Sat or Tue/Fri/Sat or Wed/Sat/Sun(5:30pm).
At Gobind Sarvar, our motto is Today's Learner...Tomorrow's Guide and Little Khalsa Club is a stepping stone on this path! This unique class only offered at Gobind Sarvar is a fun and exciting opportunity for your child to start early and have lots of fun! If you are interested in LKC you may try the first 3 weeks FREE OF CHARGE!
Sikh History classes are facilitated by both the Youth Volunteers and students of Gobind Sarvar. By providing a relaxed environment in which students are able to bring forward issues that relate to their lives (directly or indirectly relating to Sikhism), the aim of the group is to make students comfortable with incorporating Sikhism into their daily practices and strengthening their foundation in Guru Ji's teachings. Discussions range from all types of topics including historical events and Sikh Philosophy to contemporary issues faced by Sikhs and difficulties encountered by students in their daily lives.