Kids: Ages 7-12 | Teens: Ages 13 and up
Licensed instructors gently guide your children through fun-filled classes, emphasizing non-offensive evasion and escape techniques. Our power thought of the week is proven to enhance the character education program taught at school and assist Mom and Dad in teaching the skills of paying attention, achieving goals and nurturing kindness.
Our nationally recognized program has helped thousands of children reach their full potential. Using innovative methods and just the right amount of fun, we teach our young students life skills and physical skills that will benefit them now and as they grow into adults. We emphasize non-violent conflict resolution and teach children to recognize and avoid lures and threats. But for those rare instances where they may need to defend themselves, our curriculum combines the most practical and effective self defense techniques. While we emphasize character development, our curriculum is designed to ensure that children are prepared, mentally and physically, to neutralize physical threats.
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Working with child development specialists and experts in child education, our teaching methods have been designed to ensure that children learn quickly and retain what they learn. We understand that younger students have a shorter attention span. Our methods help children explore and understand conflict through role-play and other exercises.
And finally, we recognize that in pre-teen years, peers become more and more influential. As a result of our emphasis on character development AND OUR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY, parents regularly tell us that the children in our program are the kind of kids they want their kids to have as friends.
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Benefits Children Receive From Our Youth Program
Children in our Youth program learn practical and effective self defense, and develop powerful mental attributes as well.
Our students discover that they’re capable of much more than they thought possible. They develop the courage to take on challenges that might have intimated them before. They learn this in their martial arts training, and they apply it at school and at home. As they proceed through our program, they learn to face their fears and go forward in spite of them.
Students learn not to give up, even when the going gets tough. Even if at first they fail, they learn to persevere. Through regular conditioning, students also increase their physical stamina. They come to realize that physical stamina and mental perseverance go hand in hand. They learn not to let self-doubt get in their way and they strive harder and longer to reach their goals.
Most children are easily distracted and have relatively short attention spans. Our students learn to “zero in” on critical tasks at hand and develop the ability to stay on task. Normal childhood distractions don’t get in their way. They learn to make eye contact with classroom teachers and pay full attention to what their teacher says.
Let there be no doubt — Children in our Junior program learn practical and powerful martial arts skills. In every class at every level children learn, practice and refine highly effective self defense techniques.
From the moment you walk into our school, you and your children will be treated with respect. Children quickly learn that for one to get respect, one must first give respect. As our instructors model respect, children quickly learn to emulate this. It soon becomes a habit and respect becomes automatic.
Learning how to set and achieve goals is one of the keys to success in life. Through the belt rank system, our students learn how to set appropriate goals and how to stay focused to achieve their goals. As students earn progressively higher belt ranks, these lessons are reinforced. When they ultimately earn their Black Belt, the lesson of setting and achieving goals is engrained for life.
Power Through Self-Control and Self-Discipline
As they develop the ability to maintain focus, our students learn to develop self-control. In learning the precision of our physical skills, children develop a high level of self discipline. These attributes combine to produce very high levels of competence. Students demonstrate high levels of effectiveness on the mat, and in school.
Black Belt Excellence
Our goal is to help every student earn their Black Belt not only in martial arts, but in life. As students advance in our program, we continually emphasize the qualities of Black Belt excellence: respect, courage, self control, self discipline and commitment. Children that develop these skills today become the leaders of tomorrow.