Classes are divided in two age groups; 6-7 year olds and 8-12 year olds. This allows us to design our class using age appropriate skills and activities. We avoid the frustration of the younger students who cannot keep the pace of the older ones; while we make sure our older students are pushed hard enough to meet their emotional and fitness needs. This allows our students to feel more comfortable and to better achieve excellence as they work with peers of their same age group level.
Martial Arts works both sides of the body, and therefore, improves motor skills and coordination as it increases strength, balance and flexibility.
Our classes are designed to build our student’s confidence and self-esteem. We do this through martial art skills and by encouraging and recognizing their achievements both inside and outside our academy. We build up confidence as we recognize Academic Excellence and award our students with Certificates and Patches in front of the entire class.
Goal setting is another important aspect of our martial arts program. From the first introductory lesson we coach our students on how to set short-term goals through our belt ranking system. As students test and progress through the belt system their focus, concentration and confidence improves as they are awarded each new belt.
Positive results are achieved by students as they learn and complete their “respect journal”—a Character Development program that has our students learn and reinforces respect by having them record 50 acts of kindness, courtesy and respect in their journals; acts that include being a “first-time” listener, doing something “without” being told, and using good manners. Once completed, our students are publicly praised in front of the class as they are awarded their first badge.
What are the benefits of martial arts?
Why Should You Join?
Our instructors are passionate about teaching martial arts and share important life lessons with the goal of teaching self-defense against negativity, peer-pressure and low self- esteem. Children learn in a positive environment where patience and encouragement are practiced daily. With your support and our experience, amazing things can happen through this program.
- Convenient weekly schedules
- Goal setting and monitoring
- An opportunity for lifelong learning
- No sitting on the bench
- Character Development Program
- Continued Motivation and Celebration of Achievement