This class is specifically designed for those children between the ages of 4 to 6
This class is specifically designed for those children between the ages of 7 to 12
They focus on individual growth, not on team competition. Many kids struggle with the pressure of competing with other kids. But in martial arts, the focus is on self-improvement. There’s no “letting down the team.”
They work toward specific goals. Some kids who learn and think differently feel like they never “win” at anything. In martial arts, kids work at their own pace. They earn a different colored belt every time they reach a new skill level. This can boost self-esteem and keep them motivated.
The Bow is the symbolic gesture of Respect in Martial Arts. Students learn the protocol of respecting their elders, their instructors, the floor they train on and their colleagues. Contrary to common belief that martial arts promotes “fighting”, it actually promotes the idea of not fighting. Fighting comes from a place of fear, aggression and disrespect.
Martial Arts emphasize self-control and concentration. Attention is central to martial arts. Kids have to stay focused to learn and to do the movements. When a child’s focus drifts, instructors often ask them to take the “ready stance.” This lets them reset and get ready for what’s next.
Martial Arts training helps with coordination. Doing martial arts movements can help kids get a better feel for their body in space. This is good for kids who struggle with motor skills. It also helps kids understand the power of the mind over the body.
Martial Arts training provides structure. Good martial arts instructors have clear rules and constantly reinforce them. They also emphasize good behavior in and out of class. Students are expected to demonstrate this good behavior not only in the Dojang but also in their daily life.