Children emerge from this program changed for the better... and their parents couldn't be happier.
YOUTH MARTIAL ARTS NOT ONLY TEACHES CHILDREN SELF-DEFENSE...BUT GIVES THEM THE TOOLS THEY NEED FOR SUCCESS IN LIFE!
ABOUT OUR YOUTH PROGRAM
In our program, kids learn powerful skills & traits that help them succeed in life. They learn respect for boundaries, others, and themselves. They gain confidence through the amazing things they accomplish. And they learn laser-like focus that helps them in school & everywhere else.
Just a few weeks of Martial Arts, this is what happens...
In martial arts, we have kids do one thing at a time. For younger kids, and kids with ADD, they may only do one thing for 30 seconds – but for that 30 seconds that's all they focus on. Then, the better and better they get at focusing; the longer we have them focus for. Eventually, kids might focus the entire session on just one exercise or activity. And they never get bored or antsy. Before you know it, they do this at home too. They focus on their homework… on their chores… on conversations with you… and anything else they put their mind to.
Determined to Succeed
From Day 1 in martial arts your child sets goals, and accomplishes them. The more and more they do this – the more ambitious they become.
Eventually they learn to set higher goals – and learns to go after them with everything they’ve got. Your child learns that fulfillment and respect are earned through completing challenges. Because of this, kids who go through martial arts are much more likely to succeed later in life as well. A recent study showed that 63% of black belts become college graduates! They then go on to live wonderful, fulfilling lives. And then they pass these principles onto their own children.
Finally Paying Attention
Parents of children with attention problems breathe sighs of relief after just a few short weeks. That's because in martial arts we teach kids to look people in the eyes when they're being spoken to. We teach them that this is how you show people you're listening, and paying attention. After just a few short weeks, kids naturally begin doing this at home.
Completing Tasks the First Time they are Asked
In martial arts, we have just a few simple rules. One of those rules is that when your child is asked to do something – they do it the first time.
We never yell at kids, or scold them, if they don't do this. But every kid does it because they see the other kids in the class doing it too, and they want to make friends and be a part of the group. It's usually a matter of a couple weeks before kids start doing this at home too. I can't tell you how many parents have thanked me profusely when it starts to happen. For parents of children who have a hard time following directions – this is truly a blessing.
When it comes to bullies, kids in martial arts don't back down. They have the confidence to look a bully in the eyes, and stand their ground.
This is what nearly always happens…9 times out of 10 the bully gets scared and backs down! And for the 1 time out of 10 the bully doesn't back down – your child has the tools to defend themselves. In that situation, your child will be able to get away, and seek out an authority figure. Most confrontations can be talked through. Occasionally, however, words aren't enough. For either situation your child will be prepared. No one will be able to hurt him, or take anything away from them.
It's easy these days for kids to not exercise. As a result, many children experience weight problems at a young age. Martial Arts is an amazing form of exercise – Your child will be active the entire time. But there's no pressure on them to do anything they can't. We'll encourage them to do his best – but this isn't boot camp or anything. Most importantly, they will have a ton of fun… And if your child happens to be overweight – Martial arts will help them get down to a healthy weight. This reduces risk for many health problems that can occur now, and later on in life. Our youth program also increases energy, alertness, and overall happiness. Your child will never feel better.
About Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Youth Program:
Our youth Brazilian Jiu Jitsu curriculum instills discipline, self-control, and respect in each child. Students will learn basic striking, movement, positioning and the fundamentals and terminology of jiu-jitsu. Parallel to the physical fitness of our program the students will develop agility, coordination, problem solving skills and focus.
Your child will learn to treat everyone with respect as they build a relationship with their peers and work together as a team.
The emphasis that our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu curriculum will have on your child will translate to other areas of their life as they carry themselves with honor and confidence.
About Our "Youth Fight Fit" Program:
Youth “Fight Fit” is our signature full-body boot camp program tailored for kids. They will learn the basic principals of exercise and conditioning skills.
It’s a fun way to learn new skills and tricks, develop a healthy competitive spirit, build self-confidence, meet new friends and burn off some extra energy!
Your child will love putting on gloves and learning to punch and kick the heavy bag or mits held by the instructor! They will learn simple, effective striking combinations along with other kickboxing fundamentals such as timing, rhythm, and balance. They will also develop speed, agility and strength using engaging and fun methods, such as relays and obstacle courses.
Classes vary ensuring each one is fun, competitive, engaging and challenging to the end.
“Will martial arts make my kid violent?”
Absolutely not! We don't teach kids how to kick and punch so they can go down the street and beat up the neighbor's kid. Instead, we teach kids self-defense as a tool for personal growth and development.
Kids learn to treat others as they want to be treated. They learn to respect all living things – from their parents to pets.
“What if my child's not athletic? Will they have a hard time?”
Often children who don't find success in team sports come to martial arts. And they love it. That's because with martial arts you go at your own pace. Some kids learn quicker than others – but the children who advance quickly are not valued more than the kids who advance slowly. Everyone is greatly encouraged – regardless of his or her athletic level.
“Will my child learn a talent that they can be proud of?”
Many children find pride in being able to do “cool” things like dancing, juggling, singing, playing an instrument, etc., etc., etc. I've seen many kids enter talent shows, and show off their martial arts skills. The crowd is blown away every time! There's simply something fascinating and exciting about watching martial arts. And your child will take great pride in their abilities.
“What age is appropriate for martial arts?”
We have programs for kids who are 4 years old all the way to teenagers.
“Is martial arts just for boys? Or can my girl take martial arts too?”
Girls love martial arts just as much, and get the same fulfillment out of it as boys do. Also, if I've learned anything in my years of teaching, its that girls are just as tough as boys. Many are even tougher!
So you don't have to worry about your little girl getting hurt, or feeling scared because she'll be practicing with boys. In fact, the boys may even be the ones who are scared.
“Will my child get hurt?”
I've had children come to my program for years without ever obtaining a single injury. This is actually the case with most children. Children have been injured in martial arts classes- but the injuries were no different than those kids who play baseball and other sports.
We pay very close attention to the children’s safety, from padded floors and walls, to proper gear, to step-by- step instruction – we do everything in our power to insure your child's safety. I can't guarantee your child won't be injured – but I can tell you that almost no children receive injuries in my program.
And that's because we take your child's safety very seriously.
“Will my child have fun? Will they want to stick with the program?”
When parents take their kids to appointments – normally the parent has to run around and do everything in their power to get their children to the appointment on time. “Hurry up!” they shout, “We'll be late! (How many times have you said this?) But with martial arts, something fascinating happens… Often the children are the ones yelling these things! They don't want to be late, and they never want to miss a class. In fact, I know of many parents who use martial arts as an incentive to get chores done. If the kids are good, do their chores, and do their homework – they get martial arts as a reward. That's because your child will have a ton of fun. He'll be laughing and smiling throughout the entire class. And because they will constantly be setting and reaching goals – they will want to stick with the program. It will become a part of their life as if it was always there.
...don't believe me, ask our parents!