Confidence is born from accomplishment. As students begin to reach their goals, they realize they are more capable than they originally thought. This can lead students to re-evaluate who they think they are and what they believe they can do! With a little hard work, our instructors can turn even quiet, shy, and doubtful beginners into confident, capable martial artists.
Discipline is the ability to put off short-term desires in favor of long-term goals – such as becoming a black belt. Instant gratification is not possible in martial arts, and students learn that reaching their goals will take time. Anything worth having is worth working hard for. Self-restraint and discipline are traits that both children and adults can learn, and they are traits our school can help develop.
Our students learn to show courtesy and respect to themselves and others. We expect our students to behave at home the same way they behave in class, and to treat their parents, siblings, schoolteachers, and friends with the same respect that they show their instructors and classmates. We also teach our students to respect themselves and to ensure the other people in their lives treat them with respect, as well.
We accept students as young as six, and we have classes for older kids, teens, and even adults. The best time to start martial arts is now! Call us to find out when our next class cycle begins.
No – in fact, the opposite should be true. Instead of teaching kids how to “kick somebody’s tail", we teach kids self-defense as a tool for personal growth and development. Students learn to treat others as they want to be treated and they learn to respect everyone around them – from their parents to their peers. We literally teach our students how not to fight in the process of teaching them how to fight! If a student uses their martial arts skills inappropriately, they may be asked to leave our school.
We do everything in our power to ensure every student's safety. Many students have been our program for years without suffering a single injury. As with any physical activity, the occasional bump or bruise will sometimes happen, but our students suffer fewer and less-serious injuries in class than they do in other sports or at home. While we can't guarantee your child won't be injured, we can tell you that serious injuries are extremely rare in our school.
Absolutely! Children who don't find success in traditional team sports often come to martial arts and love it. In the martial arts, each student progresses at their own pace and nobody “sits on the bench”. Everyone is encouraged to do their best, regardless of his or her athletic level relative to others in their class.
Yes and no. Any student with a significant physical, mental, emotional, or social challenge should be under the care of a qualified professional and should have that challenge under control before beginning martial arts. (We’re not qualified to do that!) But the skills students learn in martial arts can help them better cope with learning challenges, focusing issues, social anxiety, etc.