Martial Arts for Kids & Teens

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Kids and Teens Martial Arts Classes

Martial arts training helps young people develop both fine and gross motor skills, as well as strength, flexibility, and cardiorespiratory fitness. It also helps young people to understand physical fitness as part of a healthy lifestyle, and develop good habits early.

Moreover, martial arts training teaches young people that health is not only physical; true health includes a person’s internal state. In addition to physical abilities, we develop our students’ internal abilities, like stress management, emotional intelligence, and how to be confident, overcoming fear and self-doubt.

Developing these kinds of skills early in life makes a profound difference for our students, who continue to benefit even as adults. For more information about how martial arts training affects young people, please visit our Benefits page.

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Preparing your child for all of life's challenges

Martial arts training develops transferable skills, like listening, focus, and self-discipline. That’s why our students achieve success not only in the dojo, but in school, work, and their personal lives. Earning a black belt requires dedication and, by design, teaches children how to commit themselves to a goal and follow through. Yes, there are physical techniques to learn, but mastery is attained through the refinement of character.

Benefits of our Program

“My kids' behavior has improved. They listen to instructions better, have become better listeners, and take charge of their responsibilities.”

Beau Machart - Mother

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Frequently Asked Questions

We always invite prospective students to try a private or small group lesson before trying a regular class. At the end of that lesson, we'll discuss the regular class schedule, and find the time that works best to try a regular class or two. We're not in a rush; we want prospective students and families to be sure our program is the best fit for them.

A first visit to our school is usually for a private or small group introductory lesson, which gives us a chance to better get to know prospective students and how they may benefit from our program. All prospective students will have a chance to work directly with an instructor to learn some basic techniques and practice with a few drills. We'll also talk a bit about what it means to practice martial arts. Then, kids will get to run an obstacle course with another instructor as we provide an overview of our program to parents.

Our mission is to promote the well-being of our students, so safety is our first concern. We use a number of teaching techniques and implements that allow students to learn how to execute techniques dynamically without needing to practice on one another. Additionally, our curriculum is scaffolded so that students are never placed in a situation they are not ready for. 

Light, controlled sparring is available to experienced students. More intensive sparring is completely optional, and—even for those with approval to participate—protective equipment is required.

This depends on the class, but classes average between 10 to 30 kids. We make sure to have several instructors on hand for larger classes, so we can maintain an effective instructor to student ratio.

One of the main reasons we have prospective students start with either a private or small group lesson is to evaluate where they are in their martial arts journey. From there, we can determine which class is best for them.

Most of our students have never trained before. Some students may be shy for their first class, which is partially why we always have them do a private or small group lesson first. We make sure students have a good time, and once they have a better idea of what to expect, it makes the transition to one of our regular classes much easier.

Get started with a free introductory class

We always invite prospective students to try a private or small group lesson before trying a regular class. At the end of that lesson, we'll discuss the regular class schedule, and find the time that works best to try a regular class or two. We're not in a rush; we want prospective students and families to be sure our program is the best fit for them.

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