My child needs help controlling his actions. Will learning Martial Arts make it worse?
Actually, no. I know it seems counter-intuitive, but the reality is that because our Martial Arts students like the physical portion of our classes (the kicking, punching, blocking, push-ups and everything else) SO much, they’re willing to listen and apply the Character Development portions (patience, control, thinking before acting, etc). It really does work. Our students don’t WANT to use their Martial Arts moves outside of the class, because they don’t want to disappoint us as instructors. You really have to see it to believe it.
How often do we need to come to class and when are your classes?
Our programs fit into almost any schedule (remember, ALL of the families that already take classes with us are super busy too!). We have students who are successful in our program at only one day a week, and we have students who love classes so much that they beg their parents to bring them every time we’re open. If you enter your email we’ll send you to the next page where we will show you our schedule and trial offer. If you have questions about the schedule (it may not be obvious which class is appropriate for your child), there’s a contact on that page to ask questions.
Will my child get hurt? Is it safe?
Safety is always our number one priority. Although you risk injury anytime you choose to get out of bed, in our experience, we see far fewer injuries in our classes than in other kids activities (baseball, softball, football, etc). It’s actually frustrating, because we occasionally get calls from parents that their child can’t come to class because they hurt themselves in a different activity.
My child is PAINFULLY shy. I feel like there is no way she’ll start something new like this.
We see that day in and day out, and honestly, it can certainly be a challenge for all parties involved, but like I said, we see it day in and day out, and *It’s our job* to help you child learn to overcome their fears. In other activities, shyness and hesitation is a real crutch; the coach or teacher is often frustrated, and the shy child holds the class back. But because of our focus on the individual, it doesn’t hurt our class at all. When your child starts to trust that we’re going to help her regardless of whether she’s shy or brave, she’ll open up and it’ll start a chain reaction of confidence building that’ll drop your jaw. We know because….we do it everyday!
You talk about Character Development and Life Skills; How do you teach that in class?
Just like our physical curriculum works to improve your child’s fitness, flexibility and strength, our Character Development curriculum improves your child’s Life Skills. We have a curriculum that rotates through really important subjects like Respect, Discipline, Focus, Patience, Acceptance, Kindness, Compassion and more. It’s really cool, and all of our instructors feel lucky everyday to be able to pass these skills on to a younger generation.
Can we try it before we sign up?
We always start with a Trial Program. It’s really important not only for you to be able to make sure our program will be beneficial, but for us to be sure we can appropriately meet your goals as parents. We’ll be teaching life lessons, challenging limiting beliefs, and setting short & long terms goals, so i’s important that our values are congruent before we begin that life changing journey.
However, because this is introductory time is so important, we limit the number of new students during each trial period. So if you want a space, please be sure to sign up for one! If there are no spaces, we’ll put you on the waiting list.