Kids Need Martial Arts
It’s never too early to start believing in yourself. For kids as young as four years old, martial arts (karate, kung fu, jiu jitsu) is a great way to develop confidence, discipline and character, all while having healthy fun.
Over the years, we’ve developed special programs to help children set goals and work to achieve them. We place a healthy emphasis on physical activity, in part because kids need exercise, but also because martial arts is a great way for children to develop self-control. As we explore the physical principles of balance, body movement and self defense principals, children are able to sharpen their mental focus and build concentration skills that will serve them well throughout life.
And as kids gain experience with success, a healthy self-image emerges, along with the belief that they can do anything if they’re determined. With a strong foundation of character, children are well-equipped to face the challenges that lie ahead.
Yes, martial arts can be for young children! Our tigers classes provide the high-energy fun and life skills kids need for their early elementary school years. Each class starts with basics and exercises based on the Shaolin Five Animal system, and moves into action-packed drills that develop each student’s skills.
The values of self control, self discipline, patience, respect, and honesty are introduced into the fabric of every class, helping each child to learn the confidence they will need to become successful in school and in life.
For kids in elementary and pre-middle school, our dragons class is a fast-paced and action-packed session of martial foundations, self defense, and fun, with just a little bit of good natured intensity and competition built in.
Students learn more about the values of self control, self discipline, patience, respect, and honesty, while developing solid physical and self-defense skills. Students learn conflict resolution, improve the ability to follow directions, think and act independently, and take risks with confidence.