Every parent wants the best for their child, but how do you prepare them for all the challenges that they face in today's world? How do you teach them the motivation, discipline and proper attitude necessary for success? It's not an easy task because this type of education is not found in our schools. It's not found on our soccer or little league fields. It's not even found in our community organizations and that's really a shame. In fact, it's a crime because teaching children the basic traits like goal setting, motivation and self-esteem, at a young age, can have a massive impact on what that child accomplishes in later life.
Our unique curriculum of self-development, fitness and fun will teach your child all the key traits necessary to succeed in life. While the more traditional aspects of martial arts such as self-defense are certainly important in today's world, perhaps the most important aspect of our curriculum is not so much the physical part, but the mental one. All of our instructors are Shuman Concepts certified and have keen knowledge of the many approaches to children of all ages. Our unique age breakdown and specific curriculum will help your child exceed at all stages of their unique developments. We Understand Children learn in very specific stages at certain levels. Our program fits at each of them.
Tiny Tigers (ages 3-4)
The focus here is on listening skills and the introduction of structure into little minds. First exposure to Martial Arts, this is to build comfort in the setting and to introduce basic left and right. The emphasis is on fun, but they will be learning valuable life skills also. Withe the focus on gross motor skills necessary for sports will help them build the muscles they will need for future.
This very special program runs September to February each year so parents can see if the martial arts is right for their child at this important age. Registration starts in June each year and the 6 months is prepaid then. If they are the little superstars we all know they will be then they move to Ninjas at the end of February and continue growing!!!
Little Ninjas (ages 41/2-6)*
The focus is on fun and structure wile introducing basic Martial Arts skills.. We pay special attention to listening skills and memory. These are generally high energy classes to ensure lots of laughs. The self confidence and skills they develop quickly at this age are delivered in such Calm and Positive way they don't even know they are learning them! This very small age category is separated from the older kids on purpose to ensure we target this stage of their development effectively.
Little Dragons (ages 7-9)*
The Focus still stays on Fun with a greater emphasis on the Mental and Physical training. These ages are key and we see very quickly the changes in self confidence, politeness and work ethic, which as parents we all strive to see. Flexibility, skills and self-defense are also a large part of growth and development at this age. We focus on the fundamental skills that apply to our 5 Tennets to ensure their success inside and outside of the Martial Arts.
Tweens & Teens (ages 10-13)*
The Focus now shifts to the more advanced skills and mindset more appropriate to this Age group. Advanced techniques, stretching and patterns prevail. Discipline and focus are in the forefront at this stage as are dexterity, instinct and vision. This is when we will help them push beyond their own perceived limits to knock them down!!!
*Instructors can promote a student prior to the minimum age requirement if they see fit or skill level is warranted.