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ANY OF THESE CHALLENGES?
They struggle to maintain control of their movements and may be unintentionally destructive.
They find it difficult to focus on a task or to see it through to the end.
They have a hard time sharing their belongings and getting along with other kids.
PARENTING YOUNG CHILDREN IS A REAL CHALLENGE.
You must balance their natural inquisitiveness and high energy with trying to teach them the basic skills they need for school and life.
Discipline, sharing, and self-control are all things they need to learn to be successful.
The ideal setting is one that’s got some structure but works with kids at their current developmental level. If they have fun while they’re learning, they’ll be more likely to retain those lessons and learn the skills they need.
RESULTS AND GROWTH WITH EVERY CLASS!
Studying martial arts is ideal for young children. It provides them with an outlet for their energy. But, it also teaches them about respect, discipline, and other core values that will go with them beyond the dojo. Junior martial arts classes teach kids to control their movements and behavior, and they’ll learn social skills and interaction at the same time.
STUDYING MARTIAL ARTS BUILDS PHYSICAL COORDINATION AND CONTROL
Young children who learn martial arts find out quickly that each movement must be intentional. They learn to control their movements to the best of their ability.
They also practice hand-eye coordination and learn about their bodies. That means they’ll be less likely to be unintentionally destructive.
YOUNG MARTIAL ARTS STUDENTS LEARN HOW TO FOCUS
Getting young kids to pay attention can feel like an impossible task. The structure of our martial arts classes shows kids the importance of focus and teaches them by having them apply it to easily-achievable tasks.
The focus they learn in the dojo is something they’ll take home – and into the classroom. That’s why kids who study martial arts tend to be good students, too.
MARTIAL ARTS HELPS KIDS LEARN TO DEAL WITH FRUSTRATION
Martial arts instruction requires students to pursue goals to earn new belts. Young kids can easily become frustrated when they don’t get what they want, but studying martial arts helps them learn the power of persistence.
The physical activity in our classes also helps kids manage stress and anxiety by allowing them to burn it off in a safe and constructive way.
KIDS WHO STUDY MARTIAL ARTS LEARN GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP
Losing is not anybody’s idea of fun, but we all need to learn how to accept a defeat gracefully and move on. We teach students that losing is part of life – and it’s what you do after you lose that tells people who you are.
Even though martial arts is an individual sport, we cultivate an environment of supportive teamwork where students root for one another.
A really excellent martial arts academy. MJ and Omar are personable, charismatic, and humble. They walk a perfect line between motivating and encouraging, and are very capable instructors. They are able to really make things easy to learn and tailor each class to the group. No matter how large the class is on any given day, you’ll always get personal attention.
Because of a change in location, I’ve gone to a few other schools since training here last, and I’ve yet to find somewhere that matches up. They really strike a great balance: each class has a wide range of skill levels but you’ll rarely be bored or overwhelmed – and if that should happen, speak up, and it will be quickly remedied; they are positive and encouraging but won’t let you off easy; the other students are welcoming; the facilities are extremely clean and well organized; and class is intense but not overwhelming.
You really get the sense that the staff cares about you personally, your goals and your individual progress
There for a birthday party with my son. Great instructors! They really know how to work with little ones 🙂
My 5 year old son started at EMA in the fall of 2015 and his progress has been amazing. He has ADHD and it has been hard to find any sport where he could focus for any period of time and stay interested. When I watch him in the program I often tear up because I can see the focus and determination in his eyes and he Listens! If you have a child with ADHD and you see him listen in a group setting, there is no better feeling. Not only does EMA promote confidence and self discipline but they encourage students to listen to their parents, be kind to others and most importantly to have fun. I cannot say enough good things about all of the staff. They truly care for my son, encourage him and help him when he gets frustrated. This program has been amazing and we look forward to taking our son there several times a week. If you are looking for an activity for your child where they learn about focus, respect and discipline in a fun environment – EMA is where you want them to be!
After trialing a few other schools that i was not impressed with, we came across Elite when i saw they had a groupon available, and from a recommendation from the office where my son did occupational therapy. The instructors are all kind and engaging with the kids and keep the class fun and high energy to match many of the personalities (like my son) that enter their door. The classes offer a good balance between fun and structure so the kids don’t get bored. I was afraid my son would want to quit as it’s hard to hold his attention but after a year he is still going! I like that they greet all the kids by name and with a high five and make sure to call them out when they are doing something good in class. Very encouraging and it really makes an instant difference in their posture and demeanor during class when they are feeling good about themselves. Thank you Sensei, Deshi Omar, Joshu Kelsi and Joshu Luke for keeping my son excited about karate!
What a great atmosphere, MJ is welcoming and supportive with a dash of humor.
I’m glad I chose here.
It’s changed my life !!!!!!!
I encourage Everyone to try it out, that’s an order !
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Yes, it can. We help children learn the importance of emotional control and respect for others. These are lessons that will help them in the classroom, too.
Martial arts instruction focuses on hand-eye coordination, control, and strength. As kids learn basic moves and then advance, they learn how to control their bodies and movements.
Yes. Even though studying martial arts is an individual pursuit, we teach kids to learn in a collaborative environment with an emphasis on sharing, cooperation, and teamwork.
Yes. It’s common for students to require more than one attempt to earn a new belt. We teach them that trying is the most important thing – and that persistence pays off.
Yes. Part of martial arts training is teaching kids to be mindful of themselves and their surroundings. They must focus to succeed in class, and once they learn to do it, they’ll be able to do the same thing at school.
Respect is at the core of everything we do in the dojo. Kids who study martial arts must respect their instructors and fellow students, and we find that they learn to respect parents, teachers, caregivers, and siblings at the same time.
Kids learn how to listen respectfully to others without interruptions.
Our students learn the value of discipline as they pursue clearly-defined goals.
Martial arts instruction teaches kids how to accept defeat and learn from their mistakes.
Martial arts helps kids build core strength, balance, and physical coordination.