Our Children’s Karate program combines traditional martial arts training with high level character development and state of the art teaching methods. Not only do our children learn self-defense, they also develop very positive feelings about themselves and others. Children learn how to focus and concentrate. They have fun while they workout and take pride in becoming more physically fit. Studying Martial Arts builds mental character, physical strength, and the appreciation for the values of discipline, courtesy, and respect. Karate kids are good kids!
There are many concerns with how our children are growing up in today's world. The pressures on our youth today are very different from previous generations. Children don't only have to worry about getting good grades and behaving, they have the constant battle of avoiding drugs, gangs, violence, and bullying and peer pressure.
At Kriegisch Martial Arts, we realize that in order to give a child a head start in life, they must possess certain skills to cope with today's challenges. Although the need for knowing self-defense is both mentally and physically important, we cannot ignore the Life Skills and Mental Benefits that we must teach our children.
Martial Arts is great for children
A psychological study found that children in martial arts have an increased sense of responsibility, a decrease in the willingness to take foolish risks, and a higher sense of self-esteem. This is why millions of parents are using martial arts to supplement their children’s education.
Our reward system improves children’s self-esteem
The belt system is the key to building esteem. When kids earn their belts it gives them a great sense of accomplishment that really improves the way they feel about themselves.
Our Program teaches children discipline
We, as trained instructors, are patient and love to work with children, but are also very clear about limits. We enforce good rules of behavior in class, and we expect the same kind of behavior at home and in school.
Our activities channel children’s aggression and teach children essential self-defense skills
Many doctors have prescribed our school because of the positive outlet it provides children so they can channel their energy into a positive direction. Our program teaches practical, proven self-defense methods. We also teach the kids that the moves they learn in class will work, but they also are taught the difference between agression and assertiveness. As our Student Creed states in part...."I will develop self discipline"...... "I will use common sense before self defense"....."I will never be abusive or offensive".