FAQ: Kids Martial Arts

No, on the contrary, karate teaches children how to avoid conflicting and fighting. Martial Arts key fundamentals are discipline, courtesy, and self-control.  Children are taught to NEVER hurt anyone. Before our students ever set onto the mat or put on safety gear, we instill the concept that bullying or fighting should never be tolerated.  Martial Art techniques are only for self-defense.

There are many positive reasons including control of aggressiveness, instilling self-respect and self-control, as well as self-defense. We have found that many of the children who study in our Martial Arts classes achieve the following benefits:

  • Improved Report Cards:

    Our classes teach the importance of concentration, focus, discipline and perseverance. Improvement in these areas means that your child will learn more at school. Therefore, you can expect your child to receive better grades for both academics and attitude.

  • Martial Arts Builds Healthy Kids:

    Our classes are a great work-out. Your child will breathe better, eat better, and sleep better. It’s now a known fact, that children who take Martial Arts are slimmer, make better decisions about food, and in general, learn to take better care of themselves. You won’t see any of our Black Belt students smoking or using drugs, now or ever!

  • Positive Attitudes:

    Kids in our program learn to have a positive and respectful attitude. You won’t find yourself repeating yourself over and over, or arguing with your child like most parents do. Kids learn to be respectful of their parents and teachers. You might even catch your child saying, “Yes Ma’am -or- Yes Sir!”

  • Self-Confidence:

    Children who take Martial Arts develop greater self- confidence. They’re encouraged to take chances, to push themselves further than they thought possible. The success they experience through Martial Arts teaches them that they can be successful at anything if they truly believe they can, and are willing to work hard. Improved confidence leads to better grades, a better circle of friends, better performance in sports and extracurricular activities in general.

  • Self-Defense:

    Martial Arts teaches two forms of self-defense. One is physical – your child will improve his or her strength, flexibility, and overall health. Additionally, your child will learn to strike with tremendous power and effectiveness. Hopefully, your child will never be picked on or need to fight. . .but should the occasion arise, shouldn’t everyone know how to protect themselves? The second form of self-defense Martial Arts teaches is internal. Children learn to spot danger and avoid dangerous people, places and activities. Martial Arts can help your child avoid the need for a physical confrontation through awareness and mental focus. This second form of self-defense is perhaps the more valuable of the two.

We recognize that children of different ages learn and develop very differently. Our certified instructors are experienced teaching a variety of age groups. Typically we start at the age of 4.  We also split up classes based on age groups so children feel comfortable in class.

Most Definitely! Believe it or not, what’s shocking is this is one of the few activities we have seen children actually drag their parents to! Our classes are jam packed with fun games, and new ideas for your child to have an amazing time! Don’t be alarmed though, we have a great mixture of serious classes where your children will learn life skills and work hard to become tomorrow’s leaders!

It is the perfect time to begin!  Martial arts is one of the few sports in which every child gets a personalized experience to grow and develop both their mind and body. Our classes allow children of all abilities to participate boosting self-esteem and confidence along the way.  Martial arts is eye opener for kids who just don’t fit into team sports.  Our classes are designed to help children who never could catch a ball well, run fast, or hit that home-run. Our students find that martial arts is now accessible to them because they learn at their own pace. It’s something they excel at, and as a result, their confidence soars. We will help motivate your child and keep them motivated towards their own personal goals.

Life skills are concepts that are not taught in scholastic or elementary school. They are goals, honor, perseverance, integrity, respect, confidence, discipline We use terminology appropriate for the age of each student so that they can understand and employ these skills in life in order to become a leader.

Obviously each class will consist of many martial art physical concepts, many of which are games, drills, or group activities, but all of them will be fresh and new. The instructors have a class planner for each class that changes every week, much like an elementary school. During each class students win rewards that send positive feedback to them for their performance and learning.

From the most basic level students are rewarded for good behavior and participating in class, many times there are simple contests in class that earn them extra ones. Over longer time they will advance to receive new belts or patches on their uniform to represent their accumulated knowledge.

Every couple of months we hold a graduation which is a short ceremony where the students come to “show off” for their family and friends. Not every student will be invited to this but it is the instructor’s goal to get every student there (much like a high school teacher strives to get every student to graduate).

Our Brooklyn Kids Martial Arts program gives your child the life skills to succeed at home and in school. Goal setting is an integral part of every leadership class. Our sport allows children to participate in a fun group activity tailored to the appropriate age group. From an early age our students learn important concepts such as integrity, honor, respect, and self-control.

Whether you call it Karate, Taekwondo, Kung-Fu or Jiu-Jitsu, our Kids Martial Arts classes teach confidence and discipline from day one. Our Brooklyn programs let families kick together and stick together.