Does your young child
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.
I am so thankful for Ms. Cote, Ms. Cote-Nerum and all of the other instructors and leaders at Dojo!!
I didn't think we would make it past our first few classes with our then just turned 3 year old! He would not focus, listen, or even sit still in class. All he wanted was to sit with his dad!
Now here we are a year later and he goes into class on his own, participates almost every time and when he doesn't he sits and watches everyone instead of running around and being disruptive! He loves participating in demonstrations with everyone and looks forward to going!
Thanks again for all your hard work and sticking with him! He has learned so much!!
My son is learning to focus and achieve goals and his self confidence is getting better all the time. He loves the instructors and has a great time here. We had tried other places but they didn’t have the fun environment that dojo has and he ended up feeling overwhelmed by the pressure. I feel that the instructors at dojo do a great job balancing fun and structure by teaching self discipline and using affirmation to help build confidence.
Dojo has been a great place for our son to learn not only karate, but self-control, focus, coordination, leadership, and confidence.
Great place for karate. 3 put of my 4 kids attend. It will be 4 as soon as the last is old enough. Great values are taught, as well as supporting school values. love the instructors. One of my kids is autistic and they really take time to work with him. I absolutely love this place.
Me and my Daughter both enjoying martial arts at Dojo. Best instructors, so much focus on techniques, developing skills, paying attention for each and every kid. Flexibility in class timings, friendly co-ordinator, and so on. Fully satisfied with Dojo.😊 Highly Recommend.
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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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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.
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