Karate for Kids:
In a culture that seems to glorify violence in everything from
music to video games and television shows, the idea of enrolling your child in
martial arts training classes doesn’t always seem like a good one. While
martial arts-centered action films seem to be filled to the brim with violent
behavior and gory injuries, you may be surprised to learn that martial arts’
training is actually very beneficial to kids. Like so many other things that
Hollywood doesn’t always get right, martial arts isn’t quite the brutal,
vicious pastime that it seems. In fact, these are 10 of the reasons why you may
want to consider martial arts training for your kids.
1. Fostering Self-Discipline – One of the central tenets of
all forms of the martial arts is an absolute focus on self-discipline. Today’s
kids are so accustomed to receiving instant gratification that lessons in
self-restraint and discipline aren’t always easy to come by. Kids with a
martial arts background, however, are continually reminded of how essential
2. Boosting Socialization Skills – Kids who don’t always thrive
in highly social environments may find it easier to get to know people and make
new friends when they’re in a room filled with peers who share a common
interest. The kids on the playground may not always have much common ground,
but devotees to the martial arts are able to get to know one another through
shared pursuits. Partner-driven forms like jiu Jitsu can also foster
camaraderie, as they force kids to pair off and build their skills together.
3. Encouraging Physical Activity – Limiting screen time is a
great idea when it comes to getting kids off the couch and encouraging them to
be more active, but it only goes so far. Enrolling an inactive child in such a
physically demanding pastime not only discourages the sedentary lifestyle
they’re used to, but also gives them an enjoyable activity that inspires them
to keep moving.
4. Learning to Set and Achieve Goals – Most forms of martial arts are based around an
accomplishment system of colored belts that signify the wearer’s degree of
skill. When your child strives toward each new belt, he’s learning valuable
lessons about setting and reaching his goals.
5. Increased Self-Esteem – Confidence comes with
achievement, so your child’s self-esteem level will get a boost with every new
move he masters and every belt he earns. Kids who struggle with a low sense of
self-worth usually become more confident as time progresses while they’re
enrolled in a martial arts class.
6. Instilling a Sense of Respect – Learning any martial arts
style will require your child to show their instructor unflinching respect.
Today’s kid culture doesn’t always include respect for authority, adults or
those in advanced positions. When they go to karate, aikido or jiu jitsu class,
though, your child will be learning lessons in respect along with new moves.
7. Encouraging Non-Violent Conflict Resolution – Thinking that martial arts instruction promotes violent
behavior is justified if your only experience with the activity comes from
television or movies. In fact, many defensive styles teach kids peaceful,
non-violent conflict resolution skills and emphasize the importance of avoiding
a physical altercation.
8. Improving Listening Skills – In order to master the skills
kid’s are being taught and advance through the belt ranks, your child will have
to exercise superior listening skills. Kids who aren’t always adept when it comes
to paying attention to what they’re told can benefit from the verbal
instruction and one-on-one work in the dojo.
9. Developing Teamwork Skills – Whether he’s breaking boards
to get a new belt or sparring in a practice setting to master a new maneuver,
there are few things that your child does in his martial arts classes that will
be done on his own. Working together to learn new things and accomplish goals
is an important life lesson for kids to learn, and instruction in the martial
arts can help your child learn that lesson.
10. Improvement in Other Areas of Life – The benefits of martial arts training don’t end in the
dojo. The boost in confidence, increased fitness level and new cooperation
skills will also help your child navigate the academic and social aspects of
school, affect his behavior at home and have an all-around good influence on
him as he develops into an adult.
We offer the Best Karate Training for
kids of all ages... A lot of parents struggle with whether or not they should
send their kids to a dojo to train. They often conjure scenes of bloody
violence and having a future bully at their dinner table. The facts remain the
same that students who train in martial arts are safer than the majority of
other school sports. They learn discipline; fairness and accountability while
in the dojo and try to bring those concepts into their daily lives. Kids
benefit from regular exercise, look better and feel more fit and confident.
Karate training can give children unique and wonderful health benefits as they
grow, forming the basis of a lifetime of enjoyment and healthy habits.
Karate training builds cardiovascular fitness, and strength and flexibility
like most sports. But it also particularly builds perfect body awareness and
control, precision in movement, and speed and strength. At the same time, it
builds inner well being and self-esteem. As a traditional art, the focus is on
respect for oneself, one's peers, and one's teachers, discipline, and rigorous
self-examination and improvement. More than any other sport for children,
karate and its inherent values counteract the "win at all costs"
mentality so common in sports today. These values alone with the individual
pacing can make karate particularly hopeful for children who struggle with
attention and behavior. Doctors have actually prescribed it for children with
Multiple Services Are Offered in Karate for Kids Martial Arts are the
perfect way to give your child confidence and improve their self-discipline.
The students that are training in the martial arts will be developing their
bodies into living self defense weapons. Karate meaning empty hand develops
those hands into the perfect tool as weapons through the unique conditioning
designed to make punching and striking less painful without deforming the hands
or creating unsightly blemishes.
Part of learning martial arts starts with teaching the student how to stand (dachi)
in given situations that are unique to the martial arts. Ryuu Martial Arts employs many different dachi / stances that give
our students the combative advantage in any given situation.
Additionally, from a self defense perspective our students are taught to defend
themselves from attacks from punches, strikes and kicks by employing
exceptional means of defending themselves through blocks developed over a
thousand years that can be used in a combat situation.
To ensure that our students don’t fall victim to an attack, we teach them how
to protect themselves using tactical combative techniques using punches,
strikes, kicks, throws, takedowns, joint locks, pressure points manipulations
and many more self defense applications.
Our program teaches your child the life skills of self-defense, which can help
them, feel more at ease while facing the challenges of growing up. We use a
combination of proven techniques and self-defense training while maintaining an
emphasis on safety and fun to keep your child feeling challenged but also,
calms and secure.
Our Program is designed to not only be
a physical workout, but one that will strengthen your child's mind as well. We
focus on traits like concentration, self-respect, and respect for others. These
traits will develop and strengthen as your child work through our martial arts
program. Our Program fosters this growth by working with each child at their
own pace in a positive and disciplined environment.
Working through our Martial Arts Program you will notice that your child will
show improved stress management, be less inclined to suffer ADD symptoms, and
show a well-developed sense of respect for themselves and others.
At Ryuu Martial Arts classes are
devoted to the development of young minds and bodies. We encourage each child
to excel in all they do but allow them to progress at his or her own individual
pace. A disciplined class is the key to developing the confidence; self-assurance
and independence that each child needs to become the leaders of tomorrow.
This program is truly designed to improve your child's life by developing the
- Developing Leaders
- Develops Real Self-Defense
- Develops Anti-Bullying Strategies
- Develops Self
- Develops Discipline
- Develops Greater Respect for Others
- Develops Better Focus
- Develops Better Grades and Study
- Develops a Strong Body and Good Health
- Develops More strength and Flexibility
- Develops Self Control
- Develops Self Awareness
- Develops Self-Esteem
- Develops Improved Health and Fitness
- Increased Physical Abilities and Skills
- Develops Weight Loss
- It's a Ton of Fun!!
- And Much More…
All of our classes are taught by certified black belt instructors from
multiple disciplines and styles of the martial arts. Our school operators are
Master Black Belt Instructors (The highest credentials in the field of Martial
Arts) All of our instructors are certified as black belts in multiple styles of
the martial arts and embrace the traditions and carry out the correct
interpretation of the Martial Arts.
Our Kids Know How to Stop the Bullying
Our curriculum includes training that
is age appropriate for children but still provides the self defense
skills to emerge successful in any confrontation. This program
was created to answer parent's question: "How can I keep my child from
Bullying can have devastating effects on children and even adults.
It effects them academically, emotionally, physically (stomach aches, Etc.),
The emotional and psychological effects of being bullied can carry on into
adulthood. Bullying is a serious matter and needs to be addressed.
Unfortunately, most children do not report being bullied because they are
embarrassed, they don't believe anyone can help them and they fear retaliation
for reporting the bully; some fear their parent(s) will be ashamed of them for
not standing up for themselves and some because they fear the parent’s
involvement will make matters worse.
During the training we will work on understanding what bullying is and how it
affects us, we'll learn verbal and non-verbal communication skills and the
appropriate time to use them, identify the child's reaction when the "hot
buttons" get pushed, and how that reaction benefits the bully.
Students will learn new non-violent techniques to use to avoid being bullied.
The second half of the class will focus on self-defense techniques and while I
do not promote fighting, there may be a time when you are given no
choice. Learning new skills involves commitment and some practice.
Your child will learn techniques taught by the Verbal Judo Institute for
the past 28 years, and although the training was originally created for
law enforcement personnel, the principles are the same for the civilian
program. Change and learning something new can be scary and hard,
but trying to avoid a bully or bullies all day is even harder and far more
You Are Never Too Young to Get Started
Our kid’s karate programs are so much more than teaching kids how to do a cool
kick, it's all about your child's development. We have something for everyone
and are dedicated to the success of our students.
If you’re still concerned about
encouraging violent tendencies or teaching your child to fight, it may be helpful
to visit our dojo in Cocoa at 1279 West King St. Speak with the instructors,
administrators and other parents to get an idea of how things operate, and hold
off on forming a negative opinion of the martial arts until you’ve done a bit
of exploratory research
Visit us for a tour and to sign up for our ONE WEEK FREE TRIAL!
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10% (same as 10% off 2 child plus 20% off 3 children) Special
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