This won’t come as a shock to any parents: children aren’t born understanding self control or focus.
Those are invaluable characteristics that have to be taught and practiced. That’s why most child psychologists recommend martial arts or karate training as an activity for children. They’ll learn how to control their movements and practice the intricate steps of karate. They’ll learn how to focus on a task. They’ll learn how to keep practicing, even when they’re frustrated at their perceived lack of progress.
Your kids will be happier and more successful as a result. Because they’re learning how to be disciplined and respectful of others, your job as a parent will get easier, too.
Young Dragons is our class for kids ages 5-7. We strongly encourage you to think of martial arts as a way for your child to learn the self confidence and discipline that can make them successful in their friendships, their school work, and whatever they put their minds to.
This class is designed as high energy and fast paced to keep the students engaged and having fun. If they’re having fun, they learn at 3 times a faster rate. We take the basics of traditional karate and combine them with kickboxing to make one dynamic class. Your kids will be challenged with karate techniques and exciting drills.
From day one, our students learn:
We’ll help our students build mental and social skills, not just physical traits. We surround them with positive role models who will encourage them to practice to get better, keep trying until they reach their goal, and build them up through a series of accomplishments.
A student studying martial arts wants to be the best that they can be. At IMAA we follow an important creed that along with our four core values can steer young martial artists into reaching their full potential. Read this article to learn about our creed and what it means.