Karate for Kids Junior Achievers Program
Martial Arts Begins and Ends With Respect
Our Karate for Kids Junior Leadership Program is based on the core values of Martial Arts training. "Martial Arts Begins and Ends With Respect." From this basic premise, we develop your child's awareness and skills in three primary areas: Respect, Discipline and Self Control. Our core curriculum includes hi-energy drills and skills designed to build and condition each child's attitude, behavior and overall character development. Our Black Belt Champions and Elite Leadership training helps children and young adults develop greater self-control and self-discipline in everything they do. Our training instills confidence through positive coaching, lot's of encouragement and a powerful mentoring relationship with role model leaders. We also teach valuable life skills that focus on Goal-Setting, positive attitude, relationship building, communication skills and leadership. We offer an exciting step-by-step coaching series to develop these critical personal development and hi-level achievement skills.
Practical Self-Defense & Safety Awareness
Safe kids make for happy parents. Kids tend to listen to people they like, trust and respect. Our highly trained teaching staff will share vital safety tips and teach your child practical self-defense. Most important is that your child understands some simple rules of safety. They will learn tips such as safety in numbers and learning to practice safe habits in their daily routine. Knowledge is power; we provide an explanation of common abduction lures and teach kids to be cautiously aware of their surroundings. No parent wants their child to live in fear, yet they want to know that their child is safe. We believe strongly in helping your child become confident and capable young adults who understand right from wrong and will know when to stand their ground and when to run-yell-tell. We also stress non-violent conflict resolution, how to avoid dangerous situations and practical techniques for getting away from a range of situations being cornered, being grabbed and being tackled to the ground. Our practical self-defense skills include karate, kickboxing and on the ground grappling defense. Your child will be trained when and when not to use their self defense skills, and our students have a clear understanding of being responsible for their actions and attitudes.
Champions are always Victors and never Victims...
Kids who learn to defend themselves usually will never have to. They have learned to walk with confidence and they are less apt to be a prime target for bullies and/or abductors. Studies prove that anyone who wants to harm a child or has ill intent is more likely to go for the weakest looking kid they can find. Kids that are aware and act in a more confident manner are the greatest deterrent to bullies and dangerous adults. Kids who train in the Martial Arts become more assertive and less aggressive. Just like Adults, if they have a healthy outlet for their energy, they will let go of stress and frustrations. Watch the level of energy our kids exert in a class and you'll understand why they sleep well at night. Kids with a high level of self-confidence are also better able to deal with negative peer pressure and "Say No" to dangerous situations and threatening adults.
"THE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAVE STUDIED MARTIAL ARTS UNDER MASTER NOTTINGHAM HAVE SO MUCH TO OFFER THE WORLD."
I made the commitment to bring my son to USA Martial Arts because he was young and exhibiting problems with self-confidence, but I continued the commitment because of the young adults that were involved with this program. The young people who have studied Martial Arts under Master Nottingham have so much to offer the world. They know what it is to work for something and then obtain the goal. They have confidence in themselves, but more importantly, these young people have compassion for others, and are modest about their skills. They have the ability to face fears and overcome them and tend to become leaders in school and work. As parents, we work diligently to provide our children with the best education possible, but what USA Martial Arts offers is an education in life skills. For anyone considering martial arts for their children or themselves, I would challenge them to come view a class and pay attention to the kind of people involved with this program. These people continue to grow and succeed in martial arts and in life. --JoAnne Ramirez, Mother of Steve and Devan, Mesa ArizonaHealthy, Wealthy, Happy & Fit...with a Fighting Spirit that will Never Quit!
Television, video games and fast foods present significant temptations and challenges to our young people today. We strive every day to deliver a program that builds a sense of balance for your child. Our Junior Leadership Program inspires kids with specific instruction on how to live healthier, how to exercise and how to build energy and a dynamic spirit. We want your child to be better prepared to face life's challenges and be successful in everything they do. Statistics tell us that 1/3 of all kids are obese and that fully 2/3 are overweight and at risk of preventable health challenges that could lead to early death. Most kids are less active than previous generations and spend too much time on the computer or playing video games. They barely even have a structured gym class in school. Combine the lack of activity with the ease of fast foods and the junk that kids can easily become addicted to, and it's easy to see why our nation is creating kids at risk. Our program will get your child in the best shape of their young lives. We'll increase their flexibility, strengthen and tone their muscles and give them greater endurance. All while they are having fun and learning valuable life skills that will carry over to becoming successful adults. Our instructors are experts at motivating kids and bringing out the best in them. We love to team up with families to instill a non-quitting spirit in kids and help them become Black Belt Champions in life.
Habits we Train...are Habits we Gain!
We take our job as Instructors and success coaches very seriously. We know that we can make a difference and we have been developing innovative and successful systems for over 30 years. All of our USA Black Belt Champion classes are taught in a safe, fun, upbeat and energizing environment. Your child is developing habits everyday; anything they do over and over again is becoming habit. Good habits are easy to live with, however, they can be tough to develop on your own. Most people need a coach and that's where we come in. Unfortunately, bad habits are easy to develop and are very tough to live with. Our teaching style is based on positive coaching, goal setting and lot's of encouragement. We never give up on kids; we always team up and we have plenty of success stories to keep us committed to instilling habits of excellence in the lives of children. The vast majority of our Junior Black Belt Leaders are high-academic achievers, great kids and highly athletic. The majority don't start that way, with time, training and teamwork, we have seen thousands of kids become highly successful in every aspect of their life.
How do you get your child started?
It's easy to start. We start by scheduling a FREE LESSON for your child with one of our highly trained and Nationally Certified Instructors. We require a parent or legal guardian to be present so that we can get to know you and your child better. At the same time, we will give you a tour of our training facility (called a Dojo), educate you about our school, our staff and the programs we offer. You will have the chance to see if our program is right for you and your family. There is no cost or obligation for the evaluation lesson. Our tuition rates are reasonable, competitive and affordable. Call the Paradise Valley USA Martial Arts location right away and we'll show you how we can make a difference in the life of your child.
SW Corner of Tatum & Greenway Road Serving Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Phoenix areas