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.
My daughter had her first class there on Wednesday and they welcomed her with opening arms and made her feel very comfortable... she had a great time and can not wait to go back Saturday... This has been all she talks about ever since she came home that day... it’s great that they have that sort of impact on such young people...
A wonderful group of people who love their job and are amazing with kids.
We tried out a couple other dojo’s before joining Impact Dewitt. So happy with our experience with them... even a year and a half later!
I've been at Impact Dewitt for a few months now and I can't say enough good things about it. The lessons are fun and challenging and the class sizes are usually pretty small which allows for very individualized instruction. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable and welcoming to newcomers of any skill level. I love both the workout and the self-defense skills I am learning every week! If you are considering trying Krav Maga I highly recommend going to Impact Dewitt!
My son has been coming to Impact Martial arts for about 2 months now and loves it. This is a place for him to focus, learn, make new friends and grow! Everyone here is friendly, almost feels like a little family. It's great to see everyone working together and helping, especially the older belts. They step right in and help out with moves when a child may seem confused.
Eight years ago, we needed to get our 9 year old son (who was not into team sports) off electronics. Thank goodness we found Impact Martial Arts!! It provided him with structure in a positive learning environment that taught him so much more than self defense!! He learned resilience, focus, dedication, integrity...and many great life lessons leading up to earning his black belt. Master Nolan and his team truly love what they do and it shows in their dedicated spirit. After 8 years of continued training and now a 2nd degree black belt, I can honestly say that Impact MA of Dewitt helped raise my son to be the amazing young adult that he is today!! And that's money well spent!!
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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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