Teach Your 5 & 6 Year old Child Valuable Life Skills that will give them an Incredible Boost for the Rest of Their Lives
Let’s face it: There aren’t many activities you can do in KMAC with a Pre-School age child. At least not many structured activities that YOU don’t have to create, execute, and manage. We know what it’s like to struggle to find supportive, judgment free environments for your child to feel safe in.
And we know as parents that the safer (better) your child FEELS, the better they ACT – and the cycle goes on. Our mission at Kenwyn Martial Arts is to create an environment for 3 and 6 year olds that takes into account their nature (we EXPECT them to be full of energy) and helps them create positive habits in a fun environment.
Our classes foster traits like Listening, Working Together, Determination, and Patience, while still honouring your young child’s feelings of independence. We’ve done our job when your child thinks it was THEIR idea to stand still and listen, and is HAPPY to do it! And yes, that does happen…
Parents Say Within a Few Weeks they See:
- Sustained Focus and Determination
- Improved Patience and Self Discipline
- Fantastic Coordination and Flexibility
- Soaring Confidence and Self Esteem
That’s Great – But How Do You Know It’ll Work For YOUR Family?
Because We use a Tried-and-True, Simple 3 Step Success System:
Step #1: Self Discipline
The honest truth is that for many children, Self-Discipline isn’t innate; it has to be learned. But how it’s learned (how adults choose to teach and enforce the it) decides whether it will be accepted by the child, and become an intrinsic part of who they are, or rejected as just another thing they’re “supposed to do” (like the dishes, eating their vegetables, homework, etc). We know that – we live it everyday. So we don’t force self-discipline on our students (remember, it’s SELF Discipline), but instead slowly build self discipline through fun class drills, group exercise dynamics, and engaging Karate curriculum – until before they know it, your kids will WANT to sit still, pay attention, and focus on the teacher…. and they’ll have a BLAST learning how to do it! Sounds crazy, but it WORKS!
Step #2: Self Defense
Of course, we’re talking about teaching your child martial arts moves that, should they ever need them, could be used for self defense. But chances are THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN. But you know what will happen? Someone WILL call them a name. Say negative things about them, to them, behind their back, or to their friends. Someone will call them short, ugly, stupid, or worse…they’ll consider saying these things to someone else, so that they can “fit in”.
Let me be very clear – I can and will teach your child how to physically defend themselves. But far, FAR more important, our karate classes will teach them to emotionally defend themselves from the challenges they’ll face every day in elementary school, middle school, high school, college, and yes, you know it’s true, the workplace and in real life as an adult. This is our real legacy: emotionally strong children who grow into confident, self assured adults. Which is why we focus so much on #3:
Step #3: Self Confidence
For some children, just trying something new takes tremendous courage, and we’re there to show them how to try new things (like Kids karate classes). Children like this show MASSIVE confidence increases in extremely short amounts of time. Before you know it, they’re standing proud and answering questions with ease (in the martial arts classroom as well as at school!).
For others, Confidence comes a little more naturally, and we’re able to expand their natural abilities and challenge them in a way no other extra-curricular activity can.
Seriously. You’re Going to LOVE it and Your Child Will THANK You For It!
Regardless of their initial level of confidence, they’ll get the benefit of the group dynamic – learning with their peers, following directions, interacting with others – but they’ll also get the advantages of an individual activity – they’ll never be compared to another student, never be held back if they learn too quickly, and will never, NEVER ride the bench or sit out just because they aren’t as good as the rest of the team