Children ages 7 through 14 learn differently than younger kids. Their abilities and general coordination is much more developed then 4-6 year old kids. This age group is also much more social. When running classes for this age range classes are very partner drill oriented and a bit more technical in technique.
Just a little bit of self defense training can give your child enough confidence to know that he can never be bullied. Would you like your child to have that kind of INNER confidence?
What exactly is class like?
Classes at our Las Vegas school for juniors are 50 minutes long and are much more in depth than the Little Dragons instruction. Each class is very structured and each class has a specific theme for the day. Junior classes at our Las Vegas school are broken into sections. In the first section of class, instruction begins with deep breathing and stretching. The next section of class is an intense physical warm up. This prepares the children at our school for self defense training. Self defense training consists of play fighting with light contact to teach range, timing and how to apply what was taught during the warm up. Self Defense may include striking, kicking, joint manipulation and throwing and takedowns. Students start by slowly moving outside of their own comfort zone. As they progress they attempt increasingly difficult kung fu moves. This makes them see that life is never ending commitment to improvement. They learn to create a destiny for themselves. The last section of class is where we start to teach the mental side of martial arts.
Dear Instructor Kevin, Just a quick note to thank you for all you do for our son and our family.
When Xoli first joined your school in Spring 2007 he felt so unsafe in the world. He has been in the 5th percentile for weight and height since he was a baby. By middle school he complained of being bullied at school. Today, as a sophomore in high school he continues to be smaller than other males his same age but his self esteem and sense of competence is so high it doesn't matter. Not only has he learned how to protect himself, he has learned respect for others and self control. You school and your mentorship has changed our sons life! Thank You!