Kung Fu Gives your Child Self-Confidence, Discipline and Respect

It's so much more than just punching and kicking.

Kids Kung Fu Classes

Of course, you want your child to learn self-defense techniques that are practical and that will work when they are threatened. When your child joins our class they will learn how to protect themselves and their family should the need arise.

The ability to defend themselves is the bare minimum that they will walk away with when they join our program.

Instead of talking about self-defense I would much rather tell you about all of the other benefits that your child will gain once they start.

Kung Fu training gives your child confidence

Confidence is gained through having set goals and achieving those goals. When kids learn a new move or form they fell just a little bit more competent.

And remember...

Competence is confidence. When you feel that you are very good at something your belief gives you confidence that builds on itself. We believe confidence is one of the most important benefits of martial arts training. Our martial arts program has confidence-building drills in every class.

Martial arts will teach your child how to be self-disciplined

Our martial arts program shows children how to be self-disciplined.

You see...

Our philosophy is that self-discipline is VERY different than discipline.

Discipline for us, is when someone scolds or nags kids into doing what they want. We teach kids that a good martial artist is always self-disciplined.

Being self-disciplined means doing something without being told to do it.

Your child will be more respectful

There are 4 different forms of respect that your child will practice. The first and foremost is having respect for their parents (You). The way we relate it to your child is that "it's not what you say but rather how you say it. Tone, body language and content of their response should be respectful,

Secondly, there is respect for their friends. The rule here is "treat Other The Way You Want To Be Treated" Always think about how the other person feels (Empathy).

Third, there is respect for the instructors at the Kung Fu Academy. At the start of every class, all students bow in to begin. The meaning of the bow is that "I Will Try My Best" Anything less than that would be disrespectful to the instructor because they are trying their best to teach. Your child will learn that they always have to try their best to learn.

Fourthly, there is respect for your opponent. When your child partners with another student, they start their training with a bow. The bow is a symbol of deep respect and shows that they are ready to focus on the training drill.

"I think it is just the right amount of discipline the kids need"

I'm a parent of two boys ages 7 and 10 who go to the kids class. They have been attending for six months now and the experience has been everything I hoped for going in.

Instructor Isaac has an amazing way of teaching without coddling or being too harsh. I think it is just the right amount of discipline the kids need.

All of the instructors are encouraging and enthusiastic about teaching the kids. It's perfectly clear this is not just a job for them,

I also like that they go over character development in every class. They are able to get the kids to learn about concepts like integrity and gratitude without making it too complicated. They call these messages "mat chats"

Both of my boys are having so much fun while learning all of this, too! The atmosphere is wonderful. I love this place! 

Casey D.

Kids Class

Your child will learn real self defense

Let's face it, teaching children, fighting techniques can be dangerous IF they are not taught the proper use of the power they have. We teach kids that self-defense is just that, defensive. It is only to be used when you are in danger of getting hurt.

We ensure that children will not go home and use it on a sibling or classmate at school.

But make no mistake about it,

Our program teaches children essential self-defense skills. We teach children practical, proven self-defense methods that do not rely on individual techniques but rather on principles.

Some of the things your child will learn in kids kung fu class are:

These are some of the concepts and drill we teach in Kung Fu class.

  • When is it appropriate to use self defense?
  • How martial arts is more than just punching and kicking 
  • The 3 rules of concentration
  • The difference between discipline and self-discipline.
  • How to introduce themselves in a social situation and the importance of learning classmates names
  • What are the 5 rules of personal safety

Interested in just Kung Fu?

Most people who just want their kids to learn just one style usually don't mesh well with the culture here. We always emphasize that all styles have limitations. Keep an open mind.

FAQ

We've tried to answer any questions you might have but if we've missed something you can always call us at 702-336-1095.

Question: What's the youngest age for kids?

Answer: We accept kids as young as 4 years old for the kid's class. However, children mature at different speeds. Some children might be ready at 4 while others might need to wait a little longer. We do have a class specifically for kids ages 3-4 called the Tiny Tots that might be more appropriate.

Question: Can we come in and either observe or try a kids class?

Answer: Yes, of course. You and your child are welcome to observe or even try a class. Please contact us at 702-336-1095 to schedule an appointment to come in. The trial class is free.

Question: What should my child wear for the trial lesson?

Answer: Wear comfortable clothing. Wearing flip-flops or sandals are the easiest. Students cannot footwear on our mats. In addition, Students cannot be barefoot off the mats. Also, bring along a water bottle.

Question: When are the kids classes?

Answer:You can checkout our class schedule here: https://www.lvshaolin.com/schedule/

Question: How often should my child attend kids class?

Answer: As much as possible! And here’s some great news for you: we designed our class schedule to accommodate the needs of today's families. Most families come twice a week. However, Some kids like the class so much they are here daily. Check out the class schedule here: https://www.lvshaolin.com/schedule/

Question: What's the cost of kids class at your school?

Answer: You can check out the prices for our classes here: https://www.lvshaolin.com/prices/

Question: When can I enroll my child in the kids class?

Answer: Our program is on-going. In other words, you can start at anytime.

Question: Can I enroll my child in kids class even if they are not very athletic?

Answer: Of course! Enrolling in martial arts will help your child with coordination, flexibility, agility, and strength. The whole point is to get them to be athletic.

Question: Should I practice with my child at home?

Answer: Yes, we highly recommend you practicing with your child at home. In fact, coming here is similar to taking your child to piano lessons. Would you have your child go to piano lessons, then not have them practice at home? How will your child remember what they've learned? One thing's for sure, home practice is the best way to retain and perfect what they have learned in class.

And best of all…

Home practice doesn't need to be an hour. In fact, 10-15 minutes of home practice per day is sufficient.

Question: Is your kids class fun for kids?

Answer: of course! Our instructors are skilled in taking basic movements and turning them into fun and challenging drills. In fact, what would normally be seen as hard work (like exercise) can be camouflaged into something fun and playful. For example, we have kids doing partner drills, animal warm-ups, and practicing with a pair of punching/kicking mitts. Classes are always a blast.

Question: Is the kids class good for little girls?

Answer: Yes, it is! Reality is, martial arts classes are not just for boys. We have a good mix of girls and boys in our martial arts classes! Surprisingly, some people think that boys are much more coordinated and faster learners. The truth is, girls are just as coordinated, capable, and mentally tough as any boy.

Question: Will my child's confidence and self-esteem improve in the kids class?

Answer: Absolutely. Kids who are shy or has low self-esteem often come out of their shells. the point is, we teach kids how to be confident in many different ways. In truth, your child's confidence increases with each belt promotion, or each time they answer a question correctly, or when an instructor gives them a praise. Obviously, instilling confidence in a child is not an easy task, but we've done it time and time again.

Question: Does my child need their own equipment?

Answer: Usually, if your child is enrolled in a trial program, they can borrow our equipment. However, if you are going to stick with it, after the trial program is done, then you should get your own equipment. Good news! Everything you need can be purchased here at our martial arts studio.

Question: Are there any other fees?

Answer: Yes, belt testing fees are $55 per student. Usually, belt testing is held twice a year in April and October.

Question: Can my child get hurt in the kids class?

Answer: Martial arts classes at our school is a safe activity. However, martial arts (like any other sport) has various risks and dangers. We always try to be safe and do what we can to prevent injuries. Kids in football or soccer are more prone to having injuries than a child enrolled in martial arts. Most situations that can cause injuries can be eliminated with a culture of safety.

We remind the kids to practice self-control when executing a punch or kick. Because of the emphasis on self-control, our kid's classes are safe and fun. From the beginning to the end of the class, the instructors are always keeping an eye on everything that goes on. Of course, like in any contact sport, occasional bumps and bruises are possible, but we work our hardest to make sure that they are very rare.

Here’s what people are saying about our school.

After their first class they were hooked on kung fu.

Our two sons, Joshua and Matthew, have been training at the Las Vegas Kung Fu Academy for almost a year.

They take the family class and the tumbling and rolling classes regularly, which they really enjoy.

We were interested in enrolling the boys in the school after researching online to find a perfect fit for our family. What we wanted most in a school was one that promoted self-discipline and self-confidence in their students.

We were happy to find a school that focuses on helping people become better from the inside out rather than focusing on rapidly advancing through a belt system for bragging rights.

Matthew started classes with much apprehension since he was having difficulty relating to new people and new situations.

We actually couldn't get him into the Kung Fu studio even though he kept telling us privately that he really wanted to go. With the patience and guidance of Kevin, Renee and the rest of the instructors, Matthew eventually broke through his shyness and is doing great. He's much more talkative now and his self-confidence is very much improved.

Joshua has benefited from improved physical coordination and strength which helps him to be a more well-rounded person.

Both of our boys enjoy coming to class and we definitely feel that the program at the Las Vegas Kung Fu Academy is making a positive impact in our children's lives and will continue to help us lay a solid foundation for their continued development into fine young men.

John M.
Parent

This is one decision you'll make that you won't regret.

The decision to enroll our entire family in the Kung Fu school has been one of the most positive experiences for us all.

On top of watching both our sons grow in character, confidence, discipline, and respect for themselves and others, we've also had the added bonus of sharing a closer bond with them- a facet that is priceless in an age of alienation. In just over a year, we have seen changes in ourselves, which we hope, would last a lifetime.

Besides the ability to defend ourselves should the need arise, we have also noticed a remarkable improvement in our overall fitness and health. And as parents of a child who is recovering from cancer, this has definitely been the most valuable aspect of the program.

Last, but not least, one of the more commendable things about training under Sifu Kevin Kawada and his school is the way he takes a vested interest in each individual's development.

Not once did we feel like just another number. There is always a sense of belonging in a school that truly cares for its members like kin. We would highly recommend this to anyone who is ready to change their quality of life for the better both as individuals and as a family. This is one decision you'll make that you won't regret."

Alsagoff Family
Students