"Martial Arts Are The Best Thing You Can
Do For Your Child... Training Gives your Child Self-Confidence, Discipline and Respect."
It's so much more than just punching and kicking.
How To Get Started
For a limited time we are giving out 15 discount vouchers for a full 6 weeks of unlimited kids classes at our academy for just $69.99! There are only 15 vouchers available, so make sure to claim yours now!
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 kids Kung Fu Classes 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.
"Kids Kung Fu Classes Will Give 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.
Competence is confidence. When you feel that you are very good at something your belief gives you confidence that build 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
"Kids Kung Fu Classes Will Teach Your Child How To Be Self Disciplined"
Our martial arts program shows children how to be self disciplined.
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. You child will learn that they always have to try their best to learn.
Fourthly, their is respect for your opponent. When your child partners with another student, they start off 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.
"Your Child Will Learn Real Self Defense"
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.
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.
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.
Competence is confidence. When you feel that you are very good at something your belief gives you confidence that build on itself. We believe confidence is one of the most important benefits of martial arts training. Our kids Kung Fu classes has confidence-building drills in every class
"Some of the things your child will learn in Kids Kung Fu class are:"
Here's the story:
When I was a teenager, I started training in the martial arts. At that time in my life, I was getting into a LOT of trouble. I was hanging out with the wrong crowd.
But wait, it didn't stop there..
I was staying out late without calling. I was basically a juvenile delinquent. I was a parent's worst nightmare.
Astonishing, isn't it?
Suffice to say I owe my parents a BIG apology!
Anyway, I personally wasn't looking for any of the benefits that the martial arts had to offer.
I just thought it was the coolest thing in the world to be able to actually learn this stuff. It wasn't until I started to progress in the martial arts that I became aware of all of the benefits that martial arts classes had to offer.
My name is Kevin Kawada and my wife’s name is Renee Kawada.
The positive impact that martial arts training had on my life was remarkable.
Because of this, we decided to open our own martial arts school in March of 2004, and made a promise to improve the lives of all our students. We want students to get fit and build up their self confidence the life transforming experience that is martial arts.
We have 2 children. Our daughter is 22 years old and is a Black belt. Her name is Kaitlyn Kawada and she trains at the school daily. Our son is just 14 years old and trains in all of the classes as well.
All of our students get very personalized martial arts instruction and one on one attention. The atmosphere at our martial arts school is both fun AND work oriented.
Please come in and see our school in person! We would love to have you as our next student!
Question: What is Kung Fu?
Answer: Kung Fu is hard work.
When translated from Chinese, the characters translated to skill through effort most parents don't realize that when they sign their kids up for kung fu lessons they really are signing them up for work.
Question: What's the youngest age for kids?
Answer: We accept kids as young as 3 years old. Children develop at different speeds. Some children might be ready at 3 years old while others might need to wait until they are 4 years old.
Question: Can we come in and either observe or try a class?
Answer: Yes, of course. Your child is welcome to observe or try a class. Please contact us to schedule an appointment to come in. The trial class is free.
Question: What does my child wear for the trial lesson?
Answer: Wear comfortable clothing. Wearing flip-flops or sandals are the easiest. Our students are not allowed to have footwear on when training on our mats. However, when they do step off our mats footwear is required. We do recommend you bringing 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 class?
Answer: As much as possible! We do understand that everyone's schedule is different. At the Las Vegas Kung Fu Acadmey, our programs and class schedules are designed to accommodate the needs of today's families. Because, no two families are alike, we offer 4 programs to choose from. You are able to choose attending classes once a week, twice a week, 4 times a week, or unlimited. The choice is up to you.
Question: How much does class cost?
Answer: You can check out the prices for our classes here: https://www.lvshaolin.com/prices/
Question: When can I enroll my child?
Answer: Students are accepted throughout the year. Our program is on-going and you can start at anytime.
Question: Can I enroll my child in martial arts even if they are not very athletic?
Answer: Of course! Enrolling in martial arts will help your child with coordination, flexibility, agility, and strength. Each day your child attends class they will have the opportunity to improve and develop these important qualities. However, children who already have these qualities will grow them even more!
Question: How do I know that my child will stay interested?
Answer: There are 4 main factors to keep your child interested in martial arts.
1)We have a rotating curriculum that we go through. Every week the students are learning various disciplines - boxing, weapons, self defense, grappling. Our curriculum is designed to give students new material to learn that will excite and motivate them through every step.
2)Every April and October we host belt testing. Belt testing is something that pushes the kids to stick with it and remain motivated. Each time a child is promoted to the next belt it excites the child. They are very proud of what they've accomplished and receiving their new belt. With a new belt comes new expectations.
3)Consistency with their attendance. It is important for kids to be consistent with their training on a weekly basis. Kids that are consistent will continue to progress and see an improvement in their martial arts skills. Kids that are inconsistent with their attendance will lose interest and eventually drop out.
4)Parents commitment to their child's training. As long as parents remain committed to their child's weekly martial arts schedule, the child will be able to progress and reach their life goal of obtaining a Black Belt. Throughout the years, we realized that kids don't quit martial arts training, parents do.
Question: Should I practice with my child at home?
Answer: Yes, we highly recommend you practicing with your child at home. In fact, we do ask the children if they've been practicing at home. It's like taking piano lessons. Would you have your child go to the lesson, then not have them practice at home? How will your child remember what they've learned? Home practice is the best way to retain and perfect what they have learned in class. Home practice doesn't need to be long. In fact, 10-15 minutes of home practice per day is sufficient.
Question: Will martial arts make my children more violent?
Answer: At the Las Vegas Kung Fu Academy, children are taught that martial arts are not to be used in anger or madness, but rather to defend themselves in dangerous situations. We try to help an aggressive child develop self control, and a shy child develop confidence. We remind the kids to use common sense and avoid conflict with non-aggressive solutions. However, if a child is in an aggressive situation that can’t be resolved peacefully, he or she will at least have the basic martial arts skills to defend themselves.
Question: Can my child get hurt doing martial arts?
Answer: Martial arts is actually a safe activity. However, martial arts (like any other sport) has its 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. Because of the way our classes are taught, most situations that can cause injuries are eliminated. We remind the kids to practice self control when executing a punch or kick. Because of the emphasis on self control, our kids classes are safe and fun. 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. From the beginning to the end of the class, the instructors are always keeping an eye on everything that goes on.
Question: Is martial arts fun?
Answer: Yes, it's fun! Our martial arts classes will be the most fun you child can have in one hour. If you watch one of our classes, you will see how our instructors are skilled in taking a basic move and turning it into something fun and challenging. At our school, we camouflage what would normally be seen as hard work (like exercise) 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. Our classes are always a blast. Martial arts are inspiring and life changing, from the mental to the physical. What could be more fun that?
Question: Are the martial arts good for little girls, young teenage girls, and women?
Answer: Yes, it is! Martial arts are not just for boys. We have a good mix of girls and boys in our martial arts classes! Some people think that the boys are much more coordinated and a quick learner. We must throw all stereotypes out the window. Girls are just as coordination, capable, mentally tough, and strong individuals.
Do children's confidence and self-esteem improve with martial arts?
Answer: Absolutely. Kids who are shy or has low self-esteem often come out of their shells. We teach kids how to be confident in many different ways. In our martial arts school, children's confidence increases with each belt promotion, or each time they answer a question correctly, or when an instructor gives them a praise for executing a move correctly. 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 gear?
Answer: If your child is enrolled in a trial program, they are able to borrow our equipment. However, when enrolling in our regular program students are required to have their own equipment gears. Equipment are purchased here at our martial arts studio.
Question: Are there any testing fees?
Answer: Yes, testing fees are $55 per student. Testing are held twice a year in April and October. Black Belt testing fee is $100.
"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.
"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."
"All four of my kids are excited and look forward to going to martial arts."
Dear instructors Kevin and Renee,
Since we enrolled our entire family in your martial arts school it has changed our lives. It has taught each and every one of us to be more confident and not just disciplined but self-disciplined. All four of my kids are excited and look forward to going to martial arts.
Your family plan enabled us to try something for the entire family at an affordable price. It allowed me to try something I never would have. Through joining martial arts at your school we have learned that martial arts is about so much more than just learning to protect yourself. It is a life long journey that strengthens your mind as well as your body. I tell everyone I know about your school and highly recommend it. I want to thank you instructors Kevin and Renee for providing a friendly, welcome atmosphere that makes us want to keep coming and for teaching my family martial arts!
"I think it is just the right amount of discipline the kids need. "
I'm a parent of two boys age 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. Its 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! 🙂