If you would like to see your child more physically active with improved listening skills, grades, focus and concentration look no further...
" LIFE CHANGING Kids Martial Arts Classes
IN LAS VEGAS AND HENDERSON, NV "
Give Your Child The Tools And Skills They'll Need For Success In Life!
Training In The Martial Arts Gives Your Child Self-discipline, Focus & Concentration, Respect, and Control.
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"In just over a year, we have seen changes in ourselves, which we hope, would last a lifetime."
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."
The Alsagoff Family
"You've also given me a priceless gift as well: I feel excitement about learning martial arts, and feel confident that your school is the best place I could ever take instruction."
Dear Kevin and Renee,
Thought you might like this pic! Thank you both so much for being so kind to our family and sharing your knowledge with us. Your passion for your gift of teaching others and the way you interact with students is amazing.
I am already witnessing amazing improvements in Gene as he goes about his daily routine.
You've also given me a priceless gift as well: I feel excited about learning martial arts and feel confident that your school is the best place I could ever take instruction.
For the first time in my life, I am taking part in a physical and mental fitness experience where I feel encouraged. I was never a stellar athlete, and during high school, I was always scolded, discouraged and ignored by my coaches.
You have a way of making everyone feel that they can succeed, as long as they have a desire.
Thank you so very much and I look forward to the coming year and all of the opportunities and accomplishments you have opened the door to for our family!
Martial Arts Classes For Kids Are So Much More Than Just Punching And Kicking
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 program 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 starting with self-defense I would much rather tell you about all of the other benefits that your child will gain once they start.
First, imagine your child setting goals for themselves, becoming more self-disciplined, more confident and in the best physical shape with complete focus and concentration.
Martial Arts Classes For Kids Will Teach Your Child How To Set Goals
Most high level, successful people in life will have a lot of personality traits in common with each other.
One specific trait these people all have in common is the habit of setting goals for themselves.
If you were to ask a pro athlete or entrepreneur what their habits are with goal setting, most will say that it's a habit they exercise weekly.
Setting goals allows your child to visualize the path to accomplishment. In order to analyze your progress, your goals must be clearly defined.
You need something to compare against.
Here's something you probably don't know about martial arts:
The Different Colored Belts The Students Wear Is Really A System For Goal Setting Disguised As Part Of The Uniform
Let me explain...
Most people have heard of a black belt, right?
Actually, there are many levels to go through before someone gets promoted to a Black Belt. Each level has it's own color belt.
Each belt level has certain physical and philosophical requirements.
Your child will have to know the techniques and forms for their level in order to pass to the next colored belt.
Here's the secret... Each belt level is a really short term goal in disguise.
When kids earn their belts it gives them a great sense of genuine accomplishment and a feeling of competence that tremendously improves the way they view and feel about themselves.
Our belt system is the key to teaching self-confidence. This system makes your child feel special and unique. When they get promoted, the recognition that students receive from their peers is one of the most powerful forces of change.
Here's the story:
I started training in martial arts as a teenager. 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...
Unfortunately, I was staying out late without calling. Basically, I was a juvenile delinquent. In truth, I was my parent's worst nightmare come true.
Astonishing, isn't it?
Suffice to say I owe my parents a BIG apology!
Anyway, at this time, I wasn't actively looking for the benefits that the martial arts had to offer.
Honestly, I just thought it was the coolest thing in the world to be able to actually learn this stuff. However, it was only after a few months of training that I became aware of all of the benefits that training in martial arts had to offer.
My name is Kevin Kawada and my wife’s name is Renee Kawada. Martial arts training had a remarkable positive impact on my life.
Because of this, we decided to open our own martial arts school in March of 2004. At that time we made a promise to improve the lives of all our students. Truly, we want you to experience the life-transforming experience that is martial arts.
Please come in and see our school in person! We would love to have you as our next student!
Promotions in rank tremendously improve the way they view and feel about themselves. With each rank toward Black Belt, your child's martial journey becomes more and more real, and definitely more exciting.
Martial Arts Classes For Kids Teaches Your Child How To Be Self-disciplined
Self-discipline is the ability to do something without being told.
Our philosophy is that self-discipline is VERY different than discipline.
The definition of discipline is when someone scolds or nags kids into doing what they want. A good martial artist is always self-disciplined.
Self-disciplined is defined as doing something without being told to do it. in fact, I would argue a better definition could be doing what you need to do even if you don't feel like doing it.
This Is How Martial Arts Classes For Kids Boosts Your Kid's Confidence
Confidence is gained through having set goals, then 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 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 Classes For Kids Are A Fun Way To Get Exercise
Strength, Flexibility, and Increase in cardio are all benefits that you can expect when you enroll your child into martial arts training.
Did you know that almost all of the drills in martial arts work out all of these things simultaneously?
In just a single session of training (which lasts 45 min. your child will get to experience all of these major areas of fitness.
For example, when practicing kicks, kids will work their core muscles as they strive for higher and higher kicks.
The higher they kick, the more that their core muscles are engaged.
If done enough times, the same kicking drill becomes a cardio workout.
Smilin' Sweatin' And Learnin'
We call it SSL. We keep em' Smilin' Sweatin' And Learnin'. Have fun, get a workout, and learning something new every class
The secret to getting kids to workout is to make it fun of course! Boredom is our enemy.
The best way to teach children something is to disguise it as play. Children are already used to playing they do it every day. So if you can take a martial arts drill and turn it into a more familiar type of activity you have just made the connection between physicality and fun.
Focus Is The Ability To Pay Attention Even When It Is Challenging.
In this age of distraction, video games, and youtube, sometimes focus can be hard to come by.
f your child has trouble paying attention to getting distracted easily, then martial arts training is the answer you have been looking for. You need an environment that is both engaging and stimulating.
Getting distracted is normal for most kids. However, if their lack of focus is affecting their academics then you need to do something now. Learning to focus can have an immediate effect on their school work and academic performance.
The very first thing your child will learn is what focus is. Without knowing the definition, how can we expect the behavior? Focus for us is two things. First whenever someone is speaking,(like the instructor or their school teacher) they need to have their eyes on them.
First, there is no way they can be listening if they are looking away into the distance. Second, the focus is a thing about what the teacher is saying.
Too often, kids will look directly at you, and yet be thinking about pizza, their dog, what happened at school that day, etc…
Our martial arts classes for kids will typically have your child in drills that are constantly having them in a focused state. In fact, most of the drills done in class will not be possible to perform without focus.
It is also very important that kids be able to recite what the instructions are. That is why when your child enrolls here they will be quizzed constantly on their understanding of the instructions (daily).
Martial Arts Classes For Kids Can Give Your Child An Outlet For Aggression
Some doctors actually prescribed our school for the treatment of aggression because of the positive outlet it gives the kids. Martial arts classes provide a safe place for kids to honestly express their true feelings through movement.
Also, the senior ranking students in class provide aggressive kids with a positive example of leadership and mutual respect.
Your child will learn the right way to act and react to the world around them.
We Teach Practical, Real-world Self-defense That Works In Our Martial Arts Classes For Kids
But make no mistake about it,
Your child will learn practical, proven self-defense methods that work against the types of attacks that kids experience.
For example, your child will learn escapes from a headlock, releasing from holds and grabs, getting up from being pushed on the ground and defenses against shoving and pushing.
However, let's face it… teaching children fighting techniques, can be dangerous IF they are not also taught responsibility in addition to self-defense techniques.
Of course, you want your child to know that self-defense is just that, defensive. Self-defense should only be used when you are in danger. You definitely do not want your child to go home and use their techniques on a sibling or classmate at school.
How To Walk Away
The real skills of self-defense involves knowing how to:
- 1Walk away from the situation.
- 2Verbally diffuse the situation before it escalates.
When you enroll in our martial arts classes for kids, your child will know that they have the ability and skills needed to successfully defend themselves against any bully.
And Did We Mention That Martial Arts Classes For Kids Are Fun?
Let's face it...
If martial arts training was not fun your child will not want to come here. And honestly, you as the great parent your are would really hesitate to bring them. you want something that is BOTH fun and disciplined. You are looking for a class that your child WANTS to come to every day. All parents want to find an activity that your child will be passionate about. For example, can you imagine what it would be like finding your child practicing in their room every day (without being told)
This is the kind of class we want to give you and your child.
Enroll your child in martial arts classes for kids today and discover the amazing benefits they will experience for the rest of their lives!
Why Learning Through Play Is The Best Way To Teach Children
One Summer day, a long time ago, I watched my young daughter and her friend playing outside. They had made up some nonsensical games. The girls weren’t rushed or worried about time. They only knew that it was fun. There were rules to this game but I couldn’t tell you what they were..
They weren’t playing this game to try and learn. As I observed them I noticed that they were exploring things like balance, agility, special relationships, and creative thinking. They were learning through play.
The best way to teach children something is to disguise it as play. Children play every day. So if you can take a martial arts drill and turn it into a more familiar type of activity you have just made the connection between physicality and fun.
Hopefully, they take this and internalize it to the point of making good choices when it comes to understanding the critical importance of physical activity and making healthy choices.
A Word Of Caution: Not All Martial Arts Classes For Kids Are Created Equal. It's Sad But True - There Are Too Many Schools Out There That Claim They Can Deliver What Parents Really Want But Don't Quite Get The Job Done.
You have so many choices when it comes to enrolling in a martial arts school.
Think about it...
When you enroll in a martial arts school you will be spending time, money and effort at the school. You want to make the right decision from the very beginning.
OK, I know what you're thinking...
So how are we different?
Your Child Will Get Personalized Instruction In Our Martial Arts Classes For Kids
First, when you start classes at our school your child will not just be a number in the crowd.
We are a family-oriented school and not a franchise. We know every single student's name in our entire school, and your child will soon know everyone's name as well.
All of our students know each other's names. I have been to some schools where students are working partner drills with each other and they don't even know each other's names!
Second, everyone trains in the martial arts for different reasons.
The truth of the matter is that the only way to get you the benefits that you are looking for is to make every class personalized for each student. But how is this possible?
Everyone Learns Differently
Let me show you exactly how this works:
When you come to class it is my job to find out what kind of learner your child is. Some people learn very well through verbal instructions while other students may learn from having me physically go and move their arms in the correct position.
Others may learn best from seeing some of the advanced students perform movements.
There are many teaching techniques we use in class to make sure that every single student walks away from the class with something fresh. This doesn't mean we teach something new to each class, but rather we found a way to keep things interesting.
No One Sits On The Bench. No Child Ever Feels "Left Out", Or Like He's "Letting The Team Down"
As you may have noticed, martial arts training is a personalized experience and is not like team sports. Your child learns at their own pace. As your child advances in skill every day, their feeling of confidence will advance as well.
This increase in self-confidence for your child will have a cross over effect in other areas of their life. Other challenges in life, both physical and mental, will be met with much less fear.
Slowly, your child will be able to develop the habit of continuous success through little steps and progressions. We help and encourage them until they succeed.
Compare that to other kid's activities and sports, where fierce competitiveness and "winning at all costs" seem to be the order of the day.
Team Sports Favor The Physically Gifted
Here's the real kicker, team sports like baseball and football often favor the more physically gifted while at the same time alienating kids less who are less coordinated.
Every year a new crop of kids enters into sports and again only the bigger stronger kids get picked to play while your kid sits on the bench. It's not surprising that many children grapple with issues of self-esteem and misplaced aggression.
At our martial arts academy, no child sits on the bench. Our mats always packed. Benches lie empty. Every kid that's on our team gets equal playing time.
Passionate Instructors Who Truly Care
Our instructors have high expectations and are also very clear about limits. We enforce good rules of behavior in class, and we expect the same good behavior at home and in school.
All of the instructors and helpers at our academy are PASSIONATE and Energetic.
We have been teaching for 27 years and we truly love working with children. We understand that most fun teachers are teachers who have fun themselves while teaching.
We also understand the responsibility that comes with being a martial arts instructor. Kids look up to their instructors and will make lasting memories that will stay with them for a lifetime.
But Don't Take My Word For It! Here Are Some Of Our Martial Arts Classes For Kids Students Talking About Our Program:
"Improving his physical abilities was the least of our concerns."
Alex joined Las Vegas Academy last May at the age of six.
Improving his physical abilities was the least of our concerns. Alex needed to sharpen his ability to focus, his discipline, his overall social skills, and ultimately his self-confidence.
Thanks in part to his Kung Fu classes, Alex has made huge leaps in each of these areas. His success is due not only to the disciple required by Kung Fu generally but also patient and caring attention of the teachers. Kevin and Renee have the rare gifts that so few teachers and child professionals have - evident to anyone who observes them at work.
Moreover, they have a caring yet competitive educational environment., in which students push one another to be their best while also developing excellent interpersonal skills. We would HIGHLY recommend this school (and have) to any family! We wish you all the best and extend our deepest gratitude for all you have given to Alex.
"I am so impressed with how they've handled my daughter - who sometimes is pretty challenging to teach..."
My wife and I both thought that some martial arts might be good for our daughter. She is 12 years old. At this age, you know they start to gain some independence and I wanted to make sure that she could defend herself if necessary. Not to mention it seemed like it would be super fun!
So we've been attending here for almost four months now, and we go 4 times a week.
I am so impressed with how they've handled my daughter. She is sometimes is pretty challenging to teach (with me anyway) - they have the perfect balance of patience, firmness, and friendliness.
Instructors Isaac and Renee are SO patient. They try so hard to make sure that everyone understands the instructions. I like that they make sure that everyone is listening.
They have ignited a spark in our daughter. There is never a moment when she says" I don't want to go"
Thank you Instructors Kevin, Renee and Isaac for instilling in our daughter a love of the 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."
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 are 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!
Rosa King And Family
"Matthew started classes with much apprehension since he was having difficulty relating to new people and new situations."
Our two sons, Joshua and Matthew, have been training at the Las Vegas Kung Fu Academy for almost a year.
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.
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.
Martial Arts Classes For Kids FAQ
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?
wer: 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: How do I know that my child will stay interested?
Every parent I know wants to find some activity for their child that they will be passionate about. You want your child to be asking you to come to class every week. Also. we know you are looking at many different martial arts schools for your child. You are trying to find somewhere that will be a great fit, as far as location, pricing, and quality.
However, you should also know, we (the instructors) screen applicants to find great students for our academy. We are looking for the right students.
Now, tell me...
Are You And Your Child The Right Students For Our Academy?
Let me be a bit more specific…
We are not looking for any kind of short term student here. Short term students are difficult to teach. They don’t practice at home and don’t even know if they are going to attend next week’s class.
Uncommitted kids in class, brings down the energy of our classes
Look, we pride ourselves on being straightforward with our students 100% of the time. Honestly, there is no way martial arts training will give your child any of the benefits that martial arts have to offer, if both you and they, are not committed to the process..
As you probably know, your child will only start to gain benefits like discipline, respect, self-confidence, focus, and concentration with hard work and dedication.
Our Core Beliefs
One of our core beliefs is that you (the parents) should the ultimate decision-maker not the child. Over the years I have seen many parents allow their child to quit martial arts. These parents know deep down inside, that training is beneficial for their kids.
Let me give you an example, these same parents insist that their child does not get to choose whether or not to brush their teeth at night. Also, they say their children cannot choose to eat ice cream for dinner. In contrast, their kids DO get to choose whether they should go to martial arts class today or not.
Let me ask you a question, would you let your child quit school because they didn’t feel like going? Then why should they quit martial arts, because they didn’t feel like going? In our opinion, martial arts training is equally important to the development of your child as going to school is.
Look, we know that all parents desperately want to find something that their kids will be passionate about. The truth of the matter is that all kids (and even adults) go through periods when they feel more motivated, and when they feel less motivated.
The point is, you should expect these periods of low motivation and you should look forward to it happening. Why? Because these events are what we call “teachable moments”.
Truth is, if your child is allowed to quit at the first sign of feeling less motivated, how will they ever learn the lesson of perseverance?
The key question you need to ask yourself is “What kind of instructor do I want for my child?”
Honestly, do you want an instructor whose core belief is that martial arts will benefit your child in hundreds of ways, and make a deep impact on the rest of their life? Or do you want an instructor whose core belief is that martial arts training is just another activity?
However, that being said, there are 4 main ways we keep kids interested.
- 1First, we have a rotating curriculum that we go through. In fact, every week the students are learning various disciplines - boxing, weapons, self-defense, grappling. Your child will learn new material that will excite and motivate them through every step.
- 2Second, 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 your child is promoted to the next belt, they get very excited. They are very proud of what they've accomplished and received their new belt. With a new belt comes new expectations.
- 3Third, 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. So that is why kids that are inconsistent with their attendance will lose interest and eventually drop out.
- 4Finally, parents commitment to their child's training. In the end, 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, 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: 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.
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.