MARTIAL ARTS FOR BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULTS!

P.I.E.S. – Teaching in 4D

P.I.E.S. – Teaching in 4D

P.I.E.S. – Teaching in 4D

Everyone likes PIES!

This is pretty much fact in my book.
Our staff here at Glens Falls Karate Academy are such huge fans that we take our PIES to the next level!

You’ve probably assumed by now that I’m not talking about the typical pies, like apple, pumpkin, etc …
So, what do we mean when we say “PIES”?

P – Physical

I – Intellectual

E – Emotional

S – Social

Our SKILLZ program’s continuing education materials allow our instructors to effectively teach our students in these four dimensions!

P – Physically
Instructors look for benchmark development in our Ninja SKILLZ program, like the ability to properly perform exercises with good technique beyond 10 reps! At 5 to 7 years old, this would be considered being above their stage of development!

I – Intellectually
With the average Ninja SKILLZ Beginner being able to retain 3 commands in total, we know that if they struggle at the advanced level to perform the appropriate portion of their form, we need to target our instruction to help increase their ability to retain information.

E – Emotionally
We have the understanding that a Ninja SKILLZ student may need to be reminded of the rules more than once. So instead of being hard on them, we will instead choose an alternate technique to nurture their Emotional stage of development.

S – Socially
Sometimes a Ninja SKILLZ student will also become very upset when they lose a game or even become overly excited when they win. The instructors know that the next goal for them would be to show great TEAMWORK in competitive situations.

What does all of this mean?
This means that from the beginning of the class until the very end, our instructors are constantly evaluating their delivery of the instruction, as well as, their method of delivery and its effectiveness!

Sometimes we receive questions in regards to why or why not certain behaviors were not addressed or why more instruction wasn’t given to a student. Often, the reason the staff did not do this may have been:

      • The mentioned level of instruction was above the student’s Stage of Development

      • There were more factors that were contributing to the behavior and a different route of instruction would produce faster results from our experience

      • The level of performance demonstrated was appropriate for the purpose of the drill

    Every student is at a unique point in each four of the aforementioned stages of development. This is what helps drive their individuality and our Instructors work to nurture each student in a specific manner to help them learn and grow with the goal of becoming better versions of themselves!

    Parents always want the best for their children, and will always be passionate about their progress and performance. This is why our parents are so awesome! It is important that when parents coach their children at home, between drills or while on the mat, that we all share the same vision. A student that receives two (or more) different methods of instruction can quickly become demotivated because it is too hard for them to live up to both expectations. For this reason, communication between parents and instructors is key when /if the parents have any concerns.

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    About our programs

    Early SKILLZ
    Preschool - Kindergarten

    3–4 year-olds are naturally curious. They might not be ready for the rigid structure of a traditional martial arts class ... but they do need to start learning about appropriate social behavior!

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    Basic SKILLZ
    1st Grade - 3rd Grade

    It's often easy for teachers and parents to overestimate 5-6 year old children. They're better at following directions and paying attention than younger children, but they still need some help controlling themselves and focusing on tasks.
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    Core SKILLZ
    3rd Grade - 5th Grade

    Children are like sponges. They absorb things quickly and easily - far more easily than we do as adults. Not only are they getting healthier as they learn martial arts, but they're also learning the value of self-discipline and respect.
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    Junior Karate SKILLZ
    Middle School Program

    Karate may normally make you think of self-defense, fitness, and discipline ... the truth is, it's all of that and WAY more!
    Our program helps our students build skills that they can APPLY to every area of their life and empower them to be the very best they can possibly be!



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    Teens Karate
    High School Program

    Instead of giving into the moodiness and attitude, take them to our dojo instead! Teenagers are smart and capable - but they can also be their own worst enemies. Between peer pressure, their innate urge to rebel against their parents, and their surging hormones, they can be impossible to be around. But all they need is an outlet for their frustrations - and an opportunity to be their best.- DISCOVER -

    Adult Karate
    Ages 17+

    Martial arts training is fun, empowering, and provides a great workout for adults. Studying martial arts is something that anybody - at any age or fitness level - can do. Our programs make learning fun, empowering, and provides a great workout for busy parents!



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    About our programs

    Preschool Martial Arts
    in Glens Falls

    Discover why parents love our Preschool Martial Arts Program in Glens Falls. It's the perfect blend of gross motor skills, personal development, and character enrichment, and gives your little one an edge when they enter a busy school setting.

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    Kids Martial Arts
    in Glens Falls

    Parents LOVE our Glens Falls Kids Martial Arts program because it teaches not only self defense, but also vital life skills like focus, discipline, respect, and more! Watch your child's confidence flourish and their grades improve with this awesome Child Greatness program.

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    Teen Martial Arts
    in Glens Falls

    Combining confidence-raising fitness and life-changing self defense, our Glens Falls Teen Martial Arts program keeps your teen's wellness and happiness in mind. It's time to get your teenager active, making new friends and bettering themselves.

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    Adult Martial Arts
    in Glens Falls

    Our Glens Falls Adult Martial Arts program combines next-level fitness with next-level FUN- no more boring workouts! It's time to switch up your routine and get the results you've been looking for in an awesome community of like-minded people.

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