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A FEW WORDS
FROM SENSEI CHRIS MURPHY
I’m Chris Murphy, Owner/ Head Instructor here at Glens Falls Karate Academy.
As a martial arts instructor with decades of experience training kids, there is nothing better than seeing them grow firsthand.
But more important than the martial arts skills they learn… is the personal skills they develop and carry for life.
Because martial arts is so much more than just kicking and punching, and getting the next colorful belt.
It’s about developing confidence, discipline, character, focus and respect.
With every class we teach, your kids are growing in mind, body and character.
That’s because martial arts provides instant positive feedback. Through learning to focus on the core moves, they develop discipline and respect. They can instantly see and feel a difference, making them destined to build confidence, self-awareness and self-respect.
And of course it’s a ton of FUN!
That’s why I love teaching martial arts to kids in this community, and why I know your kids are going to LOVE training.
So please have a look below to find out exactly how your kids can benefit from our fun martial arts classes.
Kids at this age typically …
… have a hard time with instructions beyond three commands & have a hard time distinguishing between their left and right.
… only want to focus on things that make them happy. They also have slow brakes when they are very excited.
… love to play with others but are typically very competitive, especially when it comes to getting the attention of their parents.
Our SKILLZ program meets kids where they are in their stage of development!
With age-appropriate lessons in a fun, social setting, our students learn how to rise to life’s challenges and meet struggles head on without losing their sense of self.
Today’s kids face unique challenges, and it’s our job as parents and teachers to give them the tools and training they need to overcome them. People aren’t born with natural discipline, self-control or perseverance. We need to be taught what to do when the going gets tough!
SKILLZ Child Development programs are designed to meet kids where they are and guide them to where they need to be in order to succeed in life.
Our unique approach to martial arts training provides age-appropriate instruction that allows kids to master life’s lessons – one step at a time.
YOUR CHILD WILL GROW EVERY DAY!
Whether they are in pre-school or prepping for college, our SKILLZ curriculum will meet your child where they are in their development and help them learn the skills and develop the discipline they need to succeed.
Kids of different ages require different types of instruction to succeed. Our instructors are trained to deliver lessons that are appropriate for where where our students are in their natural stages of development. Our programs are structured to ensure they’re prepared as they move to the next level of instruction.
By adapting our lessons to our students emotional and physical development, we ensure that they’ll have fun learning – so that our lessons will stick and grow with them throughout their lives and into adulthood.
IMPROVED BEHAVIOR AT HOME & AT SCHOOL
One of the hardest things to teach kids is self-discipline. Younger children often struggle to control themselves, and even older kids can get carried away when they’re excited, bored, or frustrated. A lack of discipline can lead to behavioral issues at home and at school.
In our SKILLZ Programs, students learn the benefits of self-discipline and the tools they need to achieve it. Over time, parents and teachers notice a remarkable improvement in kid’s behavior as they learn to master their impulses and gain control over channeling their emotions.
SOCIALIZE & MAKE FRIENDS IN A SAFE, STRUCTURED ENVIRONMENT
With today’s kids spending so much time online – both for fun and now for SCHOOL, it can be difficult for them to make friends in real life – and yet, they need friends to give them support and love in times of stress. The easiest way to make new friends is by sharing an experience.
Our SKILLZ Programs provides a setting for kids to spend time with their peers in a safe, fun, and social environment. They’ll have time to get to know each other and respect one another as they learn valuable life skills. The friendships they form in our programs may last a lifetime!
KIDS THRIVE WITH SHORT LESSONS & REGULAR PROGRESS
Younger kids can really struggle with disappointment, especially if they don’t learn how to set achievable goals and work toward big goals over time. These are skills they can learn and apply to every aspect of life, from school to work to family.
Our SKILLZ lessons are broken into short, easily digestible sections that allow kids to develop skills quickly and be rewarded for their progress. Over time, they will learn what it takes to break down BIG goals into smaller ones and how to handle setbacks along the way.
See what our members have to say:
We love karate, Sensei and Miss Stacey. What a wonderful program to be a part of. My son looks forward to karate each week.
My daughter started a few months ago and has enjoyed the challenges, friendships, structure, community and education that sensei Chris Murphy provides. There is never a moment she isn’t excited to go to class! As a parent I have noticed the difference in my child’s focus, attitude and confidence not only about herself but in what she is doing as well!! Thank you sensei!!!
My daughter has been a student here for years and I would highly recommend this school to anyome looking to learn new martial arts and not be like every other martial arts school in the area! Chris is a great teacher and leader to these kids. They offer adult classes too, Come try a class and make your own opinion.
My son was looking for a new athletic activity this past Spring and decided to try karate. I couldn’t be happier with Glens Falls Karate Academy, and the positive influence Sensei Murphy has had on my son. It’s a great program for athletes of all abilities. Great place!
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HURRY! Space is limited in each class – so new enrollment is subject to availability.
Yes. Our classes teach kids to focus on teachers and to respect their commands – and those lessons take root at home, too.
Yes. We teach kids the importance of paying attention and heeding instructions – and by building memory, we help kids do a better job of retaining information.
Yes. The ups and downs of learning help kids learn how to navigate emotional highs and lows in a healthy and respectful way.
Yes. We focus on core social skills like mutual respect and understanding, both of which are essential in any social setting.
Our Basic SKILLZ class teaches students to support one another and to accept mistakes and failures gracefully.
Yes. Our classes teach the value of persistence and show kids that shutting down when they are frustrated won’t help them achieve their goals.
Yes. The fundamental martial arts skills taught in this class help build muscle mass and improve balance and coordination.
Yes. In our classes, kids learn to recognize the affect their movements and actions have on other people, and to control their movements when they are excited or upset.
Kids learn the benefits of humility and grace when they succeed in life.
Kids build core strength and balance while improving their overall physical fitness.
Basic SKILLZ classes teach kids to coordinate their body movements and to control themselves physically.
Our classes help kids learn to concentrate on instructions and follow them appropriately.
Kids in our classes learn how to play with other kids in a respectful way.
Basic SKILLZ classes help kids improve their memory as they work toward their goals.
Kids learn self-discipline physically, emotionally, and socially.
Teaches kids the value of teamwork and cooperation.
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