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They often make hasty, poorly-considered decisions and need to develop better judgment, which is why most adults tend to talk to them like kids.
They’re facing bullying at school on a daily basis – or they’re the one doing the bullying. Peer pressure and need for acceptance is a constant presence.
They tend to have low self-esteem and seem to be moody all the time. They give up when things get challenging and fail to meet their goals.
TEENS KARATE SKILLZ
By understanding the stages of development in teenagers, we were able to select 8 age-appropriate skills that make up our Teens Karate SKILLZ Program:
We’re taking Martial Arts training to a whole new level!
We use our traditional Okinawan Karate curriculum to build skills that are appropriate for teenagers. Which means that your teen will learn and grow at a pace that is not too easy, nor too challenging.
The best part is that our Teens Karate SKILLZ Program will equip your child with skills that they will utilize in every area of their life for years to come!
YOUR TEEN WILL GROW WITH EVERY CLASS!
Teenagers who study martial arts learn the benefits of self-discipline and control with every lesson.
Our classes emphasize core values like a healthy body, discipline, self-respect, and persistence.
Students learn that the way they treat others – in and out of the dojo – reflects on them as people and affects their ability to achieve their goals.
LEARN THE VALUE OF RESPECTING THEMSELVES & OTHERS
Teens sometimes seem to be all attitude and no respect – even toward themselves. In fact, it can seem like they go out of their way to put themselves down.
In our Academy, respect is a core value. Students must treat their instructor and peers with respect at all times – it’s part of safety in training.
Ultimately, teens who study martial arts learn that when they respect themselves, others will respect them, too.
JUDGMENT IS AN ESSENTIAL SKILL IN MARTIAL ARTS
Whether they’re in a martial arts class or in a competition, the difference between a good performance and a poor one often comes down to choices made.
Students learn how to make snap judgments in the moment using the information they have on hand in conjunction with their training.
They also learn how to differentiate between good instincts and bad ones – and to use that information to make sound judgments in social situations.
GET YOUR KIDS OFF THE COUCH AND INTO MARTIAL ARTS
It might seem like your teenager would happily spend all day sitting on the couch playing video games or posting on social media.
The electronics epidemic might be a good thing in many ways, but teenagers still need physical activity to stay fit and healthy!
Martial arts classes provide teens with challenging workouts in a fun, social setting that rivals any video game.
HOW TO SET (AND ACHIEVE) GOALS
Teens sometimes seem not to care about setting goals either in the short-term or the long-term.
The study of martial arts requires them to set and pursue goals on a regular basis.
Each skill they learn, and each belt they earn, represents a goal that they have achieved.
Goal-setting in this way provides teens with the tools they need to set achievable goals in school, at home, and in life.
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!
I had my first lesson in Goshin Ryu Karate on 1/12/2015. Even though I have a martial arts background myself in both Jiu-Jitsu and Tae Kwon Do, I found Sensei Murphy’s class to be fantastic. It was amazing to work on my sparring skills with such a knowledgeable instructor as him. I am very much looking forward to continuing my training with him.
I’m in the Tuesday/Thursday adult class and I love it can’t wait to continue learning I always look forward to the next class
A great place; highly recommended. The owners are continually invested in the program.
Had the pleasure of giving a seminar there this weekend….Sensei Murphy should be very proud. He runs a top notch school with a bunch of talented students. I am very proud to have him represent us as his governing organization.
Shihan Jim Peterson
8th Degree Black Belt
Vice President of the Goshin Ryu Karate Assn.
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Bad attitudes are not tolerated in our martial arts school, and kids learn that respect is a requirement in life.
Teens learn that carelessness can be costly.
Martial arts classes build strength.
Martial arts classes help teens build and tone their muscles.