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Certification Matters: Three Tips to Choosing a Martial Arts School

Certification Matters: Three Tips to Choosing a Martial Arts School

Certification Matters: Three Tips to Choosing a Martial Arts School

Selecting the right martial arts school for your child often feels like navigating through a maze without a map, especially for parents new to the martial arts world. The common perception of martial arts as merely “karate” — focusing on punches, kicks, discipline, and confidence — only scratches the surface of what a well-rounded program can offer. The key to unlocking the full potential of martial arts education lies in choosing a school that emphasizes certified instructor training, incorporating the latest child development science and psychology. This approach ensures the benefits your child gains are not just immediate but lasting.

The SKILLZ program is at the forefront of establishing rigorous standards for martial arts instruction by offering multi-level certifications. These certifications are not mere titles but represent a comprehensive training regime in child development science and psychology, ensuring instructors are well-equipped to foster authentic growth in their students. Here are three pivotal areas parents should consider when evaluating a martial arts school for their child:

1. Science-Based Curriculum: Understanding a child’s developmental stage is crucial for effective teaching. The SKILLZ program emphasizes age-specific classes that tailor skill development to the child’s current cognitive and physical stage. Moreover, incorporating knowledge about brain chemistry into classes maximizes learning and retention, making every lesson impactful.

2. Psychology-Informed Approaches: Recognizing the unique challenges and needs of each child is essential for their growth. The SKILLZ program provides its instructors with the tools to address a range of behavioral and developmental challenges, including a specialized curriculum for children on the autism spectrum. This individualized approach ensures all children receive the support and guidance they need to thrive.

3. Effective Teaching Methods: Beyond martial arts techniques, how subjects are taught can significantly influence a child’s learning experience. The SKILLZ program incorporates neurobics to prime the brain for learning and employs strategic teaching methods that enhance understanding and memory. These techniques not only improve martial arts skills but also instill a lifelong love for learning and personal development.

In today’s information-rich era, choosing a martial arts school that goes beyond traditional training to incorporate modern educational insights can make a profound difference in your child’s development. Schools committed to this holistic approach to martial arts education not only teach children how to punch and kick but also how to succeed in life by reaching their full potential on a deeper level.

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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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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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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 -

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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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