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My daughter Isabella is obsessed with the Ninja Warrior class. It not only has helped her physical abilities and social skills but has taught her an important lesson about trying your best and not giving up! Dan and all the coaches are so nice. Everyone loves an owner who cares about each individual customer. We have not been there in a year and when I called to book my daughter's 6th birthday party, Dan remembered exactly who my daughter and I were. They have even taken suggestions and altered the class times to make it easier for us parents to make sure our kids can do what they love! Looking forward to joining back up with the new class schedule and even more excited for my daughter's birthday party which will no doubt be a blast (and not to mention far more affordable than any other place I looked at).

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Coach Dan and his instructors at All Heart Academy’s Kids MMA program have helped my sons and other children in immeasurable ways. The students all improve their impulse control and discipline while increasing self-confidence and body awareness. Over the years I have seen the kids have fun while learning very effective self-defense. I’ve observed timid new students, get on the mats and in a short time transform into more athletic and confident version of themselves through this program and Coach Dan’s infectious “can do” attitude. They always have a great student to instructor ratio to ensure the necessary personal attention is provided for student growth. It is a physically challenging program which builds strength, balance and improving agility. Best of all; the students never get bored!! This is NOT “traditional karate” which many kids today find unexciting; this is truly mixed martial arts where they blend boxing, kick boxing, jiu-jitsu and wrestling into every class. All students develop athletically and personally while immersed in this fantastic program.

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Fostering a Positive Growth Mindset

Fostering a Positive Growth Mindset

We all love to see our kids excel in everything they do. There is no doubt that when kids finally accomplish a goal, or fly across the mat with confidence; everyone involved shares a sense of accomplishment. BUT it is only a matter of time before our ninjas come across something that challenges them. Before we go any further, let’s agree that challenges are good things!

If you are never challenged then either you aren’t working hard enough, or you’re not growing. Both of those are opposite concepts in relation to FitKidz. From rank to rank, everything gets harder because being a FitKidz Kid is about growth and being better than you were the day before.

Getting 1% better every day makes you 365% better by the end of the year!

As adults, we understand this but for children, this can be a little more difficult for them to wrap their heads around. Here is a quick list of things you can do or say to build a positive growth mindset!

1) How does this make you feel?
Often times when our children are challenged or stumbled they feel disappointed in the fact that either they let you down, or they let themselves down. It is important to allow them to take the time to process their feelings and to not use blanket statements like “you will be ok” or “get back on that horse”. Those statements would be better used after they are able to process their emotions.

2) Hug it out
When you are kids are feeling upset, they are experiencing a major dose of cortisol (stress hormone). A nice hug will help trigger the release of oxytocin (connection chemical) and will help reduce the level of cortisol in their system. Even a high five can help, try using the “up high, down low, too slow” approach for added smiles!

3) Come up with a plan
Once we work past the initial emotional downswing, resolve to set a plan to help overcome whatever the challenge was. A great way to go about this is to set goals! When doing so start small and break the main goal down into smaller, easily digestible that are more attainable. Once you develop some momentum, then raise the bar and make your goals just a little bit harder. Keep doing this until you have overcome the initial challenge.

4) Focus on growth
Some things are extremely difficult, and everyone has a different experience. What may be hard for your child, may be easy for another and vice versa. The goal here is to help our ninjas be focused on their own personal growth and not get lost comparing themselves to others. Remind them that what matters is that they give 100% and at the end of the day, YOU will be proud of them for that!

Using these tips will help provide your ninja with a sense of confidence and self-esteem when they face a challenge on the mat or in life. Remember to be consistent because developing a positive inner voice will begin with YOU. If you are able to foster a positive growth mindset on the outside, this will become their inner voice that will stay with them for a VERY long time!

Sincerely,
Coach Dan