Does your young child
They struggle to maintain control of their movements and may be unintentionally destructive.
They find it difficult to focus on a task or to see it through to the end.
They have a hard time sharing their belongings and getting along with other kids.
Parenting young children is a real challenge.
You must balance their natural inquisitiveness and high energy with trying to teach them the basic skills they need for school and life.
Discipline, sharing, and self-control are all things they need to learn to be successful.
The ideal setting is one that’s got some structure but works with kids at their current developmental level. If they have fun while they’re learning, they’ll be more likely to retain those lessons and learn the skills they need.
Results and growth with every class!
Studying martial arts is ideal for young children. It provides them with an outlet for their energy. But, it also teaches them about respect, discipline, and other core values that will go with them beyond the dojo. Junior martial arts classes teach kids to control their movements and behavior, and they’ll learn social skills and interaction at the same time.
Studying Martial Arts Builds Physical Coordination and Control
Young children who learn martial arts find out quickly that each movement must be intentional. They learn to control their movements to the best of their ability.
They also practice hand-eye coordination and learn about their bodies. That means they’ll be less likely to be unintentionally destructive.
Young Martial Arts Students Learn How to Focus
Getting young kids to pay attention can feel like an impossible task. The structure of our martial arts classes shows kids the importance of focus and teaches them by having them apply it to easily-achievable tasks.
The focus they learn in the dojo is something they’ll take home – and into the classroom. That’s why kids who study martial arts tend to be good students, too.
Martial Arts Helps Kids Learn to Deal with Frustration
Martial arts instruction requires students to pursue goals to earn new belts. Young kids can easily become frustrated when they don’t get what they want, but studying martial arts helps them learn the power of persistence.
The physical activity in our classes also helps kids manage stress and anxiety by allowing them to burn it off in a safe and constructive way.
Kids Who Study Martial Arts Learn Good Sportsmanship
Losing is not anybody’s idea of fun, but we all need to learn how to accept a defeat gracefully and move on. We teach students that losing is part of life – and it’s what you do after you lose that tells people who you are.
Even though martial arts is an individual sport, we cultivate an environment of supportive teamwork where students root for one another.
My 2 boys have been going to All Heart Academy 3x a week for the last 18 months and there is no stopping them now! They love the classes and are staying fit, learning how to protect themselves and how to work hard. Their enthusiasm has rubbed off and I started the adult strike class 2x a week! Such a great and rewarding workout. Can't say enough about Coach Dan, Coach Kevin and Coach Justin!
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.
My son has been going to All Heart for a little over a month. It all started with a boy scout event here and ever since...he's been hooked. The people that work here, especially the owner Dan Heart, really care about the kids and making sure they are getting what they need out of every class. This place means a lot to my son and he has formed such a great friendship with one of his scout buddies that also goes here. We drive 40 minutes to get here 2-3 times a week. Thank you Dan and the All Heart staff for putting your heart into these kids!! The name of the business suits the place very well because you are ALL HEART!
My son Robby started as a free trial week for afterschool camp. He loved it so much he is at spring break camp and never wants to leave. Thanks to your ALL HEART additude you give so much to these kuds and it's appreciated. We love All heart academy!!
Watching my daughter's confidence grow with every class is amazing the coaches take the time to make sure each kid gets the attention they deserve.
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Yes, it can. We help children learn the importance of emotional control and respect for others. These are lessons that will help them in the classroom, too.
Yes. Even though studying martial arts is an individual pursuit, we teach kids to learn in a collaborative environment with an emphasis on sharing, cooperation, and teamwork.
Yes. Part of martial arts training is teaching kids to be mindful of themselves and their surroundings. They must focus to succeed in class, and once they learn to do it, they’ll be able to do the same thing at school.
Martial arts instruction focuses on hand-eye coordination, control, and strength. As kids learn basic moves and then advance, they learn how to control their bodies and movements.
Yes. It’s common for students to require more than one attempt to earn a new belt. We teach them that trying is the most important thing – and that persistence pays off.
Respect is at the core of everything we do in the dojo. Kids who study martial arts must respect their instructors and fellow students, and we find that they learn to respect parents, teachers, caregivers, and siblings at the same time.
Kids learn how to listen respectfully to others without interruptions.
Our students learn the value of discipline as they pursue clearly-defined goals.
Martial arts instruction teaches kids how to accept defeat and learn from their mistakes.
Martial arts helps kids build core strength, balance, and physical coordination.
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