Kids Program

Dealing with attacks with control tactics.

Kids Program

We offer two separate programs for kids.  Each style is unique and separate. 

Knowing children's taste can change, we allow students to switch between styles.  Their progress in each system is tracked separately, but they are free to change or study both as they like.  All for the price of only one of the programs.

Kids Aikido

In Aikido grappling is the primary method of defense, instead of punching and kicking. Your child will learn techniques that allow them to control a situation, without having to seriously hurt their opponent. There is no soft way to punch someone else in the face!

In Aikido, students learn how to compromise their opponent's balance and then "guide" them to the ground. Techniques are taught using body movement, leverage, and joint locks giving the means to escape a difficult situation. 

We teach kids in an encouraging, fun environment. We use games to introduce and practice skills needed for martial arts. Our program isn’t strictly a means of physical conditioning. We consider each class a means to build character.

Why choose our school?

Character Development: Students need more than self defense skills to advance through the ranks. Parents will regularly update the instructors as to whether the students are living up to a personal value system. When students perform extraordinary deeds outside of the dojo, they will be given a star on their belt. Students need at least 4 character stars in order to advance to the next belt. 

Safety: Students are taught ukemi, techniques for controlled falling to protect themselves from injury. Our style teaches control of attackers with throws and joint locks, instead of punching or kicking. The techniques we practice together are the same as they would apply in real life. Our students are taught to avoid causing injury even off the mat. 

Interpersonal Skills: We practice in a non-competitive format. Students work together to develop techniques.

Kids BJJ

In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) grappling is the primary method of defense, instead of punching and kicking. Your child will learn techniques that allow them to control a situation, without having to seriously hurt their opponent. There is no soft way to punch someone else in the face!

 

BJJ is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting with the goal of gaining a dominant position and using submissions to control an opponent.  It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person using leverage and proper technique can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant.  BJJ can be trained for self defense, sport grappling tournaments and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition.  Sparring and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition.

  

We teach kids in an encouraging, fun environment. We use games to introduce and practice skills needed for martial arts. Our program isn’t strictly a means of physical conditioning. We consider each class a means to build character.