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STRUGGLE WITH THESE THINGS?
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 8-year-old son has been taking lessons at NW Wado-Ryu for a few months now and it's been a great experience. The instructors are good at tailoring instruction for the different students' skill levels and the communication with me as a parent about upcoming specials and offers has been great. We also really enjoy the extra services they offer like monthly Parents' Nights Out events and day camps during days when schools are closed.
This is one of the best Karate studios we’ve been to in some time. The instructor Chris is awesome and he’s always will to go above and beyond not only for his students but the rest of the community.
Our youngest son expressed an interest in martial arts classes. Norhwest Wado-ryu Karate was one of the dojos recommended to our family by a friend. After calling several of the places mentioned to us, we decided to take a sampling of eight classes to see how things would go for our son. I was hesitant that he would continue interest. However, nearly a year later, he has thoroughly enjoyed each lesson and workshop. He has passed several tests and received his promotional belts. He has never missed a class and now is interested in eventually competing. The entire staff is professional, kind and encouraging. My son has increased strength, reduced anxiety and self confidence. I highly recommend Northwest Wado-ryu.
My Son and daughter started here a little less than a year ago, my son being 7 and my daughter 5. They love coming to class and look forward to it twice a week. My son is in basic's classes and my daughter is in the their little dragon's class. Both classes are perfect for their ages and what they are ready to learn and physically do. The staff are excellent, they have clear boundaries and clear expectations, which I really love. Their lessons flow perfectly to help one achieve the next level. I wanted to take classes with my children, but didn't have anyone to watch my daughter...they accommodated my by helping me keep watch on her as I take classes. Once a month there are parent night out events where they have 3 hours of fun activities and food. My kids love it, and I love that I can trust them with my children. They also have an option where you can have a birthday at the dojo. My has had his 7th birthday party there and he loved it. The staff go above and beyond and we consider them family. Great exercise, building confidence, building coordination, strength building of mind, body, and spirit are just some of the things you will take away from attending Karate at Northwest Wado-Ryu Karate. We highly recommend taking classes, great for the whole family.
Our highest recommendation for this friendly, affordable, family-owned studio. The instructors are both highly skilled and personable, making this studio perfect for beginner and advanced, young and old. We especially appreciate the emphasis on safety, dignity, and respect. In addition to building confidence, this is a great workout!
Very high quality training, and a very fun and safe environment. As a founding member of the Moscow dojo, I have watched Sensei Schwartz grow his school from the ground up, and have seen first hand how students develop skills, character, and confidence. This school is an excellent choice for people of all skill levels. Strongly recommend.
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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.
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. 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. 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.
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.
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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