Kids Martial Arts

“Here’s How Our Martial Arts Program Will Help You Raise a Safer, Happier, Healthier Child – In Just 90 Minutes a Week!”

We understand how hard it is to raise children these days. And, we know all the worries you have for your kids – bullying from their peers, pressure to abuse drugs and alcohol, and adult images in the media and on the Internet.

Children today have to deal with challenges that are overwhelming. Sadly, it is nearly impossible to shield your children from these ever-present negative influences. But, there is something you can do to help them deal with the many challenges they face.

“Kuk Sool Won has been a wonderful activity for our son, Paul. He loves it. He practices the moves at home and tells us what he’s learned. He’s even learning to count in Korean!”

- Ellen B.

Many parents have already discovered that martial arts training is one of the most beneficial activities in which your child can participate. A martial arts school is a place where a child can learn self-control, respect, and get in shape, all in a safe and fun environment.

By enrolling your child in our martial arts classes, you’ll be helping them learn how to make positive choices. Plus, you’ll be giving them a safe place where they can develop the confidence to do what is right.

“Our son is very enthusiastic about his Kuk Sool Won classes. He has only been attending for a few weeks, but already shows improvement in his coordination and self-discipline.”

- Happy Parents

The Life-Changing Positive Benefits Our Martial Arts Program Provides

Every year, parents like you bring their children to enroll in our children’s martial arts program. And every year, those children reap the rewards that our properly instructed martial art programs provide.

In our martial arts program, your child will improve their confidence, increase their focus, and develop more self-control. We can say this with confidence because we have personally witnessed the positive effects our programs have provided for children just like your own.

Here’s a short explanation of how our programs teach these valuable life skills:

  • Focus – We will help your child increase their focus by giving them clear goals and showing them how to reach those goals through hard work and being consistent. (Of course, they won’t realize they’re learning focus because our classes are so much fun! But keep that to yourself – it’ll be our little secret?)
  • Confidence – By learning how to set and achieve goals, your children will develop confidence in their ability to handle life’s challenges. In turn, their improved confidence will give them the courage to say “no” to negative influences.
  • Self-control – Kids learn self-control in the martial arts by learning how important it is to have respect, both for themselves and for others. Martial arts training teaches that in order to get respect, you first have to give it. Once your child learns this important lesson, their self-control will naturally increase.

As you can see, our martial arts programs teach so much more than “just kicks and punches.” We help children develop life-skills that will take them far beyond the four walls of our martial art school – benefits that will last them a lifetime.

Positive Role Models Who Will Encourage Your Child to Succeed

“Chief Instructor, Kristin Quintana, Pu Sa Bum Nim, has a natural talent for teaching Kuk Sool Won, especially for kids. She phrases things in such a way that encourages students, even the easily distractable ones, to perform and act in a positive manner. Also, I admire her because she is very community-minded. She always assists those who need a little extra help. She definitely is a postive role model for her students.”

- Nancy D.

Kids need strong role models who set a positive example for them to follow. Yet, everyone knows that kids can’t look up to professional athletes anymore – so where can they turn for positive examples to follow?

Our answer to this question is our professional staff of caring instructors. We honestly believe our martial art instructors are some of the best role models your child could have.

Experience has shown us that kids respond to our martial art teachers in ways that no other coach or instructor can match. Because we realize how much our students look up to us, we work hard to set a positive example for them by living the martial arts principles of honesty, integrity, courage, kindness, and self-control.

As you know, children are hard-wired to seek attention and approval. So, when kids see positive behaviors demonstrated by our instructors, they are strongly driven to display those same behaviors in their own actions.

But, it doesn’t stop there – our martial art classes come with a “built-in” reward system that will encourage your child to act as they should. This “built-in” reward system is our belt-rank progression program. Children in our programs know they are expected to behave at home and at school in order to progress to their next belt rank.

This “one-two punch” of providing inspiring role models and giving your child positive feedback works amazingly well to help children improve their behavior. To date, we know of no other extracurricular activity that provides kids with such incredible incentives for displaying good behavior.

And, it works. Just visit our school and ask some of the parents who have had their children enrolled in our programs.

When you do, you’ll hear story after story of how our programs have helped their children improve their behavior and achieve greater success. Parents share these stories with us all the time, and frankly we’re quite proud to have had a small part in improving each child’s life.

Martial Arts Sharpens Focus for Kids with ADHD

All Martial Arts emphasize concentration, so they might seem an unlikely sport for a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Yet some experts say the highly structured approach and repetitive patterns of movements actually help ease symptoms of the disorder. “Impulse control is a huge challenge for these kids,” says Richard B. Coolman, MD, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, CA.

“In Martial Arts classes, they learn to focus, clear their minds of distractions, and take control of their body movements.” The environment can be a nurturing one for kids with ADHD if the philosophy of the training center is noncompetitive. “These kids are always being told they’re doing something wrong,” says Coolman, “but in Martial Arts, they aren’t graded or criticized. They’re not letting down a team if they lose focus. They’re simply encouraged to give their best effort.”

Martial Arts Helps Bullyproof Children

Bullies often torment kids who unknowingly send messages that make them become targets. “It’s in the way they stand, their posture, their lack of eye contact,” says Robyn Silverman, PhD, a child development specialist and director of character development at Kuk Sool Won™ of Menlo Park. In Martial Arts classes, participants are constantly challenged and then praised for doing their best. That builds confidence, says Silverman. “Kids learn that their bodies and minds are strong, powerful, and worthy of respect,” she says. “Once a child discovers this, his whole attitude shifts. He carries himself with an ease and assurance that tells bullies to move on.”

Because Martial Arts are generally noncompetitive–kids set their own pace for earning stripes and belts–classes provide a safe environment for kids with fragile egos to heal and become stronger, mentally and physically. They learn to look aggressors in the eye, to think through hostile situations calmly, and to take a positive, no-nonsense stance when threatened.

Bullies benefit, too–and not because they learn to kick harder. A 2001 study published in Adolescence found that violent behavior decreased among middle-schoolers when they were taking Martial Arts classes, while their confidence levels rose. “Bullies act the way they do because they have low self-esteem, poor social skills, or little respect for themselves or others,” Silverman says. The focus on respect and courtesy within Martial Arts sends the message that you don’t have to be mean to earn a person’s respect.

Proof That Martial Arts Training Helps Build Happier Kids

However, we don’t just want you to take our word for it. In fact, there’s plenty of solid research that proves martial arts training promotes better behavior and improved attitudes in school age children.

Here are just a few of the most recently published studies and articles describing the benefits of martial arts training for children:

  • A 2001 study published in the psychology journal Adolescence showed a vast improvement in good behavior and a noticeable reduction in violent behavior among children who took martial arts classes for just 90 minutes a week.
  • Another article published in Adolescence in 1998 described how martial arts programs decrease violent behavior in children and teens.
  • A recent study published in the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology showed that children who participated in martial art training had better behavior and higher scores on a mental math test.
  • The Magazine for Physical Therapy praised martial art training as a helpful activity for special needs children.
  • An article in the December 2002 issue of The International Journal of Contemporary Family Therapy recommended families take martial art classes because of the many positive effects martial arts training provides to family members.
  • As you can see, the evidence is conclusive – martial art training works! There is no other activity that has been proven to bring such a great improvement in the well-being of children. Now, just imagine what a difference our martial arts program will make in your own child’s life?

Start Now – With Absolutely No Risk or Commitment

Now that you know how our martial arts programs will improve your child’s confidence, increase their focus, and help them develop better self-control, we’d like to invite you to try our program with absolutely No-Risk or Commitment through our special Introductory Course.

Our Introductory Course is a short-term trial that will allow you to see for yourself the positive, life-changing benefits that our properly instructed martial arts programs provide.

To get started now, simply fill out the Introductory Course questionnaire. Start by entering your email address. Be sure to fill out all the requested fields and select the time and date you will be coming in for your child’s first lesson. Our staff will then contact you to confirm your information and provide you with directions to our school.

Please note that we only have a limited number of time slots available to accept new students each week, so be sure to reserve your spot now for your child’s Introductory Course.

We look forward to meeting you and helping your child succeed!

P.S. – Still not sure if our martial arts program is right for your child? We understand – To visit our school by appointment, just fill out the form below and select a time to come by and visit with our staff. Our friendly staff members will be happy to give you a tour and answer any questions you have at that time.

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“Our daughter has become much more confident as she has moved along in the Kuk Sool Won program. She has begun to believe in herself as a child who is able to achieve goals she has established for herself – and all the while having fun while challenging herself!!”

- Paul D.