KIDS & TEENS
At The EDGE Ultimate Martial Arts we know that you want the best for your child's future. The best way to predict your child's future is to help create it right now. You've heard about the many benefits martial arts training provides children like self-confidence, improved motor skills, self-discipline, concentration, and respect. Unfortunately, most children themselves, are not particularly interested in developing those traits, their parents are. Children are children and they want to be involved in activities that are fun and immediately rewarding. That is why the children's programs at The EDGE are different than typical Martial Arts Schools. In the past, traditional training for children has meant a robotic, rigid, and militaristic class where every child looks and moves the exact same way. Keeping children interested in this kind of environment can sometimes be a task for the teacher and an even bigger task for the parents who have to "drag" the child to class. Our approach is unique because we teach your children to take advantage of the way their bodies move and react naturally. Our classes are motivating and designed to stimulate your child through positive and memorable experiences throughout the class. Children have a natural desire to be good at whatever it is they do, therefore they will quickly notice that the best students have the most self discipline, and will strive to copy their success. Every parent comes with specific goals and desires for their child and we strive to meet them in every class. Your children are the reason we are here and we will do our utmost to earn your confidence in our programs and instructors. Child abduction protection is also taught as part of the children's program in an eight-week cycle during class using "What if" questions and stranger awareness drills.
MATKidz® 4 - 6 Yr. Old Program
Children between the ages of 4 - 6 years old are in a very distinct growing stage. They are embarking on new discoveries everyday and learning how to cope with all of the challenges. Their intellect, emotions, physical capabilities, and social competence all are growing at a rapid rate. So fast, that they often overlook what’s important and can hardly tell the difference between right and wrong. That’s where the MATKidz Prep Course Program comes into play. Our program was specially designed for the stages of development of 3-6 year olds. Our experience regarding this age group will ensure that our program meets each child’s characteristics and capabilities.
The MATKidz Program is a preliminary martial arts training course that focuses on building capabilities; physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually. This program will help shape each student’s life in a way that will positively enhance their future. Emphasis in this program is on building confidence by teaching each child to properly use their upper and lower body in defensive postures, positions, and situations both standing and on the ground. Rolling, climbing, evading, and fitness are an important part of this program. The class is fun, high energy and utilizes different pads, mats, and teaching aids to enhance the training experience.
Juniors 7-13 Yr. Old Program
This course was designed specially for children ages 7 to 13 years old. We realize that children this age have specific characteristics that differ from children younger than them. They are sharper and more focused however they are still not quite ready to face the same challenges presented to young adults. With the dream and haunts of being a teenager, which is right around the corner, there are many physical, emotional, social, and intellectual challenges that they all face. With the right developments and positive reinforcement, your child will face their transition as a teenager with an enthusiastic outlook. Imagine your son or daughter at the top of their class intellectually. We’re not talking about a straight “A” student, although that does help, we’re talking about a child who is smart enough to make the right decisions; a child who knows how to set and achieve goals; a child who understands the importance of commitment; a child who knows how to persevere through the most difficult challenges; a child who knows when to say “no”. Also imagine your child in the middle of a positive social circle who knows how to make and keep friends. Vision your child physically competent, capable of meeting and completing physical challenges. Best image yet, think about how relieving it would feel to see your child day in and day out cope with emotional challenges with a positive outlook.