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Five and six year old students love to be creative and solve problems. At Martial Arts for Life we provide this age group with their own program that targets their stage of development. We have developed a program over the last 25 years that adapts to their social and intellectual curiosity and builds skills that set them up for absolute success. At the same time, our program provides a structured approach to skill-based martial arts training that lays the foundation for progress and growth as these young students mature and graduate into our junior program.
"Martial Arts for Life is fantastic ...provide all of their students with a wonderful learning environment."
"Martial Arts for Life has become such an important part of our family. You will not find better instructors anywhere else and the camaraderie that is fostered in the classes is amazing."
"Our experience at MAFL has truly been amazing ...commands respect while also showing students respect and kindness."
"We couldn't be happier, because HE couldn't be happier. Kids' accomplishments both inside and outside of the dojo are celebrated...."
To better understand all that our Little Champions program offers, it is helpful to break down some of the program's developmental milestones for children ages 5 & 6 years old.
The top social-development milestones include demonstrating good teamwork in competitive situations, showing self-control by not interrupting and having the focus to sit still when necessary.
The top physical-development milestones include demonstrating balance by performing multiple repetitions of kicks without putting the kicking foot down, showing good control while keeping the body in motion and exhibiting better fitness by performing exercises beyond five repetitions.
The top intellectual-development milestones include demonstrating good focus on the task at hand despite the presence of distractions, exhibiting good memory by retaining three commands (eventually more) in the proper order, and demonstrating coordination by performing a variety of strikes and kicks, as well as combinations that use both sides of the body.
The top emotional-development milestones include demonstrating self-discipline by following directions after being told once and not acting silly when performing activities that require leadership, as well as by showing sufficient controlof the mind to work through challenging tasks.
The top cognitive-development milestones include pattern recognition and pattern design. When a child understands how to use pattern recognition techniques, she can comprehend how things are built and how they function. This type of learning helps kids transfer the knowledge from one skill to a different skill or subject. This is one of the most exciting parts of our program as we train our students to apply the skills and thinking processes they are developing in martial arts to their academics, sports, music and other skill-based activities.
Many children over age 7 participate in sports like soccer, basketball and baseball because they're at developmental stages where they have the necessary skills to excel. At the same time children ages 6 and younger tend to struggle because coaches' and parents' expectations are typically very high, which means it not usually fun for the kids. They need a program that's more developmentally appropriate and fun - and that is what our Little Champions program strives to provide.
Contact us TODAY set up your child's first lesson at Martial Arts for Life!
ABOUT MARTIAL ARTS FOR LIFE
We'll work together to increase your youngster's CONFIDENCE, PHYSICAL FITNESS, SELF-DISCIPLINE & PERSONAL PROTECTION SKILLS.
AGE APPROPRIATE CURRICULUM
Your child will participate in a proven, age-appropriate martial arts curriculum that has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding experience.
SAFETY & EFFICACY
Martial Arts for Life is a full-time, professional facility. We pride ourselves on providing a safe, enjoyable experience for ALL of our students. Our proprietary children's curriculum has been designed with your child's safety in mind. In addition, we have a fully padded facility (which is cleaned daily).
RESPECT & COURTESY
Martial Arts techinques are, by nature, designed to injure others when applied. Because of this, our instructor team stresses the importance of respect, courtesy, and restraint. It has been proven time and time again that children who are skilled in martial arts tend to be extremely respectful, considerate, and composed.
PROVEN CONFIDENCE-BUILDING SYSTEM
Our program will increase your child's confidence for two specific reasons: First, every child participates and competes against against her own potential rather than against other students. Second, our program is built on the concept of setting your child up for success by giving her a series of realistic short-term goals that she can attain quickly while keeping her focused on exciting long-term goals.
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Martial Arts for Life is located at 1260 Springfield Ave., New Providence, NJ (The Village Shopping Center). You can reach us at 908.464.2836.
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