What are considerations for our Family?
As a new student, you and your family should look at our program and evaluate if Dynamic Martial Arts provides something that, as a family, fits into your philosophical values. Is it something that is supportive of what you are trying to accomplish as a family?
How can I be sure my child will stay motivated?
The nice thing about martial arts, unlike a team activity, is that you are not trying to keep up with any one elses' standards. Each student's ability and growth is evaluated individually. We provide incentives and rewards on an incremental basis, so that each student stays motivated in class. Our curriculum unfolds gradually.
When should we consider setting Black Belt as a goal?
As a new student, it's very important to be thinking about training to Black Belt NOW. You need to get acquainted with the school - learn all you can about the environment and the philosophy of the school. And, get acquainted with the process of classes and curriculum. Whether as an adult or child, every time you're in class you're going to have a lot of fun but the most important thing to remember is that this is a school, just like any other school. If you go to Harvard, it is important to determine early on whether you're going to be going from midterm to midterm, or whether you're going to follow through and get your bachelor's degree or your master's degree. As you enter a school, it's very important to determine why you are there and what you would like the outcome to be. At Dynamic Martial Arts, the program is to become a Black Belt leader. Black Belt is in many ways a metaphor for the outcome; an outcome of confidence, discipline and focus. The outcome is a high level of physical athletic skill, a high level of physical fitness, as well as having the ability to defend yourself if you should ever need to.
How is martial arts different than other sports?
It's important to realize that this is a school, and it's not a recreational activity. Training to Black Beltis a developmental process.
It's fun! Children in our school have a great deal of fun. They're going to get very excited about this and they're most likely going to maintain their excitement level for several years. However it's not like a soccer or baseball league. It's more like elementary school. Parents make a commitment to bring their child to class at least twice a week. The child has a regular class. They're going to have a lot of fun in that class taught by a very well-trained, professionally developed instructor. And through the process, strive to earn a Black Belt.
Does martial arts make kids violent?
Martial arts is about peace, harmony and diplomacy. It teaches children how to AVOID fighting. Our training will help your child with the confidence they need to handle hard situations.
Is martial arts training safe?
We take safety very seriously. Injuries can happen in any activity. We do everything in our power to prevent them. We start our classes with stretches and exercises and learn new content in a controlled environment. Classes are taught by professional instructors as students are shown techniques in a step-by-step manner at their own pace. A thorough stretching routine, matted flooring, and protective safety equipment are all part of our commitment to ensuring student safety. Martial arts is safe and fun for students of all ages and physical abilities.
Is martial arts a good fit for a child who isn't athletic?
Martial arts is a great sport and activity for any type of child. Martial arts teaches kids how to be coordinated, flexible and strong. Children that don't naturally have these qualities develop them, and children who do have these qualities develop them even more. Stretching and calisthenics will improve flexibility and balance. Using techniques on padded targets along with partner work will improve endurance as well as timing, and the different kata (forms) and curriculum requirements will improve strength and muscle tone.
Does martial arts help with children's confidence & self-esteem?
Absolutely! We have seen kids with low self-esteem often come out of their shells. As their skill level increases, they feel more and more confident. We also have a training program where kids can help with lower belts. They feel valued and looked up to by their peers. Martial arts builds a strong sense of confidence, pride, and teamwork.
What's a good age to start martial arts?
Our Lil' Dragons can start as soon as they are 4. Our childrens program starts at age 7, and we also have teen and adult classes! No matter what age you are, you'll fit in here! We have a lot of families who enjoy training together.
Is martial arts for both boys and girls?
You better believe it! We have a good mix of both boys and girls in our classes.
What is the atmosphere like at Dynamic Martial Arts?
We are serious about what we teach, but we also have a lot of fun! Dynamic Martial Arts is a great place to be around positive people and good role models. Our students have fun and progress at an exciting rate.