Our blended Karate program is so Much More than Teaching Kids How to Kick!
Our children's programs are the heart of our school. Our students gain a sense of individual accomplishment often lacking in team sports. Through our partner exercises they build a team spirit. At Mormando Martial Arts we aim to teach more than just kicking and punching skills. We want to give each student necessary skills for real life and develop him or her into a more complete person. Our students improve their poise, confidence and discipline that often carries into their home life and school work. Plus, they are having fun and meeting new friends. Our program for younger children is a great introduction into the world of martial arts as well as a fun way to develop motor skills.
But Why Martial Arts?
It's About Your Child's Development
At Mormando Martial Arts & Kickboxing, we believe that the martial arts are not only fun, but an invaluable tool to equip kids with a strong character and life-long skills. It's been proven that the martial arts help kids develop a healthy self-esteem. Children start out life as being fully dependent on their parents and must eventually learn about their own abilities and potential in relation to the world around them. The martial arts environment gives kids an opportunity to see themselves as the unique individual they are. Setting and reaching physical goals, whether it be learning a new technique or moving up a level, will help build confidence and a self-worth that will positively translate into other areas of their lives.
Of course, that self-confidence also comes when a child feels like he is able to defend himself, which can give mom and dad peace of mind as well. Our Mormando Martial Arts & Kickboxing family is concerned about the growing trend of bullying and wants to do everything in our grasp to give kids the tools they need to protect themselves.
However, bullying is not the only stress placed on kids today. Pressures to excel in school and in relationships can be difficult to process for kids that haven't yet developed the social or coping skills to work through these growing pains. At Mormando Martial Arts & Kickboxing our martial arts classes provide children with safe and healthy techniques to process and resolve stress and anger.
Between school, media influences and the growing social network on the internet, there are a lot of outside sources that can confuse the messages that kids get from their parents. Unfortunately, ideals like self-control and respect are not as popular in our kids' circles as we parents would like them to be. Our classes provide another place that can positively reinforce the strong, core values parents are teaching at home.
It's Also About Fun and Community
Our classes give kids the opportunity to learn and cultivate their social skills through making new friends and being part of a community. We at Mormando Martial Arts & Kickboxing want to provide kids and their families with an experience that goes way beyond an hour of martial arts training. That's why we offer year-round activities for families to connect with each other.
Connect with other students through:
- Movie Nights
- Buddy Nights
- Parent's Night Out
- Tournaments and Fun Challenges
- Holiday Parties
As a Partner in Education with the NYC Board of Education's Open Doors Program, Grandmaster Mormando spoke at many elementary schools about street violence with the message that kids who study self-defense gain discipline and self-confidence while learning that they don't have to resort to violence to settle disputes.
JUNIOR PROGRAM (Ages 6 - 12) One hour session, twice weekly
PEE WEE PROGRAM (Ages 3 - 6) 30 minute session, twice weekly
Give us call at 718-677-9704 for more information on how our karate programs are Great for Kids!!