Children's Classes

CLASSES FOR CHILDREN

Bay Area Martial Arts Academy has years of experience teaching children. We strive to develop personal safety, self discipline, confidence, and improved athletic ability. Our program begins with Tang Soo Do, a Korean form of karate. It is known for its powerful hand strikes, blocks, and high kicks. Children eventually progress to Hapkido, a more advanced form of martial arts.  Increasing level of fitness is also stressed in our children's program.

HOW CAN MARTIAL ARTS BENEFIT CHILDREN?

Parents are frequently concerned about martial arts training encouraging violent or aggressive behavior in their children. The opposite has proven to be true. Children involved in martial arts develop more self-discipline and self conficence which lessens the need for them to "prove" themselves physically. Martial arts training also provides a well rounded workout, developing strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness. Mental benefits include improved concentration, with more focused work and study habits.