OUR JUNIORS PROGRAM
What others say about our Juniors Programs:
- "Such a great family to be a part of! The teachers at PSMA are knowledgeable, patient, and generally great people. My kids love coming here and have learned so much more than Martial Arts! Well worth the drive if you aren't local! - Melinda St Cyr
- "PSMA is AWESOME!! My girls have been going here for a few years now and always get to the dojo smiling and leave with a bigger smile. The look foward to the school vaca camps every year!! Thanks for allowing us to become part of such an amazing family!" - Sarah Sockalexis
We are very concerned with the well being and education of our children. Our unique children's program uses interesting, enjoyable methods to keep the student's attention and teach our young students skills that they can use for life. We promote non-violent resolutions to conflict.
We are one of the ONLY schools in the area which specializes in the science of Neuroplasticity (how the brain and neurons form} and the Stages of Development for Age Groups (also known as PIES. Physical, intellectual, emotional and social). We use a worldwide accredited program called SKILLZ, created by Melody Johnson, who is a recognized child development expert.
More than any other activity, Martial Arts gives children the chance to explore their innate abilities as they increase in strength, flexibility, endurance, balance, and harmony. Physical skills act as a foundation for the development of value skills, both mental and spiritual.
Students will learn to move outside of their comfort zone, to take on more difficult Martial Arts moves and skills. Watch as your child develops the skills to open any door life has to offer.
They learn to make eye contact with teachers (and not just in the dojo), engage their bodies in a way that brings about involvement and using their minds to listen and learn. They pay greater attention to what each teacher says. They'll learn what's needed, along with the skill to "zero in" on critical tasks at hand. Normal, yet time-wasting, childhood distractions won't get in the way
They'll will learn to refuse to give in to negative peer pressure, control their physical and emotional bodies and they'll gain a deeper respect for rules, why they are necessary and how they apply in all areas.
Inspiring Role-Model Teachers
All of this couldn't happen unless we had the very best teachers. To make sure we have the very best, each of our teachers have years of experience in our system and has been thoroughly trained in positive teaching methods.
Through the PSMA method of martial arts instruction, your children will learn philosophy and customs to build strong relationships based on friendship and mutual respect. "To get respect one must first give respect"
Our students learn to develop self-control, self-motivation and perseverance through martial arts discipline.
Setting goals is the "road map" of life. On the road towards a Black Belt, the PSMA's student gains the experience and motivation for success by earning progressively higher belt ranks. Success is the reward for goal setting.
And of course they will learn effective and powerful self-defense skills, (after all, we are a Martial Arts School), as well as the fundamental attitudes appropriate to those tools. The basic attitudes of a successful martial artist, and a successful person, are confidence, respect, discipline, goal setting and effective leadership.
Studies have shown that...
- Children who learn self-defense become more assertive and less aggressive.
- Children who know how to defend themselves usually don't have to, because they carry themselves in a more confident manner, and confidence alone is a deterrent to bullies
- When you combine Self-Discipline + Self-Defense, you get:
Being Self-confident means - your child believing in himself / herself. This is easy to do when your child has the self-discipline to achieve goals. The self-defense skills to back him / her up so he / she doesn't have to feel intimidated to stand up for what he / she believes.
Healthy Body - Healthy Mind
Television, Soft drinks, Video Games, and Fast Food, these are just a few of the challenges children face today. Combine these with a decrease in school gym classes, it's easy to see why weight problems and obesity among children have more than doubled in our country in the last twenty years.
We help children develop a healthy mind and body, so they have the energy and fitness to face life's challenges, and succeed.
If this sounds like serious stuff, don't worry! Our children's classes are taught in a safe, fun and exciting environment, where students are not compared to each other, but rather progress at their own pace. The competition is "from oneself to oneself".
It's easy! Take our 2 FREE Class Trial. Have your son or daughter try our Trial Program. Our tuition for our programs ranges from $139 to $159 per month, depending upon the program and plan selected.