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As parents, we all have high hopes and aspirations for our children. But, as parents of kids in the 21st century, we also have concerns, and maybe even fears, about the sorts of challenges and temptations our children will face as they pursue their goals and strive to reach their maximum potential. At PRO Martial Arts, our programs are designed to train our students, regardless of age, to set healthy, appropriate, and productive goals and to pursue them aggressively until they are achieved. Our students are better equipped than their peers to succeed in school, at home, in sports, and in all other activities they may pursue. At PRO Martial Arts, we provide families with more than just the valuable and timeless lessons inherent to martial arts training - we also supply them with the tools necessary to measure a student’s progress and growth. We achieve these dramatic results by focusing on three key areas: personal safety, character education, and health.

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As parents, we all have high hopes and aspirations for our children. But, as parents of kids in the 21st century, we also have concerns, and maybe even fears, about the sorts of challenges and temptations our children will face as they pursue their goals and strive to reach their maximum potential. At PRO Martial Arts, our programs are designed to train our students, regardless of age, to set healthy, appropriate, and productive goals and to pursue them aggressively until they are achieved. Our students are better equipped than their peers to succeed in school, at home, in sports, and in all other activities they may pursue. At PRO Martial Arts, we provide families with more than just the valuable and timeless lessons inherent to martial arts training - we also supply them with the tools necessary to measure a student’s progress and growth. We achieve these dramatic results by focusing on three key areas: personal safety, character education, and health.

Safety: A How-To Guide

What parent today doesn’t worry about the welfare of their children? Cell phones, the internet, texting and all manner of current technologies provide our children with unprecedented opportunities to communicate with peers. They also provide a cloak behind which those with less innocent motives can hide. At PRO Martial Arts, our programs are designed to prepare students to navigate the real world, safely and successfully.

Physical self-defense techniques are an important part of our programs, but they are only one part. PRO Martial Arts’ children’s programs also teach kids like yours to be wise about their surroundings, while simultaneously maintaining the enthusiasm, curiosity, and innocence that is such an important part of a happy and healthy childhood.

The ARMOR® Program – A Super Way to Empower Your Children To Be Safe

The PRO Martial Arts ARMOR® Program is a ground-breaking curriculum aimed at both students and parents to help children stay safe in an increasingly dangerous world. The program is comprised of 12 weekly lessons on Bullying Prevention and 12 separate lessons on Predator Prevention. Every lesson is stand-alone, ensuring students can enter the course at any time. By enrolling your children in the ARMOR® program, they will gain an enhanced ability to assess, avoid, and, if necessary, defend themselves from danger.

In the Bullying Prevention program, we teach students:

  • To recognize bullies and not become their victims
  • To carry themselves with confidence, to set and respect personal boundaries, and to be assertive when seeking help
  • How to use martial arts defensive skills (as a last resort)
  • The characteristics of bullying and red flags to look for
  • How to avoid cyber-bullying

In the Predator Prevention program, we teach students:

  • The real safety issue isn’t just strangers, but STRANGENESS
  • How important it is to listen to their instincts, and why they should always tell a trusted adult how they feel
  • Appropriate versus inappropriate adult behavior
  • Online safety and rules for families to go by
  • The importance of good communication between parents and children, as well as sharing with each other daily

Character: Lessons For A Lifetime

At PRO Martial Arts, it’s all about building character. The centerpiece of PMA’s kids programs is our proprietary character education curriculum. Our Character Education Program and Advanced Leadership Program are designed to use martial arts as a direct delivery vehicle for character education and leadership messages. These interactive programs are designed to provide students with instruction to build character and leadership skills, along with the tools to measure their progress and understanding. These programs are made up of short, informational modules, offered to students before martial arts instruction. The overall goal: Building Character for a Lifetime™.

We believe that character is a cornerstone of success. By teaching our young students the importance of respect, manners, confidence, discipline, and a positive attitude, PRO Martial Arts’ character education program provides them with the understanding needed to identify the right decision and the confidence to make it and stick to it. Students who possess these life skills are better equipped to excel at school, achieve success in sports and the arts, get along with siblings, treat adults appropriately and build healthy and lasting friendships. Our Kids Programs also employ tools that allow us to measure each student’s progress in a variety of important areas. They help us develop a feedback loop that enables us to work hand-in-hand with parents, teachers, and coaches to ensure that students are equipped to reach their fullest potential!

The Benefits of a Healthy Lifestyle

In today’s modern world, it is increasingly difficult to make healthy choices. Many of the 21st century child’s favorite activities, like video games, online interactions (social media, YouTube, etc.), and other computer and video-centric activities are very sedentary. Compounding this reduced level of physical activity are the pressures associated with today’s busy schedules. With little down time, both students and parents often find themselves forced to choose foods for their convenience, rather than their nutritional benefits. At PRO Martial Arts, our students learn the benefits of making a habit of healthy choices. A fit body, good hygiene, proper nutrition, and appropriate rest are all highlighted in our programs, and are presented in ways that make students remember and appreciate the messages. And don’t forget, we ARE a karate school! Our classes provide a great workout without the kids FEELING like they are exercising. The curriculum incorporates a wide variety of karate-specific drills, all of which help sharpen minds, strengthen bodies and build coordination and balance. Mixed in with the karate drills are fitness exercises that make calisthenics fun and interesting. For example, kids hate push-ups, but they love bearwalks! They can’t stand sit-ups, but crab walks are a blast! By employing a little creativity and boundless positive energy, our highly trained instructors will have your child sweating and smiling at the end of class and begging to come back the next day!

Why Choose PMA?

The PRO Martial Arts System is the result of decades of training and teaching experience. It encompasses an exciting and diverse curriculum of martial arts techniques drawn from the Korean arts of Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido.

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