Does your young child
They struggle to maintain control of their movements and may be unintentionally destructive.
They find it difficult to focus on a task or to see it through to the end.
They have a hard time sharing their belongings and getting along with other kids.
Parenting young children is a real challenge.
You must balance their natural inquisitiveness and high energy with trying to teach them the basic skills they need for school and life.
Discipline, sharing, and self-control are all things they need to learn to be successful.
The ideal setting is one that’s got some structure but works with kids at their current developmental level. If they have fun while they’re learning, they’ll be more likely to retain those lessons and learn the skills they need.
Results and growth with every class!
Studying martial arts is ideal for young children. It provides them with an outlet for their energy. But, it also teaches them about respect, discipline, and other core values that will go with them beyond the dojo. Junior martial arts classes teach kids to control their movements and behavior, and they’ll learn social skills and interaction at the same time.
Studying Martial Arts Builds Physical Coordination and Control
Young children who learn martial arts find out quickly that each movement must be intentional. They learn to control their movements to the best of their ability.
They also practice hand-eye coordination and learn about their bodies. That means they’ll be less likely to be unintentionally destructive.
Young Martial Arts Students Learn How to Focus
Getting young kids to pay attention can feel like an impossible task. The structure of our martial arts classes shows kids the importance of focus and teaches them by having them apply it to easily-achievable tasks.
The focus they learn in the dojo is something they’ll take home – and into the classroom. That’s why kids who study martial arts tend to be good students, too.
Martial Arts Helps Kids Learn to Deal with Frustration
Martial arts instruction requires students to pursue goals to earn new belts. Young kids can easily become frustrated when they don’t get what they want, but studying martial arts helps them learn the power of persistence.
The physical activity in our classes also helps kids manage stress and anxiety by allowing them to burn it off in a safe and constructive way.
Kids Who Study Martial Arts Learn Good Sportsmanship
Losing is not anybody’s idea of fun, but we all need to learn how to accept a defeat gracefully and move on. We teach students that losing is part of life – and it’s what you do after you lose that tells people who you are.
Even though martial arts is an individual sport, we cultivate an environment of supportive teamwork where students root for one another.
I have trained with Mr. McLean for the better part of 15 years off and on. I've honestly known him for over half of my life. I have trained in several schools and MMA is the best in all of Mobile. The instructors, from Mr. McLean to his trainees, are very well trained and work very well with kids of all ages. If you're looking for fitness, self defense, discipline or interpersonal skills, for you or your children, this is the school.
Instruction in this school is built on a solid foundation of principles, technique, self-defense and tenets of martial arts. The energy behind the instruction here is contagious! You will be inspired by the total experience which will lead you to a place of yearning improvement across all areas of your life. Instruction is delivered in a non-judgmental and safe environment that is supportive transformational mentally as well as physically. Let Mr McLean bring out the Black Belt in you!
If you are considering training for your your whole family get ready to watch each member flourish as each rank is earned. Instructor - student relationships are a strong predictor of success and Mr. McLean's wholesome leadership, years of experience, and passion driven instruction will facilitate your personal goal attainment! TAKE the Challenge offered in this dojo. One of my students is a 4th Degree because of Mr. McLean's Master Level Leadership. I personally have watched her transform as she is an emergent leader who continues to inspire me. The time and energy invested in this training is absolutely PRICELESS!
We have had my son in classes for three weeks now. I have noticed a drastic difference in my son already. He has been so much more respectful and focused on reaching his goals for class. He has ADHD and we were worried that he just would not be able to focus long enough last through more than 15 minutes of a class. Mr. McLean was true to his word, they work wonders with children like my son. I highly recommend giving them a try!!!!!!
My little one just started a couple of weeks ago and we both love it! I was having problems with him at school about paying attention, following directions and doing homework but just the couple of weeks he's been going is showing progress in school! He knows he cannot go until his homework is done and if he gets any behavior marks in school. So he does his work and gets ready without me even asking! He loves it so much. He just got his second stripe and he's so proud! The staff is so welcoming and nice! The instructors are awesome and so good with kids! The fact that Mr McLean keeps his attention says it all, trust me!! We will be there for many years to come!
My Little boy Ira started weeks ago. I absolutely love Mr. and Mrs. McLean. They are just the nicest people and he is a great instructor. I recently called the other day to see what time they closed so I could drop his $ off for the party Friday. Have you, the weather was bad out that Wednesday. Mrs. McLean answered and told me to bring it in the next day that she didn't want me leaving on the road in such bad weather. Guys, that meant a lot to me. I am so glad they chose to open up in Saraland!
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Yes, it can. We help children learn the importance of emotional control and respect for others. These are lessons that will help them in the classroom, too.
Yes. Even though studying martial arts is an individual pursuit, we teach kids to learn in a collaborative environment with an emphasis on sharing, cooperation, and teamwork.
Yes. Part of martial arts training is teaching kids to be mindful of themselves and their surroundings. They must focus to succeed in class, and once they learn to do it, they’ll be able to do the same thing at school.
Martial arts instruction focuses on hand-eye coordination, control, and strength. As kids learn basic moves and then advance, they learn how to control their bodies and movements.
Yes. It’s common for students to require more than one attempt to earn a new belt. We teach them that trying is the most important thing – and that persistence pays off.
Respect is at the core of everything we do in the dojo. Kids who study martial arts must respect their instructors and fellow students, and we find that they learn to respect parents, teachers, caregivers, and siblings at the same time.
Kids learn how to listen respectfully to others without interruptions.
Our students learn the value of discipline as they pursue clearly-defined goals.
Martial arts instruction teaches kids how to accept defeat and learn from their mistakes.
Martial arts helps kids build core strength, balance, and physical coordination.
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