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My son had his first class today and he cannot wait to come back! Sensei Houston is amazing with his students and the staff is wonderful, also.

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My daughter Kathryn started Karate lessons in March. She loves it! Just in the short time, she has gained more confidence and is making friends. In less than two months she has been promoted to gold belt. We are thankful for this delightfully encouraging school and teachers.

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My son loves it here. He has earned his second belt and wants to continue on. It is well run, clean and professional. All the kids love Mr and Mrs Houston. Manners, respect and discipline are all emphasized. It’s a proper Dojo. I highly recommend KIA!!!

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My daughter began taking Karate and had so much fun that I had to join in! Sensei Houston is patient, kind and a very good instructor. He is great with the kids; encouraging and treating them with respect while instilling respect (for yourself and others) and discipline. Your learning pace as an individual is recognized yet you are still challenged to push a little harder and do a little more to continue to grow. It is a fantastic atmosphere with everyone willing to help out with a positive attitude and lots of affirmation and encouragement. Whether you are a kid or an adult, this is a great community in which to join and participate!

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The Positive Effects of Martial Arts for a Child in School

Grade school can be quite the experience for any child. It is a place where a child not only learns academically but one where a child must learn to socialize and function in the world. Unfortunately, there are a lot of negative experiences that a child may have when going through school. Whatever those experiences may be, it would be a good idea to have a child participate in martial arts classes. Doing so will give them the tools they need to survive the school experience. The benefits associated with taking martial arts classes are essential for them to be able to have a positive experience in school.

Helps them earn better grades in school

Getting good grades is reflective of a child’s comprehension of the material. But, it is also indicative of their discipline and responsibility traits. Through martial arts, students are to learn the fundamentals of stretch and physical routines. They also learn to become disciplined with practice and keeping up with their cleanliness of uniforms. Children learn how to be punctual and can focus their daily thoughts on the tasks at hand. Thus, being able to exhibit these positive traits will translate to better grades as schooling requires the proficiency of these characteristics.

Gives them the confidence to stand up to bullies

Bullying is a very prominent and unfortunate experience that many children will either witness or become victims of in their lifetimes. Being a part of martial arts can give children the strength and confidence that they need to stand up to these negative individuals. Not only will they learn about self-defense strategies, they will be able to feel assertive and courageous. Possessing self-confidence is the number one way for a child to be able to stand up for him/herself in any threatening situation. Through martial arts, they will learn that not all conflicts have to be physical. They will possess the mature mindset to tackle any conflict with assurance and pride.

Gives them the ability to make friends

Having friends and keeping them can be the big difference between a positive and negative school experience for children. They will latch onto people who share common interests with them and feel devastated when those relationships disappear. However, for children who regularly practice martial arts, they have a different capacity to make and keep friends in their circle. Besides making friends in the martial arts classes themselves, children are able to easily socialize and collaborate with other students at school. They instill a lot of the same discipline and traits they learn from martial arts in their everyday lives. For instance, they may be first to

initiate a conversation with quiet students because they feel confident in themselves to do so.

Being a part of something special such as martial arts can be greatly impactful for children. Especially when it comes to school, children can gain invaluable skills and behaviors that will allow them to have more successful experiences in social settings. Although school is meant to teach them about a variety of things, having martial arts as a supplement can significantly affect the way they approach schooling and their overall experiences.