Arts for Children
incorporates the discipline and skills of a traditional martial arts school,
but in a unique and fun manner for our students. The physical benefits are
profound, as children practice kicking, punching, blocking, yelling,
stretching, running and jumping during each class.
In addition, our students develop in Body, Mind and Spirit as they are
introduced to our Tenets of Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance,
Self-Control and Indomitable Spirit. The program is progressive, using belt
ranking promotions as a strong motivator. As children get older, their
training becomes more serious and intense, as they prepare themselves for
consideration in participating in our Adults Martial Arts program!
Cardio kickboxing is a
combination of boxing and kickboxing workouts inspired by martial arts and
fitness training. This intense, total-body workout can improve strength,
aerobic fitness, flexibility, coordination, and balance. The American
Council on Exercise (ACE), which evaluates exercise products and programs,
notes that, during a one-hour kickboxing workout, you can burn from 500 to
800 calories, which is up to twice the calories you burn during a one-hour
In an atmosphere of support, students learn to
de-escalate or escape potentially violent situations through assertiveness,
confrontation and self-defense techniques. Students will learn boundary
assertion skills, physical defenses against grabs, bear hugs, pinned
situations, and other types of assault. Class format includes discussions,
physical training, and information about support services.
Martial Arts for Adults
For adults, martial arts classes provide a
fun and challenging exercise routine and offer a great alternative to
traditional gym workouts. Our classes build strength, endurance, flexibility
and coordination, and foster an overall sense of well-being.
Regardless of whether you want to become a competitive athlete, learn self-defense
techniques or simply become more physically fit, this program will help
you achieve your goal. You develop increased endurance and muscle tone,
improve balance, quicker reflexes, and most importantly, a greater
sense of well-being.
Keep in mind that no previous experience is required. And if you
do have some experience in martial arts, this program is a great place
to rediscover the many benefits of martial arts training.
you are a current WSAMA student, parent, grandparent, brother, sister or
friend, if you are interested in building a better body, join us for our
four-week Fitness Challenge.