Kids, just like us adults, have a "best way" to learn.  What factors shape that best way?  How do we apply modern concepts to teach a 5 or 6 year old child in one of our programs, in order to guide them to be their best?

Life Martial Arts Center approaches teaching martial arts in such a way that children grow to their greatest potential in four areas - physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially.

The first obvious factor for a child learning our curriculum is for us to teach them based on their age.  We teach skills, and set expectations, that are age-appropriate.

Applying modern teaching concepts to traditional martial arts training for children?  This is where your child's growth is fascinating!  The following is a series of articles that explain how - and why - we do things the way we do.

On the surface, these concepts may seem obvious.  Parents, if you've trained a martial art in the past you might have had a good instructor who figured out and applied some of these concepts.  If you did, even as an adult, then you were lucky!  The benefits of martial arts training can change lives; historical writings recognize this fact.  (The Chinese Shaolin monks come to mind.)  I've seen proper training change lives at every age - children, teens and adults.

It turns out, those really good instructors?  They (we) were applying science to their teaching.  They probably didn't know exactly how it worked but it did.  I was a part of this group until fairly recently.  For years I've watched students grow but couldn't put my finger on exactly why.

Follow this series of articles as I explain what we do to teach the best classes.  We'll get into the science of it, and it is fascinating!


When is it most fascinating?  When it's your child you're watching grow to their greatest potential!  Follow along, I'll offer suggestions for using the concepts at home.  And if you're interested in an activity for you or your child to grow physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially, then reach out to us about our child development classes.

We're passionate about what we train and teach!  We'd love to talk with you about your goals.



BASIC Skillz Martial Arts

Age-Specific Child Development

Ages 5 To 6 Years Old