Kids Programs

 

Boxing (9 – 13), Kenpo Karate (7 and up), Fortress Fighting (13 and up), and Kali/JKD (13 and up).

Our kids programs are set up based upon age so children can get the most out of the program.  Very young children are still learning basic balance and movement skills but they need the ability to have more freedom in the way they learn. kids2

Boxing, ages 9 – 13, our boxing program will instill discipline and a solid fitness base for your child.  The program is designed to keep them moving and in shape.  For those families who are looking for an avenue towards competition, Coach Manny is a certified boxing coach for the amateur circuit and will work with your kids to compete in Boxing and MMA if that is your goal.

Kenpo Karate, ages 7 and up, continues the journey into balance and movement and adds the elements of striking, kicks and punches.  Karate requires a bit more focus so this is why the recommended starting age is higher.  Kenpo Karate also better reflects how children will interact at this age as well.  We are not saying we want our children to fight, but at this age they are likely to encounter someone who will try to hit them.  Kenpo Karate is a great way to learn to stop the strike and find their way out of the situation and is a blended system meaning it has aspects of many arts in its teachings.

Fortress Fighting, ages 13 and up, will continue the developmental journey by adding an understanding of blended energy and joint locks/manipulations.  Fortress Fighting requires a very high level of control and focus as we utilize joint locks/manipulations.  Fortress Fighting is also a blended system pulling in from many other concepts and systems and has a focus on ground fighting as well.

KALI and JKD, for kids ages 13 and up.  Kali is a Filipino martial art with a focus on stick and knife work. This system is very dynamic and helps instill motor skills and confidence.  The JKD is the Bruce Lee system taught through Bruce Lee’s Jun Fan Gung Fu, an adaptation of Wing Chun.  Both programs are taught from the Inosanto approach (Guru Dan Inosanto is 1 of Bruce Lee’s original students from LA).  The Kali and JKD are blended with many other systems for a dynamic learning experience.

All of these programs can be pursued through adult hood.  A child does not have to move from one style to another due to age.  However, for those children who “outgrow” certain passions, we have another option for them and the rest of the family.