All super heroes wear uniforms, but our heroes are special- they are real world Heroes in Training, and their uniform is a martial arts uniform. Heroes in Training is a program that gives your child skills for a lifelong, positive impact on their lives and the lives of others in their community. Created with the input from education and child psychology professionals as a seven-year leadership program through martial arts, Heroes in Training is designed to develop children that grow into young adults with the confidence, focus, and leadership skills to be an example for others to follow.
Kids in our Heroes in Training program are at an important stage in their lives; they are learning to work within the social structures they are a part of, and they are in the early stages of establishing who they are in relation to their friends at school and in the community. Our program is here to help them find their way onto the correct path.
Like any martial arts program, our Heroes learn skills such as balance, coordination, and discipline; but as Heroes in Training, we expect much more of our kids. We’ll work as a team- student, instructor, family, and school teachers- to build a positive influence around your child. Through this team, we’ll help each student learn the value of being a team player, focusing on the task at hand, goal setting, and leadership skills. As role models, we’ll work to set a positive example while teaching them about health, exercise, avoiding drugs, positive vs. negative peer pressure, actions-consequences, and more. And of course, martial arts training wouldn’t be complete without the martial arts. The Heroes in Training program will teach your child to be confident in their abilities to protect themselves, including practice of verbal and physical methods to take control of bullies.
But, a hero isn’t a hero if they only take care of themselves. Through our leadership training, we’ll work to instill a sense of community in each child and teach them to stand up for others who are in trouble. From their first day, students will begin to be assigned tasks that they are responsible for during class. As their training progresses, they will learn to teach others their tasks, take charge of segments of class, work within time limits, and project confidence when in their leadership roles. Together, we’ll watch your Hero in Training grow into a real life super hero.
Some Benefits of Being a Hero in Training…
FOCUS: Whether it be on homework, chores, or problem solving, focus is the base life skill that all others are built on. With focus, many problems can be worked through, and many challenges overcome. Focus is taught through our “Three Rules of Concentration” that carry over into every aspect of your child’s life.
SELF-PROTECTION: Bullies; Strangers; Drugs; Gangs; Unhealthy choices; Peer pressure: all of these can be a danger to kids at different ages. Through reality based personal safety skills and real world life skills, we give kids the knowledge to live a safe, healthy, and positive lifestyle.
CONFIDENCE: The Heroes in Training program builds confidence through practice. Knowing a self defense technique in theory is no good if it is not practiced. Practice builds confidence in what is being learned. The same goes for verbal defense. “Just say no” is a set of hollow words if kids never practice. Part of each child’s hero training is to PRACTICE speaking up for themselves so that they have the confidence to do it in real life.
DISCIPLINE: Teaching a child skills is no good if they don’t develop the discipline to see their training through. Many kids quit projects because they fail to develop the discipline to stick through the tough times. Goal setting is taught through a goal-based system that leads to higher belt rankings, giving kids the skills to gain discipline through proper planning and breaking large projects down into manageable pieces.
LEADERSHIP: One child learning to be focused and disciplined for themselves is a small step. We strive for the larger goal of teaching our Heroes in Training students to use the life skills they learn to help their community and the people in it. Through teamwork training and leadership assignments in class, and practicing life-skills such as attitude, choices, and integrity at home, students learn to become real-life heroes and set examples for others to follow.
To get your child started on a positive path to growth, go to the “Become a Student” page to learn the next steps to joining our school.