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I signed my kindergartener daughter in the six-week promotion to see if she would enjoy martial arts. I knew after her first class that this was going to be truly enriching for her, and she loves going to her classes.
I love that the classes are age specific- and you can see how the teaching styles are geared towards each age group. As explained by Sensei Adrian in our assessment- four-year-olds and seven-year-olds are capable of different things at different times. Having them in age-appropriate classes will help them succeed because they are with their peers.
The instructors are firm but fair, and are amazing with a large group of kids. They don't coddle anyone, they have the same expectations of everyone.
I'm proud of how my daughter has taken to BAMA in such a short time. She has gotten stronger and already shows more self discipline (as much as can be expected from a five-year-old)!
My husband and I are so happy that we found Bay Area Martial Arts!

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My son just started and I already can see the difference in him. Thank you. This place is GREAT! You all should see if your child or children like it.

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My 13 year old son started at the dojo when he was 5 and my 9 year old daughter started when she was 3. Bringing them here has turned out to be one of the best decisions that my husband and I made for our children. The amount of focus and discipline that they have learned through martial arts has encompassed all parts of their lives. Both are excellent students and know how to stick up for themselves. My daughter will not think twice about being an ally for someone else. I am blown away by their self confidence. They have learned that you can succeed at anything you put your mind to with hard work and perseverance.

While learning the skills of working hard and self esteem, students get a great work out and have fun with Sifu Adrian and Sensei Ceci. They create a nurturing environment where children learn skills at their appropriate developmental stage. They have become family and I am forever grateful for all that they have done for my children.

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My 7 year old son started at Bay Area Martial Arts in January of this year. After nearly 6 months I have seen such a change in him both physically and emotionally. My son was always scared of trying new things - like riding a scooter or doing a handstand - because his balance has never been that great. Martial arts has really helped him build confidence and the physical strength to try new things. Respect for yourself, your family, and people in the wider world is something that he is learning and doing. Sensei Adrian, Nate, and Ceci have been so wonderful not just to our son, but to our whole family. They really care about these kids - not just to make them ninjas (because lets face it... what kid doesn't want to be a ninja?!?!), but about helping them be the best version of themselves that they can be. Thanks so much you guys!!!!

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4 Reasons why Marital arts is better than Team Sports!

School-sanctioned team sports can go awry quickly for children today. Yes, it’s good to fit socialization in their schedule, and yes, it’s good to teach them about supporting a team, but in many cases, at what cost? Martial arts teaches respect, discipline, and class socialization as well, except this time, it’s in a controlled setting with professional instructors that will help your child to reach their full potential through consistent and congruent mentoring.

If you’re tired of the public school sports system or the lack of organization in everyday sports programs, here are 4 reasons why martial arts is better for kids than their current sports situation:

Self-Confidence:
School sporting clubs aren’t concerned with your kid’s Self Confidence; these teams are concerned with winning. That means that benching your kid for an entire season is an option, with no regard for their well-being. Kids feel embarrassed and ashamed as they are ridiculed by team member and spectators.

With martial arts, children are treated as solo entities and provided with the necessary support to advance at their selected style of martial arts. With each passing level, they will receive a big confidence boost that they can take with them into everything they do.

Self-Defense:
Although we don’t always want to think about the world today, there’s no doubt it’s a dangerous one. Therefore, teaching self-defense to your child is not a bad idea by any means. Martial arts will teach them techniques they can use to defend themselves verbally and physically if need be, while also training their mental discipline with awareness and respect they can use to constantly survey surroundings. Plus, martial arts training builds up reflexes and response times that are needed to get away.

Mental Discipline:
If you find that your kid is still unruly despite placing them on a soccer team, then it’s time to consider the natural discipline that is part of martial arts. Without going too far into the history of the practice, martial arts is just as much a mental sport as it is a physical sport. The entire structure will teach your child respect for the masters that come before them, as well as patience. They will be able to take this discipline into the classroom and the working environment, and realize a new level of respect for those around them.

Public Recognition:
Every kid wants to be recognized at the end of the day. With each belt advancement, there is a recognition ceremony that highlights the work they have done to advance to this new level. This public recognition will make them feel honored and supported, giving them another confidence boost they probably need to be happy today.

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