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Shonnon Schey reviewed Bay Area Martial Arts
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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!

Christina Chandler reviewed 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.

Leah Martin reviewed Bay Area Martial Arts
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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.

Kelly Correll Brown reviewed Bay Area Martial Arts
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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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5 Skills Martial arts teaches children

5 Skills Martial Arts Teaches Children

Sure, TV shows and movies have painted martial arts to be this kind of death-defying art mastered by villains, heroes, and some of the most daring people in the world. If practiced for an entire lifetime, the potential of martial arts is enormous. But, the practical side effects of taking part in a martial arts program are much less stated – instead, this kind of kid’s program can change your child’s life for the better.

As a safe, disciplined, and multi-faceted mental and physical activity, martial arts can completely transform any child or teen.

Here’s how.

  1. Respect: The entire practice of martial arts is based on respect. Children are taught to respect the masters who came before them, as well as their peers and their individual bodies as they explore the different martial arts exercises. Since all quality martial arts programs focus on consistency, our instructors ensure a base-level of respect every single step of the way.
  1. Personal Leadership: Although some people were born to be leaders, every single person out there can possess a certain extent of leadership in themselves. Leadership is a value, a personal quality, and skill that can be obtained. With martial arts, students are encouraged to help lower-level students reach their goals. Along the way, older students learn leadership skills and collaborative qualities that they will use the rest of their lives.
  1. Courage & Bravery: The very Korean name for martial arts denotes that the entire practice is one of courage and bravery. The act of martial arts is channeling one’s fear to conquer the challenge ahead of them with calculated skill. Through each level advancement, students will gain even more courage to continue progressing and achieving milestones. Once they overcome that first obstacle, they’ll realize they are brave enough to conquer everything life throws their way.
  1. Self-Confidence: It’s no secret that kids are lacking in confidence today more than ever. With the rise of technology, cyber-bullying, and a lack of play, kids don’t feel a confidence in their everyday activities. With something like martial arts, each time a

    Building a child’s confidence to handle life’s challenges.

    student advances, they will feel a personal confidence that they can achieve and attain any goal ahead of them. This kind of confidence will help them perform better in school, stand up to bullies, and make friends outside of martial arts.

  1. Focus: Children are by nature, unfocused. They are still developing, both mentally and physically, which is why they can be easily distracted. However, there is no harm in teaching the skill of focus to children. By placing more emphasis on focused physical and mental activities in the martial arts program, kids will learn that they can achieve anything they want if they put their undivided attention to it.

Bay Area Martial Arts

We provide more than an after-school program for your kids – we provide a solace where they can develop discipline, leadership, focus, self-confidence, courage, respect, and bravery.

What’s more valuable than that?