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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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Kids Martial Arts Myths

Why Now is the Right Time to Enroll Your Child in a Martial Arts Program

If you’ve been considering martial arts as a viable after school option for your child, we’re going to make the case for jumping into our program today. Many parents have misconceptions when it comes to martial arts that we want to clear up, as well as highlight the incomparable benefits that will help your child both physically and mentally today.

First, let’s look at those myths that might be holding you back:

Myth #1: It’s Dangerous

Sure, the martial arts you’ve seen acted out in movies with harnesses and CGI effects appear dangerous. We are not training ninjas; we are administering the ancient and disciplined practice of martial arts in a controlled setting. We have professionally certified instructors that work with your child every step of the way. Safety is our number one priority; we guarantee it.

Myth #2: It’s Violent

In fact, football, lacrosse, and basketball are ten-times more violent than martial arts. Your child will never be in hand-to-hand combat that could result in collision injuries and concussions. Quite the contrary, they will be working as a solo entity as they build up their discipline and skill, advancing through each level.

Myth #3: It’s Lonely

Each child is part of a class that advances at the same time. Although they are on an individual journey as far as their skills are concerned, they are placed in a social setting the entire time. They will learn about respect for their elders, their bodies, and their peers, providing the same socialization that comes with a team sport.

Now that we’ve got those cleared up, we’re going to quickly cover some of the indisputable benefits of practicing martial arts regularly:

  • Respect: The foundational principle of martial arts is respect for the masters that come before you, and respect for your body. You only get one! Therefore, your child will learn about respect in a deep and meaningful way.
  • Interactive Activity: Lest we forget, martial arts is a great way to get your kid moving and ensure they are working out their muscles in a beneficial way.
  • Fun: We don’t create this tense and serious environment at Mastery Martial Arts. We ensure it’s fun and engaging for your child so that they love it by the end of the day.
  • Challenging: For the children that are competitive and want to push their boundaries, we add in challenges that will really help every single child reach their true potential. 
  • Guaranteed Practice: No more sitting the bench; our instructors work personally with every child to help them advance at their own pace.

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