Forging Your Path
As teenagers and young adults, we spend time trying to figure out our paths. Family, friends, school, sports – everything we do helps us to define who we are now and what we want to be later in life. But figuring that out is hard, and life throws us many challenges. Studying the martial arts can give you skills to overcome those challenges while helping you define who you want to be.
Yes, our classes will teach you kung fu and self-defense. But that’s only for starters. Our classes for teens are designed to help you gain confidence, increase your focus and discipline, and foster the strength of character of exceptional leaders. These skills will help keep you centered as your life’s journey takes its twists and turns.
Studying the martial arts demonstrates your tenacity and strength of character, qualities that colleges, universities, employers, and your loved ones will recognize and appreciate as markers of your achievement and ability to succeed. As you seek your path in life, we’ll help you build a strong foundation of physical and mental skills that allow you to grow, adapt, and lead wherever you go.
“Martial arts has taught me discipline and respect. Without martial arts I would not be the person I am today. Martial arts has taught me how to handle situations and how to deal with things that I am not comfortable with.”
— Nikhil S. (age 14)
Yes, martial arts can be for young children! Our tigers classes provide the high-energy fun and life skills kids need for their early elementary school years. Each class starts with basics and exercises based on the Shaolin Five Animal system, and moves into action-packed drills that develop each student’s skills.
The values of self control, self discipline, patience, respect, and honesty are introduced into the fabric of every class, helping each child to learn the confidence they will need to become successful in school and in life.
For kids in elementary and pre-middle school, our dragons class is a fast-paced and action-packed session of martial foundations, self defense, and fun, with just a little bit of good natured intensity and competition built in.
Students learn more about the values of self control, self discipline, patience, respect, and honesty, while developing solid physical and self-defense skills. Students learn conflict resolution, improve the ability to follow directions, think and act independently, and take risks with confidence.