How much does it cost and is it worth the money?
Our primary focus is to teach children “Life Skills.” Because a structure of respect, courtesy and honesty are built into the Martial Arts, children develop the ability to listen, learn, and achieve with a highly regulated environment. Most sports don’t build leadership traits, if you have the necessary skills to perform you’re in the game, if not you’re on the bench. Changing Lives Martial Arts of Branchburg NJ is different, our programs are designed to develop leaders. Each week we teach the children how to develop such traits as confidence, self-discipline, better listening skills, honesty, integrity and much, much more. The classes combine the fun and excitement of martial arts training with weekly mental and philosophical lessons designed to strengthen our children mentally and physically. Currently our school offers a great start program.
Will my child have fun?
Our goal at Changing Lives Martial Arts is to give kids a head start on life. It has been our understanding that parents want the lasting benefits of confidence, respect, self-esteem and self-discipline that martial arts has to offer, however, nobody wants a struggle with the children when it’s time to get ready for class. Our instructors have become leaders in the field of motivating children. It is a required part of our instructor training to take seminars on how to teach children “so they want to learn.” Motivation, excitement and fun are the essential tools we use to increase the learning and performance of our Tiny Tigers and Karate for Kids. We also offer various school events that teach children how to get along better with others, thus creating a spirit of teamwork and a sense of belonging. In recent months our students have met martial arts Legends, had Free Birthday Parties, trained at our Summer Camp Program and much, much more. Not only do our students learn the most they have the most fun too!
Do you have a beginner program?
At Changing Lives Martial Arts, all students are grouped by rank and age. In this way, you will be in a class with students at your age & skill level. We have three levels of skill: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. It is very important that you build a strong foundation regardless of your age. All our new students start in the beginner program to develop confidence in their martial art skills. Our students progress at their own pace. You cannot earn a black belt in a couple of months, it takes time, patience and perseverance. “Excellence takes time.”
How many classes per week should I attend?
We recommend at least two classes per week, plus a certain amount of practice time in between classes as the perfect level of training. This allows the student time to work on material between classes and become proficient before new concepts are introduced.
Will my child learn to be abusive?
Absolutely not! Martial arts is self-defense, not self-offense. Every child is taught our “student creed,” which is a necessary part of learning the philosophy of our school. Students are taught “I will practice to the best of my abilities, and to have courtesy and respect for everyone I meet.” Our creed is a commitment students learn in order to maintain the courtesy and integrity of our Art.
Do I have to be in shape or be flexible before starting the martial arts?
Definitely not, some students come to us in good shape, some others out of shape and most students come to us with limited flexibility.
Are you interested?
Contact us to schedule a visit and see for yourself!