Listening is a skill just like kicking and punching! But listening is hard to do when you're preschool age. Our instructors give easy to understand instructions that help kids learn how to listen in and out of the class!
A coachable kid is a successful kid! From teachers to instructors to parents, children have to be able to discern sage advice when they hear it. And we make it so much fun that they love to practice being coachable
Social Skills like interaction with peers, understanding social cues, working with others in a shared space and more - these are hugely important skills that will help your preschooler thrive!
Little Dragons gives preschool age children important foundations for mental skills like focus - as they get older, they'll have the ability to have sustained patience at will, and they'll benefit from it for life.
Children need a safe, structured place to learn to overcome obstacles in order to build grit and determination. Our Preschool age classes are specifically designed to be a space where you child can learn to overcome any obstacle they face!
A lack of confidence can permeate every aspect of life, so it's vital that children begin to built it as early as possible. Little Dragons will help your child build a rock-solid confidence that they'll carry with them for the rest of their lives.
It's not just kids that love Kids Martial Arts. Once they see the classes, parents love it because it's more than just a fun activity - it's life skills in action!
Kids Martial Arts class times were designed by parents for parents - you're almost guaranteed to find a time that works for your families needs.
Your child will be surrounded by peers striving towards the same goals they are. They'll build friendships and be supported in their journey.
There's literally no better place for your child to learn life skills like Persistence, Determination and Empathy. They'll listen and learn from role-model instructors, and they'll love it!
It's more than amazing ninja moves - it's proprioception, balance, agility and more - physical traits that will remain with and benefit your child for the rest of their lives.
Kids need activities that are engaging and awesome. They *have* to be cooler than video games, TV, phones and other screen oriented activities that simply aren't beneficial. Little Dragons is exactly what they want - here's why:
Kids can see their own strength building after only a few weeks. They love to see their strength grow in real time, working each day on becoming the strongest version of themselves.
Yes, the reality is that every child thinks they're already a ninja! Once they get into class though, they start learning actual, real 'ninja' moves, and they absolutely love feeling like a superhero.
Many parents are new to Institute for American Karate, but almost all kids know how awesome it is to be here. It's a blast, and parents can feel great knowing it's also packed with benefits.
We teach kids because we love it! because we love what we do! That shows through each and everyday, and the joy is infectious. It's the most fun activity available for them, hands down!
Of American children are obese or are at risk for obesity
To help fight and prevent Obesity, kids need to move! The reality though is that our lives aren't setup for movement. With 7+ hour seated school days and busy parent work schedules, it's tough to keep modern kids healthy
Lead sedentary lives
Almost half of Adults are sedentary
More and more it seems inevitable that as kids grow into adults, they slow down and become unhealthy. It doesn't have to be this way, but we have to create healthy movements habits before it's too late.
Our goals for our students are the same as your goals as a parent. Confidence, Self-Esteem, and Healthy Habits for life!
Having a solid foundation of positivity in your child's life is invaluable. You can't control their experiences everywhere, nor would you want to. But at Institute for American Karate, you'll know they'll always be good ones.
At Institute for American Karate, it doesn't matter if your child isn't the best kid on the team; they'll never ride the bench. They'll always know they're valued members of class, and part of the team, each and every day.
Traditional Youth Sports don't work for most kids.
For many families, the emotional cost and lack of real benefits simply isn't worth the effort and time commitment
Little Dragons is the perfect solution
All of the benefits of a group sport - teamwork, interaction with peers, learning with a group, but with all of the advantages of an individual activity
We regularly survey our parents to be sure we're offering the best program possible. Here's a sample of the real feedback we get regularly:
Great place! Great Sensei! Great folks as well. My son loves going here. I Don't have to ask him twice to get ready for Karate practice. Keep up the great work y'all!
My son has recently started here, and he enjoys it so much. The Owner of this place is a great guy who teaches the children and doesn't stop until they know what they are doing. Awesome place to sign your kids up.
Take advantage or our no-strings attached trial offer. You'll see for yourself just how amazing your child could be.
Institute for American Karate is the favorite choice of Shelbyville families for their childrens' and teens' physical, mental and emotional development Plus there’s no better facility for adults to improve their physical health and mental wellness. Schedule a trial today!