At our school martial arts is just the beginning of a primary school students experiences, we have high expectations for their growth on all levels, not just physical but mentally as well. We have specific programmes in place to develop their social skills and build strong character using a system of projects that we have developed right here at our school to use exclusively in our programme.
Saying No to Bullying
We also offer cross training in a wide range of related skills and activities, all centred around developing the students full potential across many disciplines both within and outside of martial arts training but all connected by one thing ..... Confidence!
Children in Tournaments Good or Bad - Yes or No
When we stand up in front of your child and say " its wrong to hit another person unless they are trying to hurt you " we actually mean it......
We can’t then say …. “Next Saturday there’s a tournament on etc etc ...” And at the tournament guess what happens? The kid who hits the most kids gets the biggest trophy, patted on the back and told well done!
What’s that all about?
At the end of the day, no matter what you are told or how it's sold to you one child is being rewarded for hitting another child, and that's just not what we're about.
My other major problem with tournaments is often when you join a martial arts school that has tournament focus you're told "It's ok tournaments aren't compulsory"......... but guess who gets all the attention, your child or the ones on the tournament fighting team and how does that effect for your child's confidence.
Instead of chasing trophies by trudging around to tournament after tournament at a huge financial cost to you, long drives or flights, hotels, resturants, equipment (start winning and it can be thousands of dollars and international flights !!) our full focus, 100% of the time, is on age appropriate self defence based martial arts and helping families be happy and healthy.