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Zach Murphy reviewed Denda Academy of Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

My two boys have been at Denda for a year and a half now and I have to say they are simply amazing. Your kids can learn to punch and kick anywhere, but if you want them to learn self confidence, respect, responsibility, and so much more Denda is where you want them.

It has been a privilege to watch my boys grow up under the guidance of the amazing staff at Denda Academy. They have become a part of our family and I couldn't imagine life without them.

Lauren Mangum reviewed Denda Academy of Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Denda has such a unique and exciting atmosphere for learning!! My son Max has been coming here for the last 5 months and absolutely loves it! It's given him a wonderful opportunity to grow socially, mentally, athletically, and encourages him to be responsible and accountable for his actions. He leaves excited to move and play more at home too! The instructors are very motivating, give instructions in a constructive and positive way, and have so much energy! More people need to take advantage of their awesome learning environment!

Michelle Fogg reviewed Denda Academy of Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Denda Academy is a quality school that not only teaches martial arts but also life and character skills that will last far beyond class time. Instructors are excellent, fair, and truly love to teach and mentor the student. The academy is run proficiently and maintains order and discipline. Master and Mrs. Dutson are caring and involved in all aspects of the academy...their generous contributions to the students and the community at large are invaluable and absolutely "Best of State"!

Leslie Anne Wadsworth reviewed Denda Academy of Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

We love Denda! My young daughters have learned so much from all of the instructors and are allowed to progress at their own pace. Their confidence, strength and dedication has grown by leaps and bounds over the last two years! Thank you Denda for teaching kids how to stand tall, stay safe and be leaders.

NaTasha Sparks Sliwoski reviewed Denda Academy of Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Denda Academy has been a really great experience for my kids. Not only are they learning and growing, but they feel important to the instructors, even Master Dutson, who is a busy guy! There are even opportunities for older kids to be leaders, and this has had a huge, positive impact on my daughter.

Heather Olson reviewed Denda Academy of Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Such a great place for my son! He's learned great discipline. He looks forward to going to karate every day! Helps him work in his strength. He's made friends. The teachers are wonderful! They know how to work with kids so good! And the staff is always friendly.

Colby Dunford Su reviewed Denda Academy of Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

In my opinion the most incredible thing you can teach a child is to work hard, give 100 percent, and don’t give up when things get tough. If they learn that there is nothing they can’t go for. At Denda I see the instructors teach this at every lesson. Yes my boys are learning martial arts skills. But more then that they are learning life skills.

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Learning Martial Arts Teaches Young Kids Life Skills While They Have Fun

Young children are curious and active – and they sometimes have difficulty learning to control their bodies and their behavior. They crave structure and thrive in an environment that’s supportive, educational, and fun.

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Does your young child

struggle with these things?

They struggle to maintain control of their movements and may be unintentionally destructive.

They find it difficult to focus on a task or to see it through to the end.

They have a hard time sharing their belongings and getting along with other kids.

Parenting young children is a real challenge.

You must balance their natural inquisitiveness and high energy with trying to teach them the basic skills they need for school and life.

Discipline, sharing, and self-control are all things they need to learn to be successful.

The ideal setting is one that’s got some structure but works with kids at their current developmental level. If they have fun while they’re learning, they’ll be more likely to retain those lessons and learn the skills they need.

Results and growth with every class!

Studying martial arts is ideal for young children. It provides them with an outlet for their energy. But, it also teaches them about respect, discipline, and other core values that will go with them beyond the dojo. Junior martial arts classes teach kids to control their movements and behavior, and they’ll learn social skills and interaction at the same time.

Studying Martial Arts Builds Physical Coordination and Control

Young children who learn martial arts find out quickly that each movement must be intentional. They learn to control their movements to the best of their ability.

They also practice hand-eye coordination and learn about their bodies. That means they’ll be less likely to be unintentionally destructive.

Young Martial Arts Students Learn How to Focus

Getting young kids to pay attention can feel like an impossible task. The structure of our martial arts classes shows kids the importance of focus and teaches them by having them apply it to easily-achievable tasks.

The focus they learn in the dojo is something they’ll take home – and into the classroom. That’s why kids who study martial arts tend to be good students, too.

Martial Arts Helps Kids Learn to Deal with Frustration

Martial arts instruction requires students to pursue goals to earn new belts. Young kids can easily become frustrated when they don’t get what they want, but studying martial arts helps them learn the power of persistence.

The physical activity in our classes also helps kids manage stress and anxiety by allowing them to burn it off in a safe and constructive way.

Kids Who Study Martial Arts Learn Good Sportsmanship

Losing is not anybody’s idea of fun, but we all need to learn how to accept a defeat gracefully and move on. We teach students that losing is part of life – and it’s what you do after you lose that tells people who you are.

Even though martial arts is an individual sport, we cultivate an environment of supportive teamwork where students root for one another.

Denda has such a unique and exciting atmosphere for learning!! My son Max has been coming here for the last 5 months and absolutely loves it! It's given him a wonderful opportunity to grow socially, mentally, athletically, and encourages him to be responsible and accountable for his actions. He leaves excited to move and play more at home too! The instructors are very motivating, give instructions in a constructive and positive way, and have so much energy! More people need to take advantage of their awesome learning environment!

Lauren Mangum

Denda Academy has been a really great experience for my kids. Not only are they learning and growing, but they feel important to the instructors, even Master Dutson, who is a busy guy! There are even opportunities for older kids to be leaders, and this has had a huge, positive impact on my daughter.

NaTasha Sparks Sliwoski

We love Denda! My young daughters have learned so much from all of the instructors and are allowed to progress at their own pace. Their confidence, strength and dedication has grown by leaps and bounds over the last two years! Thank you Denda for teaching kids how to stand tall, stay safe and be leaders.

Leslie Anne Wadsworth

In my opinion the most incredible thing you can teach a child is to work hard, give 100 percent, and don’t give up when things get tough. If they learn that there is nothing they can’t go for. At Denda I see the instructors teach this at every lesson. Yes my boys are learning martial arts skills. But more then that they are learning life skills.

Colby Dunford Su

Denda Academy is a quality school that not only teaches martial arts but also life and character skills that will last far beyond class time. Instructors are excellent, fair, and truly love to teach and mentor the student. The academy is run proficiently and maintains order and discipline. Master and Mrs. Dutson are caring and involved in all aspects of the academy...their generous contributions to the students and the community at large are invaluable and absolutely "Best of State"!

Michelle Fogg

My two boys have been at Denda for a year and a half now and I have to say they are simply amazing. Your kids can learn to punch and kick anywhere, but if you want them to learn self confidence, respect, responsibility, and so much more Denda is where you want them.

It has been a privilege to watch my boys grow up under the guidance of the amazing staff at Denda Academy. They have become a part of our family and I couldn't imagine life without them.

Zach Murphy

Such a great place for my son! He's learned great discipline. He looks forward to going to karate every day! Helps him work in his strength. He's made friends. The teachers are wonderful! They know how to work with kids so good! And the staff is always friendly.

Heather Olson
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FAQs

My child still has temper tantrums and I’m worried about how they’ll behave in school. Can studying martial arts help?

Yes, it can. We help children learn the importance of emotional control and respect for others. These are lessons that will help them in the classroom, too.

Will studying martial arts help my child learn how to interact with others and share?

Yes. Even though studying martial arts is an individual pursuit, we teach kids to learn in a collaborative environment with an emphasis on sharing, cooperation, and teamwork.

My child zones out in class and misses important instructions. Can taking martial arts classes help them do a better job of focusing?

Yes. Part of martial arts training is teaching kids to be mindful of themselves and their surroundings. They must focus to succeed in class, and once they learn to do it, they’ll be able to do the same thing at school.

My child is out of control physically, and can be very destructive. How will studying martial arts help?

Martial arts instruction focuses on hand-eye coordination, control, and strength. As kids learn basic moves and then advance, they learn how to control their bodies and movements.

My child gives up easily when frustrated. I want them to learn persistence. Can your classes help?

Yes. It’s common for students to require more than one attempt to earn a new belt. We teach them that trying is the most important thing – and that persistence pays off.

My child is disrespectful to me and to other caregivers. How can studying martial arts change that?

Respect is at the core of everything we do in the dojo. Kids who study martial arts must respect their instructors and fellow students, and we find that they learn to respect parents, teachers, caregivers, and siblings at the same time.

More Benefits

Kids learn how to listen respectfully to others without interruptions.

Our students learn the value of discipline as they pursue clearly-defined goals.

Martial arts instruction teaches kids how to accept defeat and learn from their mistakes.

Martial arts helps kids build core strength, balance, and physical coordination.

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