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HELP IN ONE OF THESE AREAS?
They make hasty, poorly-considered decisions and need to have better judgment.
They’re being bullied at school – or they’re the one doing the bullying. They don’t get enough exercise or need to lose weight.
They have low self-esteem and seem to be down all the time. They give up when things get difficult and fail to meet their goals.
RAISING A TEENAGER REQUIRES PERSISTENCE & PATIENCE
It can test your sanity even at the best of times. Yet, you want the best for your teenager. You want them to have the tools they need to succeed now and later in life – and you’d like that to happen without having to pull out all your hair in the process. Getting them to do anything you want them to do can feel utterly impossible, and you’re not sure where to start.
Studying martial arts helps kids learn how to overcome their problems and learn important lessons – the kind of lessons that will follow them to your home, to the classroom, and for the rest of their lives.
YOUR TEEN WILL GROW WITH EVERY CLASS!
Teenagers who study martial arts learn the benefits of self-control and discipline with every lesson. Our classes emphasize core values like discipline, respect, and persistence. Students learn that the way they treat others – in and out of the dojo – reflects on them as people and affects their ability to achieve their goals.
LEARN THE VALUE OF RESPECTING THEMSELVES & OTHERS
Teens sometimes seem to be all attitude and no respect – in fact, it can seem like they go out of the way to respect all authority figures.
In our martial arts school, respect is a core discipline. Students must treat their instructor and fellow students with respect at all times.
Ultimately, teens who study martial arts learn that when they respect themselves, others will respect them, too.
JUDGMENT IS AN ESSENTIAL SKILL IN MARTIAL ARTS
Whether they’re in a martial arts class or in a competition, the difference between a good performance and a poor one often comes down to judgment.
Students learn how to make judgments on the fly using the information they have on hand in conjunction with their training.
They also learn how to differentiate between good instincts and bad ones – and to use that information to make judgments.
GET YOUR KIDS OFF THE COUCH AND INTO MARTIAL ARTS
It might seem like your teenager would happily spend all day sitting on the couch playing video games or posting on social media.
The electronics epidemic might be a good thing in many ways, but teenagers still need physical activity to stay fit and healthy.
Martial arts classes provide teens with challenging workouts in a fun, social setting that rivals any video game.
HOW TO SET (AND ACHIEVE) GOALS
Teens sometimes seem not to care about setting goals either in the short-term or the long-term.
The study of martial arts requires them to pursue goals on a regular basis. Each skill they learn, and each belt they earn, represents a goal that they have achieved.
Goal-setting in this way provides teens with the tools they need to set achievable goals in school, at home, and in life.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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”!
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.
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.
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Yes. Respect is a core value in our martial arts school, and all students learn to respect their instructors, fellow students, and their parents.
Teens who study martial arts learn to carry themselves with strength and confidence, and that makes them less likely to be targeted by bullies. They also learn how to defend themselves if necessary.
Yes. Martial arts classes require teens to learn and then apply lessons to decisions in real time in our martial arts school. That’s a skill that they will carry with them everywhere they go.
They might – but martial arts classes are fun and social, and kids also see them as cool. We’re used to a little resistance, but we also know how to get teens interested in what we teach, and keep them interested.
We teach teenagers the value of respect, discipline, and judgment, and they learn that knee-jerk decisions are often not the right ones.
Teens who want to excel in martial arts must make a commitment to continued study. We can’t guarantee that your teen will stick to it, but we can tell you that our instructors encourage persistence and teach teens that they can’t achieve their goals if they give up.
Bad attitudes are not tolerated in our martial arts school, and kids learn that respect is a requirement in life.
Teens learn that carelessness can be costly.
Martial arts classes build strength.
Martial arts classes help teens build and tone their muscles.
Teens who work out feel good about themselves.
Kids who feel strong and powerful on the outside feel good on the inside, too.
Control and thoughtful decision-making are essential in martial arts.
As teens learn moves, they also must learn to make decisions about when to use them.
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