Youth Krav Maga Program
Moosehead Lake, Maine
Our Youth Program curriculum is diverse. In addition to teaching children to defend themselves in a way that is fun, age-appropriate, and dynamic, children are taught that a physical response is never our first response. Children are taught to verbalize or practice a “use your voice” technique. The ultimate goal: teach children how to avoid becoming a victim!
Our curriculum offers so much more. We also emphasize the importance of “belt principles” such as focus, self-discipline, perseverance, self-control, respect, and confidence - all of which will serve them well in all aspects of life.
In the first few months, your child will learn techniques, such as proper punching, elbows, hammer fists, front, side and rear kicks and some jumping kicks as well, break falls, how to control someone on the ground and get back to their feet, verbalization and de-escalation skills.
Every month we set a theme to work toward “being the best that we can be”, both on the training floor and off.
Some of our monthly goals include:
Perseverance: To never give up on task whether homework, a test and trying to learn something new on Martial Arts class
Self Discipline: To complete a task on your own without being reminded. Think of something you have to remind your child to do every night before bed, maybe brush their teeth, we will make it a goal for your child to have better self-discipline and for them to do what they are supposed to without having to be reminded by their parents.
Positive attitude: When asked to do a chore or clean up their room, even if they don’t want to, they need to have a positive attitude about it and accomplish what they are told.
If these tasks are not completed, they may not earn their monthly stripe on their belt for reaching their monthly goals.
I am dedicated to each student’s success. We talk with our students and their parents together to identify fears, develop training goals, and establish rapport for working together to achieve those goals. Thus, each student receives tailored attention.
Parents are an integral part of the training program and are encouraged to stay for classes and even join their children on the floor and assist with their child’s training. We have "Mat Chats" where scenarios of bullying or other concerns are discussed in an open forum with parents to help our kids understand that we as parents have already experienced a lot of what our children are going through, we also feel it is important for our kids to know that they have our full support in dealing with difficult situations, especially when it comes to defending themselves if someone tries to hurt them. Emotional and mental training is as important as physical training, and the support of the parent is a critical success factor for our students.
Our training is realistic, contact training and an amazing tool for building confidence in our children.
Please contact me to discuss your enrollment and to schedule a trial class and see why hundreds of families chose to have their child train with me over the past 15 years, at my studio in Connecticut and why my curriculum is being taught at martial arts schools all around the United States.
Train with the BEST in the business!
Our student creed: “We are a black belt school, we are dedicated, we are motivated, we are on a quest to be our BEST! Winners never quit, quitters never win. I choose to be a WINNER!”
5-7 yr olds Monday & Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
8-12 yr olds Monday & Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
I am looking for (both) kids and parents to be dedicated to this program and not just view as an “activity”, but a way of life to better our children and community in this day and age! If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email me.