At Low’s Martial Arts Academy we understand how difficult it can be to find a legitimate martial arts school. That’s why we developed a self-defense program here in the Magic Valley that caters to each individual age group. Our goal is for you to be the best version of yourself possible. The best way to do that is to be in a class that is customized to each individual age group. That way you have a clear path in your training to develop your skills and achieve your goals. Our highly trained instructors provide instruction in a safe, supervised atmosphere that makes learning fun, and promotes lifelong friendships. Classes focus on developing discipline, stamina, coordination and flexibility. 

  1. The Little Ninjas program teaches kids 4-9 years old. They learn discipline, teamwork and coordination, all while having fun.
  2. Dragon’s class is for teenagers 10-17 years old. This class focuses on teenagers and older kids wanting to learn intermediate and advanced martial arts. Students in this class train to become leaders in the community and to display core values like honor, courage, integrity, humility and respect.
  3. The Adult’s class is for those 18+. This is a disciplined martial arts class where adults can get in shape and learn self-defense at the same time. 
  4. Women’s Self-defense class is for females 12+. This is a one hour class taught every Sat. morning that caters to women who want to learn combat effective techniques to protect themselves. Contact us today to reserve your spot.  

Dark Parking lot

Do you ever feel unsafe walking through a dark parking lot at night, leaving you worried and scared?

 We have felt the same way. That’s why we created a self-defense program that helps our students feel more secure in their surroundings. Our students practice to improve their situational awareness, so that they know the right course of action to take in order to prevent or stop an attack. The training focuses on techniques to defend yourself, but also how to think about defending yourself in order to anticipate and avoid potential dangers. Every person regardless of age should have some type of training to defend themselves. Don’t become a statistic. Learn to fight back! Your goal in any self-defense situation is to escape and get help.  

Discipline Boy Getting Time Out

Are your kids having problems in school with discipline or grades?

We are parents also and understand what it’s like when kids are struggling or having difficulties in school. Many kids don’t fit inside that box. Martial arts help to instill mental focus in your child, giving them the ability to concentrate on a task and see it through to its conclusion. The discipline that is taught in the dojang in regard to uniforms, customs and techniques often translates into other areas of life, including school and household chores. As children become more proficient in their martial arts, their confidence gets a big-boost. They become more self-assured and confident. Their instructors encouragement goes a long way to help them achieve this goal, but the confidence level will extend far beyond the Martial Arts Studio. Our school is all about respect. Punching, kicking, throwing and blocking are all secondary to the respect that is shown from the moment you walk into our dojang. Children learn to bow to the masters who came before them, and to their current instructors. They also learn to treat other students as they wish to be treated. Our instructors press upon the respect issue regularly and instruct students to practice respect for self, parents, teachers and peers at every opportunity.

Frequently asked questions

I know my child will have fun, but he has quit other activities before. How can we keep him from quitting?

The key to a child’s success in any activity is consistency, progress and parents. What we have found is that children don’t quit martial arts training, parents do! As long as a parent makes and keeps the commitment of making sure their child attends class twice per week, children will learn and excel in their training. Kids that train consistently continue to progress in the martial arts and should have no problem attaining the life changing goal of Black Belt.

Is my child too young for martial arts training?

At Low’s Martial Arts Academy we are experts at teaching martial arts. We have programs specially designed for ages 4 to 7, 8 to 12, teens and adults. Our instructors are trained to bring out the best in student performance at any age.

What are the chances that my child could get hurt doing martial arts?

Don’t worry, it’s not like the cage fighting you see almost every night on TV! (But your child will learn to defend themselves.) Actually children have a much higher chance of getting hurt play football than in martial arts. In fact we have students who have trained for years that have never received a single injury. While injuries can and do occur very rarely, your child’s safety is our main concern. We use padded safety gear, abide by strict safety rules and regulation for instructors and students, use padded safety weapons, and have high tech padded floors, all for the safety of our students.

Will martial arts training make my child aggressive to others?

NO WAY! As a matter of fact, we are careful to teach our students to use common sense before self-defense. Kids are taught this the first day of class to make smart decisions when it comes to self-defense. They will know when it is the right time to use what we teach them. We also stress to our students that self-defense is always used as a last resort and that the techniques learned in our school may not be used or demonstrated at any time.

My child has never been good at sports, can he do this?

Every child has what it take to be good at martial arts because in martial arts they are not competing or comparing themselves with anyone. Martial arts are more than just punching and kicking. Character development training is just as important as punching and kicking. We are building Black Belts from the inside out. Once we develop a child’s confidence, they truly can achieve anything they set their minds to.

Is martial arts training good exercise if my child needs to lose weight?

Martial Arts is great exercise for kids. Martial arts training combined with a sensible diet can transform a child’s physical and overall health. And kids that feel good about themselves are children that develop strong confidence and self-esteem, which will carry over in all aspects of their life in the future.

 Fees are for instruction only. There is no fee for facility use at Low’s Martial Arts Academy. 
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