Skillz Programs

 

Not All Schools Are Created Equal!

Our curriculum is infused with the latest understandings in child psychology and development. This means that your martial arts program isn’t just a martial arts program any more…It’s now a child development course.


18-36 months old

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During 18 to 36 months of age, children’s’ skill development moves very fast. Their brains are growing rapidly, language is blooming, and motor skills are advancing. At the same time, thinking becomes more developed, and their social and emotional skills enable them to interact with more people. With that said, this is the ideal age to begin participation in structured group activities, such as Mini SKILLZ. We’ve done extensive research on the stages of development for children this age, and from that information have built a fun and exciting program that is just right for both the child and their guardian.


3 to 4 year old’s

Three to four year old’s love physical activity and anything involving play. They have a rich imagination and strong desire to be less dependent on their usual caregivers. The problem we discovered is that many children this age have a hard time with structure in a group environment like what is commonly found in most Martial Arts schools. The solution we found is to provide them with their own program that targets their stage of development in a manner that keeps them entertained while at the same time building skills that set them up for success. With that said, a structured program introducing early skill-based training in Martial Arts has proven to be very successful.


5 to 6 year old’s

Five and six-year old’s are the most enthusiastic students. They love creativity and problem solving, which makes them ideal students in the Martial Arts. The problem we discovered is they are so progressive in following tasks, some teachers tend to treat them like their older peers. This is a problem because they still do not have the basic skills necessary to keep up with children ages 7 and up. The solution we found is to provide them with their own program that targets their stage of development in a manner that adapts to their social and intellectual curiosity while at the same time building skills that set them up for success. With that said a structured program introducing basic skill-based training in Martial Arts has proven to be very successful!


7 to 9 year old’s

Seven to nine-year old’s are what most people consider “the golden age.” They are proficient in their vocabulary and problem-solving skills, yet they are not at the age where they want complete independence from adults. This makes the teacher-student relationship stronger than ever. The problem we discovered is they still lack core skills, and although they are highly intelligent, they struggle to keep up with students ages 10 and up. The solution we found is to provide them with their own program that targets their stage of development in a manner that adapts to their adventurous attitude and youthful nature while at the same time building skills that set them up for success. With that said a structured program introducing core skill-based training in Martial Arts has proven to be very successful.


10 to 14 year old’s

Ten to fourteen-year old’s are the smartest students in the school. Yes, they are smarter than most adults! They are also physically competent and can excel in most physical challenges that are presented to them. The problem we discovered is they are so focused on what is socially acceptable that they have a hard time keeping themselves emotionally driven to the task at hand. The solution we found is to provide them with their own program that targets their stage of development in a manner that nurtures their social and emotional instability while at the same time building skills that set them up for success. With that said a structured program introducing extreme skill-based training in Martial Arts has proven to be very successful.


15 and up

Fifteen and up adults/mixed class. The Elite SKILLZ Curriculum is meant to add more variety of training for students that are preparing to test for 1st Degree Black Belt and higher. It provides them with category-specific challenges that they must accomplish every testing cycle. This engages the student’s interests, which builds motivation on top of the training that they’ve already acquired. The Elite SKILLZ Curriculum is by far one of the most innovative and exciting ways for high-ranking students to train. Students will love the variety of challenges they face each testing cycle. The best part is, they are continually growing and building skills in a new way which is different from what they’ve worked on up to this point. The variety and format that the Elite SKILLZ Curriculum provides will motivate and challenge the students and build well-rounded Martial Artists that extend beyond traditional Martial Arts training formats.

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