Summer Schedule Starts June 1st!

Hello Everyone!

We hope all is well and everyone is excited for summer and to get back into the facility! Great news! Effective June 1st, we will convert to our Summer Schedule which will be current from June 1st – July 31st. We will be converting back to our regular classes in the facility starting June 1st. The Class Schedule will be offered Monday – Friday ( NO SATURDAY CLASSES UNTIL BEGINNING OF SCHOOL YEAR)

We are currently accepting NEW Students for Tiny Tigers, Karate For Kids, Teens/ Adults and Krav Maga! We are currently offering 5 classes for $25.00 for new members only!

IN FACILITY CLASSES:

Monday

Tiny Tiger 5:00-5:30

White, Orange & Yellow Belts 5:30-6:00

Camo, Green & Purple Belts 6:00-6:30

Blue, Brown, Red, Rec. Black Belt 7:00-7:45

Krav Maga ALL LEVELS 7:45-8:30

Brown, Red & Rec. Black Belt 6:30-7:00

Black Belts 7

Tuesday

Taekwondo All Ranks 10:00-10:30

Krav Maga All Levels 10:30-11:00

Tiny Tiger 5:00-5:30

White, Orange & Yellow Belts 5:30-6:00

Camo, Green & Purple Belts 6:00-6:30

Blue, Brown, Red, Rec. Black Belt 7:00-7:45

 

Wednesday

Tiny Tiger 5:00-5:30

White, Orange & Yellow Belts 5:30-6:00

Camo, Green & Purple Belts 6:00-6:30

Blue, Brown, Red, Rec. Black Belt 7:00-7:45

Thursday

Taekwondo All Ranks 10:00-10:30

Krav Maga All Levels 10:30-11:00

Tiny Tiger 5:00-5:30

White, Orange & Yellow Belts 5:30-6:00

Camo, Green & Purple Belts 6:00-6:30

Blue, Brown, Red, Rec. Black Belt 7:00-7:45

Friday

Tiny Tiger 5:00-5:30

White, Orange & Yellow Belts 5:30-6:00

Camo, Green & Purple Belts 6:00-6:30

Blue, Brown, Red, Rec. Black Belt 7:00-7:45

 

VIRTUAL CLASSES

We will still be offering virtual classes through the Facebook Group ” TMA Staff/ Students ” page. Those that prefer to continue to do their classes virtually will need to access this group, join the group and be sure to be watching the live during their class time. This ensure that the students is taking the responsibility  and  being disciplined in taking their training seriously just as they would if they were attending classes in the facility. THIS IS THE ONLY PAGE/ LOCATION WE WILL BE GOING LIVE IN, SO PLEASE BE SURE YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE GROUP PRIOR TO CLASSES BEGINNING!

 

PRIVATE LESSON OPTIONS AND POLICIES

We will also be offering private lessons with both in person and virtual options as well, spots are very limited on these so please do not delay on scheduling. Students may purchase private lessons either individually or in a group package, all private lessons MUST be paid for at time of booking . Leadership and Elite student do receive 30 minutes per month of free private instruction. This can be broken up in two (2) 15 minute sessions or one (1) 30 minute session.  We do require a 24 hour cancellation notice if you cannot make your lesson for whatever reason, failure to give a 24 hour notice will result in forfeit of that lesson and any monies paid for said lesson.

Private Lesson Packages :

30 Minute Session

(1) One Session $30.00

(2) Two Sessions $50.00

(4) Four Sessions $80.00

 

SUMMER CAMPS:

Summer Camps will remain as scheduled for the 5 weeks we had initially. Camp hours are 8am-5pm Monday- Friday.

June 15-19

June 22-26

July 6-10

July 13-17

July 27-31

We do still have open spots for ALL weeks. We will limit camp to 10 children per camp week. Camp is open to ages 4 & up, you do not have to be a current member to attend. Please call for availability and to register, camp tuition is due at time of booking.

 

 

 

 

Karate Can Help Build a Kid’s Self-Esteem

Karate is an ancient martial arts style that was developed in the Ryukyu Islands in Japan. It grew into one of the most popular forms of martial arts worldwide several decades ago and still continues to be a favorite, especially with children. Along with teaching your kid self-defense and performance skills, it can help build your child’s self-esteem in the early formative years.

Karate and self-esteem

Self-esteem is the idea or “picture” we have of ourselves – who we are, what we’re capable of, and what we can be. It is built over time as we get to know ourselves through experience and feedback. It needs to be nurtured from a very young age for a kid to be able to grow into an adult who believes in himself or herself. Parents should take steps to ensure their children develop a positive self-image and self-respect. One of the most fun and effective ways to help children – even pre-schoolers – to develop a healthy level of self-esteem is through challenge and achievement in a structured physical and mental activity such as martial arts.

Karate has levels or ranks represented by belts of various colors and other uniform insignia. Each rank typically has a number of moves that must be learned to proceed to the next level. Forms (movement patterns) challenge students to memorize a sequence of techniques, targets, and direction changes at each rank. Free sparring or controlled combat against similarly-sized training partners (as well as seniors and teachers) helps students to fine-tune motor skills, reflexes, and strategic thinking.

This process of learning, practicing, competing with, and showcasing karate skills – starting at an early age – can have a tremendously positive effect on the self-esteem of practitioners.

  • Testing and advancing through ranks can be a memorable, confidence-boosting ‘personal victory’.
  • Praise and attention from instructors helps them feel good about themselves and their abilities to learn and achieve.
  • Not advancing in rank following an unsatisfactory testing performance (i.e. receiving a “no change”) encourages children to try harder and work to reach goals.
  • Scoring points or winning a free sparring bout gives students a sense of security and self- protection.
  • A properly executed form reinforces the self-esteem gained from incremental learning.

All this eventually leads to a better self-image and a positive attitude that endures throughout childhood, adolescence, and into adulthood.

Other benefits of karate for pre-schoolers and older kids


Besides helping build self-esteem and self-defense skills, karate can help nurture “tiny tots” in a number of other ways to help them become healthy, self-reliant, and responsible young people. Martial arts practitioners are known to improve these traits and others:

  • Discipline
  • Confidence
  • Physical fitness
  • Teamwork
  • Listening
  • Respect

Despite the popular misconception and hype portrayed in popular cinema, the martial arts are not strictly about violence. In fact, most martial artists learn to restrain their tempers and refrain from unleashing their powerful physical skills. Rather, martial arts offer a treasure trove of life lessons and tangible benefits for most students that reach far beyond the training facility to improve the lives of those who train and the lives of those around them.

Build Your Self-Esteem By Practicing Martial Arts

Martial arts have been practiced and utilized since antiquity, steadfastly carried forth through many generations of mankind in diverse societies, through times of peace and war. Their venerable age is verified by a number of ancient Egyptian, Indian, and Asian murals depicting hand-to-hand combat. Though these martial arts were developed primarily for self-defense in troubled times, scientific studies and millions of personal testimonies indicate their key role in molding respectable character, confidence, positive outlook, personality, and personal success. Research has shown a range of improvements in physical health, self-image, and social skills made by adult students when surveyed eight months into training. In children and teens, some improvements were made more quickly.

Martial arts and self-esteem

Self-esteem is basically what we think of ourselves. Perception of the self – your unique self- image – greatly influences how other people perceive and label us. Building self-confidence is a natural process that occurs while training in the martial arts. Men and women join for a range of reasons, but the multitude of benefits they typically find as students multiplies their returns.

A person who has high self-esteem may be very active in society, forming bonds that get things done, because he or she believes his or her contribution is imperative to a better life for all. Self- confidence gives you the power and the motivation to affect changes when and where they’re needed!

Testing your limits – and expanding them through interesting, powerful exercise – leads you to know yourself on a deeper level. Trust in yourself and your abilities developed over time gives you a new outward appearance as well. Understanding and accepting yourself, setting goals and reaching them, are self-perpetuating – success breeds success in other areas of life. When you know your worst, but choose – and know how – to bring out your best, all the time, you often create win-win situations and bolster your reputation!

Martial arts training improves physical fitness, toning muscles, losing weight, raising energy levels, boosting immunity, and generally making you look and feel more attractive. Naturally, this is a major boost to one’s self-esteem. As you advance through ranks and belt colors, your pride and pleasure increase your commitment to reach Black Belt, to win a competition, to break those boards, and so on. The intense focus you practice to control and execute the martial arts movements removes focus you ordinarily spend on fears, complexes, hangups, and such. It alleviates stress and builds self-confidence at a steady pace in most students.

Researches and studies

In 1986, Richman and Rehberg conducted a study to measure the influence of martial arts in a person’s self esteem. The study was conducted on a sample of 60 martial artists, who participated in the 1985 Battle of Atlanta tournament. They were split into four groups according to their expertise – group 1 with people who held white through gold belts; group 2 had purple, green, and blue belts; group 3 athletes had red or brown belts; group 4 held black belts. Karate Tournament Survey, which is a self-report questionnaire, was the tool used to measure the self-esteem of subjects. In the test, the people with higher belts displayed higher scores for “internal reliability.” Also, people with higher self-confidence were seen to have performed better during the tournament.

In 1990, Finkenberg performed a study on 100 females to test the same. Of the 100, 51 were subjected to practice Tae Kwon Do and the rest had to attend general health classes, both for a period of 18 weeks. Before and after these sessions, the sample was subjected to Tennessee Self Concept test. It was found after the test that the women who participated in Tae Kwon Do showed more improvements in self-satisfaction, personal self, social self, physical self, and self identity than the subjects who attended the health classes.
Self-satisfaction is trained and earned by continually achieving success. Self-confidence grows by reinforcing itself repeatedly, as you achieve personal victories in the martial arts. Almost everyone can benefit from a higher self-esteem and better physical fitness, so consider joining a martial arts class and see the differences you can make!

Stand Tall and Stand Proud

We live in a world where the pressure to “fit in” is tremendous, magnified now by mobile and social media, fast food, consumerism, crime, and other daily challenges. Many believe the “peer approval” demand is affecting our children in the worst ways possible. Thanks to technology, peer pressure and bullying aren’t just limited to the school or the playground anymore. This has created an even greater need for us to teach our children the values of self- confidence and self-respect – demonstrated in belief and action!

Experts state that self-esteem and confidence are two of the most important traits that can shape a child’s entire future and help them succeed. Consequently it is of utmost importance for parents to encourage and teach their children to respect themselves and others from a very young age. Studies have shown that children with low self-esteem and poor self-image are much more likely to become victims of peer pressure and bullying. On the other hand, children with high levels of confidence tend to have better coping skills, higher resiliency, and better focus on their tasks for longer time periods.

Boost their confidence

In order to boost your child’s confidence, teach them to accept themselves as they are. Tell them that they are unique and nothing ever good comes out of comparing themselves with other people. Focus on their inherent talents and encourage them to pursue and persevere in their interests. Take a step back and allow your child to make decisions, face problems, and take risks. Tell them that failures are a part of our existence and they only help us learn and grow wise from experience.

Also, avoid overpraising your children. This does more harm than good as you’re basically teaching your children to be incompetent and mediocre. Being good at something takes time, therefore, encourage your child but don’t make them lower their standards or give up prematurely. Teach them to be humble about their strengths and to work on their weaknesses. Above all make sure that you communicate to your child that you love them unconditionally and that your love for them isn’t based on their achievements.

Encourage an activity

Encouraging and presenting opportunities to engage in interesting, constructive activities
is a good way to boost a child’s self-esteem. One of the best year-round sports/hobbies is karate for kids. It cannot be stressed hard enough how beneficial martial arts for children can be for growing confidence, positive outlooks, and amazing capabilities. Karate is more than just a form of self-defense and healthy lifestyle. It is an ancient art form deep rooted in the purpose of helping people lead more disciplined lives. Starting your kids early with karate can do wonders to their self-esteem. When children learn karate, it teaches them to defend themselves against both the physical and mental threats that they might face throughout their lives.