Martial Art training is a great way for our children to build self-confidence and perseverance. We accomplish this by using the Internationally used and award winning character development program: "Kids Love Life Skills". The program is unique because it is performance based and not task driven like other systems. Students earn badges based upon learning and practicing a life-skill until it becomes a habit. "Kids Love Life Skills" fuses traditional time-tested martial arts values with cutting-edge child development and parenting skills through handouts, scripted mat chats, and colorful badges. This balance of “old and new” thinking creates a dynamic learning environment that helps your students be their best!
Note that we say, EARN badges. Badges, belt stripes, and rank are something that is earned. While the instructor will help in anyway possible, the ultimate responsibility is on the child. Belt’s will not be “given away” or “purchased”. The instructor will never give the unearned.
Students Will Learn:
As partners in your child’s development as good citizens with good moral character, we teach them to only accept what they have earned through their own effort.
- Confidence, Leadership & Integrity: The motivating factors of our school!
- Respect: A key element of martial arts and Kinchen Martial Arts, respect will be taught for instructors, traditions, opponents, and self.
- Practical Self-Defense Sparring: Students will start learning sparring techniques as early as White Belt. After Orange Belt, students will begin to learn controlled sparring techniques and will practice against each other under supervision. Sparring equipment is required for this activity.
- Fitness Activities: Jumping jacks, running, rounds, and various strength training and cardiovascular activities will be implemented.
- Physics: In any physical interaction between two people, both bring a certain amount of energy to the situation. The total amount of potential energy depends on their size, muscle strength, and physical health.
- Anatomy: Students will learn which body parts are used to execute martial arts techniques and how they are applied in a self-defense scenario.
- Kinesiology: Also known as human kinetics, kinesiology is the scientific study of human movement. Martial arts students learn how the body moves into, through, and out of specific martial art techniques. They learn the most efficient way to perform martial arts techniques.
- History: Students learn the origin and development of martial arts around the world and their influence on American culture.
- Language: Students will learn basic Korean and Japanese phrases and words that are used during classes.
- Sparring is an important part of our students development. Sparring gear will be required upon promotion to Green Belt. Speak with our staff about purchasing sparring gear.
- Students will test for rank only after skills have been successfully demonstrated; Setting them up for success! Belt Graduation Ceremonies are scheduled & open to all eligible students as determined by Shihan Kinchen.
- We observe all major holidays and school snow days. Please be advised that Shihan Kinchen lives in Davidson and Cabarrus County. If there is a snow day in these areas or Cornelius, it’s possible that he can’t get to the dojo. Please watch our Website, Facebook, & Email for information. You can also call. We do not consider teacher work days as holidays & will be open on those days.
- Children under the age of 8 not participating in class MUST have a parent in the dojo at all times. Sorry, NO exceptions. This is for their safety and the safety of others.
- Young children may not be left unsupervised in the lobby while a parent participates.
- Kinchen Martial Arts is a local Disabled Veteran Owned, Family Operated Business.