SUMMIT MARTIAL ARTS YOUTH PROGRAM
BUILDING ROCK SOLID KIDS
We all want our kids healthy, happy and safe. Each day in the United States, an estimated 150,000 kids miss school due to fear or intimidation of bullies. Many believe the fear of bullying may be the leading cause of low self-confidence in children. Less than 15% of kids actually report acts of bullying. We know that most bullies are insecure and seek self-esteem normally by harassing smaller or weaker children. These negative experiences often create psychological trauma that might last a lifetime.
Summit Martial Arts Youth and Teen Programs focuses on the physical, emotional and mental well being, as well as the education of our children. It is “Education for Life or street smarts.” Firstly, we provide our students with the most powerful defensive skills so they will be prepared to confidently stand up against bullies. In addition, we assist our students with the development of characteristics and skills they will need in order to live a happy and balanced life. Our young pupils develop discipline, respect, courage, athleticism, and patience among other important values.
We alway teach nonviolent resolutions to conflict first and foremost, we focus on students being well rounded and prepared
The 5 Core Areas
Karate: Kicking, striking, standing self-defense, kata, blocking, sparring, stances and foot work
Kobudo: Padded traditional weapons, each month we will focus on a different weapon
Jiujitsu: ground fighting self-defense, positions, hold downs, escapes
Judo: basic falls and rolls, basic throws and takedowns, unbalancing
Verbal Judo: is the classic guide to the martial art of the mind and mouth that can help you defuse confrontations and generate cooperation, whether you're talking to a bully, teacher, boss, a spouse, or even a teenager.
The ability for a smaller person to learn principles that will assist them in defending against or defeating a larger opponent, as well as a tremendous workout for children regardless of their athletic ability.
Summit Martial Arts Programs focuses a great deal of attention to the development of self-esteem. A good self-image is the basis of a well functioning, happy and successful child. Our curriculum integrates physical education and self-defense techniques with conditioning and skill oriented games aimed at improving your child’s coordination, motor skills, agility and flexibility. Every instructor receives training in our unique teaching methodology, enabling them to deliver learning through dynamic interaction with the children & teens, using a variety of approaches that meet the various learning types of individual children, whether visual, kinesthetic or auditory.
Along with the physical training and the highest quality traditional Karate-Jiujitsu-Kobudo techniques, our youth/junior student curriculum consists of detailed instruction in the following programs.
The 5 Step Success Plan Goal Setting
This program is a road map to teach young people how to set goals, take action and stay on track to accomplish them successfully.
ABC’s of Conflict Avoidance
An 8-step program on how to avoid conflict and respond appropriately to danger. When our students understands how to stay out of dangerous situations, to communicate under pressure, use proper body language, maintain self-control, and knowing they can defend themselves as a last resort. They become more confident, bullies and thugs tend to back off.
S.T.A.R. In The Martial Arts
Summit Martial Arts S.T.A.R. in the Martial Arts Program for Character Education focuses on the systematic teaching of common values that cut across ethnic, cultural, and religious lines including:
Honesty Respect Responsibility
Integrity Courage Caring
Justice Politeness Friendship
The 3 Laws of Concentration
The student learns how to focus his/her mind, focus his/her body, and focus his/her eyes to deal with any situation in any environment.
This program is designed to reward and recognize our students for academic EFFORT in school, and teach them that we value education.
Specialized Youth or Teen Only Classes
Adults and youth learn very different, and have different needs. Everything from our safe, top-of-the-line equipment to the color of our paint is chosen with our student's best interest in mind.
We avoid using four letter words like "don't," "can't," and won't" which often negate building your child's confidence. Encouraging children with "Positive Dialogue Response" is the key to our mission statement: To inspire self-esteem in every child!
Respect-based Teaching Method: Aside from verbal praise, our students earn stripe tips on their belts to reward and reinforce their best efforts.
Certified Black Belt Instructors
All of our experienced, Black Belt instructors go through very specialized personal training to understand the proper teaching method and class format.
Internationally Recognized Black Belt Rankings: When students earn NOT BUY a black belt at Summit Martial Arts, they know they truly earned it, and are directly linked to an unbroken chain of teachers that stretches back to the founders of Karate, Jiujitsu, and Kobudo.
Our Environment: We pride ourselves on creating a safe, relaxing, comfortable community space for all of our families and friends.
Youth class learning Stanger Danger defense
There are some bad people in the world, and it is our job to prepare and protect our kids. Stanger Danger is Role play based training that your child gets to practice worst case scenarios, learn self defense skills and how to fight to get away. This also creates an opportunity for a parent child dialogue to discuss scenario in more detail. Protecting our children has never been more serious than in todays world
- Every 40 seconds in the United States, a child becomes missing or is abducted.
- 1 in 5 children 10-17 years old receive unwanted sexual solicitations online
IN THE SUMMIT MARTIAL ARTS BULLY DEFENSE SYSTEM, OUR GOAL IS TO INSTILL IN YOUR CHILD UNSHAKABLE CONFIDENCE SO THEY CAN OVERCOME BULLIES HOPEFULLY WITHOUT VIOLENCE. WE FOLLOW FIVE SIMPLE PRINCIPLES:
RULE 1: TRY TO AVOID A FIGHT IF POSSIBLE. (BUT YOU’RE NOT ANYONE’S PUNCHING BAG)
RULE 2: IF PHYSICALLY ATTACKED, DEFEND YOURSELF, WITH JUST ENOUGH DEFENSE TO STOP THE ATTACK.
RULE 3: IF VERBALLY ATTACKED, KEEP YOUR HANDS UP AND HAVE A GOOD STANCE, BE READY TO DEFEND, TALK TO DEFUSE OR DE-ESCALATE THE SITUATION OR LEAVE IF POSSIBLE, TELL PARENTS, TEACHER, SENSEI AND AUTHORITIES.
RULE 4: AVOID PUNCHING OR KICKING THE BULLY IF POSSIBLE, TRY TO ESTABLISH CONTROL AND NEGOTIATE WHENEVER POSSIBLE.
RULE 5: WHEN APPLYING SUBMISSIONS USE MINIMAL FORCE AND NEGOTIATE. WE DO NOT TEACH DANGEROUS CHOKES TO KIDS.
- 28% of U.S. students in grades 6–12 experienced bullying
- 20% of U.S. students in grades 9–12 experienced bullying
- Schools must publish their policies in the student handbook, so review your son’s handbook and read the policy carefully. Report the incident by calling the school principal and documenting it in writing through a letter or email. Keep records of your contact and follow up to ensure that the policy is implemented appropriately. Ask the school to inform you of the steps taken to prevent future problems.