The Champions program teaches kids ages 6-12 effective, real life self defense training to protect not only themselves, but others. Our top priority is to build confidence and equip our students with the knowledge to identify, de-escalate and deal with combative or predatory scenarios.
The goal of discipline is to train the body, mind and emotions. Students will learn to understand how their body works and moves and ultimately gain both control and power in their techniques. The key is repetition and listening to instruction. Mentally, students will learn to recognize different threats and situations by increasing their situational awareness and deduction skills. Active participation in drills and mat chats will help accomplish these goals. Most importantly, students will be given the opportunity to grow emotionally by addressing their attitudes and are encouraged to have a "can-do" attitude. Champions are overcomers despite the challenges.
Beginning students attend this class, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-5:45pm. They learn palm strikes, elbows, kicks and more, plus specific techniques for defending both playground attacks and more serious ones. They overcome their fear of being in a potentially violent situation, so they can think clearly, and defend themselves. We also have character focuses, and speak about the dangers of self defense as well, so they are very careful with their newfound skills.
After Champions Defenders learn the basic techniques and pass their test, they begin attending this class, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:45-6:30pm. Students learn more advanced techniques, and also begin to spar, while learning sportsmanship and control. The focus on character, as well as our four standards of respect, discipline, safety and encouragement, continues through all levels.
Our uniform is very simple and provided with enrollment: black workout pants, Champions T-shirt and belt. Kids train barefoot and no gear is required until they reach Warriors. All kids start with a white belt; as they progress, they'll be awarded a different color belt each time they test.