The Leopard Cubs program teaches young kids to be focused and to manage emotional outbursts in a fun, educational setting.
At times, it can be easy for teachers and parents to overestimate 4 to 6-year-old kids. They’re better at following instructions and paying attention than younger kids, but they still may need some help in controlling themselves and focusing on tasks.
I’m Paul Manili, Chief Instructor here at Villari's Self Defense Centers.
As a martial arts instructor with extensive experience training kids, there is nothing better than seeing them grow firsthand.
But more important than the martial arts skills they learn… is the personal skills they develop and carry for life.
Because martial arts is so much more than just kicking and punching, and getting the next colorful belt.
It’s about developing confidence, discipline, character, focus and respect.
With every class we teach, your kids are growing in mind, body and character.
That’s because martial arts provides instant positive feedback. Through learning to focus on the core moves, they develop discipline and respect. They can instantly see and feel a difference, making them destined to build confidence, self-awareness and self-respect.
And of course it’s a ton of FUN!
That’s why I love teaching martial arts to kids in this community, and why I know your kids are going to LOVE training.
So please have a look below to find out exactly how your kids can benefit from our fun martial arts classes.
Paul Manili, Chief Instructor
LUCKILY THERE IS A COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTION…
Kids at this age have slightly more control than younger kids, but they still have a lot to learn when it comes to controlling themselves, their bodies, and their emotions. They’re intellectually curious, but they need to learn in a disciplined setting.
Our program gives kids the tools they need to succeed later in life. They learn the importance of respect, self-discipline, self-control and focus while learning basic martial arts skills.
Our Leopard Cubs teaches kids to control their bodies and behavior in a fun, social environment that encourages cooperation and respect. They learn about teamwork, discipline, memory, and balance while practicing coordination and learning key martial arts moves.
When they are young, kids may struggle to control their bodies when they’re in motion.
The basic martial arts skills taught in the Leopard Cubs program help them build muscle and improve their coordination.
At this age, children easily forget strings of more than three commands. They may also be unable to tell their left from their right.
Our program teaches them to focus on complex instructions and to know how to follow left and right commands without hesitation.
EVEN WHEN THEY EXPERIENCE STRONG EMOTIONS
Five and six-year-old kids tend to lose focus when they’re excited – and to shut down when they’re sad or scared.
In our Leopard Cubs program, they are taught to maintain control even when they are excited – and to stay focused even when it is difficult to do so.
Young kids tend to be competitive – and they don’t handle losing very well.
In our program, they learn how to be good competitors, and that includes learning how to accept defeat gracefully and be supportive of their peers.
Yes. Our classes teach kids to focus on teachers and to respect their commands – and those lessons take root at home, too.
Yes. We teach kids the importance of paying attention and heeding instructions – and by building memory, we help kids do a better job of retaining information.
Yes. The ups and downs of learning help kids learn how to navigate emotional highs and lows in a healthy and respectful way.
Our Leopard Cubs class teaches students to support one another and to accept mistakes and failures gracefully.
Yes. Our classes teach the value of persistence and show kids that shutting down when they are frustrated won’t help them achieve their goals.
Yes. In our classes, kids learn to recognize the affect their movements and actions have on other people, and to control their movements when they are excited or upset.