TKD 12 & Up
This program is for all students in this age range regardless of belt level. Upon enrollment Ms. Patty & the Head Instructors determine where a student best fits if the student is just turning 12; in this program or another one of our programs based on the child’s comfort level. We often find that a student who has just turned 12 & is a beginner is a better fit for Young Champions so starting there then moving to TKD 12 & Up is an option.
A student in the TKD 12 & Up class will be focused on high level skills, discipline & goal setting to reach their ultimate goal of black belt! This age group craves independence so we support that by having them lead stretching on their own, working on a form with a group of same belt peers, bag work with minimal supervision from Instructors & more!
We continue to help your child develop in the areas of self-confidence, discipline & respect while also encouraging them to develop in the areas of honesty, compassion & leadership. Many opportunities are available for this age group such as STORM TEAM, Trainee
Instructor Program and Leadership Development. Depending on age & belt rank, students may be invited to participate in one or more of these programs.
It Can Get Unbearable At Times
We Understand How Difficult Raising A Teenager Can Be
We Understand How Difficult Raising A Teenager Can Be
After many years of training teens, hearing the challenges other parents face, and raising children of our own; we understand wholeheartedly that dealing with teens can be quite difficult at times. We all want so much for developing children but it’s often hard to get through to the ones we care for the most.
We’ve met so many families that wanted to shape their teen into amazing leaders but just faced so much resistance. Between hormones, negative influences, and the busyness of everyday life, raising a teen can seem impossible. That said, there’s no reason to go at it alone.
Parents often turn to us as an unexpected solution to a common problem. Many even consider extreme options such as boot camps and discipline programs before finding us. That said, helping parents avoid measures like this is something we’re quite proud of.
Martial Arts tends to have a profound impact on the character of young adults. It instills traits such as discipline, respect, and self love which are crucial in this period of growth. We take pride in helping our students align with a sense of purpose and often stay invested in a teen’s life, long after graduation, college, and sometimes far into adulthood. Trust that we are by your side throughout your child’s development.
An Impact Or Your Money Back
Our sessions emphasize essential character traits like confidence, humility, honor, respect, determination, and discipline. We stress the importance of self love and show students how great living a healthy active lifestyle can feel.
Put simply, if you don’t notice an extreme positive impact in your teen’s demeanor and values after a few weeks of consistent training, we’ll issue you a full refund. That’s how confident we are in our ability to transform a life.
A Crash Course In Goal Setting
With adulthood around the corner, it amazes us that schools don’t really focus on the importance of setting goals and working towards achieving the incredible things teen’s look forward to.
Whether it’s choosing a target college, getting a certain score on a big test, or ultimately deciding on a major and career path; goal setting is crucial in the years to come.
Through a culture of setting expectations and putting all energy into reaching the next level in training, we show teens how rewarding accomplishing goals can be. With a little encouragement, this same energy transfers over to all aspects of life as the student learns that anything is possible.
Foster Respect, Honor, And Discipline
Most teens struggle with respecting parents and teachers and naturally rebel against authority.
Our instructors stress the value of respect from day one and show teens that discipline and honor is a guaranteed, time tested path to success.
We often hear from parents that this alone is the foundation of a transformation.
Replace Unhealthy Habits With A Rewarding Activity
It’s bad enough that most teens spend weekends sleeping until the afternoon, but to make matters worse these days teens have no reason to ever leave the house!
With social media, cell phones, and video games taking up the majority of free time, teens just aren’t getting the exercise they need to develop.
Martial arts offers teens an exciting, social, environment where they can make quality friendships and get the exercise they need to stay in shape.
Self Love Conquers Peer Pressure
Social lives for young adults can be quite difficult. With teens still figuring out their interests and overall place in the world, choosing the right path is easier said than done. This often leads to peer pressure as they try their hardest to be accepted by the crowd.
Martial arts instills a powerful sense of self love and confidence that eliminates anxiety and the need for validation from others. We show teens that everything they desire is already contained inside of them which sets them free from negative influences.
Our Members Speak Out
“My husband and I are very pleased with the professionalism of all staff members and instructors at this Dojo. My son has learned self-discipline, respect, hard work and honesty. After a year, he continues to strive to be the best he can be. The instructors make it fun for the kids and yet still manage to teach them the fundamental blocks that ALL children need to become successful adults. Thank you to the whole Team at USA KARATE!”
“My son has been going since January and really enjoys it— the classes are definitely helping his focus and self-confidence. The instructors are wonderful, the flexible schedule is perfect and he always has a great time!”
“I originally signed my boys up at USA Karate Academy for the exercise benefits since they weren't participating in winter sports. After their first class, they asked to keep going. A month in, and I noticed an improvement in focus at school! Two months in, and the focus kept improving, as well as their confidence. My oldest told me, "Now when I walk down the street, I feel huge!", and he's always been extremely shy. His self confidence is up, and my youngest has been getting better grades and notes sent home from his teachers saying that he has improved in every subject. I've started talking classes as well, and like my boys, I was hooked after the 1st class. The instructors are fantastic and give every child the attention they need. Thank you USA Karate!”
“My son has been going here since July and we both love it..the classes work with my job schedule, the instructors work well with the students, I love that my son has gained confidence and he uses what he has learned outside of class (being disciplined). Thank you guys for all of your help.”
“My daughter has attended USA Karate for over a year. We started going because she needed to gain confidence in herself and find her voice. We continued going because she loves it! Her confidence has grown in her physical abilities and using her "karate muscles" and she has becoming more comfortable in speaking up for herself.”