The Origin of Prestige Martial Arts
25 years ago, I was the chief instructor at a leading children’s martial arts organization in Michigan. While the children were receiving great coaching on their technical abilities to spar, I was troubled by the singular focus on their physical training. As much as I voiced my opinion that there was so much more to martial arts than just the physical aspect, it began to feel like the only thing that the other instructors cared about was how well a child could fight.
I knew that there was so more to martial arts than just fighting. After all, the word ‘arts’ means that there is skill, nuance and finesse involved in molding an improved person through the practice. I consistently attempted to implement changes to the instructors’ mindsets without any success. I believed that we could offer so much more as mentors who were working with children at impressionable ages and that the opportunity to make meaningful and lasting changes for those children who we worked with was being lost.
I began enjoying the influences of great though-leaders and motivational speakers such as Tony Robbins, Zig Ziglar and Jim Rohn. Their teachings helped shape my life for the better but I wasn’t able to implement any of their wisdom in my classes until, finally, in 1997, I opened my very own martial arts school where I was able to infuse vital personal development and life skills into my curriculum.
Prestige Martial Arts is focused on offering children a dynamic experience where they are able to enjoy all of the physical benefits that martial arts promises while at the same time improving their confidence, attitude and outlook on life. As we have grown over the years, I have continued to develop the programs we offer by introducing leadership skills, advanced public speaking techniques and intelligence, which we have woven seamlessly into our curriculum.
Today, Prestige is a part of a small group of schools in the world that offer this dynamic way of teaching martial arts to children. We provide Little Dragons classes for children from 4 to 6; Kids Karate for 7 to 12-year-olds; and Teen Karate for young adults who want to build both mental and physical stamina and invest in personal development. Prestige also offers virtual classes so children can attend live sessions from the comfort and security of your own home. The programs are designed for each specific age group and are designed to help your child develop into a confident, focused well-organized, Leader, and giving person.
Becoming part of the Prestige Martial Arts family will allow your child to:
- Express themselves clearly, respectfully and confidently
- Develop an admirable moral code that they will proudly stand up for
- Build a positive attitude that will see them conquer life’s greatest challenges
- Learn healthy habits about looking after their body, mind and spirit
- Pursue their ambitions with enthusiasm and passion
- Think logically and creatively when problem-solving is required
Schedule a call today if you would like to find out more about the benefits of martial arts for your child. You can ask any questions you might have and see if you will be a good fit for our school.
If you are looking for an outlet for your child where they can use their energy in constructive ways and build healthy habits that will see them in prepare for the future, contact us today and invest in a meaningful transformation for your family.
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