Training in the martial arts helps children learn self-discipline and leadership skills. It's also a fun way for kids (and their parents) to get some exercise in a group setting.
Your older child or young adult will, over the next few years, be moving more and more out into the real world.
Training in the martial arts will give them skills to succeed and survive. They'll learn about respect and courtesy, honor and integrity. They'll learn how to take instruction, and they'll learn how to teach others. They'll learn teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership an teaching skills.
He or she will also learn how to defend themselves. Kenpo Karate is a self-defense system. It's a multiple attacker system, designed to allow a student to defend themselves when attacked by several people at once. Start your child in Kenpo classes now, and by the time he or she leaves to build his or her own life, you'll know that they'll have the skills needed to fight back if the situation requires it.
Led by Sifu (teacher) Jim Dryburgh, a fourth degree black belt in American Kenpo Karate, PowerKenpo offers classes for adults, children and families nearly every day of the week.