“Amazing Reno Kids Martial Arts Class Not Only Teaches Kids Self-Defense … But Gives Them The Tools They Need For Success In Life…”
From focusing, to goal setting, to self-discipline,
to self-respect – kids emerge from this program changed for the better.
And their parents couldn’t be happier.
To a Caring Parent,
Hi, my name is Sifu Zai.
I’d like to tell you the stories of four kinds of kids that I’ve seen walk through the doors of my Martial Arts academy time and time again.
Then, afterward, I’d like to tell you about how this program transformed their lives. And the joy their parents got from seeing the incredible transformations.
(Please note: On this page I say “he” a lot when talking about kids – but that’s just to keep things simple. Martial Arts is just as much for girls as it is for boys!)
So without further ado…
Even though Johnny, Rick, Jim, and Rebecca are fictional – their stories are based off of very real ones. In fact, I can’t tell you how many times parents have come in and told me almost these exact stories. Word for word.
In martial arts, we have kids do one thing at a time. For younger kids, and kids with severe ADD, they may only do one thing for 30 seconds – but for that 30 seconds that’s all they focus on.
Then, the better and better they get at focusing, the longer we have them focus for. Eventually, kids might focus the entire session on just one exercise or activity.
And they never get bored or antsy.
Before you know it, they do this at home too. They focus on their homework… on their chores… on conversations with you… and anything else they put their mind to.
From Day 1 in martial arts your child sets goals, and accomplishes them. The more and more he does this – the more ambitious he becomes.
Eventually he learns to set higher goals – and he learns to go after them with everything he’s got.
He learns that fulfillment and respect are earned through completing challenges.
Because of this, kids who go through martial arts are much more likely to succeed later in life as well. A recent study showed that 63% of black belts become college graduates!
They then go on to live wonderful, fulfilling lives. And then they pass these principles onto their own children.
Parents of children with attention problems breathe sighs of relief after just a few short weeks.
That’s because in martial arts – we teach kids to look people in the eyes when they’re being spoken to. We teach them that this is how you show people you’re listening, and paying attention.
After just a few short weeks, kids naturally begin doing this at home. And in school.
Parents and teachers often look at each other with wide-eyes when they reflect on the changes. They can’t believe how much better their children pay attention.
In martial arts, we have just a few simple rules. One of those rules is that when your child is asked to do something – he does it the first time.
We never yell at kids, or scold them, if they don’t do this. But every kid does it because he sees the other kids in the class doing it too. And he wants to make friends and be a part of the group.
It’s usually a matter of a couple weeks before kids start doing this at home, too. I can’t tell you how many parents have thanked me profusely when it starts to happen.
For parents of children who have a hard time following directions – this is truly a blessing.
When it comes to bullies, kids in martial arts don’t back down. They have the confidence to look a bully in the eyes, and stand their ground.
This is what nearly always happens…
The bully gets scared and backs down!
It happens 9 times out of 10. And for the 1 time out of 10 the bully doesn’t back down – your child has the tools to defend himself. And if necessary, he’ll be able to get away, and seek out an authority figure.
Most confrontations can be talked through. Occasionally, however, words aren’t enough. For either situation your child will be prepared.
No one will be able to hurt him, or take anything away from him.
It’s easy these days for kids to not exercise. As a result, many children experience weight problems at a young age.
Your child will be active the entire time. But there’s no pressure on him to do anything he can’t.
We’ll encourage him to do his best – but this isn’t boot camp or anything.
And if he happens to be overweight – martial arts will help him get down to a healthy weight. This reduces risk for many health problems that can occur now, and later on in life.
Kids Kung Fu also increases energy, alertness, and overall happiness. He’ll never feel better.
There are honestly countless other benefits kids get with martial arts.
But rather than tell you about them myself just listen to what these parents had to say…
“Yesterday was even more awesome than the normal great classes. The session on manners with the parental handout was impressive. Mr. Yangton does such a good job engaging the kids in question and answer with a deep respect for their answers regardless of the child’s response. He always makes them feel valued for their input and gently moves them back to the topic or onto the next step.
The snap kick drills were fun for the kids while also an intense workout in balance, coordination, mental focus and strength. I had a feeling Josh would be sore this morning and he was. Not in a bad way, but in a way he has never felt before because he hadn’t pushed himself enough to feel physically challenged. As he matures, I see him trying harder in the Kung Fu classes and continuing to work at difficult skills instead of giving up.
The new employee Ms. Marquez is an asset to your team. She was quite personable as she introduced herself and asked which student was my child. It’s so beneficial when you have two instructors working with the kids which you have been doing for quite some time.
I appreciate the way you are always looking to improve your program which has always been outstanding. Way to exceed expectations and model the lessons you are teaching our children.
“I have seen a huge difference in my kid. He is much more confident and outgoing. I love seeing him interact with people and not be shy or afraid. I am so proud of him”
“Thank you Sifu for teaching me kung fu. It is really fun. I can’t wait to become a black belt. Thank you for the best classes. Your the best kung fu teacher ever. ”
Everything about our experience with Zai Martial Arts has been outstanding. Our child has increased his focus, balance, and martial arts skills far beyond our expectations. The entire staff is amazing and we have felt nothing but welcome since day one. Anyone looking for training in martial arts I would highly recommend spending 10 minutes speaking with Sifu Zai, as his knowledge and passion are clearly evident through his interactions with his students and parents. I would rate Zai martial arts a 10 out of 10.
Sifu Zai and his teaching staff at ZMA are wonderful! From the moment we walked into the academy with my 6 and 4 year olds we knew that ZMA was the perfect school. The atmosphere and attitudes are very relaxed yet focused, without your typical MMA types who are addicted to their own testosterone. For a friendly and positive atmosphere ZMA is the place for families.
Looking forward to going to class
“A year and a half ago we bought our grandson a month of lessons at Zai Martial Arts Academy as a reward for good grades. He has never looked back. ZMA promote respect, hard work, and learning, that transcends from the class room to everyday life. Our grandson has shown much more self-confidence and discipline over the last 1 1/2 years. He loves it and looks forward to coming to the class each week. We can’t thank the all instructors for everything they do.
Q: I am afraid my child might get hurt. Are the Classes at ZMA Safe?
A: Absolutely. Any physical activity involves some risk of injury. However, all of our classes are taught by certified Black Belt instructors who strictly monitor all classes to ensure the safety of every student. The risk involved in training in our martial arts classes is no greater than participating in soccer or dance classes.
Q: My Child is full of energy. Will Kung Fu make my child overly aggressive?
A: Not at all. At ZMA we teach our students how to focus and develop their concentration. We will work with your child to teach him/her how to channel his/her excess energy in a more positive direction.
Q: I want my child to learn the value of self-discipline, Is your program effective in this area?
A: The environment created for your child is always fun, positive and exciting. Our courteous staff of instructors are very patient with the children, yet very clear about limits. We lead by example and enforce proper rules of conduct in our classes that are expected to be followed at home and in school. Students are required to meet certain standards in order to be promoted to the next belt level. We offer incentives for good behavior and academics to encourage each student in their quest for excellence.
Q: My daughter is very shy. I would like to see her improve her self confidence and self-esteem. How can the classes at ZMA help?
A: At ZMA we incorporate confidence building drills into every class. Each child receives personal praise and recognition for their accomplishments. When students earn their belts, it gives them a great sense of achievement that really improves the way they feel about themselves. Participation in kung fu classes is different from team sports because the only person you compete against is yourself.
Q: Our two sons have been interested in martial arts for a long time, but we don’t want them to think that fighting is the way to solve their problems. How can we resolve this dilemma?
A: At ZMA we promote non-violent resolutions to conflict. Your children will be taught how to avoid conflict and resolve differences without resorting to fighting and to use what they have learned only as a last resort when defending themselves in specific situations.
Q: My son is kind of small. I’m worried about him being in class with older more advanced children. How are your classes structured?
A: Our classes are divided strictly by age group and skill level. Your son will always be in a class with students of his own age and ability so our instructors can focus in on the particular needs of the group and design lesson plans that are informative, fun and exciting.
Q: My daughter is very busy with school and other activities. How often will her classes meet?
A: For best results, we recommend that your daughter attend class an average of twice per week plus practicing a little at home. We offer classes six days per week, so our class schedule is very flexible. If your daughter happens to miss one of her regularly scheduled classes, she can make it up at your convenience.
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