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Children's Fitness Programs Bay City MI

The study of martial arts is far more than an extracurricular activity - it’s a unique training program that empowers children with techniques and strategies for lifelong success. Martial arts classes help children learn discipline, self-control, self-confidence, respect, concentration and courtesy. Read more.

Cosens Mixed Martial Arts and Conditioning
(989) 297-8558
2515 Wilder Rd
Bay City, MI
Martial Art Styles
Boxing, Brazilian Jujitsu, Judo, Jujitsu, Kick Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Muay Thai, Wrestling

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Perry's Tae-Kwon-DO
(989) 797-0477
516 Gratiot Ave
Saginaw, MI
Martial Art Styles
Tae Kwon Do

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Mid-Michigan Hapkido Academy
(989) 771-3617
3417 E Genesee Ave
Saginaw, MI
Martial Art Styles
Hapkido

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Seung-Ni Tae Kwon DO Academy
(989) 799-3040
6700 Weiss St
Saginaw, MI
Martial Art Styles
Tae Kwon Do

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Budokan Karate Yamashita International LLC
(989) 832-3833
104 Cambridge Street
Midland, MI
Martial Art Styles
Karate, Kobudo, Shorin Ryu

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U S Tae Kwon DO Dojang
(989) 753-1476
2557 Bellevue St
Saginaw, MI
Martial Art Styles
Tae Kwon Do

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Flowing Chi Dojo
(989) 755-7455
604 Oak St
Saginaw, MI
Martial Art Styles
Judo, Jujitsu

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Sang-Poom Tae Kwon DO
(989) 799-9030
3545 Bay Rd
Saginaw, MI
Martial Art Styles
Tae Kwon Do

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Batch Tae Kwon DO Training Ctr
(989) 687-5407
140 Hickory Ridge Dr
Midland, MI
Martial Art Styles
Tae Kwon Do

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Martinez ATA Martial Arts
(517) 541-5425
142 S. Cochran Ave.
Charlotte, MI
Martial Art Styles
Tae Kwon Do, Martinez ATA Martial Arts focus: To provide students the highest quality martial arts instruction available in a safe and positive learning environment that people of all ages can enjoy!

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Children's Fitness Programs

The Benefits of Martial Arts For Kids

There are lots of activities that kids can be involved in. Soccer, swim team , ballet, gymnastics – my kids have done them all. Rarely have they been involved in a sport that I think holds life lasting benefits – until now. About a year ago, my teenage daughter asked if she could join the muay thai classes that her girlfriend was enrolled in, and I agreed. Well, it’s been such a great learning experience for her that I’ve now enrolled two more of my children in classes. They love the instructors, who make every class exciting, and the self-defense that they’ve learned has been amazing. The instructors keep tabs on all of the students, asking about grades and behavior at home and reinforcing the desired behaviors.

The study of martial arts is far more than an extracurricular activity - it’s a unique training program that empowers children with techniques and strategies for lifelong success. Martial arts classes help children learn discipline, self-control, self-confidence, respect, concentration and courtesy. It’s awesome to see a group of 30 kids stand at attention and belt out, “Yes, SIR!” Kind of gives me hope that the grunts and groans I usually hear will not last forever!

There are other benefits as well:

  • Many martial arts schools also offer leadership courses for kids, in conjunction with their karate for kids programs, or similar lessons.
  • Martial arts is ideal for children who do not do well in team sports, giving them the ability to flourish this activity, while combining physical and mental practices.
  • Many do not realize this, but martial arts training is safer than most school sports. My kids have learned how to fall correctly to minimize injury and also how to successfully overpower a much larger opponent without fear. The gym that they train at is well padded and maintained.
  • Children with special needs, such as ADD (Att...

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