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Children's Fitness Programs Bloomington IL

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.

Dynamic Martial Arts
(309) 827-8100
510 E Washington St
Bloomington, IL
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu

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Bloomington Martial Arts Association
(309) 838-0574
310 Wylie Drive
Bloomington, IL
Martial Art Styles
Judo, Jujitsu, Kick Boxing, Tae Kwon Do, Submission Grappling

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Dojo of the Four Seasons Bloomington
(217) 750-1074
1807 E. lincoln st.
Bloomington, IL
Martial Art Styles
Goju Ryu, Iaido, Karate, Kobudo

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Central Illinois Karate Assoc
(309) 359-5503
9 Cornwall Ave
Mackinaw, IL
Martial Art Styles
Karate

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Commando Krav Maga McHenry - Cobra Kai Kung Fu
(815) 385-5915
1104 N. Front STreet
McHenry, IL
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu, Commando Krav Maga

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Chang Kim Martial Arts Inst
(309) 888-9902
1540 E College Ave #14
Normal, IL
Martial Art Styles
Tae Kwon Do

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Walker's Tae Kwon DO
(309) 827-7251
1606 E Oakland Ave
Bloomington, IL
Martial Art Styles
Tae Kwon Do

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Central Illinois Karate Assn
(309) 827-7644
904 Four Seasons Rd
Bloomington, IL
Martial Art Styles
Karate

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Bulldog Crossfit
(773) 809-3982
1520 Hannah Ave
Forest Park, IL
Hours
Monday 5:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 5:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 5:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 5:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 5:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Fitness Center, Sports Training

Harrison & Dorris College
(309) 682-8071
1748 N Sheridan Rd
Peoria, IL
Martial Art Styles
Jujitsu, Tae Kwon Do

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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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