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Children's Fitness Programs Forest Grove OR

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.

Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Chuan Ctr
(503) 357-8917
24300 NW Timber Rd
Forest Grove, OR
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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School of Trdtnl Tae Kwon DO
(503) 319-2519
165 N Main St
Banks, OR
Martial Art Styles
Tae Kwon Do

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Ernie Reyes World Martial Arts
(503) 642-1500
3075 SW 234th Ave
Hillsboro, OR
Martial Art Styles
Arnis, Brazilian Jujitsu, Karate, Kick Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Tae Kwon Do, Mixed Martial Arts

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Sigma Fighting
(503) 410-1570
2092 NW Aloclek Dr.
Hillsboro, OR
Martial Art Styles
Arnis, Boxing, Escrima, Jeet Kune do, Kali, Muay Thai, Savate, Wing Chun

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Family Kicks Taekwondo
(503) 671-9999
20285 SW Tualatin Valley Hwy
Beaverton, OR
Martial Art Styles
Tae Kwon Do

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Kim's Tae Kwon-DO School
(503) 359-4997
4315 Pacific Ave
Forest Grove, OR
Martial Art Styles
Tae Kwon Do

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U S West Coast Taekwondo
(503) 693-8206
1095 NE 25th Ave #G
Hillsboro, OR
Martial Art Styles
Tae Kwon Do

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Enshinkai Martial Arts and Fitness
(503) 333-7849
2900 SW Cornelius Pass Rd, suite 114
Hillsboro, OR
Martial Art Styles
Hapkido, Karate

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Japan Karate Federation
(503) 640-1411
338 SW Oak St
Hillsboro, OR
Martial Art Styles
Karate

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B C Kim Olympic Tae Kwon DO
(503) 531-3500
737 SW 185th Ave
Beaverton, OR
Martial Art Styles
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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