If you’re looking for an all encompassing extra-curricular activity that sharpens the mind, builds strength both physically and mentally and instils a sense of focus, discipline and respect, then the kids Martial Arts classes at the Total Martial Arts Centre are designed to do just that!
Many parents worry about introducing kids to martial arts because of the connotations of fighting and violence, while other parents want to ensure their kids know how to properly defend themselves against certain situations they may find themselves in. However, evidence based studies have shown that by partaking in martial arts, situations such as focus issues in class, bullying, poor study habits and a negative attitude have been reduced and often eradicated. This then leads to children who are more confident, disciplined, polite and positive.
Total Martial Arts Centre works on the premise that martial arts is about self-discovery and not self-defence which in itself is a by-product. Steve Glew is the Primary Instructor of the kids program and has as much experience working with children, as you can get. Steve has a degree in Education from UWA and started his career as a secondary school teacher. Alongside teaching Martial Arts, Steve is also a Director at the Child Protective Services .He utilises his wealth of experience using well researched techniques to teach a syllabus specifically catered to bring out the best in children.
Kids Martial Arts focuses on the qualities of courage, honour, justice, loyalty, benevolence, truth, self-control and etiquette. These are key elements of a martial artist’s character and students are taught to gain these qualities through:
- the positive manner he/she interacts with others;
- good behaviour at school and at home;
- displaying exemplary manners; or
- helping around the home or at school
Bigger is not always better. Better is better!
The dojo at the Total Martial Arts Centre is clean and tidy and well equipped with all the training essentials to help students to give their best. With only around 80 students, numbers have been kept deliberately small in order to ensure that sufficient time is being spent on each student to enable them to thrive.