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Martial art classes for children.

There is more to Martial Arts than what we see in movies : this is greater than "sport" and it is taylored for children and adults. Allowing your child to receive martial arts training is not opening up a door to violence; it is opening a door to building a solid foundation of self-esteem and confidence.

In addition to building confidence and self-esteem, classes in martial arts offers other benefits as well. Children with learning difficulty, hyperactivity or behavior problems can benefit from the structured learning program that our school offers. Through training, children have visible proof of their ability and are graded as a reward of their achievements which enhances their self-esteem and level of commitment.

Viet Vo Dao classes will help to implement the following qualities in your child:

Your child's health and physical Fitness

Childhood obesity rates are climbing, and more and more children are spending a lot more time in front of the television, playing video games and using a computer. However, this time could be used for healthier activities such as martial arts classes. As the practice of our style emphases also a lot on breathing, it can help improve cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, balance, strength and overall energy levels.

With Viet Vo Dao your child will be healthier.

Your child's Self-Defense

Self defense is the most obvious reason that should come to mind when considering enrolling your child in martial arts. The focus of Viet Vo Dao classes, while still teaching self defense movements, is on conflict resolution, personal responsibility and avoidance. In that respect, attending our martial arts class would benefit both the bully by teaching to respect others as well as your own power, and the bullied, by teaching how to calm a situation or defend oneself if need be.

Your child's Life Skills

The salute of our Viet Vo Dao School symbolizes “PEACE OVER WAR”

The child's life skills we teach to kids include discipline, respect, tolerance, self-control, patience, confidence, courage and perseverance. Children will learn how to face challenges presented to them, knowing that the challenges will be difficult to complete. They will learn how to face challenges alone and with peers. They will learn how to overcome fear and nervousness through training that initially seems intimidating and how to perform their martial arts skills with strong effort and attitude. The idea here is to reinforce what is already being taught at home. Viet Vo Dao classes can be a valuable tool for helping to really drive home the points you make at home in a very real way.

“In our Viet Vo Dao School, Vo Sinhs (Students) learn that respect for others, as a priority, naturally leads to a respect for self”

Your child's Behaviour Issues

Many parents turn to the martial arts when their children are acting out in school and at home. This is tied in to the life skills reason, but is very specific in what the desired outcome is. These parents are looking for help improving attention span, respect, demeanor, confidence and self control. The structure of our Viet Vo Dao class can greatly aid in these areas. Kids in our program learn to have a positive and respectful attitude.

Safe, after school activity

Many parents are just seeking a safe, wholesome, useful activity for their child to occupy some of his/her free time. These parents don't want their child to sit at home all afternoons, or want them to get involved in something that makes them set and follow through on goals. Martial arts training will certainly help in that respect. A good martial arts school can become a second home for many children. The relationships built between classmates and with an instructor can last a lifetime and have a huge positive impact on a child's life

Our curriculum is designed to teach children the importance of concentration. Improved concentration enhances the child's memory which means that your child will learn more at school. Therefore you can expect your child to receive better grades for both academics and attitude. Our Little Dragons program is a wonderful reinforcement of the values of discipline, focus, teamwork, respect and physical fitness. It has been proven that kids doing martial arts develop better self-confidence. They're encouraged to take chances, to push themselves further than they thought possible. The success they experience through Viet Vo Dao classes teaches them that they can be successful at anything if they truly believe they can, and are willing to work hard. Improved confidence leads to better grades, a better circle of friends, better performance in sports and extra curricular activities in general.