Give Your Child The Gift of Confidence, Coordination and Control.
Children's Martial Arts Classes in Ann Arbor.
Our Children's Martial Arts Classes are located in Ann Arbor near Barton Hills, Dexter, Chelsea, Saline, Manchester and Whitmore Lake.
Can you find your child below?
Low in confidence. It is very easy for kids to suffer from a low self esteem. Is it the bully at school who constantly calls them names or the kids picking on them because they could not hit the ball. Worse yet, was it a coach or teacher who does not understand the impact their words have on children.
Lacking in interest. Has your child tried many sports but not really get excited by any of them? Do they just go through the motions with out really getting engaged in what they are doing?
Academic achiever. Does your child excel in many different academic areas? At the same time do they feel uncomfortable in physical activities? Do they say that they are not athletic?
These are the children we love to help!
Your child will learn...
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Reinforce what your teaching your children at home.
Our children’s program is designed with both parents and the child in mind. For parents we teach discipline, control and many important life skills. For kids we make sure every class is fun and exciting. We keep class moving to hold their attention as well to help your child remain physically fit and improve their level of fitness. But, best of all, your child’s classes will help them learn many of life’s lessons.
Our program teaches many of the same values you are teaching your child at home. Every class begins with the students reciting the 5 Tenets of Tae Kwon Do.
Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control and Indomitable Spirit.
We finish class by discussing the meaning of a tenet and more importantly how we can apply it to our life. Students are not allowed to advance to the next belt level unless they receive permission from there school teacher as well as their parents.
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A message to parents from Master Andy
My father started me in martial arts classes at the age of six. He started taking lessons when he was a teenager. His teacher was Grand Master James B.C. Yu, who has been teaching in Ann Arbor for over 40 years. My name is Andy DeJesus, I am the owner of the Ann Arbor Martial Arts Center (formerly B.C. Yu Martial Arts Center) and it is my goal to continue Grand Master Yu’s work.
As a child I regularly wanted to quit taking Martial Arts lessons. My father would not allow it. He knew that martial arts training would make a big difference in my life. Now I am very grateful for his persistence because it has been a tremendous influence in my life. I have experienced first hand how it builds character and confidence in children. Now as a teacher this experience has also given me a great perspective on how to work with children. It has improved my ability to relate to them, motivate them, empathize with them, and help them through the tough spots where most students quit.
Our goal is to help the aggressive child and the timid child to meet in the middle, at the healthy assertive level. I meet children who have a low self esteem, a lack of discipline and the inability to control their body. In 3 months, as I tie on a yellow belt that they have earned, I see the same child with a proud smile of achievement, a new attitude of respect, and improved mental and physical control.
This is important and exciting work. It is gratifying to help parents raise children who exhibit the five tenets of Tae Kwon Do: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit. We help children stand up for themselves and we help parents who are interested in producing healthy human beings. At our school the martial arts is much more than just punches and kicks.
Join us–and give your child the gifts of confidence, discipline, and fitness.
Master Andy DeJesus