Youth Martial Arts
EvolveAll Youth Martial Arts Program
The youth martial arts program is focused on developing a strong character first and foremost. The techniques are truly secondary. If they have a focused, confident, disciplined, and respectful character, then the martial arts skills come more easily. And if they don’t come easy, or if its challenging, then they have the resilience to keep trying and make it happen!
How it all works:
We use a belt system with ten levels to show progress through the curriculum. Starting with the white belt, they must learn and demonstrate three character traits before they can move on to the next rank. They must show DISCIPLINE by bowing on and off the mat, sitting straight during class, and saying yes sir and ma’am to their instructors. They must show FOCUS by giving good eye contact while the instructor is teaching, not being distracted by others, and by giving their full effort. Finally, they must show that they can meditate correctly, by closing their eyes, breathing in through their nose, out through their mouth, remaining completely still, and only thinking of their breathing. Once they have earned stripes for each one of these they are ready to test for their next rank.
We believe that it takes a village to raise a child, and we hope to be a part of that village.
We received a free belt from a long time student at Evolve All and thought “Why not?” and signed my two oldest boys up. It’s been love ever since! I enjoy watching the classes and especially how the instructors interact with the children. They are firm and focused but kind and understanding at the same time. The students are great, too. I’ve never heard any negativity coming from any of them and they are all very helpful to each other.
My oldest son enjoyed the free trial weeks so much that he insisted I *had* to sign him up. He has Aspergers and low muscle tone and, because of those limitations, has quit pretty much every sport we’ve signed him up for after the first few practices. I knew Evolve All was the right fit for us after he told me that yes, it was hard work and he’s very tired after every class but he really, really likes it. And I should mention that my sons both think the Evolve All staff are total rockstars! I highly recommend Evolve All.Kiki H.
The Evolve All staff and Master Emerson are absolutely amazing. The patience, attentiveness and instruction given to everyone is truly extraordinary. After trying many extra curricular activities with 4 children we found something not only worthwhile in a one dimension manner but something that is part of a lifestyle. We started with one child and now the whole family (including mom and dad soon) are involved and learning. Enough cannot be said about Master Emerson and his approach. His is truly unique and one of a kind.
Evolve all is very special and certainly worth any amount of time.Robert F.