A FUN Program Specifically Designed to Help Kids Grow
Our programs are designed using science and psychology to help your child become healthy young adults; Physically, Intellectually, Emotionally and Socially.
About Our Classes
Age Specific Training
All of our classes are designed to focus on the needs of students in different stages of development. We have specialized classes for kids ages 3 to 4, 5 to 6, 7 to 10 and 11 to 15. This allows us to provide a curriculum that focuses on the Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Social skills most needed at this stage of their development. Each age group has 8 core traits around which we develop fun and challenging martial arts drills and skills.
We Will Help Build Your Child's Character
Our comprehensive LIFE SKILLZ training integrated into each class with discussions and drills about topics like Teamwork, Patience, Integrity, Goal Setting, Courage, Self-Control and more! These LIFE SKILLZ focused through martial arts training will provide your child with two great developmental programs in one! In all we have 20 monthly character traits developed by leading Child Development Experts, backed up by drills and role plays, to re-enforce lessons that are vital for your child’s growth. They will learn how to overcome challenges in life, how to carry themselves around others, how to treat others well, and how to manage their emotions.
All of our Instructors are SKILLZ Worldwide certified instructors who are also certified in Laws of Instruction, How to Run Age Appropriate Drills, Stages of Development for 2 to 6 Year Olds, and Stages of Development for 7 to 14 Year Olds.
Our Instructors also attend weekly, monthly and quarterly re-enforcement training with industry leaders, child development experts and physiologists to ensure that we are up to date with the latest techniques for working with children. Our instructors also attend extra training and certifications for teaching kids on the Autism spectrum as well as kids with other disabilities.
What our parents are saying:
The I CAN Martial Arts offers a special program with instructors that are super hands on and genuinely care about the children both emotionally and physically. Not only is our son engaged in a twice weekly, active, fun, and supportive Martial Arts Class; he is also making friends, and building relationships with supportive instructors and role models. He loves to attend his ‘MAC class’, which involves; strength training, fun games, as well as various martial arts skills to build upon. The class is encouraging, and confidence boosting. There is an incredible bonus aspect to being a student in Mr. Andrew’s class! Children are rewarded in class for being helpful in their communities, neighborhoods and schools. Reading is super encouraged at home and in school, and is rewarded in class through a belt sticker system. There is a strong bridge between class, school and home- which really makes each student and family feel connected and engaged. We are thrilled to have our son enrolled in this class. Mr. Andrew, the Chief Instructor, is personable and genuinely is engaged with each student and family! He will guide you and your child along the way, specifically meeting the needs of each student! Oh- and you will get some laughs along the way too (he is a jokester!) I CAN Martial Arts ROCKS!
I am a mom of two amazingly compassionate and active boys. Aged 9 and 5 1/2. As they aged I noticed my oldest was dealing with some anxiety issues; my youngest struggling with self-regulation and focusing.
After much research, I came across the benefits of martial arts. I read so many positive testimonies regarding confidence, endurance, focus, and discipline that come with the skill of martial arts. And to my excitement, once the world opened up after the shutdown, I discovered my local recreational center had a martial arts program. We started in October of 2021, and my boys have thrived in this program. They have made friends, grown in confidence, and learned many skills. Skills that are not just the physical aspects of this art, but mental and emotional as well.
They have built such an amazing relationship with Mr. Andrew. You can tell he wants the very best for each of his students. I know I can always call on Mr. Andrew if I have a concern; and for a mama who wants nothing more than to raise happy, healthy, confident members of society, his guidance has been invaluable to me and my children.
I understand that every child’s tolerance levels, abilities, triggers and types of enjoyment vary. Coach Andrew has open lines of communication to address each situation. Initially he asked what would work for our son? He not only wanted our suggestions but encouraged/requested it. He checks in often to see what is working. He has given us ample opportunities to talk with him, email or text. The non-judgemental support has been wonderful.
Martial arts class with Mr. Andrew has been a joy. I love that he incorporates attributes that are essential for living a whole and balanced life. Respect for all things including self, mindfulness, accountability and patience just to name a few.
My children, Ella and Sam, aren’t just exercising their bodies they are expanding minds too. Thankful to have such a wonderful place in our community where our kids have the opportunity to learn with the fantastically wise and talented Mr. Andrew.
As a homeschooling Mom I was looking for an extracurricular activity for my six year old son. It has been just the right amount of physical and mental challenge that has motivated him to grow in multiple ways. My son has built relationships with the coaches and students alike. One of the things I love the most is the positive and encouraging atmosphere! It is not focused on competiveness with others, instead it is about getting better together! Mr. Andrew has gone above and beyond since we joined last Fall. My son says, ” Martial Arts is a place I learn and have fun”.