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I've been a student here for about 6 months now, and I was afraid this was going to be an intimidating experience. Wow was it ever not! The staff are really friendly, and all of the other students are supportive of one another. This is a great place to build up some self esteem, burn off some fat, and meet some new friends!

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Trail Martial Arts has really built up my children’s self esteem and encouraged them to take leadership roles by using a fun positive environment.

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Started doing the fitness kickboxing class in January. Been at it for almost 6 months the and I love it! I have more energy than I have ever had! I've lost fat and built muscle! I love it!

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Trail Martial Arts is an amazing place. Our whole family is a part of what they do! We have benefited from the programs greatly. The staff are amazing! I highly recommend them!

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I’m amazed at the progress my child has made in less than a year with her confidence and physical awareness. It’s a great sport and the instructors are awesome with capturing the kids attention and teaching them skills.

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4 of my kids are in the martial arts program so far. They have gained knowledge in physical fitness and defense, skills that will trickle into all aspects of their lives, and developed social skills as well. I can't say enough good things about this program and the instructors that run it! The instructors are patient, encouraging, and take the time to work on individual improvements. The kids are always excited to get to their next level of belt testing, and a recent goal I've heard from one of them is that they are determined to get their black belt. A wonderful goal to have! The instructors put on even more, extra activities that the kids love and the whole family can enjoy. Absolutely love Trail Martial Arts!

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My daughter (who is 3) has just begun at Trail Martial Arts and I'm already all in! The staff has been so welcoming and patient with my reluctant ninja and have brought her out of her shell. She told me yesterday that "Josh is my best friend!" An amazing place!

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Age-Specific Benefits

Hey, Trail Martial Arts Families!

Have you ever wondered why our classes are more effective than your typical martial arts schools’ program?

The thing that makes our classes more dynamic than most is that we understand childhood development and have been able to use a curriculum that takes advantage of this understanding!

Here are just a few benefits of Age-Specific martial arts and what they mean for your ninja!

  1. Specifically Targeted Instruction
    This means that we are able to teach with techniques that are specifically meant to develop physical, intellectual, emotional, and social skill sets. The fact that we are able to individually target each of these areas means that they will develop faster as well! Also, we will be able to more effectively coach a child that is struggling in any particular area.
  2. Effective Communication
    Everyone has heard of “selective hearing”. Many adults have heard this phrase when they were growing up! We now know that your comprehension of verbal instructions is affected by your stage of development. This allows us to better communicate the instructions for our drills to our 3yr olds by getting on their level and using an appropriate amount of words per sentence, as well as, using the proper diction for their age. This knowledge also allows us to better handle “meltdowns” or to motivate our teens!
  3. Adjustable Expectations
    For many years in the martial arts (and still today), many instructors taught their classes as though all age groups are physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially equal (or close to it). Thus, their expectations of each child were very similar. We now know that this couldn’t be further from the truth. This means that our instructors are able to adjust their expectations of each child because we know that each student is unique. Then we can move forward and set attainable goals that will allow each child to become a better version of themselves.

Our SKILLZ program here at Trail Martial Arts has been designed with each child, and the brain in mind! Our goal is to use the best in science and psychology to help each child discover what it takes to become the best version of themselves!

Sincerely,
The Trail Martial Arts Team