Jun 242013
hudson valley kids martial arts

hudson valley kids martial arts

Martial arts gyms are not all created equal, and this is especially the case when it comes to kids’ classes. Kids today need role models and incentives which let them know every step of the way that they are on the correct path. Often a child might not see the reasons for working hard in school or doing their chores for example. They also may not yet have the life experience to realize that true achievement requires sacrifice. Precision MMA in the Hudson Valley has a kids’ martial arts program which takes all these factors into account and prides itself on creating young martial artists who are not only skilled in the styles we teach, but who are also on their way to becoming well rounded adults and contributing members of society.

Precision Mixed Martial Arts Kid’s Program in the Hudson Valley area of New York teaches a number of different styles to both children and adults, ranging from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo and Wrestling to Mixed Martial Arts, Boxing and Muay Thai Kickboxing. However, our kids’ classes stand out from any others in the area, even those which might teach the same styles, in that ours promote focus and discipline in the child’s life outside of the atmosphere of the dojo. In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in particular, kids tend to want very badly to be promoted to their next belt and are always eager to impress their instructor. While other martial arts’ schools might award the child with a belt simply for being ready in terms of their skill set in Jiu-Jitsu, at Hudson Valley’s  Kids Martial Arts at Precision’s belts are only awarded to a child under a number of conditions. First of all, the child must have at least a B-average in school, and he must prove this to the head instructor by showing him his latest report card. While some might feel this to be a strict condition for promotion, we have seen it have outstanding results. Let’s face it, kids often do not enjoy school and often see no reason for doing their homework. They are told that good grades are important, but they need positive reinforcement when they get good grades, rather than punishment, in order to truly see the reason for their studying. When a child achieves a new belt which he knows he has earned by both being a good student in school and a good martial arts’ student, he feels that all his studying has been worthwhile and becomes eager to continue working hard in school to get his next belt.

Another condition for belt promotion at Precision Mixed Martial Arts in the Hudson Valley is that the child is doing their chores at home and learning the value of being a contributing member of their family. Most often children are not all that eager to do their chores and just like with their grades in school it is essential that the child have strong incentives to do those things at home which might seem boring or unimportant to them. Since belt promotion at Precision is also conditional upon the parent’s consent that the child is doing his daily chores , each time the child earns a new belt he is not only making himself happy by improving his Jiu-Jitsu skills, he is also making his parents happy by lending them a hand around the house.

Finally, perhaps the most important requirement for belt promotion in the kids’ Jiu-Jitsu classes is that they perform some sort of community service, such as giving food to the homeless or working at a dog shelter for example. Over time, this requirement makes the child a contributing member of society and enables them to see the bigger picture and realize that their good actions have a tangible effect upon others outside their immediate friends and family. As a whole, the belt requirements at Precision Mixed Martial Arts in the Hudson Valley make disciplined adults out of children one belt at a time. Through the combination of community service, reinforced studying in school, helping with chores around the house and working on their Jiu-Jitsu techniques, the children in our kids’ classes become not only great martial artists, but better students, more attentive sons and daughters and more helpful members of society. With each belt they achieve they will see themselves improving, not only on the mat, but in life as a whole. As a parent you’d be doing your child a great service to enroll him or her at Precision MMA’s Hudson Valley Kid’s Martial Arts Program.

Hudson Valley martial arts

Hudson Valley martial arts

Start your kids at Precision MMA today.  Give us a call at 845-392-8495 or drop in at 1097 Route 55, Lagrangeville NY 12540.  We offer a wide array of classes that ensure your child’ll find something they enjoy.  Don’t forget to ask about our 30-day FREE trial.

Jamey Bazes is a lifelong martial artist holding a brown belt in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Kenpo Karate.  He also holds a master’s degree from SUNY New Paltz.  He is a student of Precision Mixed Martial Arts in LaGrange, NY (in the Dutchess County) and a decorated competitor including a Delaware Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu State Championship and a NAGA World Title.  To train kickboxing with Jamey in Dutchess County NY check out Precision MMA http://www.lagrangemartialarts.com

Jun 042013
Poughkeepsie Martial Arts School for Children

Dutchess County Kid’s Martial Arts

A good kid’s martial arts’ program in Dutchess County should offer more than just strategies for competition and self-defense.  While this is, of course, the core of what martial arts’ training is usually about, a school with quality instructors like Precision MMA in Dutchess County, New York should strive to better its students in terms of their overall character, not just their fighting skills.  When it comes to kids’ programs in particular, many Martial Arts gyms forget the importance of this idea and teach the children in the same way they teach the adults, not realizing that kids these days are in desperate need of role models and positive reinforcement.  Precision MMA’s kid’s martial arts program in Dutchess County sets itself apart from these other gyms by focusing on its kids’ programs as separate entities and trying hard to instill good values in the younger generations.

Many kids’ martial arts’ instructors  in Dutchess County, New York treat the children just as if they were smaller adults: they consider their training on the mat to be separate from all their other endeavors in life and teach them that their training ends when they leave the dojo.  What they fail to realize is that adults have already gone through a maturing process that kids have not yet undergone.  Adults who train martial arts usually do so at the end of a long work day.  They have already finished school, have given back to their communities in various ways and many have families.  As such, they have less need for positive role models who can help them to further their stations in life as they already have their priorities in check.  However, kids who do martial arts in Dutchess County, New York are no different than most: they would rather play video games than do their homework, they see no reason for doing community service and they are often not rewarded properly for getting good grades in school.  At Precision MMA in Dutchess County our Kid’s Martial Arts’ instructors offer incentive for students doing well in school.  For example, all students who make it onto the honor rule are given free private lessons with one of our Brown Belt instructors.  This gets kids excited about working harder in school because they know that if they get better grades they will in turn get better at Jiu-Jitsu by learning new techniques. 

Not only this, but our head kid’s martial arts instructor in Poughkeepsie, Brian McLaughlin, has certain conditions which kids must meet outside of the dojo in order to earn their next belt.  Not only must their skills on the mat be up to par, but the child must also have a high enough grade average at whatever school they are attending, they must do monthly community service, and their parents must attest to the fact that they have been doing their chores at home properly.  All these conditions benefit the kids in more ways than simply making them good at martial arts. While training, the child also improves his work ethic in school, which will eventually enable him to get into a better college and land a better career, while simultaneously learning the value of helping others through community service, and improving his family life by helping out with tasks at home. 

Dutchess County MMA

Dutchess County MMA

As such, kid’s martial arts programs at Precision MMA in Dutchess County transform kids into well rounded adults.  This puts our kids’ programs head and shoulders above the rest, and makes parents more likely to enroll their children knowing that we have more to offer than your typical dojo.  Our instructors are role models who instill proper values in children which will eventually lead them to be better adults and better human beings, not just better martial artists.

Precision Mixed Martial Arts is currently offering a 30-day FREE trial to all new kids who are joining our martial arts program.  Enroll your child at Dutchess County’s best kid’s martial arts program today to help them build confidence, get into shape, and become productive members of society.  To find out more, give us a call at 845-392-8495 or drop in at 1097 Route 55, Lagrangeville, NY 12540.

Jamey Bazes is a lifelong martial artist holding a brown belt in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Kenpo Karate.  He also holds a master’s degree from SUNY New Paltz.  He is a student of Precision Mixed Martial Arts in LaGrange, NY (near Poughkeepsie) and a decorated competitor including a Delaware Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu State Championship and a NAGA World Title.  To train with Jamey in Poughkeepsie NY check out Precision MMA http://www.lagrangemartialarts.com

Read about Brian McLaughlins’ 33% rule that’ll help your child improve their martial arts skills significantly by clicking here: Hudson Valley MMA.


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