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Kate Ackermann reviewed IronClad Martial Arts Center LLC
5
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Can't say enough good things about John Johnston and IronClad Martial Arts Center and Power Up Kickboxing. If you're considering karate for your children, this is the place to go. He is firm, yet encouraging and he has a natural ability to instill pride and respect in his students. I've already seen positive changes in my children that extend way beyond the physical skills they are learning.

Michael Monuteaux reviewed IronClad Martial Arts Center LLC
5
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I'm very grateful I joined this school. The instructors are excellent, the environment positive and the students are friendly and encouraging. In every class I get a great workout and I learn something new. I only wish I had joined sooner.

Misha Wilson Larson reviewed IronClad Martial Arts Center LLC
5
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If you like to keep guessing what you will be doing next, learning something new each class and leaving drenched it sweat, this is the place for you. Everyone is made to feel welcome and part of a community with all levels of fitness.

Alison Skinner Smith reviewed IronClad Martial Arts Center LLC
5
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If I could give it more stars ⭐️ I would! This place is full of energetic and supportive staff. They want you to succeed both physically and mentally and improve your wellbeing/overall health. They help you set goals and work right beside you to ensure success. Whether it’s a workout or martial art program, Ironclad will give you confidence to try anything

Lori Lucia Carbone reviewed IronClad Martial Arts Center LLC
5
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I started taking the power up kickboxing class shortly after they opened last year and I love it. I tend to take evening classes and when I started Kru John taught all of those classes and he was tuff but in a great way since myself and many others kept coming back for more. Nowadays Kru teaches just the morning kickboxing classes and has gotten an unbelievable team of instructors to teach his evening classes and when I say unbelievable I truly mean that because I was hesitant of the change or should I say not happy about it. In this past year I have personally met some of the greatest and supportive people. We completed The Rugged Maniac a 5k obstacle course this past September as a team (Ironclad Angels) and that team consisted of kickboxers, trainers and even a few of the martial art students. Ironclad is like a family and I would recommend anyone in any fitness level to stop in and try a couple classes because you will love it.

Karen Jabour Spizuoco reviewed IronClad Martial Arts Center LLC
5
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The best place with amazing trainers who get you to do your best. I have found my second home.

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Learning Martial Arts Teaches Young Kids Life Skills While They Have Fun

Young children are curious and active – and they sometimes have difficulty learning to control their bodies and their behavior. They crave structure and thrive in an environment that’s supportive, educational, and fun.

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Does your young child

struggle with these things?

They struggle to maintain control of their movements and may be unintentionally destructive.

They find it difficult to focus on a task or to see it through to the end.

They have a hard time sharing their belongings and getting along with other kids.

Parenting young children is a real challenge.

You must balance their natural inquisitiveness and high energy with trying to teach them the basic skills they need for school and life.

Discipline, sharing, and self-control are all things they need to learn to be successful.

The ideal setting is one that’s got some structure but works with kids at their current developmental level. If they have fun while they’re learning, they’ll be more likely to retain those lessons and learn the skills they need.

Results and growth with every class!

Studying martial arts is ideal for young children. It provides them with an outlet for their energy. But, it also teaches them about respect, discipline, and other core values that will go with them beyond the dojo. Junior martial arts classes teach kids to control their movements and behavior, and they’ll learn social skills and interaction at the same time.

Studying Martial Arts Builds Physical Coordination and Control

Young children who learn martial arts find out quickly that each movement must be intentional. They learn to control their movements to the best of their ability.

They also practice hand-eye coordination and learn about their bodies. That means they’ll be less likely to be unintentionally destructive.

Young Martial Arts Students Learn How to Focus

Getting young kids to pay attention can feel like an impossible task. The structure of our martial arts classes shows kids the importance of focus and teaches them by having them apply it to easily-achievable tasks.

The focus they learn in the dojo is something they’ll take home – and into the classroom. That’s why kids who study martial arts tend to be good students, too.

Martial Arts Helps Kids Learn to Deal with Frustration

Martial arts instruction requires students to pursue goals to earn new belts. Young kids can easily become frustrated when they don’t get what they want, but studying martial arts helps them learn the power of persistence.

The physical activity in our classes also helps kids manage stress and anxiety by allowing them to burn it off in a safe and constructive way.

Kids Who Study Martial Arts Learn Good Sportsmanship

Losing is not anybody’s idea of fun, but we all need to learn how to accept a defeat gracefully and move on. We teach students that losing is part of life – and it’s what you do after you lose that tells people who you are.

Even though martial arts is an individual sport, we cultivate an environment of supportive teamwork where students root for one another.

Can't say enough good things about John Johnston and IronClad Martial Arts Center and Power Up Kickboxing. If you're considering karate for your children, this is the place to go. He is firm, yet encouraging and he has a natural ability to instill pride and respect in his students. I've already seen positive changes in my children that extend way beyond the physical skills they are learning.

Kate Ackermann

If you like to keep guessing what you will be doing next, learning something new each class and leaving drenched it sweat, this is the place for you. Everyone is made to feel welcome and part of a community with all levels of fitness.

Misha Wilson Larson

I started taking the power up kickboxing class shortly after they opened last year and I love it. I tend to take evening classes and when I started Kru John taught all of those classes and he was tuff but in a great way since myself and many others kept coming back for more. Nowadays Kru teaches just the morning kickboxing classes and has gotten an unbelievable team of instructors to teach his evening classes and when I say unbelievable I truly mean that because I was hesitant of the change or should I say not happy about it. In this past year I have personally met some of the greatest and supportive people. We completed The Rugged Maniac a 5k obstacle course this past September as a team (Ironclad Angels) and that team consisted of kickboxers, trainers and even a few of the martial art students. Ironclad is like a family and I would recommend anyone in any fitness level to stop in and try a couple classes because you will love it.

Lori Lucia Carbone
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FAQs

My child still has temper tantrums and I’m worried about how they’ll behave in school. Can studying martial arts help?

Yes, it can. We help children learn the importance of emotional control and respect for others. These are lessons that will help them in the classroom, too.

Will studying martial arts help my child learn how to interact with others and share?

Yes. Even though studying martial arts is an individual pursuit, we teach kids to learn in a collaborative environment with an emphasis on sharing, cooperation, and teamwork.

My child zones out in class and misses important instructions. Can taking martial arts classes help them do a better job of focusing?

Yes. Part of martial arts training is teaching kids to be mindful of themselves and their surroundings. They must focus to succeed in class, and once they learn to do it, they’ll be able to do the same thing at school.

My child is out of control physically, and can be very destructive. How will studying martial arts help?

Martial arts instruction focuses on hand-eye coordination, control, and strength. As kids learn basic moves and then advance, they learn how to control their bodies and movements.

My child gives up easily when frustrated. I want them to learn persistence. Can your classes help?

Yes. It’s common for students to require more than one attempt to earn a new belt. We teach them that trying is the most important thing – and that persistence pays off.

My child is disrespectful to me and to other caregivers. How can studying martial arts change that?

Respect is at the core of everything we do in the dojo. Kids who study martial arts must respect their instructors and fellow students, and we find that they learn to respect parents, teachers, caregivers, and siblings at the same time.

More Benefits

Kids learn how to listen respectfully to others without interruptions.

Our students learn the value of discipline as they pursue clearly-defined goals.

Martial arts instruction teaches kids how to accept defeat and learn from their mistakes.

Martial arts helps kids build core strength, balance, and physical coordination.

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