As we know, kids have an abundance of energy! With school starting back up, they need a healthy, safe way to release it. Sitting in a classroom all day can be hard for many children. Sometimes without a productive way to channel their youthful energy, they can become restless, frustrated, and anxious.
Many children and teens have turned into “screen zombies” and couch potatoes, becoming addicted to TV, tik tok, and video games. Parents have reported noticing their kids becoming withdrawn, feeling down, and lacking their old excitement for life – especially in this past year.
High energy + excessive screen time + sugary snacks = the perfect storm for an emotionally and socially challenging school year.
Have you noticed these changes in your child? You’re not alone! Parents all over the world have shared in their struggle to get their children back on track with a healthy lifestyle. The good news? We can help you turn their habits and attitude in the right direction again!
Wouldn’t you love to see your child earning better grades, focusing in class, and feeling happier overall?
Provide your children with a fighting chance at a successful, happy, and healthy school year by signing them up for our after-school Youth Martial Arts programs!
Why Should I Sign My Child Up for an After-School Program?
Structured after-school programs like martial arts have countless benefits for children. When you search for the right afterschool program for your child, the options can feel overwhelming; don’t feel limited to the standard programs offered at your child’s school. Instead, try a sport such as children’s karate that is sure to pique your child’s interest. Martial arts rank high among extracurricular activities!
“Karate classes are a great way for kids to get their wiggles out, no doubt. When you’re looking for sports options for your child, karate and boxing rank right up there in popularity with baseball, basketball, and soccer. Just like other sports, martial arts will help build your child’s stamina, strength, and speed. After a few weeks in class, you’ll begin to notice their reflexes getting faster and their muscles stronger as they learn to block, kick and punch. With more practice, your little ones will gain core strength and develop balance — which is essential when learning to perfect technique.” Sawyer
“We love watching our son grow in confidence and skill level with Total Impact. Brian and his team are the most patient, kind, and knowledgeable group. The extra camps and fun activities that they offer alongside the classes are an added bonus! We have been a part of the Total Impact family for over two years now and I’ll never forget the warm welcome and continued support from Brian as we have grown alongside our son in his journey. They have excellent communication and run a wonderful program!” – Sarah B.
Benefits of Choosing Total Impact’s Kids Karate or Teen Kickboxing as an After-School Program…
There are countless benefits from taking part in a martial arts after-school program. In addition to physical benefits like flexibility, strength, and endurance, Total Impact can help improve your child’s interpersonal skills. At our dojo, we impress upon our students the importance of good sportsmanship and respect for others. Comprehending team spirit at a young age is a great foundation for building integrity and character in life and in the classroom!
Key Benefits of Martial Arts for Children & Teens Include:
- Anti-Bullying Strategies
- Better Grades
- Develop Discipline
- Foster Respect
- Improved Focus
- Increased Confidence
- Smart Self Defense
- Make Healthy Choices
- Pursue Goals
- Build Friendships
- Boost Self-Esteem
- Emotional Regulation
Personal Achievement: Championship titles and single-game wins generally mark achieving goals in other sports. These types of achievements are great but they often lack the personal development that comes with martial arts. At Total Impact, your child will learn how to set personal goals and experience the fulfillment that comes from achieving them. We benchmark their progress with belt testing and earning stripes. As your child grows within the program, they will move up in the belt color ranks. Belt testing will encourage them to continue practicing what they are learning at home and look forward to showing off their skills at the dojo! Click here to learn more about how belt testing works.
More Peace at Home: If you have more than one child, placing them in a Total Impact after-school program may be the perfect way to reduce in-house squabbles. The self-control and discipline taught in our dojo will teach your youngsters how to create their own harmonious environment at home and resolve conflicts peacefully. While our Kids Karate programs reward individual achievement, we also reinforce the importance of teamwork and core values to raise well-rounded individuals!
Healthy Choices Start at Home: After a summer filled with ice cream and BBQ delights, it may be difficult for a child to bounce back into a healthy lifestyle during the school year. We encourage our students to make healthy choices. Healthy choices could mean providing nourishing meals that will help your child feel strong, not sluggish; reminding them to stay active even at school during recess and gym class; and encouraging your kids to play outside rather than being glued to their screens during downtime. These positive reinforcements of healthy choices will guide your child in the right direction for a more fulfilling lifestyle for many years to come! Our kids are never too young to start learning these life skills.
Managing Emotions: “Sport isn’t just good for children’s bodies; it’s good for their minds too. Studies have shown that sport has psychological benefits for children and adolescents and teaches them important life skills. Playing sports helps children learn to control their emotions and channel negative feelings in a positive way. It also helps children to develop patience and understand that it can take a lot of practice to improve both their physical skills and what they do in school. The support of the team, a kind word from a coach, or achieving their personal best will all help children to feel better about themselves.” Health Direct
Each benefit comes from different experiences from each program. The more time and effort a student puts into their martial arts studies, the sooner they excel both inside and outside the dojo! There’s no better feeling than watching your child feel confident in their everyday lives. At the absolute center of martial arts is self-confidence. If a student is confident in their abilities in the dojo, it will transcend into every aspect of their life!
“The martial arts training is incredibly thorough and well done at Total Impact. But that isn’t what sets total Impact apart. Brian and his staff are so welcoming and kind. They make sure that each student feels comfortable and have helped my children gain confidence, flexibility and discipline. They have a belt system like every martial arts school, but the focus at Total Impact isn’t on the belts, it is on what it takes to achieve progress. They focus on the journey, not the destination. If you are looking for a martial arts school where your child will thrive, don’t look past Total Impact.” – Bradley E.
Total Impact’s mission for everyone who steps foot into the dojo is to instill the following:
- Hard Work
- Self Control
- Indomitable Spirit
The Total Impact System blends multiple styles to create a well-rounded system that utilizes techniques of American, Chinese, Israeli, Japanese, and Korean origins, including Bu Kyoku Ryu karate, Kickboxing/Boxing, Krav Maga, Kung Fu, Taekwondo, MMA, Muay Thai, and Judo & Jiu-Jitsu. It is about growing and continuing the evolution of martial arts by combining the best techniques from the various styles into one program. Learn more about our dojo here!
Interested in transforming your child’s mind, body, and spirit this school year? Check out these awesome opportunities for Children’s Martial Arts & Teen Kickboxing at Total Impact…
Little Ninja’s program works with children between the ages of 4 & 5 years old. These little tykes have a fierce amount of energy that is begging to be channeled in a fun and engaging way. This age group is just finishing pre-k or starting kindergarten. They are at the very beginning of their school career. What better time in a child’s life to teach them the essentials of teamwork and discipline? Equip your kids with a long-lasting foundation of solid morals!
In the Little Ninja program, students will learn martial arts techniques equivalent to our white and ½ yellow belt in the children’s program. It is a fun, high energy, developmental program that will prepare your child for the Total Impact Martial Arts Children’s program. All little Ninja’s receive a camouflage belt and achieve stripes until they can graduate to white belt. This is a reward driven program that promotes positive learning and team building.
Kids Karate Programs: Beginner Children’s Martial Arts and Advanced Children’s Martial Arts
Our blended martial arts system is about self improvement and children’s development to aid your child in developing focus, learning respect, and practicing anti-bullying strategies to feel great about themselves and others through martial arts and in-dojo rules. They will train with kids from Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Long Grove, Palatine, Wheeling, and more suburbs to create long-lasting friendships while having fun and being active. Kids express their energy in a safe, positive way while participating in full-body workouts.
This NEW class is designed for teens aged 12-17 years old. Whether it’s improving your teen’s overall health, learning self-defense, learning respect, losing weight or improving overall focus and concentration, Total Impact Martial Arts has a class for them! Our teen class is a great place for those in middle school and high school to learn self defense, practice anti-bullying strategies, get comfortable with their changing body, and release stress. Not to mention kickboxing is an incredible full-body workout! Total Impact Kickboxing is an official member of WAKO U.S.A Kickboxing! Let us help your teen get healthier, leaner, and stronger!
“My kids have been doing the little ninjas class for the last 2 months. They LOVE it. One of my kids is pretty timid and can struggle to separate from me. Shihan Brian made him feel so welcome and involved that he started participating on the very first day. Since the first class, he has consistently been excited to go, never wants to miss a class, and runs right in as soon as we get there. The kids have a great time and don’t even realize they are practicing focus, balance, and exercise. The staff is so fun and professional, and the dojo is clean and feels safe. This is the best early childhood class we have ever been involved in and we are so glad to be part of the Total Impact team.” – Lisa S.
Total Impact Martial Arts is all about positive, life changing results! We are proud to serve students from Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Long Grove, Palatine, Wheeling, and more! Help your child gain more confidence and empower them to succeed in all areas of life with a structured after-school program such as martial arts. Let us guide your children and have a strong, positive impact on your child’s success in the dojo, at home, and in the classroom!
With the new school year starting, now is the time to sign your young ones up for the ultimate after-school program…
Total Impact is the best place to keep your kids active and engaged in a safe environment after school!
Make a Total Impact this school year with our Youth Martial Arts programs for children and teens! Click here to view our schedule.
Give Your Kids a Fighting Chance with Our After-School Martial Arts Programs!
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