In terms of specific benefits for children, martial arts training will help develop mental, physical, emotional, and social skills. Parents tell us, and experiences show, that children in our classes have learned a variety of skills such as: self-control, self-esteem, self-discipline, personal responsibility, respect, teamwork, leadership, and personal safety skills.

A Letter to Moms and Dads

The DMAA instructors want to team up with parents to help instill the character traits that will allow your children to become tomorrow's leaders: honesty, integrity, truth, discipline, courage, loyalty, compassion, sincerity, patience, persistence, and self-respect to name just a few.

We know it is getting harder for parents to find reinforcement for the values that they would like to see in their children and this is where we at the Downtown Martial Arts Academy can help. We are dedicated to the development of good character in ourselves and in our students. We firmly believe that the Black Belt represents something that a person wears every day, not just when they practice. Black Belt means that we want to help other people grow and achieve their goals, just as we are dedicated to self improvement and willing to work hard to achieve our own goals.

At the Downtown Martial Arts Academy your child will train the mind and the body together. Starting your child in the martial arts gives them a head start on feeling better about who they are as they grow up. Learning a martial art involves striving and goal setting, about reaching those goals, realizing how much more there is to learn, and setting new goals.

We would value the opportunity to talk with you about what we have to offer you and your child and how we are able to help reinforce the values of your family.

Doug Bedsaul
Chief Instructor, Downtown Martial Arts Academy