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FROM Jason Landaas
I’m Jason Landaas here at Carolina Dojo.
As a martial arts instructor with extensive experience training kids, there is nothing better than seeing them grow firsthand.
But more important than the martial arts skills they learn… is the personal skills they develop and carry for life.
Because martial arts is so much more than just kicking and punching, and getting the next colorful belt.
It’s about developing confidence, discipline, character, focus and respect.
With every class we teach, your kids are growing in mind, body and character.
That’s because martial arts provides instant positive feedback. Through learning to focus on the core moves, they develop discipline and respect. They can instantly see and feel a difference, making them destined to build confidence, self-awareness and self-respect.
And of course it’s a ton of FUN!
That’s why I love teaching martial arts to kids in this community, and why I know your kids are going to LOVE training.
So please have a look below to find out exactly how your kids can benefit from our fun martial arts classes.
STRUGGLE WITH THESE THINGS?
They always seem to take the easy way out when presented with anything difficult.
They make poor choices and tend not to think things through.
They put their friends and social obligations ahead of their family.
PARENTING A CHILD IS HARDER THAN YOU MIGHT EXPECT
Parenting kids in their pre-teen and early teenage years is its own special challenge. Kids at this age have huge potential, but an equally huge tendency to get mired down in laziness and posturing for their friends. It can be frustrating for parents to watch their kids waste their abilities – and parents are often anxious for a way to get their kids moving in a positive direction. When kids resist parental involvement and give their friends more consideration than their families, it can be distressing for parents.
The key to getting through to kids at this age is to hold their feet to the fire when it comes to putting in the necessary work to achieve their goals. They need firm instruction and regular goals to keep them on track.
YOUR TEEN WILL GROW WITH EVERY CLASS!
Our Extreme SKILLZ program is specifically designed to help kids between the ages of 10 and 14 to achieve their physical, intellectual, emotional, and social goals. We teach kids physical dexterity, versatility, and precision while also helping them to trust their instincts and build their strength.
DILLIGENCE WITH CHALLENGES
Kids learn the importance of doing things well.
At this age, kids may be prone to take the easy way out of challenges.
Our Extreme SKILLZ program teaches them to value precision and to pay attention to details instead of settling for a sloppy solution to their problems.
BETTER DECISION MAKING
We give kids the tools to make smart decisions.
Preteens and teens sometimes make poor decisions because they lack the judgment to see the big picture.
Extreme SKILLZ classes teach kids to make smarter decisions by showing them the dangers of jumping to conclusions.
Students learn to evaluate their motives and pay attention to their emotions.
Kids sometimes react without thinking about their motivations.
In the Extreme SKILLZ program, students learn to understand their true emotional motivation and to understand the difference between a good motivation and a bad one.
SELF BELIEF & CONFIDENCE
We teach kids not to worry what others think of them.
Peer pressure plays a big role as kids get older, and they sometimes struggle with worrying about what others think.
We teach kids to care less about what other people think of them and more about what they think of themselves.
Master Jason and Ms. Kelly have helped my son make many positive changes in his self esteem, self confidence and respect. My son has Asperger's and they have worked firmly yet gently with Josh. He loves to attend the classes and continually learns new skills that can help him in so many aspects of his life. Thank you both for all you do not just for Josh but for so many children who are blessed to be involved in your programs.
My son has had a wonderful experience at Carolina Dojo. Raiden loved having fun while learning, making friends, and accomplishing a goal. Thank you for such a wonderful, encouraging environment!
We love Carolina Dojo Master Jason and Kelly work wonders with the children that are enrolled there . My son has been going for 1 1/2 years and loves it and has grown so much and has more confidence in himself . I will be sad when we move at the end of the year , we found the same program where we are moving to but it won't be the same without them teacher him.
Master Jason has an amazing ability to teach children the fundamentals and still make the class fun. My son has grown in confidence and self discipline since joining Master Jason's class and has an inner peace that he never had before. Zac loves going to class and practices at home on a daily basis. If you have any doubts, just visit the class and you will see just how much the kids love the classes.
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Yes. It’s common for kids at this age to be heavily influenced by their peers and to avoid doing anything that might be seen as uncool. We help them see the importance of behaving appropriately regardless of what other people think.
The Extreme SKILLZ program is designed to reward precision and persistence. Kids must commit to learning good form and being able to perform to a certain standard if they want to succeed – and those are skills that can carry over to the playing field, as well.
Yes. Our instructors understand the psychology of kids at this age. They might want to take the lazy way out, but we push them to maximize their potential in every area of life.
Respect and honor are core tenets in any martial arts school. The Extreme SKILLZ program teaches kids to be respectful to instructors – and by extension, to their parents and teachers. We make sure they understand that who they are outside of the studio reflects on them inside the studio.
Yes. Decision-making is a key skill both in our program and in life. We show kids the value of weighing options and using their brains to make smart decisions – both in and out of our martial arts school.
Yes. All our testing happens in front of an audience of the students’ peers and instructors. They learn that they only thing they control is their performance and not to worry about what other people think.
Yes. Kids at this age love to challenge their parents and rebel. It’s part of growing up, but it can certainly be frustrating for parents. We emphasize the importance of respect and loyalty to family as one of our core values.
Yes. In our program, it’s common for kids to be frustrated as they try to learn new skills. Over time, they realize that avoiding challenges doesn’t help them – and that facing them helps to build confidence and self-reliance.
Kids learn to withstand peer pressure and do what they think is right.
Students see the value of finesse and precision as these things are required to advance in class.
Shows students how to work through alternatives and make smart, informed decisions.
Teaches kids the meaning of courage and how to apply it in their personal lives.
Kids learn the value of hard work and why taking the lazy way out is not acceptable.
Builds an attitude of respect for kids’ peers, instructors, and families.
Teaches kids to carry themselves with strength and confidence.
Encourages kids to maximize their physical and intellectual potential at all times.
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