Ottawa Martial Arts Builds Young Minds and Bodies
Children love learning at John Leroux's World KarateFIT Centre in Ottawa, ON. Our kids martial arts programs are high-energy, fun and interactive.
The overarching goal of the Ottawa Martial Arts school is to build our students' self-esteem, which we do by acknowledging, recognizing and rewarding not just our students' accomplishments and successes, but their efforts as well.
Learning martial arts is a physical endeavor, involving all muscle groups to help develop a student's physical fitness. But our emphasis goes far beyond just learning physical moves and martial arts techniques. At John Leroux's World KarateFIT Centre, we use martial arts as a mechanism to develop positive character and life-improvement skills in our students.
Our martial arts Ottawa emphasis is on the personal-development aspects of martial arts, such as increasing self confidence, improving focus and concentration, developing self discipline, and optimizing physical fitness.
Traits That Martial Arts Develops in a Child
- Self discipline
- Physical fitness
- Self confidence
- Positive attitude
- Goal setting
- Strong work ethic
Life Lessons Developed Through Martial Arts Ottawa
Classes at Ottawa Martial Arts end with group discussions and role-playing exercises. We touch on life lessons and discuss alternate resolutions to some of the issues children face today. These issues are discussed in a non-threatening, proactive way.
Children pay close attention as we explore topics that include:
- Avoiding conflicts
- Dealing with bullies
- Mental self defense
- Proper respect for adults
- Stranger awareness
- Respect for self and others
- Saying no to drugs and peer pressure
These valuable life lessons help our martial arts Ottawa students understand the connection between what they learn in class and the real-world applications that make martial arts practical and insightful skills for school-age, and beyond.