Two martial arts students practice their skills at The Way Family DojoBy participating in martial arts, students learn valuable lessons that encourage them to become well-rounded individuals. Martial arts classes focus on a variety of topics, including:

  • Skill Development
  • Self-Defense Skills
  • Character-Building Values

Skill Development

Kids who train in martial arts will learn and develop valuable physical and mental skills. Participating in martial arts is a great way to encourage kids to get more physical activity while improving endurance, speed, flexibility, coordination, balance, and agility skills. At the same time, martial arts helps kids develop mental skills like discipline, problem-solving, patience, and focus.


Not only do kids develop skills that improve their physical health and fitness, but they also learn techniques to defend themselves if ever needed. Kids build self-confidence and assertiveness so that they know how to effectively manage a threatening situation or an encounter with a bully. Rather than initiating a physical confrontation, martial arts students learn to defuse a situation first with words. And in the case of a physical attack, students will have techniques to non-violently neutralize a threat and gain control.

Character-Building Values

A child who participates in martial arts is immersed in an environment that promotes the development of their character. Kids learn character-building values like respect, persistence, and integrity through practice and repetition. And these are values that don’t just belong in martial arts; they apply to their daily lives, as well. In addition to martial arts, children who have practiced using these values in other situations will be more likely to become honest, responsible, and dependable adults.

Kids who practice martial arts can grow into confident, respectful, and healthy students. The Way Family Dojo in Magnolia offers a variety of martial arts programs for kids, as well as adults. To learn more about what we’re currently offering, contact us today.