Teens Karate & Hapkido Martial Arts Classes In SW Portland

TEEN CLASSES AGES 13 TO 16

OUR TEEN PROGRAM IS BUILT AROUND FIVE PRIMARY COMPONENTS:

OUR TEEN PROGRAM IS BUILT AROUND FIVE PRIMARY COMPONENTS:
LEADERSHIP • SELF-DEFENSE FITNESS • CHARACTER EDUCATION • FUN

During your teen’s journey into adulthood, these components combined will promote a synergy to help build a strong foundation for success.

Leadership roles within our classes, along with the extraordinary fitness that comes from the consistent practice of self-defense leads to an improved sense of self-esteem, which in turn improves the student’s confidence.

Together, they create the solid character traits and responsibility that will prepare your teen for the challenges they will face as they mature into young adults. They’ll learn to make the right decisions, acquire the discipline to do well in school, and any endeavor they choose to take on. Most importantly, they will have fun the entire time!

HABITS WE TRAIN ARE HABITS WE GAIN!

HABITS WE TRAIN ARE HABITS WE GAIN!
SETTING EXAMPLES AS POSITIVE ROLE MODELS

Portland Academy of Self Defense Instructors take their job as teachers and mentors very seriously. They know that setting a positive example can make a huge difference in your teen’s life. We have spent years developing innovative ways of teaching and mentoring to help teens.

All of our classes are taught in a safe, fun, upbeat and energizing environment. Your teenager will develop every day good habits. Anything they do over and over, whether good or bad, becomes a habit. Good habits are easy to live with; however, they can be tough for teens to develop on their own.

Our teaching style is based on positive coaching, goal setting and lots of encouragement. We will never give up on your teenager. We always team up with them and their parents to find solutions to the challenges they face. Again and again, we have seen the results of this commitment to instilling habits of excellence in our teen student’s lives. As a result, our teenage students are consistently good individuals with a positive outlook.

SELF DEFENSE STARTS WITH PERSONAL MASTERY

SELF DEFENSE STARTS WITH PERSONAL MASTERY
WE TEACH YOUR TEEN HOW TO OVERCOME THEIR OWN DOUBTS AND FEARS

Martial Arts for teenagers are not about learning to fight others, but about learning to master themselves. Overcoming their most innermost fears, thus unleashing a powerful, unstoppable force within themselves.

This force gives them the strength to kick down the doors of self-doubt, and help them learn that through dedication and hard work, they can overcome any challenges they face, and achieve any goal they set.

This same force also helps them realize that the biggest challenges in life will not be defending themselves on the street, or fighting bullies (although we do teach them these abilities,) but by finding the inner strength to make the right choices, to say "no" to drugs, alcohol and other forms of negative peer pressure.

Ultimately this force helps them to become better people, to be more respectful towards their parents, their peers, their teachers and other adults, and to be more ambitious towards their own futures.

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Outstanding personal coaching and instruction from the founder of Portland Self Defense Academy, Instructor David Pritchett

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Proven Hapkido self‑defense techniques developed in conjunction with concepts from today’s most effective martial arts.

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Unstoppable achievement through specialized planning, and consistent measuring, monitoring and feedback.

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Rigorous accountability: your instructor will become a friend, mentor and coach who wants and expects the best from you, and who will challenge you to perform at your very best!