Change your child's life! Enroll them in Portland Academy of Self Defense Children’s Martial Art Classes. This specialized program will give your child the tools they need to succeed in life! From learning strategies to deal with stranger danger and developing situational awareness, to acquiring common sense self-protection skills, you will see your child's character take shape as our one-of-kind Martial Arts Program builds and supports your child's confidence and self-esteem.
For over a decade, our Children’s Classes have helped our youngest students develop self-discipline, confidence, focus, and be mindful of always showing respect to themselves and others! This program is a precursor to our Youth Program and places a strong emphasis on building the foundation for your child's future SUCCESS!
In our Children’s Martial Art Program, we have discovered the delicate balance between fun and clear structure which helps young students to succeed, while keeping them excited about coming to class. Our amazing, patient instructors love to work with children. They understand the various challenges kids this age face in wanting to become self-reliant, while also needing to develop self-discipline. To accomplish this, we establish clear set of rules for proper behavior in class and we encourage the same good behavior at home and in school.
In addition, we teach them the importance of being responsible for their behavior because Hapkido self-defense techniques can be harmful. As a result, your child will learn to "Avoid" physical confrontations despite provocation by others. This ability to walk away from situations with the confidence is quite “Powerful”.
In addition to building a solid foundation for martial arts training, these classes are also designed to teach important early life skills such as patience, taking turns, self-control, how to make friends, balance, coordination, mental focus, and confidence. The classes are safe, fun, and always exciting. The skills learned in these classes will jump-start your child to be better prepared for success in school, and in other physical activities like athletics, dance, or gymnastics.
Martial art training has been recognized as one of the safest and best activities in the world for teaching children self-esteem, self-discipline, self-confidence, and life skills. Psychologists, guidance counselors, and teachers recommend martial arts for children with A.D.D., A.D.H.D, and discipline issues. Imagine your child learning all this while also staying fit, developing balance and coordination, focus, patience, respect, and fine motor skills.
Faithfully serving families in the SW Portland and Washington County Area.
Fully matted state of the art facilities.
Convenient time schedule.
Safe, fun and affordable!
Proven track record with thousands of happy students.