THE AMERICAN BLACK BELT ACADEMY DIFFERENCE
Combining personal growth themes, self defense classes, and professionalism that no other martial arts organization in the Athens area can compare to, parents know that their children are safe and well taken care of, and that the training they receive provides benefits beyond self defense.
We believe our instructors have such impact and influence with the children they teach that they must have specific training in the skills of goal setting and motivation. Each one of our instructors is fully trained and certified to work with children of all ages, to be ideal role models. At our academy, your child will build:
Bully Defense Skills
At American Black Belt Academy, your child will learn the concept of “BLACK BELT EXCELLENCE” which means doing your very BEST, at everything you do! Instilling the concept of “BLACK BELT EXCELLENCE” will inspire your child to strive to display honor and respect at home, achieve academic success in school, and pursue
physical accomplishment in the martial arts. Ultimately seeking to become Black Belts in everyday life and gain the success skills that enable them to lead a healthy, goal oriented lifestyle.
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LIL DRAGONS (ages 5-8)
Our specialized children's programs are age-specific and professionally designed to teach your children important life skills in a fun, exciting, and effective manner. The skills learned in our Lil’ Dragons program will help them develop a more confident and enthusiastic outlook. They will become better students at school and better listeners at home.
We at the American Black Belt Academy are very concerned with the well being and education of your children. The ages of 5-8 are important years of a child’s development. We understand that younger students have a shorter attention span. Our unique children’s program uses interesting and enjoyable methods to keep student’s attention and teach our young students skills that they will use for a lifetime. Useful skills like; self discipline, focus, listening, and a positive mental attitude. The skills learned in our Lil’ Dragons program will help them develop a more confident and enthusiastic outlook. They will become better students at school, better listeners at home and more ambitious towards the future. More than any other activity, martial arts gives your child the chance to explore their innate abilities. You will marvel as they increase in strength, flexibility, endurance, balance, and focus. This is only the start. Physical skills act as a foundation for something much more important: the development of value skills, both mental and spiritual. If this sounds like serious stuff, don’t worry! Our children’s classes are taught in a safe, fun and exciting environment, where students are not compared to each other, but rather progress at their own pace. Our program will help your child learn age appropriate self-defense and to self-control.
The Little Dragons secret is that we have devised a series of games in which we secretly teach the children essential self-defense techniques. By playing the fun and challenging games, children develop strong reflexes in the execution of the basic techniques as they develop athletically and unconsciously learn the foundational principles of balance, leverage, and control
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OKAWA JUNIORS MARTIAL ARTS (ages 8-12)
If you are interested in a highly effective and comprehensive program that will increase your child's energy, esteem, and spirit while they become strong and empowered with confidence then our Karate' Inspiring Confidence in Kids (K-I-C-K) Children's Martial Arts Program is what you’ve been looking for.
Our specialized children's programs are age-specific and professionally designed to teach your children important life skills in a fun, exciting, and effective manner. Our secret to teaching your children coordination, concentration, motor skills, respect, discipline, self-control and other values is a unique blend of education, entertainment, and exercise that will have your child sweating, smiling, and learning in every class. We use the excitement and fun of martial arts skills to teach key life lessons important to children's safety and success.
At the American Black Belt Academy, we teach a realistic, value based self-defense system that combines karate, kickboxing and jiu-jitsu, so children learn to defend themselves in virtually any situation, whether they are standing up or on the ground. Our integrated martial arts system effectively combines techniques from different arts for a complete system.
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JUNIORS JIU JITSU (ages 7-12)
With our Juniors Jiu jitsu Kids (ages 7-12) Program self defense skills are only the beginning. Your child will also learn focus, respect, dedication, goal-setting; Powerful tools to change your child’s life forever. The lessons learned both on and off the mat will instill them with confidence and self-belief that will transform your child and lay the foundation for them to develop into a confident and motivated teen.
Our Jiu-Jitsu program is a progressive and reality-based style of self-defense. This program has been specifically designed to help children 7-12 years old learn realistic self-protection techniques.
The Jiu-Jitsu spirit becomes a truly indomitable weapon in confronting the unwanted advance of an attacker, and in addition the rigors of everyday life. For a child it provides the focus, concentration, confidence and determination to obtain ones' goals.
Although it is the kids that are training in the class, we understand enrollment is just as much the parents’ dedication. The dedication to team up for the benefit of your kids is our top priority. As a parent enrolling your child in Jiu-jitsu, you will see many improvements in the first few lessons, both inside and outside of the academy.
Our Jiu-Jitsu program is the ideal method of self-defense for kids since it emphasizes leverage and technique over strength and power. This focus makes it possible for all children to excel, regardless of their size or athletic ability.
Combining personal growth themes, self-defense classes, and professionalism that no other martial arts organization in the Athens area can compare to, parents know that their children are safe and well taken care of, and that the training they receive provides benefits beyond self-defense.
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BIRTHDAY PARTIES - FUN FRIDAY
BIRTHDAYS- Host your child's next birthday at American Black Belt Academy! Parents can sit back as our enthusiastic instructors host martial arts games, pizza, and a movie on the mats for a night your kids will want to live over and over again! Fill out the contact form below to learn more
FUN-FRIDAYS- Hosted every 8 weeks, parents can have a night out as the kids have a fun evening in. Students can bring non-member friends and introduce them to the world of martial arts outside of the classroom. With martial arts games, laser wars, pizza, and a movie on the mats, your child and their friends will have a great night! Fill out the contact form beow to learn more.