BMAA Junior Program / Karate & Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

Martial Arts for Kids

Junior Schedule for Bronx Martial Arts Academy

We believe the study of martial arts helps us to become better people.  In addition to physical fitness and learning to defend ourselves, we practice discipline, perseverance, compassion, and patience.   Not only in the dojo but the rest of our lives.

Children who study martial arts learn lessons in the dojo that they carry with them to school, home, and throughout life.  We take our responsibility to your children very seriously and work to maintain a respectful, family atmosphere.

Our Juniors program consists of Shotokan Karate and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ).  The ‘Tiny Tigers’ karate program accommodates children from ages 4 to 5.  Children over 6-years-old can enroll in our BJJ program as well as karate.

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If you are still undecided about whether or not martial arts would be right for your child, or if you are not sure the Bronx Martial Arts Academy is the right fit for you, please fill out the form below to schedule a private lesson.

This lesson would be a one-on-one private lesson with one of our instructors so that your child can get familiar with the dojo setting, physical activity, and new people.  It is also a great opportunity for parents to experience the environment themselves to make sure their child’s martial arts journey starts off right.

Benefits of martial arts

There are the known benefits of training martial arts like; increased fitness and health, stability, and having an outlet, but one of the most significant benefits is confidence. Children can push themselves in ways that they never could before. They challenge themselves both physically and mentally in martial arts. 

Children are given structure and disciple in martial arts that they can bring into the real world. They are more disciplined and not as hot-headed at the moment. They also have an outlet for frustration. Most adults have their outlets, whether it’s the gym, biking, or going for a long walk with music. Children haven’t had a lifetime to figure out their healthy outlet, so martial arts gives them one.

How to stop bullying

Stopping bullying needs to be a top priority. Whether it’s a child or an adult, bullying can significantly affect the person being bullied. There are a few easy steps to take to stop bullying as it’s happening.

  • Walk away; whether it’s online bullying or in-person you can walk away and remove yourself from the situation. If the bullying is online, martial arts is a great activity to get people off their phones and computers
  • Get help, if you’re being bullied someone can help you, whether it’s a teacher, a peer, or a boss. Bullies typically won’t continue bullying when confronted by someone else.
  • Learn to deal with the treat. We always want and try for a peaceful outcome, but if the bully gets physical, it is time to protect yourself from harm. Martial arts is a great way to learn to defend yourself. Violence is never the answer, but self-defense is needed occasionally.

How to prevent bullying

The most effective and important aspect of preventing bullying is by raising quality children. This falls on the parents, the community, and the school. Our young ones must understand that they are loved and have outlets. 

Martial arts helps prevent bullying by giving children a healthy outlet with positive adult figures in the instructors who show them pride and hard work. The instructors instill disciple and patients while also bringing confidence to the children.

Confidence and passion

The most significant difference that martial arts can make is confidence and passion. It’s always a good thing to give children a direction to aim their frustration, anger, and passion. Martial arts can be that children and adults can gain an understanding of themselves and what they are capable of.

Gear for Kids and Adults

Karate & Muay Thai gear

Purchase gear here and pick it up at the dojo.

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