At Fresno Kempo Karate, no child ever gets behind. No child gets left out, and no student ever gets “stuck on the bench”. The key to doing this lies in “Individual Tracking” of each student. For example, a student with coordination difficulties gets taught very differently than a student with focus issues.
At Fresno Kenpo Karate we help the student improve their self-image by changing their belief system. This is accomplished not only by helping the student acquire important skills but also by changing the student’s self-talk. “I can’t do it.”, gets replaced with “I need help with this.” “I can’t control myself.” gets replaced with “Every day I get better with my self-control.” By adjusting to each student’s challenge, we communicate the true benefit of martial arts training, which is always personal development.
It’s about better goal setting, better grades, better self-image, and improved confidence. Students gain tremendous coordination and athletic skills, but at the same time learn to benefit from improved self-talk. Whether you want your child to improve grades at school, or learn to be more respectful, each families’ experience with us is unique, as there are many aspects to human, and child development.
It's about learning skills that can help you throughout your entire life.
Does your child have any of the following issues? If so we can help.
Typical issues which get addressed at Fresno Kempo Karate are:
Lack of confidence
Low or no self-control
Lack of physical control or coordination
Students with focus and concentration issues are common. In class, the student works through positive drills in order to gain greater and greater self control. In Kempo Karate, students don’t get bad grades because their focus is weak. They get the help they need together with the encouragement which helps them overcome their obstacles.
Without accomplishment, we cannot raise self esteem. Students learn to repeatedly reflect on their small daily accomplishments, in order to foster an attitude of positive self awareness. Students who at first were uncomfortable with admitting their mistakes, gain the courage to ask for help and to identify their strengths and their weaknesses. The student learns that having weaknesses is normal, just like having certain talents. This motivates a person who is unsure of him/herself. The student gains the confidence that he/she will get more and more results.
At Fresno Kempo Karate, we address many school issues in order to help the parent and child. If your child has difficulty with getting good grades, or completing his/her homework, we are able to counsel you on the specific academic issues that need to be handled. Identifying the specific academic problem is our strength. Whether the issue is comprehension, memorization, vocabulary, visualization, etc., we retain several academic professionals in our black belt Instructors’ staff.
When it comes to bullying, teaching your child to defend him/herself is an important ingredient, yet by itself is not enough to protect your child. For example, it is equally important for your child to be able to communicate with school administration effectively. As this can be very difficult for many children, we work with your child on developing proper eye contact together with respectful responses (Like: Yes Sir, Yes Ma’am, etc) every-time they are in class. As your child continuous with our classes, fear of bullies diminishes each week. The desirable outcome is that your child should feel in control of the situation. Not being scared is a big part of that. Physical self defense is always presented as a last resort only. At Fresno Kenpo Karate we have a long standing relationship with several school districts. It is not unusual for us to counsel families on bullying issues and/or to help communicate with the school in question.