Welcome to SELF DEFENSE
Our mission is to change and save children's lives. Resiliency in children is enhanced through the values and philosophies taught through the Martial Arts.
Specific goals of the program are to encourage students to resolve conflict productively, avoid participating in gangs, choose drug-free lifestyles, and remain in high school until they graduate.
Martial Arts training serve simply as the vehicle to instill the values and skills necessary to combat the drug and gang-related peer pressures. The core philosophy of Martial Arts stresses the vital importance of a healthy mind and body necessary to lead a productive life.
The SDA Ultimate Martial Arts Program replaces many missing elements of our students' lives by offering a role models, a figure of authority, a chance to set and reach goals, physical and mental conditioning and very importantly, a feeling of hope for the future and belief in their self. We are on a team with you to develop the best child you can ever ask for.
All children are begging for discipline, although they will never ask for it. Martial art teaches children how to discipline themselves and shows them how critical a tool discipline is for achieving their desired goals.
Instill A Sense Of Belonging
A sense of belonging is an integral part of everyone's life and many children turn to gang-related groups because they feel they fit in nowhere else. Self Defense
America offers them a positive alternative. When students join the program, they earn the right to belong to the SDA team - "T" for truth, "E" for esteem, "A" for attitude, "M" for motivation.
Set Reachable Goals
Each student will strive for small goals set by the instructor which helps the student realize he/she actually can succeed. Goal-setting is a very important asset, which will be valuable throughout their lives.
Create Reflective Individuals
Provide an environment where the child can recognize his/her insecurities and develop a sense of responsibility toward self and others.
The Martial Arts can help to arm your child with a host of positive mental and physical skills that will help them in school, at home, and in life.
The Martial Arts develop your child physically.
The Martial Arts will also help your child develop physically. Our programs increase speed, stamina, and strength in children. The program also develops balance, coordination and timing. This will help in all other sports and activities.
The Martial Arts develop your child mentally. Perhaps the scariest problem facing many parents today is the thought that their child might get involved with drugs. The number of "good kids" taking drugs at a younger and younger age is staggering. We help promote anti-drug programs. On top of this, our programs are designed to promote self confidence and self esteem, which give your child the courage to say NO in the face of peer pressure. Recent studies have shown that programs that focus on personal achievement such as martial arts are vastly more effective in this area than team sports.
The Martial Arts promote leadership skills in children to help them succeed in life.
Our programs will teach your child about setting goals, leadership and taking responsibility. These qualities more than any others will help your child ensure their success in school, in college and in life.