Why are we so popular with children and the parents?
We run kids classes 6 days a week at our friendly and professional martial arts schools.
We believe in a positive praise philosophies, position talk reinforces – positive behaviour, thought process and most importantly positive self esteem
Not only will your child learn the ABC’s of self-defense they’ll learn the ABC’s of life – Attitude, Behavior and Character.
We teach techniques they CAN USE at school in self defence without fear of getting into trouble. We will not reinforce bad behaviour, either in the training room or outside
Positive rewards are a greater teaching tool than negative verbal or physical teaching, instructor’s recognition is one of the most essential parts of our teaching philosophies. ‘Student of the Month’, the more elusive Assistant Award are some of the awards that they aspire to win.
Our enthusiasm is contagious, we are passionate about teaching your children in a way that they enjoy and also fully understand. Due to our premises we can offer a variation of classes for individual children we have experience with autism, dyspraxia, behavial problems and ADHD to name a few
The primitive responses of flight and fight of our male hunter-gatherer counterparts have not left us. The problem we find today is that many men have lost their ability to express the evolutionary adaptation of their flight and fight response in appropriate ways. Today 90 percent of convicted violent acts will be perpetrated by men. 70 percent of the victims of those violent acts will be men. So we have a two pronged approach to this, The first is practical self protection that has been pressure tested and unfortunately used in real life situation to great effect. The second is the cardio/physical base of the syllabus that gradually build in intensity. Giving you a health outlet and great way to get fit and stay safe.
Unlike a lot of competitors in the area teaching “SELF DEFENCE” to women is not seen as token gesture to the timetable. The original reason that Mrs Lewis became an instructor was with the sole intent of educating and encouraging women in self protection. Therefore we offer two different options in which women can train (I’m pleased to say a lot of women train in both) MIXED CLASSES and LADIES ONLY
The syllabus itself was devised so that everyone can use techniques for self defence. During its inception the syllabus was repeatedly tested by females with larger male opponents. The result is a martial art that is not full of techniques that were made by men to fight other men.
However most of our female students do not come to class from fear of being attacked. They come to classes regularly because they enjoy it. After all, it is such a great way to get toned, gain confidence, meet others or just have some “Me Time” where they can get out of the house. Regardless of why our female students joined Martial Arts Watford in the first place, all of them now agree that they feel safer and more prepared for what life might throw at them.