Hi there. My name is Steven Kratsas, owner of SGS Krav Maga. Parents bring their children to our center for all kinds of reasons. But most importantly – they want to help their children have fun while growing important life skills.
However, there seems to be other “key” reasons why parents bring their children here also.
Do any of these sound familiar? Or are there other things that have brought you here to this page today?
NOT ACHIEVING THEIR FULL POTENTIAL IN SCHOOL
Many parents have really smart kids – but they just have a hard time focusing, and getting their work done. As a result, their grades suffer. And often, their self-esteem goes down with their grades. If only they could learn to focus and pay attention…
ISSUES WITH BULLIES
It’s never easy hearing your child talk about being picked on by a bully. You want to feel safe sending your child to school – not on edge and worried about their well-being.Unfortunately, every school has a bully in some shape or form… But what if your child knew how to easily deal with them (in a non-violent way?)
TROUBLE FINDING THEIR PASSION
Some kids have trouble finding something they’re passionate about. For other kids – its easy and natural. But there are some kids who just haven’t found the right activity yet… They seem a bit “lost” or maybe like they don’t care. But really, they just haven’t found something that’s right for them.
THEY CRAVE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
BUT THEY JUST AREN’T THE TEAM SPORTS TYPE
Does your kid love running around and exercising – but just doesn’t seem to fit into team sports? They’re not alone. Many kids are like this. Team sports are not for everyone. In fact, team sports can often hurt your kid’s self-esteem if they’re just really not cut out for them.
However, your kid could really be a shining athlete. Maybe they just haven’t found the right sport to shine at yet. Martial arts could be just the thing to get them going – and help them develop their natural, athletic abilities.
ADD, ADHD AND OVER-ALL ROWDINESS
(THE CAN’T SIT STILL SYNDROME)
Some kids just cant sit still. They seem to have this inner-fire constantly burning – and they just cant relax and take a deep breath. If only they could find a way to be calm… their lives would change so much for the better.
Many people think medication is the only thing that can help – but they don’t feel comfortable with it. They want a natural, healthy way to help their child…
To be honest – there are more reasons than I could possibly name why people come into our doors. Maybe you could really relate to some of the ones above… or maybe you have reasons of your own.
However – through martial arts we’ve helped children with all of these issues and more.
In fact, nothing makes me happier than seeing a child’s self-esteem shoot through the roof… or hearing how their grades have improved… seeing them open up and come out of their shell…
It’s what keeps me going, day in and day out 🙂
Unshakeable focus and attention.
In martial arts, we help children calm their minds to give them a sense of unshakeable focus. As a result – they make better grades, pay better attention during conversation, and are overall more calm and at peace…
And as a result, they smile bigger, and more often. They open up more, and feel happier and more confident in themselves.
Believe it or not – we’ve seen plenty of kids go from D’s and F’s to A’s and B’s! And kids who were making B’s and C’s are now making A’s, too! When you learn to control your mind – and direct your focus and energy – the sky’s the limit. Also, your child will feel proud of their grades.
When you hang those great report cards on the fridge – they’ll be ecstatic. And you’ll get to show them off to all of the other parents, too 🙂
A deep respect for self and others.
One of the things parents often tell us is what their kids’ teachers are saying. Many teachers are simply dumbfounded by the level of respect kids in martial arts give them. They refer to them as “sir” and “ma’am” – and don’t have to be told more than once to get things done.
This goes for school, and home! If you have to tell your child 10x before they’ll get anything done – get ready for a major change…
The ability & confidence to stand up
for themselves – and others.
The myth about bullies is absolutely true: if you stand up to them, they back down. However, most kids are too scared to stand up to them. But when your child’s confidence dramatically grows, they’ll have the confidence to stand up for themselves – and other kids – when a bully gets in their face.
No kid will ever be able to pick on, or take anything away, from your child. Ever. Your child will have the ability, and the confidence, to defend themselves and others.
And of course – FUN!
Don’t be surprised when your kid starts reminding you that it’s time to go to martial arts class! It happens all the time. Parents who are used to “dragging” their kids everywhere breathe a sigh of relief… when their kids are the ones anxious to get out the door.