Today, more than 30 percent of Americans aged 17 and under fit the criteria for being obese or overweight. In just the last few decades, the prevalence of obesity in children has more than tripled. And, the number one health concern for parents in the US is childhood obesity. We are witnessing an epidemic that is only made worse by our current culture. You must facilitate a change in your child’s life to keep them from becoming a statistic. MP USA is here to help with our youth martial arts program in Ogden UT.
Benefits of Enrolling Your Child in Our Youth Martial Arts Program in Ogden UT
Physical fitness is a big part of joining the MP USA Youth Martial Arts Program. Every one of our classes provides an ideal combination of physical fitness and lifesaving techniques. Our instructors are skilled at recognizing a child’s limits and pushing them. We’ve found that when youngsters are challenged, they experience exceptional physical fitness and character development gains. Best of all, when students are taking part in our program, they are not parked in front of the television, computer, or their smartphone.
The most important benefit of our martial arts program for youths is character development. We believe in nurturing manners, leadership, integrity, courage, discipline, respect, and confidence in every child. There are a few ways we do this. For one, we teach kids that every big goal needs to be broken down into smaller steps. And, it is only through perseverance and patience that one can complete these steps and achieve their goals.
One of the most common goals in our youth programs is to progress in belt ranking. To give students something to strive toward and so they can see their visual progress in Merpati Putih, our belt colors progress in ranking in a set way: white, yellow, orange, purple, blue, green, brown 1, brown 2, and red. There are specific criteria that students must meet to progress to the next belt color.
We want to ensure your child’s exemplary behavior continues outside of the martial arts studio, so we send each student home with a worksheet that lists their chores. The house chores can include anything, including washing dishes, taking out the garbage, walking the dog, cleaning their room, and so on. Participants in our youth program then get stars to put on their uniforms when they complete the chore sheet and bring it back in.
Lastly, your child benefits from participating in our program by making new, quality friends who will be there with them throughout the difficult “coming of age” years.
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Our Youth Martial Arts Program is modeled after our flagship Adult Adventure Program, only it is geared toward children aged six to fourteen. A three-lesson trial series kicks off each child’s Merpati Putih experience. This trial series gives us the opportunity to evaluate the needs of your child and to create custom training for them. You and your son or daughter can also determine whether martial arts is a good fit before making a long-term commitment.
The trial series is generally held Monday through Wednesday from 5 pm to 5:45 pm in the evening. Students earn their white belts on the final night. Other martial arts programs will typically give students a white belt just for showing up. We think this can be harmful to your child’s learning. We believe that they must work hard for their rewards. Once your youngster completes the trial period, they are eligible to join our full program.
Contact MP USA today if you are interested in having your child participate in our youth martial art program in Ogden UT.