Partners In Development
We Understand The Difficulties Parents Face In Raising A Child And Design Lessons To Target These Challenges
Almost every parent we’ve ever encountered has more or less the same core challenges. Kids either don’t listen to simple instructions such as turn off the TV or pick up their clothes. Have focus or behavioral disorders that prevent them from reaching their true potential. Or they have difficulty socializing and suffer from low self esteem.
We’ve dealt with it all here at River City Karate and believe that the secret to your child’s development is a mix of rewarding physical activity and a focus on instilling essential life lessons. Through psychology, eastern wisdom practiced for generations, and patience, we help kids reach new heights and develop a love for everything that makes them so special.
Rest assured knowing your child isn’t just benefiting from a fun physical activity, they’re also capturing skills such as focus, discipline, respect, empathy, confidence, and more through their training.
We Often Encounter Kids Who Have:
More Than Just Martial Arts
Discover the Transformative Powers Martial Arts Our Program Has on Children
But How Is This Possible?
It’s not magic or some secret ancient wisdom, as cool as that would be. All it really comes down to is our philosophy and commitment in developing the “whole” student as opposed to simply teaching a specific skill.
We strive to raise our students to new heights in not just martial arts but also in overall health, character, discipline, confidence, development, and socialization. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what that “magic” ingredient is, but our combination of a flexible weekly schedule, accommodating approach, and focus on character development just seems to resonate with our students and their families.
A Culture Of Growth
Martial Arts isn’t just an overnight solution. It’s a journey of continuous self-improvement. Yes your child will likely see dramatic changes in the beginning, but the real power is in their future knowledge and growth. Each additional class not only helps your child feel healthier, it adds a sense of discipline and purpose to your child’s life as we continue to teach important life lessons and values.
True Sense Of Discipline and Leadership
Protection From Dangers And Threats
We teach children that most situations can be dissolved (resolved) by seeking out an authority such as a parent or teacher and thoroughly explaining the situation. We never want to see kids use their Martial Arts skills in the outside world, but we also believe understanding how to respond to a threat is crucial in today’s society. Our students understand that Self-Defense is a last resort and know how to quickly escape a dangerous situation when necessary.
Activity and Fitness
Socialize and Bond With Other Students
“We are raising a very nice young man together!!”For sure, Jui-jitsu from Connors MMA helped lead Mike to becoming one of the Captains on his 8th grade football team (only second year playing and he starts on offense and defense every game)!
Thanks to you and all the great coaches there...we are raising a very nice young man together!!"
“My children, then ages 5 and 7, loved it from the very first day.”10 years ago I was referred to Connors MMA by one of the Needham football coaches. My children, then ages 5 and 7 loved it from the very first day. John Connors related to my children very well. He made it fun but also taught them to treat it seriously at the same time.
John Connors is one of the most highly respected teachers in this field. Jesse, Billy, Mark and Matt have been encouraging and excellent mentors to my children. They feel welcome every time they go and feel part of the Connors MMA family. I appreciate everything Connors has done for my boys (and nephew) and highly recommend them.
“Every kid improves at a steady pace.”John's academy is incredible. I am a student, and so are all 3 of my children. Every instructor becomes a friend and mentor, and every training partner is supportive and welcoming.
The kids class is an amazing thing to watch, I don't know how they have such patience, and every kid improves at a steady pace. The schedule is great and the gym is huge with extensive strength and conditioning equipment.
I highly recommend Connors to anyone!
“Unbelievable! He did his homework the first time I asked!”Hey, I just wanted to tell you that Michael did his homework today the first time I asked him! I'm still in shock! I know it's because of what he learned in class.
You have put together an incredible program. Thank you so much.