Age-Specific Curriculum

To alleviate the dissatisfaction in children’s martial arts classes, the SKILLZ program was developed after years of research in the areas of child development, neuroscience, and psychology. The result, a child development course that uses martial arts as a vehicle for teaching.

How Parental Involvement Increases Child Success

Parents are an essential element to their child’s success in anything. The enthusiasm and support, or lack thereof, of a parent can make or break a child’s accomplishments. In SKILLZ martial arts, it is even more essential that parents be involved as part of the teaching team since the SKILLZ system applies child development and […]

Patterns in Martial Arts: What Are They & Why Do We Do Them?

Patterns (sometimes called “forms” and for Karate “katas”) are a standard set of movements that are memorized by students based on their rank. Students are required to perform their pattern with skill and accuracy in order to achieve required stripes each cycle and at belt testing in hopes to earn their next rank. But the […]