Martial Arts for Kids

Quantum offers separate kids martial arts class for the following age groups:
• Quarks: ages 2 ½ through 5, click here for more info.
• Kids: Quantum kids program is designed for ages 5–12. Read below for more info.
• Teens: Students ages 10–17 are invited to dedicated teen classes that move at a faster pace and involve less play time, but still focus on the distinct needs of growing teenagers. Students aged 10–12 will follow the kids curriculum, and age 13+ will learn the adult curriculum and be invited to adult program classes. Click here for more info on teen classes and leadership opportunities available.

KIDS PROGRAM AGES 5–12
The Quantum kids program creates a dynamic and supportive atmosphere for developing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual strength. In addition to being fun, our classes provide a platform for helping kids cultivate confidence, self-control, courtesy, and resiliency in a positive learning environment. The Quantum dojo is a safe space for encouraging healthy attitudes toward fitness and nutrition.

Our goal is to give kids new skills that are fun, fulfilling, and grow with the child. They’ll learn left from right, improve balance, coordination, and agility, and learn to truly inhabit their bodies. Some kids have a lot of energy, and martial arts can help focus that energy into endless potential. Some kids have yet to find something that sparks their interest, and we believe the mix of play and work our karate classes offer is enticing to most kids. When kids become engaged in the study of martial arts, grades may improve, they may develop greater respect for others, and they may begin to notice an increased awareness of their surroundings.

Parents may be concerned that the study of martial arts might make their child into a “bully,” when in fact the opposite is true. Bullies tend to be children with low self-esteem, an issue that our training addresses directly. Martial arts training increases kids’ self-confidence, and teaches them to respect and protect others.

The Quantum kids curriculum is heavily influenced by Tae Kwon Do, and consists of different techniques at each belt level. Sets of forms and “one-steps” (partner drills) are the benchmarks of curriculum required for belt tests, earning higher ranks and moving up in the class. Quantum is a non-competitive style, so we do not participate in meets or exhibitions.

Classes

Each class begins with an obstacle course, which in addition to being fun, gets kids warmed up while training coordination, strategy, and endurance.

A short warm up invites kids to explore and get to know each joint, muscle group, and trains balance and strength.

Martial arts instruction includes line drills, forms, target practice, partner drills, sparring concepts drills, and no-contact sparring, always with control and caution.

Each class ends with circle time, a group discussion about the five tenets of the martial arts: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit.

Testings

The belt system gives kids something to strive for, setting short-term goals and providing the reward of hard work paying off with accomplishment.

Belt tests are held about once a month, and each student moves at their own pace without pressure to advance or keep up with their peers.

Kids get a chance to use their skills to break boards at belt tests.

No experience required

Whether you and your child are brand new to martial arts or have some experience in other styles, you will be welcomed, have fun, and find yourself among a diverse group of martial artists of varied backgrounds. Our kids program welcomes students age 6–12, and teen students 13 and up are invited to try our adult program. Crossover Teen Classes are open to ages 10–19 from both kids and adult programs, as well as to parents who want to take classes alongside their kids.

Contact us today to set up your orientation and free two-week trial.