KID'S PROGRAMS

Give your child the lessons of respect, determination, & self-defense.

Martial arts is so much more than just kicking and punching. 

Kids learn valuable LIFE SKILLS while having FUN at the same time!

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a word from

daniel mccarthy

Hi! I’m Dan McCarthy, Co-Owner & Head Instructor here at Zanshin Martial Arts.

I’m not just a teacher with over 20 years of experience with kids. I am also dad to a couple of little kickers of my own. Not to mention I  was a kid when I began training myself.

I wouldn’t be who I am today without the martial arts, and I’m not talking about the punches and kicks.

Martial arts has so much more to offer your child than punches and kicks!

It is a great way to build discipline, respect, confidence at the same time that they are getting exercise and learning how to protect themselves. 

Add to that the fact that they can have a lot of fun making new friends and conquering new goals!

Take a look at all the programs and values we have to offer your children.

Thanks!

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Confidence, Respect, Self-Defense, Fitness & FUN!

SPARKS

Our SPARKS curriculum is perfect for youngsters who are pre-school / kindergarten age.
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AGES 8 & UP

Practical Self-Defense Skills For Anyone!

TAEKWONDO

One of the most popular martial arts in the world! A great activity for both boys & girls!
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Why CHOOSE ZANSHIN?

  • Experience: 30+ years of training, 20+ years of teaching
  • Inclusion: All children are welcome and included here
  • Heart: We put the love of our craft into all we do

What You Get?

  • Facility: A beautiful space designed for safe training
  • Staff: Professional instructors with years of experience
  • Structure: Planned classes with student growth in mind
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SPARKS

MARTIAL ARTS
TEACHES COORDINATION!

Your little one will learn gross and fine MOTOR SKILLS that will help them in all avenues of life. 

Our classes are full of total body skills such as running and jumping as well as working on specific hand, foot, and body postures. 

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Coordination can be a challenge for little ones. Physical activities that challenge them help to improve coordination faster. In fact, one of the best traits of the martial arts for kids is that it is an individual activity. So, there is no fear of being “picked last” on the team.  

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MARTIAL ARTS STUDENTS LEARN COOPERATION!

Kids need to know they have space for their feelings, but also the responsibility to choose how they manifest them. 

We will work with your child and help them learn to control their feelings and actions related to them. 

Students learn to how to work on their individual GOALS while sharing space and responsibilities with others. Also, they get to work together towards mutual goals while having FUN!

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8 & UP

MARTIAL ARTS
TEACHES CONFIDENCE!

Your child will learn to face challenges head on. 

As they accomplish their goals they will be more willing to take on greater challenges in the future.  

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Everyone knows that the martial arts students wear funny colored belts in training. Well, those belts are really about teaching students how to set goals, check their progress, and advance on to even higher goals after successfully achieving their latest one.

CONFIDENCE is something your child will learn over time. In fact, one of the most important things they will learn is how to remain confident while under pressure, and having to be patient. 

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MARTIAL ARTS IMPROVES
SELF-CONTROL!

Kids need to know they have space for their feelings, but also the responsibility to choose how they manifest them. 

We will work with your child and help them learn to control their feelings and actions related to them. 

You don’t need us to teach your kid how to hit somebody. We are all capable of that. Martial arts teaches not just how to fight, but WHEN to (as well as when NOT to); controlling both the MIND and the HEART as well as the BODY.

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MARTIAL ARTS
TEACHES RESPECT!

Martial arts starts with respect. From day one students learn about how to treat others as well as themselves in a respectful manner.

Additionally, we also model self-respect to make sure they take care of their bodies and minds.  

Karate begins with respect.

- Funakoshi Gichin
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In martial arts, everyone is expected to show respect to their instructors, their classmates, their school, and all guests. Over time, students learn to take this lesson off the floor, and into their daily lives. Additionally, they learn to RESPECT THEMSELVES.