Hi, my name is Eddie Diaz.
Many people walk through the doors of my school for the first time and think that martial arts is just about punching and kicking. This may surprise you, but there is so much more to it.
Our goal at Diaz Martial Arts is to use martial arts as a vehicle to inspire kids to be more confident and focused in their daily activities.
Below, I would like to share with you the most important benefits that children and parents get from our program. Then afterward, I will let our members do the talking and share with you exactly how our program transformed their child’s life.
AFTER JUST A FEW WEEKS OF MARTIAL ARTS, THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS...
Action-Packed Fitness and Exercise
Action-packed games, activities, and exercises give kids a great workout from head to toe.
They get stronger, healthier and more fit within just a couple weeks. These fun exercises also help maintain a healthy weight!
The best part? The fitness is disguised as FUN! All your child will know is that they’re having a blast. But you and I know they’re also getting the exercise they need.
Self-Defense From Bullies, Strangers and More
Make no mistake about it! While our classes are tons of fun, we also cover the "serious" stuff too.
We teach kids about handling strangers... bullies... and more.
However, the first thing we teach is diplomacy. We give your child the tools they need to "talk it out" first. Violence is ALWAYS a last resort!
Powerful Character Development
For thousands of years, martial arts has been one of the best kept secrets for giving kids the skills they need for success in life.
Through inspiring stories and talks, as well as the process of learning the techniques, kids develop amazing traits like respect, discipline, focus, and goal setting.
I hope your child will never have to use their self-defense skills. But I guarantee these other skills will come in handy EVERY day for the rest of their life.
Fun ! Fun !! Fun !!!
While kids work hard and train hard in our classes...
They also smile and laugh a LOT, too!
After all, these are kids we’re dealing with here! Our classes are a great place for kids to socialize, make friends, get support, and have a blast.
Will martial arts make my kid violent?No way! In fact, martial arts makes kids calmer and more respectful than ever. Martial arts always has been about peace, and it always will be.
Can my child get injured with martial arts?As a parent, I'm sure you've seen that kids can get injured doing just about anything. Martial arts is no different, however we take safety very seriously here. Yes, injuries do sometimes happen. But we do everything in our power to avoid them. We do special exercises and stretches to make your child's body limber and flexible.
My child isn't athletic. Can they still participate?Absolutely. Martial Arts teaches kids to be coordinated, flexible and strong. Kids who don't naturally have these qualities develop them. Kids who do have these qualities grow them even more.
Are classes fun?Yes! After all, these are children we're dealing with here. And kids love their fun. We do a variety of games and activities that have kids howling with laughter, and constantly smiling. We work hard here - but we play just as hard.
How old should my child be to start martial arts?Any age! Most kids range from 5 to teenagers, but we have kids who are younger, too. Classes are customized to suit children of different ages. A teenager receives very different treatment than a 6 year old, for example.
Do children's confidence and self-esteem grow with the martial arts?Absolutely. Kids with low self-esteem often come out of their shells. As their skill level increases, they feel more and more confident. Other kids look up to them, just as they look up to other kids who are ahead of them. It builds a sense of confidence, pride, and teamwork.
Do boys AND girls take martial arts?Yes! We have a good mix of both girls and boys in our youth kickboxing classes! Some people think that the boys are much “stronger and tougher,” but in reality this is not true. In fact, often girls are the stronger ones!
Do kids stick with classes for a while?Kids have a blast here. There's smiling and laughter throughout every class. We have our moments of intense concentration and focus... but we always balance things out with fun and games to keep everything alive and light.