Tulsa Martial Arts School Programs
In addition to teaching martial arts to our own students, we also offer programs for schools.
Our instructors will come to your school either during the school day or after school to deliver training that integrates the physical aspects of martial arts with lessons about character development. confidence, respect, and leadership.
Below are details on two proven programs we offer to local schools, Be Your Best and Verbal Self Defense.
To get more information about our school programs, please contact us. We look forward to working with you on our common goal of making sure the leaders of tomorrow are successful and confident today!
Character Education: The Be Your Best Program
Here is the structure of this program:
I. Introduction day
As a guest gym teacher or a guest speaker in the classroom, we work with the assigned grade levels to create interest among the children. We talk about the following:
- How to be a good listener and show respect for the teachers
- You are what you sound like — confidence in the classroom
- Dealing with a bully — using verbal defense tactics to deal with confrontation
II. After school program, five classes (taught at your school)
- Two classes a week, after school
- Classes focus on respect, discipline and focus skills. Parents contribute $19 to $39 for the program — the cost is up to you. One hundred percent of the fee is donated to your school.
- We volunteer our time for the entire program and donate supplies.
- Kids have daily homework assignments that are discipline and character related.
Verbal Self Defense
Our Verbal Self Defense program provides children and adults with tools which help resolve conflicts by controlling their responses and using specific word blocks. This same program is used by police officers across the country to de-escalate potentially dangerous situations. Our staff has participated in the same training program slightly adapted to make the messages applicable to children. The program is modifiable for all age levels, group sizes and time frames.
Adult Martial Arts Classes
While our martial arts training is an excellent personal-development activity for children, it’s great for adults also.
Our Tulsa Martial Arts adult students usually find that they cope better with stress, sleep better at night, work better during the day and just feel better overall. They also have a greater peace of mind due to the knowledge and expertise on what to do if faced with a dangerous situation.
However, the greatest benefit of martial arts at Kang's Institute of Tae Kwon-Do for adults is the increased sense of self confidence it builds.
No matter what the style of martial arts — whether it’s karate, kung fu, taekwondo, jujitso, judo, aikido, tai chi or kendo — the physical and mental benefits are similar
Physical Benefits of Martial Arts
- Increased cardiovascular fitness
- Improved muscle tone
- Increased energy
- Greater flexibility
Mental Benefits of Martial Arts
- Lower stress levels
- Higher self-esteem
- Emotional satisfaction — especially if you’re taking martial arts classes alongside your children
- Better concentration and focus
All of the martial arts Tulsa classes are individualized. Adults participate at their own fitness level while progressing in skill and technique.
When participating as a family, martial arts provide a unique opportunity for sharing in a non-competitive fun activity. Plus, parents have the opportunity to reinforce the life lessons taught in our martial arts classes at home.
Tulsa Martial Arts provide an ideal workout for both men and women. Our adult martial arts students range in age from young adult to seniors.
Tulsa Martial Arts Builds Young Minds and Bodies
Children love learning at Kang's Institute of Tae Kwon-Do in Tulsa, OK. Our kids martial arts programs are high-energy, fun and interactive.
The overarching goal of the Tulsa Martial Arts school is to build our students’ self-esteem, which we do by acknowledging, recognizing and rewarding not just our students’ accomplishments and successes, but their efforts as well.
Learning martial arts is a physical endeavor, involving all muscle groups to help develop a student’s physical fitness. But our emphasis goes far beyond just learning physical moves and martial arts techniques. At Kang's Institute of Tae Kwon-Do, we use martial arts as a mechanism to develop positive character and life-improvement skills in our students.
Our martial arts Tulsa emphasis is on the personal-development aspects of martial arts, such as increasing self confidence, improving focus and concentration, developing self discipline, and optimizing physical fitness.
Traits That Martial Arts Develops in a Child
- Self discipline
- Physical fitness
- Self confidence
- Positive attitude
- Goal setting
- Strong work ethic
Life Lessons Developed Through Martial Arts Tulsa
Classes at Tulsa Martial Arts end with group discussions and role-playing exercises. We touch on life lessons and discuss alternate resolutions to some of the issues children face today. These issues are discussed in a non-threatening, proactive way.
Children pay close attention as we explore topics that include:
- Avoiding conflicts
- Dealing with bullies
- Mental self defense
- Proper respect for adults
- Stranger awareness
- Respect for self and others
- Saying no to drugs and peer pressure
These valuable life lessons help our martial arts Tulsa students understand the connection between what they learn in class and the real-world applications that make martial arts practical and insightful skills for school-age, and beyond.