ARE YOU READY TO GIVE YOUR CHILD AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE IN LIFE?
We strive to be more than just a punch and kick school. We are always looking for ways to enhance the learning experience of children and teens here at Sidekicks Family Martial Arts Centers. You deserve a full curriculum that helps to develop your children socially and cognitively as well as physically.
This is why we teamed up with Child and Adolescent Development Specialist, Robyn J. A. Silverman, PhD. Dr. Robyn provides us with a multitude of resources to the families of our school for the betterment of our children.
Dr. Robyn, as many call her, had developed a comprehensive character development curriculum called Powerful Words! Powerful Words provides easy-to-follow lessons for children ages 4-6 and 7-12 years and teens–lessons that give each student the strength to explore and the foundation to succeed. Here at Sidekicks Family Martial Arts Centers, such a character education program used within the context of our organized martial arts lessons, can invite students to listen, share, discover, and reflect on the ways to become upstanding members of our community as well as confident individuals in their own right.
You will notice some very exciting enhancements taking place at our academy. Our bulletin boards will offer our parents a one stop information center to keep you updated as to what the children will be learning, in addition, you’ll be receiving monthly editions of Parent’s Perch, Dear Dr. Robyn, and Powerful Projects (which are required for advancement). The Parent’s Perch is a letter that describes the Powerful Word of the Month and how we will be teaching it at our academy. this can serve as a great discussion starter for you and your kids! The Dear Dr. Robyn column is kind of like “Dear Abby” for parents of the martial arts…I know you’ll find it helpful! Each month our students will have the opportunity to be positively recognized for completeing a powerful Project. These projects are age apporpriate, very educational, and fun to do! You’ll also notice that at the end of every class our students will get to take part in a PowerChat that will help them to solidify their understanding of the Powerful Character Word of the Month. Dr. Robyn has written this curriculum specifically for use in our martial arts academy, so our students will actually getting two world class programs for the price of one!