You can give your children everything money can buy, but unless you give them the capability to 'succeed on their own,' you have failed to give the most important gift of all.
For more that three hundred years, martial arts training has been recognized as one of the best ways to build self-confidence and courage. Throughout history, civilizations have realized the need for strong healthy bodies and strong confident minds. Martial arts have often played a crucial role in developing these character traits. Often, royalty and nobility used martial arts training to instill leadership qualities to the heirs of thrones and kingdoms.
Since 1968, American Black Belt Academy has been teaching martial arts in the Houston area. We have taught thousands of Houstonians the art of self-defense and helped them develop a feeling of personal strength and self-esteem.
We are especially proud of our work with children. In 1977 we put into effect what has come to be known as our "Child Development Program." This program is dedicated to helping children develop a confident, winning attitude in all areas of their life. This includes academic achievement. Young students at American Black Belt Academy are taught to take pride in their efforts both within and outside of the "Academy."
Each of us know that we have more fun doing things we do well. Success is a pleasant feeling. Failure is an unpleasant feeling. Success breeds success. Failure breeds failure. Students at American Black Belt Academy are taught to succeed.
Karate and related martial arts training have proven to be an excellent method of improving physical fitness, developing sequences to improve balance, agility, strength, perception of body in space and flexibility. It is helpful in improving skills related to learning, for example, tension can be lowered, self-control and attention span increased, and the child will function better in social situations.
Our young students are motivated to excel in their school work. Special recognition is given to superior performance. Counseling is given to those who require it. Youngsters soon learn that advancement and reward are results of hard work and determination.
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