Discipline and Honor
Martial Arts classes for kids with a strong focus on character, discipline, and self-defense.
Best kids self-defense school in the Upstate of SC.
Our memberships are monthly, there are no contracts, and you can cancel at any time.
No hidden costs. You pay for tuition and belt promotions and thats all. Seriously!
(ages 4 - 6)
Mon - Thu
4:00 - 4:30p
Tue & Thu
6:00 - 6:30p
(ages 7 - up)
Kids Jeet Kune Do
Mon - Thu
4:45 - 5:30p
Mon & Wed
6:00 - 7:00p
10:00 - 10:45a
* Open Gym: no organized classes, but instructors are available for help if needed.
Our children are growing up in a world that tells them to do whatever they feel like doing and that their happiness is the highest good. But, seeking happiness without good character – self control, respect, and work-ethic – is a recipe for disaster. We teach our kids that doing the right thing is always more important than doing what we feel like doing. With a deep emphasis on character and quality, age appropriate self defense skills through Jeet Kune Do. It’s an unbeatable combination.
What should my child wear to the first class?
Regular clothes are fine. Shorts and t-shirt.
Age Appropriate Martial Arts Training
Expert lead classes taught by servant leaders.
A lot of martial arts schools will try to teach your child to protect themselves by putting a bunch of padding on them, sticking them in front of a bigger kid and letting them get beat up. Training like this is like setting the house on fire before running a fire drill. Why pay just to have your child get beat up? We teach our Little Dragons to protect themselves in a fun, safe environment where learning self defense, and self control doesn’t require them to become punching bags.
Because no one will give you a trophy
for protecting yourself.
Self-defense isn’t a game. It is meant to be used for protection. But, it isn’t hard to find a kids martial arts program with a focus on competition. They reward kids with trophies for beating up other kids in a ring. Thats where we differ from other schools. Our program puts an emphasis on teaching your child practical self defense skills, and teaches them to build others up instead of beat them down.
Do the kids spar?
Never against each other full contact. That turns into a melee. Our instructors spar with them so they learn to hit full power without getting hit back without control.
A lot of martial arts programs these days show your child what respect means by commanding it of them. They scream, yell, and embarrass their students in order to get a proper response.
Fear and respect can look awfully similar, but there is no substitute for the real thing. Our kids aren’t taught respect by fear, but instead are shown what it is by servant leaders that teach by example. We teach respect by treating others as we would want to be treated. Its a much more effective approach than intimidation.
Are there hidden costs after signing up?
No. Most schools charge extra uniform fees, patches, weapons, and equipment. All of that adds hundreds to your training. You’re welcome to tip us if you feel strongly about it, but other than a $30 belt promotion (frequency depends on rank) the only cost is the monthly tuition. Period.
From their first day our kids learn that self control is the most important thing in kung fu.
Kicks and punches are great, but without the ability to control ourselves, we are nothing but well trained bullies. Sports programs for kids can be fun, but they don’t offer your child the ability to protect themselves from the damaging effects of bad character. And no bully can do the kind of damage that poor character can.
What’s the difference between Jeet Kune Do and Tae Kwon Do?
Primarily, JKD (developed by the late Bruce Lee) is concerned first and foremost with self-defense. Competition is not something we’re concerned with at all. This being the case, the kids will learn and practice very “street” orientated techniques and tactics rather than focus on how to win tournaments.