Does Your 3-4 Year Old Struggle with Self-Control?
The Early SKILLZ program can help them learn
appropriate behavior in a fun setting.
Three and four-year-old children are naturally curious. They’re restless and eager to
explore their surroundings – and to test boundaries and establish their identities. They
might not be ready for the rigid structure of a traditional martial arts class, but they do
need to start learning about appropriate behavior.
DOES YOUR 3-4 YEAR OLD
STRUGGLE WITH THESE THINGS?
They are shy and may have difficulty approaching other kids – or sharing in a play situation. They don’t pay attention to their surroundings and may end up being unintentionally destructive as a result. They lack control and can’t stay in one place long enough to eat a meal or watch a movie.
PARENTING CAN FEEL LIKE
RUNNING A MARATHON?
LUCKILY THERE IS A COMPREHENSIVE
It’s exhausting, and it’s not uncommon for parents to feel frustrated as they try to get their
young children to behave, sit still, and be aware of what’s going on around them. Getting
them to participate in any group activity can be difficult at best, particularly when the
activity doesn’t take their natural inclinations and developmental needs.
The key to helping kids at this age gain control is to teach them basic skills while
entertaining them. With calm and steady guidance, they can learn to understand basic
martial arts skills – and acceptable martial arts school behavior – and have fun, too!
YOUR CHILD WILL GROW
WITH EVERY CLASS!
Early SKILLZ gives young children the basic skills and discipline they need to succeed.
While they learn simple martial arts moves such as kicking, punching, blocking, crawling,
and jumping, they also grasp valuable lessons about social conduct. Over time, Early
SKILLZ students learn how to control their movements, follow directions, and interact with students and teachers.
EARLY SKILLZ BENEFITS
Kids learn not to mock others when they fall or make mistakes in class.
Early SKILLZ teaches kids to avoid aggressive behavior such as hitting and biting, and to
find positive outlets for their anger.
Students learn that they don’t have to give in to negative emotions.
Teaches kids how to control their behavior even in difficult situations.
Shows kids how to listen respectfully and not interrupt others while they are speaking.
Helps kids control their fears and react appropriately when they feel afraid.
Provides kids with a healthy physical activity and a way to use excess energy.
Emphasizes fun and play to engage kids’ imaginations.
MARTIAL ARTS BUILDS
Students learn to be aware of themselves, others, and their surroundings, and to control
their movements accordingly.
By learning basic martial arts moves, they build muscle coordination and become
increasingly aware of spatial awareness.
FOCUS AND ATTENTION
Kids learn how to pay attention to verbal commands when they are given, and to avoid
tuning out when something seems complicated.
By learning how to focus and ignore distractions, kids learn how to follow verbal
instructions – and to remember them without needing reminders.
MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING
Kids learn how to manage anxiety and negative feelings, and not to give up when they are
frustrated or upset.
Early SKILLZ includes training to help kids learn the value of persistence as they pursue
achievable goals in a supportive setting.
RESPECT IS THE
CORNERSTONE OF MARTIAL
Early SKILLZ classes underscore the importance of self-respect and respect for others in
social and classroom settings.
In our martial arts school, kids learn that all classmates are to be treated with respect, and
be supportive and encouraging as their classmates pursue their goals.
EARLY SKILLZ Q&A
Any time I ask my child to do something, they have a temper
tantrum. Can the Early Skillz Program help?
Yes. Our Early SKILLZ program teaches kids to have greater self-control and not to let
negative emotions affect their behavior.
I’ve taught my child to share, but they still don’t seem to understand.
Will this program help them learn the benefits of sharing with
Yes. In our Early SKILLZ program, kids are part of a supportive community where all
students are taught to respect one another and to share information.
Can the SKILLZ program help my child be less destructive?
It can. Learning basic martial arts moves helps kids learn to be aware of their own bodies,
and that leads to greater physical self-control and less destructive behavior.
I’m worried that my child isn’t making friends. What can the Early
SKILLZ program do to help?
Our Early SKILLZ program puts kids into a fun social setting where they are part of a
community. Students are taught to support and respect one another and to build age-
My child’s emotions are out of control and I’m worried about
sending them to preschool. Can the Early Skillz program help them
get ready for the classroom?
Yes. Our Early SKILLZ environment encourages kids to control negative emotions and to
respect themselves and others – skills that are very important in a classroom setting.
My child gives up whenever something is difficult. Can Early Skillz
help build persistence?
Yes. Our Early SKILLZ program provides kids with a series of achievable goals to pursue.
Some will be more difficult than others, but every child learns the value of perseverance.
Will the Early Skillz program help my child learn how to pay
attention and focus?
Yes. Children in our program must learn to follow verbal instructions, stay focused, and
remember what they learn. By providing them with measurable goals, we teach kids the
value of avoiding distractions.
My child won’t do anything I ask. Will this program help make them
Yes. One of the first things kids learn in Early SKILLZ is the importance of being respectful
to their teacher and following instructions. The benefits of obedience are demonstrated as
students reach their goals.
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Saturday: 8am – 3:30pm