As Teens turn into adults, it's vital for them to build real, useable strength. This point in their musculoskeletal development is when building strength is most important, and at Teen Martial Arts, they'll have a blast doing it!
Teens grow rapidly, and as that happens, it's normal for their muscles to tighten. At NEXTStep Martial Arts, we've found that because we make flexibility an accessible, built in part of our program, they make dramatic gains in flexibility, carrying that improved quality of life into adulthood.
It's well known that growing teens can be clumsy or have challenges with proprioception as they're not use to their new, bigger bodies, but it doesn't have to be that way! In Teen Martial Arts, they'll Increase balance, awareness and precision, quickly turning into real life Ninjas, and they'll love every second of it!
If it feels like your Teen's focus is all over the place, you're not alone - Teen brain development often means a perceived lack of focus. What most Teens need is to practice focusing on something they love, and at Teen Martial Arts they'll do just that. They'll come away from each class with more and more focus, ultimately having sustained patience at will, and they'll benefit from it for life.
Even if it doesn't look like it on the outside, Teens are dealing with a lot. At this age, they're deciding how they'll respond to challenges on an emotional level. Will they give up when things get tough? Or will they push through, accomplishing what they set their mind to? At Teen Martial Arts, they'll practice this skill in every class, building determination step by step until it's an ingrained part of their personality.
Teens are constantly bombarded by mental and emotional challenges that chip away at their confidence, especially with today's aggressive technological and social landscape. It's vital for Teens to build rock-solid self confidence, but that won't happen without putting in the work. At Teen Martial Arts, they'll learn to overcome mental, physical and emotional obstacles, building real grit and determination along the way - and they'll take that deep, unshakeable confidence with them everywhere they go.
A dynamic and energetic form of martial arts that promotes physical fitness, self-confidence, and discipline in youths. Students will learn blends of traditional martial arts techniques which provides a fun experience that encourages them to take on challenges! Fun music, cool kicks, forms, weapons and acrobatics are combined with drills, challenges and performance games.
It's not just Teens that love it; once they see the teen classes at NEXTStep Martial Arts, parents love it because it offers things that normal teen activities simply can't.
Teen Martial Arts class times were designed by families for families - you're almost guaranteed to find a time that works for your families needs.
Your teen will be in a positive environment, surrounded by peers striving towards the same goals that are. They'll build friendships and be supported in their journey every step of the way.
There's literally no better place for Teens to learn life skills like Persistence, Determination and Empathy. They'll listen and learn from role-model instructors, and they'll love it!
It's more than awesome ninja moves - it's proprioception, balance, agility and more - physical traits that will remain with and benefit your teen for the rest of their lives.
Teens need activities that are engaging and awesome. They *have* to be cooler than video games, TV, phones and other screen oriented activities that simply aren't beneficial. Teen Martial Arts is exactly what they need and want- here's why:
Teens can see their own strength building after only a few weeks. They love to see their strength grow in real time, working each day on becoming the strongest version of themselves.
Yes, the reality is that every teenager thinks they're already a ninja 🤣! Once they get into class though, they start learning actual, real 'ninja' moves, and they absolutely love feeling like a superhero.
Many parents are new to NEXTStep Martial Arts, but almost all teens know how awesome it is to be here. It's a blast, and parents can feel great knowing it's also packed with benefits
We're teen Martial Arts teachers because we love what we do! That shows through each and everyday, and the joy is infectious. It's the most fun activity available for them, hands down!
Of American children are obese or are at risk for obesity
To help fight and prevent Obesity, kids need to move! The reality though is that our lives aren't setup for movement. With 7+ hour seated school days and busy parent work schedules, it's tough to keep modern kids healthy
Lead sedentary lives
Almost half of Adults are sedentary
More and more it seems inevitable that as kids grow into adults, they slow down and become unhealthy. It doesn't have to be this way, but we have to create healthy movements habits before it's too late.
Our goals for our Teen Martial Arts students are the same as your goals as a parent. Confidence, Self-Esteem, and Healthy Habits for life!
Having a solid foundation of positivity in your teen's life is invaluable. You can't control their experiences everywhere, nor would you want to. But at NEXTStep Martial Arts, you'll know they'll always be good ones.
At NEXTStep Martial Arts, it doesn't matter if your teen isn't the best kid on the team; they'll never ride the bench. They'll always know they're valued members of class, and part of the team, each and every day.
Traditional Youth Sports don't work for most teen.
For many families, the emotional cost and lack of real benefits simply isn't worth the effort and time commitment
Teen Martial Arts is the perfect solution
All of the benefits of a group sport - teamwork, interaction with peers, learning with a group, but with all of the advantages of an individual activity
We regularly survey our parents to be sure we're offering the best program possible. Here's a sample of the real feedback we get regularly:
Zachary is my 16 year old autistic son. This place has been absolutely wonderful in helping Zac have a great experience taking taekwondo, something that is not easy for him because of his extreme issues with noise, people and ruckus. It has been a tremendous therapy for him and has brought him so far! It’s been amazing to watch the positive changes in him!!! THANK YOU so much Next Step Martial Arts!
“Wow”is the word that comes to mind. Have you ever heard the expression, that person has it all? Well, this place has it all. So impressed with everything that is done and how it is done!!! Thank you for all the staff’s expertise!! All The students are amazing as well. Very Happy A blessing!
Take advantage of our no-strings attached trial offer. You'll see for yourself just how amazing your child could be.
NEXTStep Martial Arts is the favorite choice of Gettysburg families for their childrens' and teens' physical, mental and emotional development Plus there’s no better facility for adults to improve their physical health and mental wellness. Schedule a trial today!