Here is a quick update on what’s going on after our first two weeks of Team HERO (martial arts program for kids with special needs).
Our students have received and are wearing their gis (martial arts uniform), some more reluctantly than others. We have been working on our class motto, Honor, Encourage, Respect, and Overcome. We have covered our gym expectations. We have begun to teach basic conditioning and martial arts fundamentals.
We are dedicated to providing a well-rounded martial arts and fitness curriculum with teaching styles that will accommodate every learning style. We believe that martial arts is the perfect opportunity for kids with special needs to learn an individual sport, while allowing them to be part of a team at a pace that is within their own comfort level. Our students are developing socialization and communication skills, both with adults and their peers. They also feel a sense of pride as their classmates cheer them on, therefore building self-esteem and confidence.
We are expecting great things from our students and we look forward to seeing you at the gym.