While there are many great sports out there for kids, none compare to the martial arts. Your child may learn how to kick a ball in soccer, but are they learning life lessons that apply off the field? Martial arts is just as much about instilling positive habits as it is about advancing in belt rank. Sunshine Athletic’s Kids Classes are all about teaching young students how to respect others, persevere through challenges, and build self-discipline. Not only will this atmosphere increase their athletic ability, but it will translate into better behavior at home, in the classroom, and with friends!
Kids Jiu Jitsu
Jiu Jitsu is the foundation of our curriculum here at Sunshine Athletics. It’s the perfect activity for kids! This form of martial arts is based on automatic human responses and incorporates a lot of ground grappling. When it comes to self-defense, BJJ empowers a smaller individual to fight against a larger opponent. But the advantages don’t stop there – BJJ helps kids gain confidence, learn discipline, focus their energy, foster respect for others, and be a part of a one-of-a-kind community full of future friends and mentors!
Kids MMA & Striking
Sunshine Athletics is unique in that, unlike the majority of other academies, students also have the opportunity to learn MMA & Striking. Students will take Jiu Jitsu classes 3 days a week and MMA & Striking Classes 2 days a week.
As a parent, your first priority is keeping your child safe. That’s why we are so passionate about equipping kids with the invaluable self-defense skills that BJJ provides. While all forms of martial arts prepare students for real-life altercations and provide essential lessons on how to protect oneself, Sunshine Athletics takes self-defense to another level. Jiu Jitsu is unique in its ability to mirror situations students could potentially face in the real world.
Provides A Safe Environment
Preparing to defend oneself against an attacker sounds scary, but we promise to make sure that your child feels comfortable and safe throughout the entire process. We enforce a strict policy of acceptance, respect, and care for others that are incorporated into everything we do – whether it’s student-instructor interactions, warm-ups, sparring, or student friendships. From day one, we encourage students to express any questions and concerns they may have. We believe that communication is the key to creating a healthy and uplifting training environment.
Improves Health and Fitness
Our Kids Classes doesn’t just teach your child essential self-defense skills, it helps them in all aspects of their life. Having the ability to protect yourself will create a unique type of confidence in your child that carries over into their ability to speak out in class, make new friends, and stand up for themselves and others against bullies. Not to mention, martial arts are great for your child’s health. Martial Arts is known for providing students with a full-body workout that boosts flexibility, improves coordination, and creates positive lifestyle habits.
From the moment a child steps into our building, they will be met with a supportive and inclusive environment of instructors and fellow students who want them to succeed. Because students regularly spar with each other in class, you may be surprised to learn just how strong the friendships in our classes are. Jiu Jitsu, MMA, & Striking teaches kids the thrill of winning as well as the humility of losing, and we make sure our students respect each other throughout all the highs and lows of their training.
Sunshine Athletics is dedicated to empowering you with the confidence and self-esteem needed to succeed in everyday life. Martial Arts can bring out the positive qualities that have always been a part of you, whether that is inner calm, positive mental attitude, patience, or self-discipline. Our training will help you overcome fear, anger, and self-doubt, and leave you feeling confident in any situation.
A huge part of what makes martial arts so great is that it doesn’t just strengthen the body, it strengthens the mind as well. Many parents worry that Sunshine Athletics Kids Classes won’t be the right fit for their child because he or she has a lot of energy. But this couldn’t be further from the truth! At Sunshine Athletics, we want our students to be energetic and excited when they come to class – our goal is simply to focus that energy. After a long day sitting at a desk, kids need a place to let loose. Our curriculum aims to take all that pent-up energy and direct it into throws, blows, and a wide variety of fun activities.