Transform Your Child into a
“Can Do” Kung Fu Kid!
Our unique approach gives children an unstoppable “can do” level of confidence and sets the course for a lifetime of leadership qualities and success.
Temple of the Dragon currently offers 2 group classes for kids,Little Dragons for Ages 4-9
and Young Dragons for ages 10-13.
Your child will have a blast while developing:
- Improved Behavior & More Respect
- Better Focus
- More Self Confidence
- Goal Setting Skills
- Leadership Skills
- Real Self-Defense
- Anti-Bullying Strategies
- Better Grades & Study Habits
- Improved Health and Fitness
- Advanced Athletic Skills
- Tons Of Fun !!
Today nearly every strip mall has a commercial Tae Kwon Do or Karate school, but it remains difficult to find authentic and traditional Kung Fu training with its rich history and true mind, body and spirit emphasis. The Temple Of The Dragon is one of the few schools in the Midwest to offer genuine Kung Fu.
What’s included when your child joins our classes?
Your child will enjoy a number of benefits and special services that go far beyond just the great classes we teach.
Weekly and Monthly Interactive Take-Home Lessons
Your child will receive Character Building Take-Home lessons that encourage active parental involvement in your child’s development. Lesson topics include:
- Making and Keeping Good Friends
- Personal Hygiene
- Showing Respect
- Random Acts of Kindness
- Personal Safety
- And much more.
A Carefully Developed Curriculum
Your child will follow a carefully thought out curriculum that leads all the way to the Black Sash level. We’d be delighted to show you exactly how we will help your child develop the mental, physical and emotional skills needed to advance all the way from novice White Sash up to advanced Black Sash!
Boys and girls who earn their Black Sash stand head and shoulders above their peers when it comes to confidence, self-esteem, success skills, leadership skills and a positive view of themselves and the world around them.
Think how important that confidence and positive self-image are for kids to be able to Say No to the negative peer pressures they face every day, and Yes to the positive challenges that lead to success in life. Martial arts really can change your child’s life forever!
When your child enrolls in our program, he or she will be training as part of a highly-motivated and dedicated group of children.
We don’t accept students who aren’t dedicated, motivated and enthused about martial arts training.
Martial arts is a full-time, family-owned business for us. We could easily take in much more revenue if we accepted any student who walked in off the street. Most martial arts schools do just that: They’ll take anyone’s money.
We carefully screen every application, and do our best to weed out the non-serious students and families. Why? Because your child can’t reach his or her full potential without the support and example of other highly dedicated students.
We understand that the Temple Of The Dragon can’t be the right school for everyone. It’s possible that we are not the kind of martial arts school that some parents are seeking for their child. We’re not a babysitting service, nor do we just give away Black Sashes to anyone who pays tuition.
Your child will have to work hard at real martial arts training in our classes, and must develop the physical, mental and emotional qualities that a skilled martial artist is known for to be promoted to Black Sash level.
We are a top quality, full-time school offering authentic martial arts at a great value. We are competitively priced with other quality full-time martial arts schools.
Frequently Asked Questions
Sifu Arden has been teaching martial arts for a long time, and I hear many of the same questions from parents. Here are the some of the most common:
Can martial arts turn my child into a bully?
No. Martial arts training will do just the opposite. Children are taught respect, tolerance, harmony and compassion. The use of physical force is always reserved as a last resort, and only for self-defense.
My child has special needs. Can your program help?
We have students with ADHD, mild autism, physical disabilities, and other challenges. Martial arts is one of the best activities for children with challenges.
My child has tried other activities like music and sports teams, but always quits after a short period. What happens if my child wants to quit martial arts?
We understand the psychology of children, and we use scientifically proven methods to motivate children that many educators and coaches are not aware of.
Usually children want to quit an activity because of one of four reasons:
1. They find it is too hard early on and they become discouraged and intimidated.
2. They find it is too easy and lacks challenges, leading to boredom.
3. Something negative happens with a classmate or the instructor and the student prefers to avoid the class rather than resolve the issue.
4. They fail to get encouragement and participation from both the instructor and the parent.
With our program, kids get tons of encouragement and feedback, and they really have a blast in the classes.
Is your school’s emphasis on competition and winning trophies, or is it on the development of my child?
Your child’s development always comes first. And unlike with most sports teams, there are no bench warmers sitting on the sidelines. Every student participates fully in every class. For those students who wish to compete at tournaments, there will be times they may do so.
How to apply NOW for membership in our Children’s Martial Arts Program
We would love the opportunity to meet you and give your family a Free Tour of our facilities. During the tour we will explain all of the features and benefits of our program, show you our facilities, and answer any questions you might have about our program.
The Temple Of The Dragon accepts children who demonstrate good character, who want to have fun and enjoy the life-changing benefits of martial arts, and who have strong family support for our program. We accept students with or without previous martial arts experience, regardless of race, religion or similar factors.
To apply for classes, simply fill out the Application Form. We generally respond to on-line applications within 48 hours to inform you whether your pre-screening application has been accepted. Confirmation of your tour date, time, driving directions, etc. will be provided when we notify you of your application’s preliminary approval.
Don’t forget to inquire about our family discounts for two or more children in the program, or for our great classes for parents and teens in martial arts, tai chi, yoga, Zen meditation and more!
We know there are many reasons to put off applying for your child, but please go ahead and apply now.
Without the confidence, self-discipline and positive attitude that a program like ours offers, your child potentially faces too many scary and unpleasant obstacles: Poor health and fitness, susceptibility to negative peer pressure, a worsening of focus and concentration leading to poor performance in school, and lack of self-defense skills that could be vital to save your child’s life some day.