For adults, martial arts benefits can include improved physical fitness, confidence, flexibility, stress relief, self control, and strength. Adult classes are basically broken down into 3 broad categories; Beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Each category has ranked belts that identify that persons skill level.
Beginning students will learn and practice their basic stances, strikes, and blocks while learning how to utilize essential training equipment, including focus mitts, kick shields, and heavy bags. This class will also emphasize basic conditioning and self-defense.
Once the beginner staged is mastered, adults move on to the intermediate stage where forms, sparring, and grappling are introduced. Adult students learn "forms" (Katas), or imaginary fight scenes with multiple opponents, thus improving each student's coordination, balance, focus, and breathing. Sparring presents itself as an opportunity for students to practice their kicking and punching skills, reaction timing, and general movement, with a partner in a controlled manner. Protective (sparring) gear is used for this type of training. Grappling styles, at Superkicks, focuses on teaching students how to take opponents to the ground (or defend themselves while on the ground) where they either achieve a dominant position or utilize a submission hold to end the situation.
It is extremely important that children have a solid support network of mentors and peers who consistently highlight respect, self-confidence, goal setting, discipline, and integrity. Children's classes at Superkicks brings more than just physical benefits.
Our students also develop focus, discipline,and goal-setting skills. Students are acknowledged for their participation and hard work which in turn builds confidence and promotes a higher sense of self achievement.: success is within the reach of every student. In team sports, there are "backups" or "benchwarmers", but that is not the case in martial arts! Instead, children learn and apply techniques at their own pace. Belt requirements offer a clear objective at each step of the training process.
This class deals with the "real life" scenarios that pose danger to you or your loved ones. Being prepared is key to being able to get through these type of potential life threatening situations. Previous knowledge of martial arts is not required for this class as it is geared for anyone that may encounter situations that could be a threat to one's safety.