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Diane Muñiz-Forcelli reviewed Just for Kicks Martial Arts
5
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Great workout taught by awesome instructors in a very clean setting. Many options/times to work out. You'll be hooked in no time!!

Sabrina Tarantino reviewed Just for Kicks Martial Arts
5
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Everyone is super friendly and helpful and it was one of the best work outs I've had in a long time!!

Richard J Cyr-Senato reviewed Just for Kicks Martial Arts
5
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The staff is so dedicated to the people they serve and promote a positive and educated environment that your child and self can excel! Go Just For Kicks!!!

Sierra Lewis reviewed Just for Kicks Martial Arts
5
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I signed up for a full-time membership at the Fishkill location about 3 weeks ago. I go to at least 3 or 4 one-hour sessions per week. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten such a complete work out in my entire life! This beats running, this beats biking, this beats lifting. After the first few classes, everything…and I mean EVERYTHING was sore, that’s a good thing. The instructors are accommodating and friendly, they will give you that one on one attention if you need it. The atmosphere isn’t intimidating and judgmental. The music is FUN! The people around you all have a common goal which is to get in shape. There are classes at different times to accommodate many types of schedules. Signing up for this has been one of my best decisions of 2015, not to mention I’ve lost 5 pounds since joining (I am DIETING as well).

Paul Pinna reviewed Just for Kicks Martial Arts
5
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Our son Michael has been going to Just For Kicks in Carmel for a year now, and we can see how well it has helped him. It is helping him grow and become strong physically, and the Elite Program has helped him with discipline and leadership skills. He also comes home from each class telling us how much fun he is having. The instructors and staff at the school are great, and have a good balance between teaching the students skills, and letting them have fun. We have had experience with other karate schools and would only recommend Just for Kicks for anyone who wants to learn Karate!

Kenny Hague reviewed Just for Kicks Martial Arts
5
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My son Damien has been a student here for over a year now and absolutely loves it there! The staff and instructors are awesome and go out of they're way to help the kids learn, have fun fun as well as all the other amenities that they offer throughout the course of the year. I'm 34 and I just started training there as well and they are showing me the same time and commitment as they are my child!

Keri Stivale reviewed Just for Kicks Martial Arts
5
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We've been a part of the Just For Kicks Family for over a year now and I can't say enough great things about this place. The staff is amazing, the facility is huge and always spotless, and they have so much to offer in addition to daily martial arts classes. After school karate program, summer camp, parent's night out, holiday events, and birthday parties to name a few. I love that in addition to learning martial arts in class each day - the kids are also learning respect, self-discipline and so many other positive character traits that are beneficial at home & school too. The staff does a great job at mixing just the right amount of training and fun into each class so the kids never get bored. I highly recommend Just For Kicks to anyone with children.

Bobbi Jane Labrosciano Pinna reviewed Just for Kicks Martial Arts
5
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Just for Kicks is amazing. My son has been going there for a while and he loves it. He is more confirdent in everything he does. He has a postive attitude about everything. since he has started karate his grades have improved so much. He is much more self disciplined. The teachers are amazing they balance fun and learning. My son loves helping them with events outside the school. They have programs for children of all ages. They are always there for the students and the parents. Bethany is the first person you see when you walk in the door, she always has a smile on her face, she knows everyone by name and she makes you feel welcomed. Just for Kicks is a family everyone is there for each other. If you are looking for a fun place for your child to learn karate come to Just for Kicks. Trust me you won't be disappointed.

Jennifer Murphy reviewed Just for Kicks Martial Arts
5
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Our son absolutely loves going to his karate classes! Thanks to the amazing staff and the welcoming atmosphere he went from being incredibly shy kid to a much more confident and outgoing little boy. To see him grow in this way is AWESOME!! I look forward to seeing where this opportunity takes him.

Tammy Gleason reviewed Just for Kicks Martial Arts
5
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My Nephew Damien is in just for kicks karate school and he loves it I think it's the best school around I would recommend anyone I know to join everyone there is amazing

Trista Williams reviewed Just for Kicks Martial Arts
5
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We started the trial for our two boys 6/7 group and we couldn’t be happier everyone is so welcoming and sweet it felt like we have been there for years!!!!

Amanda Doxey reviewed Just for Kicks Martial Arts
5
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My son Anthony has been going here for 4 years. The whole staff here is amazing and Anthony has grown through out the years. They really are like family! Thank you JFK!

Stef Luurtsema reviewed Just for Kicks Martial Arts
5
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We've only been to one class so far, but the kids had so much fun! Our 4 year old was crabby and nervous and everyone made an effort to talk to him, comfort him, and encourage him to play. Our 6yo had a small meltdown when he was unsure what to do and Zack (they said that's his name but I'm bad with names, lol) went right over to him and calmed him down and showed him what to do. They were so patient and kind and so much fun! My kids are already asking to come back tomorrow and every day. Thank you!

Jill Kurimsky Hickey reviewed Just for Kicks Martial Arts
5
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We would highly recommend Just for Kicks. We have been part of the Just for Kicks family for almost 2 years. First our 8 year old started classes and he loved it so much that he started volunteering to help out at special events. Our 5 year old twins recently started classes as well. They all look forward to classes each week. The instructors as well as Ms. Bethany couldn't be nicer and we also love that they do special events, i.e. Truck or Treat, parents night out, etc.

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Learning Martial Arts Teaches Young Kids Life Skills While They Have Fun

Young children are curious and active – and they sometimes have difficulty learning to control their bodies and their behavior. They crave structure and thrive in an environment that’s supportive, educational, and fun.

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Does your young child

struggle with these things?

They struggle to maintain control of their movements and may be unintentionally destructive.

They find it difficult to focus on a task or to see it through to the end.

They have a hard time sharing their belongings and getting along with other kids.

Parenting young children is a real challenge.

You must balance their natural inquisitiveness and high energy with trying to teach them the basic skills they need for school and life.

Discipline, sharing, and self-control are all things they need to learn to be successful.

The ideal setting is one that’s got some structure but works with kids at their current developmental level. If they have fun while they’re learning, they’ll be more likely to retain those lessons and learn the skills they need.

Results and growth with every class!

Studying martial arts is ideal for young children. It provides them with an outlet for their energy. But, it also teaches them about respect, discipline, and other core values that will go with them beyond the dojo. Junior martial arts classes teach kids to control their movements and behavior, and they’ll learn social skills and interaction at the same time.

Studying Martial Arts Builds Physical Coordination and Control

Young children who learn martial arts find out quickly that each movement must be intentional. They learn to control their movements to the best of their ability.

They also practice hand-eye coordination and learn about their bodies. That means they’ll be less likely to be unintentionally destructive.

Young Martial Arts Students Learn How to Focus

Getting young kids to pay attention can feel like an impossible task. The structure of our martial arts classes shows kids the importance of focus and teaches them by having them apply it to easily-achievable tasks.

The focus they learn in the dojo is something they’ll take home – and into the classroom. That’s why kids who study martial arts tend to be good students, too.

Martial Arts Helps Kids Learn to Deal with Frustration

Martial arts instruction requires students to pursue goals to earn new belts. Young kids can easily become frustrated when they don’t get what they want, but studying martial arts helps them learn the power of persistence.

The physical activity in our classes also helps kids manage stress and anxiety by allowing them to burn it off in a safe and constructive way.

Kids Who Study Martial Arts Learn Good Sportsmanship

Losing is not anybody’s idea of fun, but we all need to learn how to accept a defeat gracefully and move on. We teach students that losing is part of life – and it’s what you do after you lose that tells people who you are.

Even though martial arts is an individual sport, we cultivate an environment of supportive teamwork where students root for one another.

My son Anthony has been going here for 4 years. The whole staff here is amazing and Anthony has grown through out the years. They really are like family! Thank you JFK!

Amanda Doxey

Just for Kicks is amazing. My son has been going there for a while and he loves it. He is more confirdent in everything he does. He has a postive attitude about everything. since he has started karate his grades have improved so much. He is much more self disciplined. The teachers are amazing they balance fun and learning. My son loves helping them with events outside the school. They have programs for children of all ages. They are always there for the students and the parents. Bethany is the first person you see when you walk in the door, she always has a smile on her face, she knows everyone by name and she makes you feel welcomed. Just for Kicks is a family everyone is there for each other. If you are looking for a fun place for your child to learn karate come to Just for Kicks. Trust me you won't be disappointed.

Bobbi Jane Labrosciano Pinna

Great workout taught by awesome instructors in a very clean setting. Many options/times to work out. You'll be hooked in no time!!

Diane Muñiz-Forcelli

Our son absolutely loves going to his karate classes! Thanks to the amazing staff and the welcoming atmosphere he went from being incredibly shy kid to a much more confident and outgoing little boy. To see him grow in this way is AWESOME!! I look forward to seeing where this opportunity takes him.

Jennifer Murphy
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FAQs

My child still has temper tantrums and I’m worried about how they’ll behave in school. Can studying martial arts help?

Yes, it can. We help children learn the importance of emotional control and respect for others. These are lessons that will help them in the classroom, too.

Will studying martial arts help my child learn how to interact with others and share?

Yes. Even though studying martial arts is an individual pursuit, we teach kids to learn in a collaborative environment with an emphasis on sharing, cooperation, and teamwork.

My child zones out in class and misses important instructions. Can taking martial arts classes help them do a better job of focusing?

Yes. Part of martial arts training is teaching kids to be mindful of themselves and their surroundings. They must focus to succeed in class, and once they learn to do it, they’ll be able to do the same thing at school.

My child is out of control physically, and can be very destructive. How will studying martial arts help?

Martial arts instruction focuses on hand-eye coordination, control, and strength. As kids learn basic moves and then advance, they learn how to control their bodies and movements.

My child gives up easily when frustrated. I want them to learn persistence. Can your classes help?

Yes. It’s common for students to require more than one attempt to earn a new belt. We teach them that trying is the most important thing – and that persistence pays off.

My child is disrespectful to me and to other caregivers. How can studying martial arts change that?

Respect is at the core of everything we do in the dojo. Kids who study martial arts must respect their instructors and fellow students, and we find that they learn to respect parents, teachers, caregivers, and siblings at the same time.

More Benefits

Kids learn how to listen respectfully to others without interruptions.

Our students learn the value of discipline as they pursue clearly-defined goals.

Martial arts instruction teaches kids how to accept defeat and learn from their mistakes.

Martial arts helps kids build core strength, balance, and physical coordination.

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