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Great place! They are great with kids and they show that they actually care about the kids success! They also give the kids the confidence they need to bet better all around!

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CMA is great! It's family owned, this family takes pride in what they do. It's great structure for the whole family. We really love how they don't just focus on martial arts, but objectives for home and school. They want the kids to succeed in all areas of their everyday lives. We highly recommend cma for your choice of martial arts fitness hands down.

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I have been training here for about a year now and it's been an amazing experience. I'm grateful for all that I've learned up to this point and look forward to continue to grow and improve. The best martial arts school in the Columbia area hands down!

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Columbia Martial Arts & Fitness is the best gym in S.C. I recommend anyone that's seeking a great gym to get in shape and build Confindence Movitation Attitude Cma is the place. We have great instructors and Sifu Mark Mills and Tonya Mills and their staff treat everyone like family. I love this gym

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The experience continues to be positive and awesome for three of my grandchildren. Ages 3, 8 boys and a 9 yr old girl. They are all ecstatic about attending. They have a blast. Although it’s only been 4 weeks, I believe there has been some improvement with some attitudes about responsibility. Time will surely tell. Mr. Ben and the other instructors are among the best in knowledge and personality. I think I enjoy watching just as much as the kids enjoy doing it!! Don’t see any stars - but I’d give them all that I could!!!

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Benefits of Martial Arts for 5-6 Year Olds

The Benefits That Martial Arts Can Provide for 5 and 6-year olds

Children between the ages of 5 and 6 are in the “dynamo” stage of development. They are now at a point where basic skills become the foundation for their continued growth. With the right mindset and curriculum, martial arts can help them build a more solid foundation for basic fundamental skills, which are essential for continued development.

Below are milestones that martial arts can help accomplish:

Top PHYSICAL development milestones:

  • Demonstrating BALANCE by performing high repetitions of kicks without putting the foot down.
  • Showing good CONTROL with the body while keeping it in motion.
  • Demonstrating good FITNESS by applying technique in exercises beyond ten reps.

Top INTELLECTUAL development milestones:

  • Demonstrating good FOCUS to the task at hand, with little or no distractions.
  • Demonstrating good MEMORY by retaining three or more commands at once, and beyond, while staying in order.
  • Demonstrating COORDINATION by performing various left and right commands with a variety of different strikes and kicking combinations.

Top EMOTIONAL development milestones:

  • Maintaining DISCIPLINE by following directions after only being told once.
  • Demonstrating DISCIPLINE by not acting silly when performing activities that require leadership.
  • Showing CONTROL of the mind to work through during difficult tasks.

Top SOCIAL development milestones:

  • Demonstrating good TEAMWORK in competitive situations.
  • Showing CONTROL by not interrupting, such as raising your hand when someone else is speaking.
  • Having the FOCUS to sit still when appropriate.

For example:

Skill: BALANCE

Drill: Alphabet

Benefits: The students will practice their balance by kicking while saying the letters of the alphabet as they kick, and also keeping their leg in the air in between each kick.

This is a fun way to teach the students how to PHYSICALLY develop balance while they kick.

This is a great way to improve INTELLECTUAL development because they need to focus on the sequential order of the alphabet while multi-tasking by focusing on balance and kicking.

This is great for their EMOTIONAL development as they gain the motivation to challenge themselves to kick at higher reps each turn.

This is great for their SOCIAL development to show good sportsmanship on the third round when it turns into a healthy competition.

Click here to download the drill:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/816mkafxmj9fipk/Alphabet.pdf?dl=0

As you can see, we know how to take a simple drill and turn it into a drill that has VALUE.

It’s all in your mindset about drills and how you target age-specific benefits.

Hope this helps, make today a great day!