Posts Tagged ‘kids self defense’




Having children in Martial Arts programs helps them in many less obvious ways. They are learning social mores and goal setting, in some cases before they even step into elementary school. Here at Dragon Within Martial Arts we believe one of the that the most central aspects of martial arts is Self-Discipline. Children engage in both mind and body during class. They learn listening, self esteem, and teamwork skills. Helping them to develop in these areas, has a direct effect on their confidence, fitness, and they are able to navigate though other parts of their world.  Their behavior in school improves, their concentration, respect and ability to cooperate improves, making for a happier, healthier academic experience. 

The best part is, ITS FUN! They are learning and growing all the while absolutely engaged and enjoying themselves. Some of the topics that we tackle throughout the year include, Handling Bully situations, Respecting others, having a positive attitude and being assertive

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Knowing self-defense empowers your child with powerful techniques, strategies and confidence for life-long success!

Dragon Within Martial Arts, Salem MA, provides the most realistic and practical self-defense programs for Massachusetts and North Shore Area including:
Peabody MA, Salem MA, Beverly MA, Lynn MA, Marblehead MA, Danvers MA, Swampscott MA, Nahant MA

I came across this video today on from ABC News, and it made me so sick to my stomach to think that there are these types of people in the world. Thankfully, this story had a happy ending. This little girl (just 7 years old) was at Walmart, with her mother. She left her alone for a few minutes and a man tried to kidnap her. This girl fought back and the guy let her go. It is so important to give your kids the “fight back” mentality and to educate all children on how to get away if something like this ever happens to one of them (let’s hope they never have to use it).

leave your child unattended in a store. With that said, I know you can’t always be at your child’s side. You have to let them do things alone…eventually. If this video scares you about your child then you should act. Learn what your children know about strangers. Test them. Above all, the best way to fully equip your child with the skills and knowledge to be able to get away and get help if they ever come across a person trying to harm them would be to sign them up for martial arts training.

At Dragon Within Martial Arts, we center our curriculum not on just traditional martial arts like karate, or Judo (etc) or for martial arts competitions but more to educate your children on how to protect themselves if they ever came across a bully, or even worse, a person who wants to hurt them. The instructors will show them what to do in an emergency situation from how to identify a “stranger danger” and what they should do if they came across one to knowing their phone number if they ever got lost or were in a bad situation. Also, the self-defense system we teach, is very realistic an practical so if they had to fight back, they could get away and find help.


Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, Salem MA , provides the most realistic and practical fitness & self-defense programs for Massachusetts and North Shore Area including:
Peabody MA, Salem MA, Beverly MA, Lynn MA, Marblehead MA, Danvers MA