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Great place for children to learn the art of jiu jistu and self defense/discipline . Adding to that the great coaching staff and attitude the kids have fun with Garrett, while learning the importance of sticking with something staying fit and kicking butt! My daughter started with Garrett when she was 9. she took a hiatus for dance for a few years but soon realized she felt more at home at NJMMAA.. shes been there ever since :)

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My daughter tried it for a month last year and has continued with Kickboxing and is trying their Jitsitzu class too. Great atmosphere comfortable for all ages both men women and kids.

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NJMMAA is a great place! Excellent coaches and students! Safe and fun atmosphere. I would highly recommend checking them out.

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Absolutely love this place! Garret is great!!He is a very experienced very professional instructor. His training practices are very safe he always makes sure everyone is training safely. His facility is very clean new and inviting. All of the students and staff here are great people. Give njmma 10/10

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Great place for kids to train! My 4 year old Loves it. Coach Garrett and Coach Brian are amazing with children.

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Whether your looking for a great workout, or if your an MMA enthusiast, this place has something for everyone. I found the staff to be very informative and the environment to be very friendly. The kickboxing class pushes me to my absolute limit every time, highly recommended!

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My son has been attending this academy for 6 years. It has taught him discipline, respect, and most of all, self defense. It has become a family to us and we look forward to spending our time there every week. The coaches are amazing!

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Positive Effects of Martial Arts for a Child in School

The Positive Effects of Martial Arts for a Child in School

Grade school can be quite the experience for any child. It is a place where a child not only learns academically but one where a child must learn to socialize and function in the world. Unfortunately, there are a lot of negative experiences that a child may have when going through school. Whatever those experiences may be, it would be a good idea to have a child participate in martial arts classes. Doing so will give them the tools they need to survive the school experience. The benefits associated with taking martial arts classes are essential for them to be able to have a positive experience in school.

Helps them earn better grades in school

Getting good grades is reflective of a child’s comprehension of the material. But, it is also indicative of their discipline and responsibility traits. Through martial arts, students are to learn the fundamentals of stretch and physical routines. They also learn to become disciplined with practice and keeping up with their cleanliness of uniforms. Children learn how to be punctual and can focus their daily thoughts on the tasks at hand. Thus, being able to exhibit these positive traits will translate to better grades as schooling requires the proficiency of these characteristics.

Gives them the confidence to stand up to bullies

Bullying is a very prominent and unfortunate experience that many children will either witness or become victims of in their lifetimes. Being a part of martial arts can give children the strength and confidence that they need to stand up to these negative individuals. Not only will they learn about self-defense strategies, they will be able to feel assertive and courageous. Possessing self-confidence is the number one way for a child to be able to stand up for him/herself in any threatening situation. Through martial arts, they will learn that not all conflicts have to be physical. They will possess the mature mindset to tackle any conflict with assurance and pride.

Gives them the ability to make friends

Having friends and keeping them can be the big difference between a positive and negative school experience for children. They will latch onto people who share common interests with them and feel devastated when those relationships disappear. However, for children who regularly practice martial arts, they have a different capacity to make and keep friends in their circle. Besides making friends in the martial arts classes themselves, children are able to easily socialize and collaborate with other students at school. They instill a lot of the same discipline and traits they learn from martial arts in their everyday lives. For instance, they may be first to

initiate a conversation with quiet students because they feel confident in themselves to do so.

Being a part of something special such as martial arts can be greatly impactful for children. Especially when it comes to school, children can gain invaluable skills and behaviors that will allow them to have more successful experiences in social settings. Although school is meant to teach them about a variety of things, having martial arts as a supplement can significantly affect the way they approach schooling and their overall experiences.PO