Teenagers : Ages 12-16

This program is not about kicks and punches; in fact we don’t want our students to be just brawlers. The techniques they learn are only tools to find the true meaning of Martial Arts and Real Self Defense. They will learn many techniques (like using the opponent’s power against himself, as well as kicks and punches), putting aside the physical aspect of martial arts, lets talk about the mental aspect of it.

Our Teenage Martial Arts classes at Ruffing Martial Arts are part of our unique program which strives to make teenagers ready for the real world.

What makes our Teenage Martial Arts classes at RMA different from other schools or activities is that we place emphasis on the mental aspect of the martial arts as well as the physical aspect. We believe that with mental training, our students can achieve anything they want (like a high level of physical development and fitness, or academic achievement such as a PhD). Physical training alone, cannot prepare teenagers for all aspects of life.

DEALING WITH ADVERSITY: Your teenager will learn persistence in reaching his / her goals, even in the face of opposition. Our teenage Martial Arts classes are challenging for your teenager and we will teach him / her how to overcome these challenges one by one. Without perseverance and resiliency there can be no achievement.

SELF-CONTROL: It involves self-restraint with regards to your acts and impulses. Teenagers may get angry easily, even though they may not like it. Sometimes they do not control themselves and may do or say something that can affect the whole family emotionally. Parents want to help them but teenagers do not want to listen because they can not control their emotions and anger.

RESPECT: Appreciation and regard we have for others and ourselves, how we value people, rather than their possessions or belongings; the things they own or have. It is because of respect that we do things which we believe is the “right” thing to do, this is what leads others to admire us.

COURAGE: When we think of courage, we often think of personal bravery in a possibly dangerous situation. However, courage can also mean standing up for others and ourselves because we feel it is “right,” even if we are outnumbered. For example, a teenager needs courage to say “NO” to a friend who is asking him / her to smoke and it will take courage to resist the peer pressure that will follow.

SELF-DISCIPLINE: Dedication to self-improvement. With our teenage Martial Arts classes your teenager will learn that the term self-discipline means dedication to self-correction and self-restraint for his / her own improvement–as a student and as a person.

INTEGRITY: Your teenager will learn honesty and moral uprightness in all areas of his/her life–whether or not others are observing.

LEADERSHIP: Showing the way by setting a good example. We don’t want our students to be a follower only. As your teenager gets experience from our programs they will get a chance to help others to achieve their goals as well as their own.

LOYALTY: Loyalty means allegiance or devotion. It can be to a person, a school, a cause, a community, a country, one’s family, a team or Academy.

TEAMWORK: Cooperation within a group for the benefit of all of its members. Teenage Martial Arts classes will help your teenager to get ready for the real world. Very soon your teenager will find himself / herself in the work place, and as you know teamwork is one of the qualities that one needs in order to be successful.

CONCENTRATION: Focusing on your goals. Our program starts with focusing on a target. This may be kicking or punching a target at first, however focusing on goals will direct your teenager’s energies towards their objectives providing him / her with the power of concentration.

CONFIDENCE: Justifiable belief in yourself and in your abilities. As your teenager gets more experience from our program he / she will believe more in him / herself. This confidence is not just a belief; it’s a justifiable belief in him / herself and in his / her abilities. To justify confidence, students must be able to show that they deserve to believe in themselves, that they have earned their confidence “fair and square”.

Confidence is not just a belief; it’s a justifiable belief in there abilities. To justify confidence, students must be able to show that they deserve to believe in themselves, that they have earned their confidence .