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Martial Arts Teaches Children Three Important Life Skills

By Premier Martial Arts in Fort Wayne, IN

At Premier Martial Arts  we believe Karate is a very good way to teach your children good qualities like respect, self-discipline, confidence and humility. We work with kids not only to teach them how to defend themselves but also how to become better people in their day to day life. From the moment the child enters his first session, they are taught to show respect. Respect toward their teacher, classmates, toward their lessons and routine. This learning overflows into their day-to-day lives where parents and elders can notice the child being more respectful and humble in their ways.

There are more than one advantages of learning karate, for children; here are some of the other reasons why karate is considered a good hobby for the kids.

  1. Karate makes kids more active


With more and more kids getting caught up in the virtual world of video games and internet surfing, they pay less attention to getting some exercise. Not every school offers PE nowadays. This leads to an alarming number of kids not exercising even a bit. For their proper growth and metabolism, kids and adolescents need good nutrition and a lot of exercise to keep fit and maintain a good metabolic system. Not exercising increases chances of obesity that can even lead to other obesity related diseases.  With karate, kids not only exercise and warm up, they do some hard core exercises. It makes them fitter, more agile and active. It boosts their stamina and helps them grow confident of their body and how they can use the art to defend themselves. Kids Karate classes at Premier Martial Arts  are really fun!


  1. Karate helps kids find focus


Martial arts focus on movements, flexibility, and require a lot of concentration. When kids learn karate they are taught all these qualities which they can use in their daily lives as well. Children learn to focus and control their thoughts and emotions which make them less vulnerable to outside influences and help them grow into stronger individuals. Even students with ADD and ADHD have experienced improved concentration and focus by practicing karate.


  1. Children learn to cope with life in Kids Karate Classes


When learning in a karate kid class environment, children learn to take hits, literally and figuratively. They learn to deal with disappointments in life. They start understanding that not everything can work out perfectly and to their advantage, so they need to accept it and move on in a bid to become a better person. Acceptance teaches children how to handle future situations more gracefully and successfully, instead of mulling over them for long hours.

At Premier Martial Arts , classes are an excellent way to boost a child’s self-confidence and self-esteem. Since every child comes with their own strengths and weaknesses, they are allowed to progress at their own pace. However the path to success is very similar for each and every child, yet unique to them. Children need to put in a lot of hard work and focus to earn their rewards, or belts. With more effort, self-discipline and goal-oriented attitude children work their way through earning belts to the ultimate goal of earning the black belt. With such extensive focus and hard work, children find it easier to achieve goals like scoring well on their tests and making friends at school.


Premier Martial Arts  offers a variety of programs for both karate kids and martial arts for adults in Fort Wayne, IN!


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Premier Martial Arts has been in business for more than 20 years, and since our founding in 1998 we have helped thousands of students of all ages realize their full potential. Premier Martial Arts delivers a best-in-class martial arts experience that helps our students develop the personal skills that are necessary to build a successful life. Our mastery of teaching martial arts over the past two decades is evident in our structured and thorough curriculum, which is standardized across our 100+ locations across the United States, Canada and England.

Our curriculum focuses on character development far beyond the importance of self-defense. We teach our young students how to respect their elders, how to be accountable, how to focus and how to stay in shape in a fun and exciting atmosphere. We empower our adult students with the self-confidence to overcome anxieties and trauma, in an environment that fosters inclusion and social belonging.

Premier Martial Arts Fort Wayne founded in 2015 by 6th Degree Black Belt and Master Instructor Ron Kuhn. Master Kuhn had a distinguished management & engineering career working for such companies as Verizon, NIPSCO, Frontier Communications and Mediacom. In 2019 he made the decision to operate his Martial Arts School fulltime which has always been his lifelong dream. That one location has grown to three in the City of Fort Wayne.

Master Ron Kuhn is married to his wife Anita (retired Special Needs Teacher) of 27 years. They have three wonderful daughters, Jordan, Ally and Katie. Jordan is a nurse who lives in Indianapolis. Ally has a computer science and business background and works with her dad at Premier Martial Arts. Katie is Chemical Engineering graduate and works in the pharmaceutical industry in Indianapolis.


Premier Martial Arts of Fort Wayne operates three locations:

North – 10240 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 (Coldwater & DuPont)

East – 10154 Maysville Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46835 (Chapel Hill Area)

Southwest – 9906 Illinois Road Fort Wayne, IN 46804 (Scott & Illinois Road)


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