What To Expect From Your New Ninja | Full Circle Dojang
ACCESS OUR SCHEDULE
& EXCLUSIVE WEB SPECIAL

Secure your spot and get started today with our EXCLUSIVE offer!

By opting into the web form above you are providing consent for Full Circle Dojang to send you periodic text messages. Standard rates may apply. You can reply HELP at anytime or learn more. You may opt-out anytime by replying STOP.
ACCESS OUR SCHEDULE
& EXCLUSIVE WEB SPECIAL

Secure your spot and get started today with our EXCLUSIVE offer!

By opting into the web form above you are providing consent for Full Circle Dojang to send you periodic text messages. Standard rates may apply. You can reply HELP at anytime or learn more. You may opt-out anytime by replying STOP.
Evan Sharp reviewed Full Circle Dojang
5
via Facebook

Best martial arts school in the area! Master Charles Jackson and his team of Certified instructors are top notch with training. Master Jackson is not only a great instructor but a mentor to the children and young adults of Full Circle Dojang. My daughters have been attending classes there for 2 1/2 years now and just can't get enough. I myself have finally started going to classes. I would recommend the adult classes for anyone who loves martial arts or just wants to get in better shape. The best part of Full Circle Dojang is they treat you like FAMILY!!

Eric J. Santiago reviewed Full Circle Dojang
5
via Facebook

Fantastic program for kids to develop into confident productive citizens. Almost 4 years in with our oldest and our 4 year old just joined. Mr. Jackson provides the path and structure to make his students goal driven go getters.
Thank you!

Gary Szymanski reviewed Full Circle Dojang
5
via Facebook

From the minute you meet Charles you know that he is super passionate about his work and the kids he works with. He is developing strong, confident leaders for our future and should be revered for taking on such a huge task. If you haven't started your child in karate yet, what are you waiting for? Charles is the man!

Scott Hall reviewed Full Circle Dojang
5
via Facebook

What a great dojang!!!!My daughter feels like family here. Mr. Jackson and his instructors are committed to their students. Love the fact that my young daughter has the opportunity to train with female instructors who show her that girls can and do excel at martial arts. I️ simply love everything about Full Circle and would and have recommend it many a times. Thanks again guys/gals.

Rena Shaab reviewed Full Circle Dojang
5
via Facebook

I can’t say enough good things about This school! Charles and Jean treat every student & their parents like family and every instructor is top notch! The confidence, strength & pride they have instilled in my daughter is invaluable and her love for this sport no doubt is in part to the atmosphere and instructors at Full Circle.

Full Circle Dojang Wanamassa Martial Arts and Fitness for All Ages!
Call us today to get started 732-361-3626
Request Information

Blog

Our latest news & thoughts

What To Expect From Your New Ninja

Martial arts training is well known for the benefits it provides to children in the development of physical skills and improved discipline. Parents often enroll their children in martial arts to achieve goals such as these. While the attainment of these goals is quite possible, parents often have unrealistic expectations of the time it takes for children to get there.

 

Of course, age, stage of development, and a myriad of other factors go into determining exactly how quickly a specific child will accomplish a particular goal. But there is one thing that is the same across the board: when children start martial arts, parents need to remember that their child is embarking on a new journey, with new people, in a new environment, and learning new information.

 

An endeavor of this magnitude would be a bit overwhelming for anyone. Older children may handle this pressure a little better, but parents should expect a certain amount of time for integration, regardless of a child’s age.

 

Our program curriculum was specifically designed to target individual age groups and to work on skills that are essential for each stage of development. Within this framework, each age group is also broken down to address physical, intellectual, emotional, and social growth that is appropriate for that age.

 

By creating the program in this way, children can achieve more in a quicker amount of time because the goals are challenging but also achievable.

 

Parents however must keep in mind that children are all different, developing and attaining goals at different times. In a specific age group, there may also be children who have been in the class for a longer time. These children have worked on the skills for that age group longer, and it would be unfair to measure a new ninja’s performance against a more advanced student. However, even for two children of the same age, who have started at the same time, one may achieve a specific skill quicker than another.

 

Let’s take this from a different view as well. Even if parents aren’t comparing their child to another, they often feel that their child should achieve a particular goal after only a short time of training. While parents will see some development and improvement in skills after a few weeks, expecting them to suddenly have a specific ability mastered after only a short time is unrealistic.

 

As they say, “slow and steady wins the race.” As children develop, we need to remember that they will get there when their bodies and minds are ready. Expecting certain things of a child that they are not physically, intellectual, emotionally, or socially prepared for can do more harm than good. Consistent training and practice of the skills, and celebrating small wins along the way is the key to success.

 

To learn more about our programs, or to get your child started at our location, check us online or call anytime:  732.361.3626

 

 

Author:  Jennifer Salama