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Robert Hjelmgren reviewed WhirlWin Martial Arts
5
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Excellent place to grow and learn no matter what age you are. An amazing environment to be in. It is so supportive and friendly.

Heather Welch reviewed WhirlWin Martial Arts
5
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The kids had so much fun! Thank you so much for the wonderful birthday party! The kids were all smiles, from the 6 year old to the 14 year old! William will definitely remember his 8th birthday with a big smile!

Arthur Wdowiak reviewed WhirlWin Martial Arts
5
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As an investigator for the Federal Government, I feel confident to defend myself on a day-to-day basis due to the lessons and skills that I have learned at WhirlWin Martial Arts. Mr. Larkin and Mr. Marino teach American Kenpo in a smart, energetic, but also practical way that forces you to be able to adapt to almost limitless real-world situations that you may encounter. The instructors do a great work broadening your perspective on self-defense and improving your ability to spontaneously react to a variety of threats. And while learning, I sweat and improve my fitness, which is a nice plus. I like what I learn, the teachers, the other students, and I definitely recommend giving them a try.

Glitzy Diego reviewed WhirlWin Martial Arts
5
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My niece just had a birthday party there and she loved it! Mr. Larkin is soo good with the kids and taugh them really good lessons and karate!!!! I would definetly recommend this katate class!!!

Brian Tipton reviewed WhirlWin Martial Arts
5
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After sitting on the sideline and watching how much fun Aiden was having, I decided I wanted to be a part of the action. One Saturday morning I strolled in, tentative about the physicality of the class, how I would be percieved and not sure what steps were next. However, several prior conversations with Mr Larkin had me somewhat at ease. I had always wanted to join a martial art but never found the "me" time for it. What I found is that class is a HUGE part of my weekly routine. I look forward to classes each week and my Kenpo family help me de-stress and settle myself for what I have going on each week, which is a lot with college courses, FT Management work in the retail sector & 5 kids. The class was VERY welcoming and in a very short amount of time I felt as I had known those in my class for several years. Aiden and I have definitely spread the word about Mr Larkin and Mr Marino and have had several friends and relatives decide to become a part of the family, AND we will continue to do so! Thanks again Mr.Larkin and Mr.Marino for what you all do daily!

Ana Karen reviewed WhirlWin Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

This is a great place. My son loves the classes and Mr Marino works wonderful with all kids. Still a process but being in Whirlwin has helped my son in his behavior. I highly recommend Whirlwin Martial Arts.

Laura Gonzalez Coloccia reviewed WhirlWin Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

My shy six-year old daughter attended a buddy class with her cousin and immediately felt at home. Mr. Larkin and Benjamin are amazing teachers that elicit strength and confidence from students in a supportive manner. I attended the class with my daughter thinking she would watch from the sidelines, and just two weeks later, she is not only fully participating, but volunteering to demonstrate moves and using her outside voice ever so powerfully! From the perspective of parent and school psychologist, I am very impressed with the quality of teaching taking place, as well as student outcomes! It’s amazing to see the students grow from week-to-week and their confidence bloom. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for my future blackbelt!

Jay Vazquez reviewed WhirlWin Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

This is the best thing I've ever done for my kids. they have both come a long way. and the teachers both rock. Mr. Larkin and Mr. Marino are the best my kids ever have. There hearts and mind are set to success and to be a winner. To be a black belt excellent.

Nancy Pirie Morris reviewed WhirlWin Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

My son is a student at WhirlWin Martial Arts and he absolutely loves it! Mr. Larkin is an extremely talented instructor and is FANTASTIC with the young children. My son who is normally very shy around new people, felt very comfortable and Mr. Larkin did a great job of making him feel right at home with encouraging words and personal recognition. Mr. Larkin teaches respectfulness, leadership, and confidence all while making each class fun and exciting to the children! My son looks forward to his classes each week. It has helped him learn to engage with new people and has increased his overall confidence. I highly recommend WhirlWin Martial Arts.

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Learning Martial Arts Teaches Young Kids Life Skills While They Have Fun

Young children are curious and active – and they sometimes have difficulty learning to control their bodies and their behavior. They crave structure and thrive in an environment that’s supportive, educational, and fun.

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Does your young child

struggle with these things?

They struggle to maintain control of their movements and may be unintentionally destructive.

They find it difficult to focus on a task or to see it through to the end.

They have a hard time sharing their belongings and getting along with other kids.

Parenting young children is a real challenge.

You must balance their natural inquisitiveness and high energy with trying to teach them the basic skills they need for school and life.

Discipline, sharing, and self-control are all things they need to learn to be successful.

The ideal setting is one that’s got some structure but works with kids at their current developmental level. If they have fun while they’re learning, they’ll be more likely to retain those lessons and learn the skills they need.

Results and growth with every class!

Studying martial arts is ideal for young children. It provides them with an outlet for their energy. But, it also teaches them about respect, discipline, and other core values that will go with them beyond the dojo. Junior martial arts classes teach kids to control their movements and behavior, and they’ll learn social skills and interaction at the same time.

Studying Martial Arts Builds Physical Coordination and Control

Young children who learn martial arts find out quickly that each movement must be intentional. They learn to control their movements to the best of their ability.

They also practice hand-eye coordination and learn about their bodies. That means they’ll be less likely to be unintentionally destructive.

Young Martial Arts Students Learn How to Focus

Getting young kids to pay attention can feel like an impossible task. The structure of our martial arts classes shows kids the importance of focus and teaches them by having them apply it to easily-achievable tasks.

The focus they learn in the dojo is something they’ll take home – and into the classroom. That’s why kids who study martial arts tend to be good students, too.

Martial Arts Helps Kids Learn to Deal with Frustration

Martial arts instruction requires students to pursue goals to earn new belts. Young kids can easily become frustrated when they don’t get what they want, but studying martial arts helps them learn the power of persistence.

The physical activity in our classes also helps kids manage stress and anxiety by allowing them to burn it off in a safe and constructive way.

Kids Who Study Martial Arts Learn Good Sportsmanship

Losing is not anybody’s idea of fun, but we all need to learn how to accept a defeat gracefully and move on. We teach students that losing is part of life – and it’s what you do after you lose that tells people who you are.

Even though martial arts is an individual sport, we cultivate an environment of supportive teamwork where students root for one another.

This is a great place. My son loves the classes and Mr Marino works wonderful with all kids. Still a process but being in Whirlwin has helped my son in his behavior. I highly recommend Whirlwin Martial Arts.

Ana Karen

This is the best thing I've ever done for my kids. they have both come a long way. and the teachers both rock. Mr. Larkin and Mr. Marino are the best my kids ever have. There hearts and mind are set to success and to be a winner. To be a black belt excellent.

Jay Vazquez

My shy six-year old daughter attended a buddy class with her cousin and immediately felt at home. Mr. Larkin and Benjamin are amazing teachers that elicit strength and confidence from students in a supportive manner. I attended the class with my daughter thinking she would watch from the sidelines, and just two weeks later, she is not only fully participating, but volunteering to demonstrate moves and using her outside voice ever so powerfully! From the perspective of parent and school psychologist, I am very impressed with the quality of teaching taking place, as well as student outcomes! It’s amazing to see the students grow from week-to-week and their confidence bloom. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for my future blackbelt!

Laura Gonzalez Coloccia

My son is a student at WhirlWin Martial Arts and he absolutely loves it! Mr. Larkin is an extremely talented instructor and is FANTASTIC with the young children. My son who is normally very shy around new people, felt very comfortable and Mr. Larkin did a great job of making him feel right at home with encouraging words and personal recognition. Mr. Larkin teaches respectfulness, leadership, and confidence all while making each class fun and exciting to the children! My son looks forward to his classes each week. It has helped him learn to engage with new people and has increased his overall confidence. I highly recommend WhirlWin Martial Arts.

Nancy Pirie Morris
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FAQs

My child still has temper tantrums and I’m worried about how they’ll behave in school. Can studying martial arts help?

Yes, it can. We help children learn the importance of emotional control and respect for others. These are lessons that will help them in the classroom, too.

Will studying martial arts help my child learn how to interact with others and share?

Yes. Even though studying martial arts is an individual pursuit, we teach kids to learn in a collaborative environment with an emphasis on sharing, cooperation, and teamwork.

My child zones out in class and misses important instructions. Can taking martial arts classes help them do a better job of focusing?

Yes. Part of martial arts training is teaching kids to be mindful of themselves and their surroundings. They must focus to succeed in class, and once they learn to do it, they’ll be able to do the same thing at school.

My child is out of control physically, and can be very destructive. How will studying martial arts help?

Martial arts instruction focuses on hand-eye coordination, control, and strength. As kids learn basic moves and then advance, they learn how to control their bodies and movements.

My child gives up easily when frustrated. I want them to learn persistence. Can your classes help?

Yes. It’s common for students to require more than one attempt to earn a new belt. We teach them that trying is the most important thing – and that persistence pays off.

My child is disrespectful to me and to other caregivers. How can studying martial arts change that?

Respect is at the core of everything we do in the dojo. Kids who study martial arts must respect their instructors and fellow students, and we find that they learn to respect parents, teachers, caregivers, and siblings at the same time.

More Benefits

Kids learn how to listen respectfully to others without interruptions.

Our students learn the value of discipline as they pursue clearly-defined goals.

Martial arts instruction teaches kids how to accept defeat and learn from their mistakes.

Martial arts helps kids build core strength, balance, and physical coordination.

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