Southwest Center for the Martial Arts' "Mighty Dragons" program is an age and ability appropriate, specially designed training program that teaches more than just karate.
Karate requires that participants develop a high level of focus and discipline. The Martial Arts are primarily focused on following a series of traditional rules, forms, and techniques. As such, behavior and courtesy are considered to be the foundation of this ancient art form. Karate helps children by directing their focus to a positive means of expression and better listening skills.
Karate provides an excellent environment for developing behavior and attitude. It gives your child the chance to explore his or her innate powers. Through karate, children increase in strength, flexibility, endurance, balance, and harmony. Yet this is only the start. A strong sense of self control, self discipline, self esteem, self respect, and self confidence are cultivated which empower children for success in school and other important aspects of life. All these elements help children cope with life's challenges socially and help with personal success in school and at home. It is one of the best activities a child can participate in to build confidence, self-esteem, and discipline.
We feel that one of our most important responsibilities is to empower the children that we teach with confidence, persistence, and the self discipline to succeed in school, sports, and in life.