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|Gold||Straight A’s, honor roll, or significant improvement in school|
|Silver||Completion of Daily Task Sheets, emphasizing respect at home and at school|
|Blue||Positive Attitude in class, Attending all curriculum classes|
Mom & Dad,
Teaching children to know right from wrong is one of the toughest challenges parents have to face.
You want your child to have the tools to succeed in life, but protecting them from peer pressure, bullying and internet predators can make any parent feel overwhelmed with anxiety and stress.
The good news is that at Schafer's ATA Martial Arts in Petaluma, our Black Belt Club program is the perfect companion to help you raise a strong, confident leader, teaching confidence, focus & self-defense skills.
In addition to the monthly themes, our system includes the positive incentive bag tags. Kids are rewarded stars for outstanding performance in class, school, or home. They wear them with pride on their gear bags and backpacks. This program helps students set goals for themselves and rewards them for all of their hard work and dedication.
Positive Mental Attitude
High Goal Setting
Respect & Self Confidence
The country’s largest martial arts organization.
130,000 active members & over 1 million students trained since 1969.
Each instructor has passed an intensive certification process based on 40 years of tradition, research & development.
is a victim of bullying
in the US try drugs
fail to graduate on time
Since 1969, over one million students have trained in one of the 950 ATA Licensed schools. Our students regularly go on to join Ivy schools and become community leaders. The values they learn during their martial arts journey are the same you teach at home and last a lifetime.
Social interaction teaches kids how to effectively work as part of a team.
Martial arts helps improve coordination and is an excellent form of exercise.
Building healthy habits early on can help prevent obesity and diabetes later in life.
Belt testing provides an excellent exercise for kids in learning how to set and achieve goals. Their self-esteem will continue to rise with each accomplishment as they watch their hard work pay off.
Complex physical activities such as martial arts have proven to strengthen the brain’s neural networks, helping kids improve their focus and self-control. This can be especially beneficial for kids with ADD/ADHD.
A Strong Sense of Respect
The traditional nature of martial arts teaches kids respect in their classes, whether they are taking a bow or waiting patiently for the next set of instructions. This sense of respect also helps kids improve their grades, while improving their listening skills at home and in school.
Our Tigers program is for ages 4-6 (some 3 year olds are ready with an evaluation), while Black Belt Club is for ages 7-12. We allow students who are 12 and above to also attend our Adult Class time.
Our Membership Agreements are month to month.
You will receive an email with instructions on how to schedule your first class. One of our instructors will call you, or you may call the school directly.
Absolutely not. Although they will learn cool martial arts and self-defense moves, your child will learn how to AVOID fights, not pick them.
Our Martial Arts classes' primary goal is to make sure our students have fun in a playful, safe environment. Come and see a class for yourself - the kids have a blast and our instructors do too.
No, our classes are a good mix of boys and girls of all fitness levels. Beginners train alongside some of the more experienced kids, helping each other out in a fun team environment.
Kids will be in our Beginner Classes as part of our Black Belt Club (BBC) where you can take as many classes in that program as desired- including sparring and Combat Weapons. For students interested in developing their skills even more, we offer a Leadership Program that is added on to our BBC program. In Leadership, students can take advantage of specialty classes such as Hyper Martial Arts, Leadership, and Legacy.