When people think about kids martial art classes, they think about self-defense and self-discipline, but at Guillobel Academy in San Clemente we teach a lot more than that.

In our Dojo, kids martial art program is a way to improve all aspects of life, and we can accomplish that by developing the right habits necessary to achieve our major goals.

Self-defense, for example, improves self-confidence. A Confident person is more likely to find better jobs, get better grades, become a leader, and have better relationships.

When you’re more confident you also have more self-esteem. Here is what Dorothy Corkille Briggs, the author of Your Child’s Self Esteem has to say about the impact of self-esteem in our child’s life:

“Your child’s judgment of himself influences the kind of friends he chooses, how he gets along with others, the kind of person he marries, and how productive he will be. It affects his creativity, integrity, stability, and even whether he will be a leader or a follower. His feelings of self-worth form the core of his personality and determine the use he makes of his aptitudes and abilities. His attitude towards himself has a direct bearing on how he lives all parts of his life. In fact, self-esteem is the mainspring that slates every child for success or failure as a human being.”

Wow! Think about what you just read. I’ll repeat the last sentence for you, “Self-esteem is the mainspring that slates every child for success or failure as a human being.” That’s why it’s so important to always work on improving your child’s self-esteem.

Frankly, I think it’s never to late for a child or an adult to empower his/her self-esteem. You just have to do the right things and connect to people and places that will help you improve on these areas.

That is why at Guillobel Academy, we believe martial art is just an “instrument” to empower our lives. Here, every instructor is trained to read personal development books periodically, so they can gain the knowledge to share with our students during all our kids martial art classes.

“In the 3 months that my son Logan has been training at Guillobel I have already seen so much growth in him. He is taking so much pride in getting better at his skills. As a parent its a great thing to be able to wittiness.”

– Krystal Gruber

Positive mental attitude, self-discipline, focus, respect, integrity, teamwork, goal setting; these are some of the life skill we instill in our students throughout our kids martial art classes.

What other sport activity provides all that? Honestly, they don’t even teach these life skills at regular school.

Also, not all martial art schools focus on personal development. Some only teach self-defense. But the ones that do can really help transform any child.