By enrolling your child in Alchemy's kid's martial arts classes, they will gain the discipline and confidence they needs to succeed while learning an amazing self-defense system through the arts of Kempo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Plenty of kids get caught up playing video games and eating junk food. They need an activity that captivates their attention and encourages a healthy lifestyle. Alchemy Martial Arts provides that as well as teaching them an all inclusive self-defense system to allow them to protect themselves. We combine physical fitness with fun and exciting martial arts drills to allow children to get in great shape while having a blast!
Alchemy martial arts classes are structured to give your child the best in physical fitness while giving them the life skills they need to succeed. Here at Alchemy MMA, we believe the martial arts is more than just kicking and punching. We have perfected a system to instill a set of ideals that we believe to be crucial for a growing child. These ideals are seamlessly reinforced throughout classes alongside their self-defense techniques.
Bullying, by definition, is unwanted or aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated over time. Both children who are bullied and bullies themselves, can suffer long-lasting negative effects.
Bullying is characterized by:
An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and are often situational.
Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once and/or have the potential to happen repeatedly. Bullying can occur:
Verbally through name calling, inappropriate comments or threats of physical violence.
Physically through acts such as kicking, punching, pushing, tripping, etc.
Alchemy Martial Arts schools have become widely known in their various communities on Long Island, for their strong anti-bullying program. Alchemy's anti-bullying program aims to help children of all ages to not only stop bullying, but also to guard against all future incidents. Alchemy's philosophy involves shifting the power balance back into neutral ground. With a background in martial arts training, your child will be physically stronger and faster, as well as better equipped with the appropriate skill set to defend themselves against potential bullies. Moreover, martial arts training empowers students with confidence to walk the halls of their school bully-free, and gives them the security every child needs to focus and learn. In every class, students will be taught not only how to kick and punch but the appropriate times and ways to use their self-defense training. Scenarios are brought up in a question-answer based environment, where the kids discuss with their instructors possible consequences and outcomes. Alternatives to fighting including avoiding potentially bad situations, finding an adult, and Options such as avoiding a fight, getting a teacher, or talking to the bully are discussed as preferable alternatives. In fact, the number one martial arts philosophy for kids is that they should never have to fight. Bullies don’t pick on kids who are confident when they walk, make eye contact when they talk, and are as strong physically as they are mentally.