Kids Program

About Hoy’s Martial Arts Kid's Program

At Hoy’s Martial Arts Academy we combine the most effective skills and training of all the disciplines that we study into the curriculum for our kid's program, and teach them in age appropriate ways for children ages 4 through 15. Classes will incorporate bully prevention, self defense, and jiu-jitsu.

Time / DayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
11:00am
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12:00pm
Kids Strength, Conditioning, & Self-Defense
11:30am
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12:15pm
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04:00pm
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05:00pm
Ninja Tots (4 - 6 yrs)
04:30pm
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05:00pm
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Ninja Tots (4 - 6 yrs)
04:30pm
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05:00pm
HMAA InstructorMain Room
05:00pm
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06:00pm
Ninja Tots (4 - 6 yrs)
05:00pm
-
05:30pm
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Warrior Kids (7 - 11 yrs)
05:30pm
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06:15pm
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Competition Team
05:15pm
-
06:15pm
HMAA InstructorMain Room
Ninja Tots (4 - 6 yrs)
05:00pm
-
05:30pm
HMAA InstructorMain Room
Warrior Kids (7 - 11 yrs)
05:30pm
-
06:15pm
HMAA InstructorMain Room
Competition Team
05:15pm
-
06:15pm
HMAA InstructorMain Room
Competition Team
05:30pm
-
06:30pm
HMAA InstructorMain Room
06:00pm
-
07:00pm
Warrior Teens (11 - 15 yrs)
06:30pm
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07:15pm
HMAA InstructorMain Room
Warrior Kids (7 - 11 yrs)
06:15pm
-
07:00pm
HMAA InstructorMain Room
Warrior Teens (11 - 15 yrs)
06:30pm
-
07:15pm
HMAA InstructorMain Room
Warrior Kids (7 - 11 yrs)
06:15pm
-
07:00pm
HMAA InstructorMain Room
  • Monday

    • Ninja Tots (4 - 6 yrs)
      05:00 pm - 05:30 pm
    • Warrior Kids (7 - 11 yrs)
      05:30 pm - 06:15 pm
    • Warrior Teens (11 - 15 yrs)
      06:30 pm - 07:15 pm
  • Tuesday

    • Ninja Tots (4 - 6 yrs)
      04:30 pm - 05:00 pm
    • Competition Team
      05:15 pm - 06:15 pm
    • Warrior Kids (7 - 11 yrs)
      06:15 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Wednesday

    • Ninja Tots (4 - 6 yrs)
      05:00 pm - 05:30 pm
    • Warrior Kids (7 - 11 yrs)
      05:30 pm - 06:15 pm
    • Warrior Teens (11 - 15 yrs)
      06:30 pm - 07:15 pm
  • Thursday

    • Ninja Tots (4 - 6 yrs)
      04:30 pm - 05:00 pm
    • Competition Team
      05:15 pm - 06:15 pm
    • Warrior Kids (7 - 11 yrs)
      06:15 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Friday

    • Competition Team
      05:30 pm - 06:30 pm
  • Saturday

    • Kids Strength, Conditioning, & Self-Defense
      11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Our Kids Program helps your child develop the necessary tools and methods to not only succeed in our program, but to succeed in life!

Through this system, your child will:

 

 

• Learn to defend themselves

 

Gain Self Confidence

 

Learn Self-discipline

 

Respect themselves and others

 

Explore their physical potential

 

Learn healthy habits

 

Improve their self-control

 

Develop a positive attitude

 

Improve focus and attention

 

Learn the importance of Goals

Our instructors work with YOU, the parent, to ensure the qualities we are working on with the kids are translating to home, school, and other settings as well.  In fact, we have a system of adding a colored stripe to each child’s belt when they have accomplished one of these goals.  But we know that different places cause different behaviors, so we don’t only look at how they are doing during our classes, but we ask for your feedback and opinions on how they are doing with the goals at home, school, and any other setting!  In addition, your child will be told that you (or our instructors) can ALWAYS take away their stripe(s) if the child’s behavior warrants.  And we mean it!  Your child would then have to work on the goal to re-earn their stripe, and the instructor will talk to you and the child, and work with you to give your child examples of how they can earn back the stripe.

• We are a FULL time academy! This means we are able to offer a variety of class to meet your busy schedule!

 

• Relax in our lounge while you are waiting for your child to finish class. You can catch up on work or emails with our FREE WI-FI, and enjoy a cup of coffee

 

• Younger children can also stay in the lounge while older brother or sister is taking class. We have a variety of pre-school toys and books to keep them busy and entertained while they are waiting! 

 

Need to squeeze YOUR workout in?  We have a Fitness Kickboxing class that meets a couple of times through the week in our auxiliary space.  Maybe you can save a trip and workout simultaneously with your child, piggyback your workout on their class, or vice versa! 

• Kids Classes are fun and exciting, and are tailored to the ages of the children in each class.  We understand that children learn differently at different ages, and our age level classes are designed to ensure an appropriate mental and physical level for your child.

 

• Hoy’s Martial Arts instructors know that every child is different, with their own individual strengths and weaknesses. Our greatest accomplishment is helping every child to thrive at Hoy’s Martial Arts Academy, and our teaching methods reflect that! 

 

• Our instructors are creative in their activities to reach goals, and your child will feel more like they are playing than working!  Instead, they will be challenged to reach new heights in their physical, mental, and character development.

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Bully Prevention and Self Defense

These days, it’s more than headlocks and nooggies! Kids are being inundated with verbal harassment as well as physical abuse. There appears to be an increase in the number of reports where groups of kids or teenagers will gang up or single out one child and bully that poor child to the point in which they harm themselves or others.

Let’s face it, while bullying has probably been around forever, being able to share those stories or worse yet, encounter further harassment has been super-charged due, in large part, to social media. Further, because most websites accept anonymous posting, people feel they can say anything without fear of repercussions. With almost immediate access through smart phones and tablets, there has been a veritable landslide in the number of stories that hit the news and social media, and along with it the ability to share, repost, and copy those stories. Once a story hits the internet, it spreads like wildfire.

Hoy’s Martial Arts Academy felt it necessary to develop a program to help kids understand, identify, as well as help diffuse certain situations while at school. We instill the skills, confidence, and respect needed to navigate these difficult situations.

We took some of the best bits and pieces from all the different disciplines that we study to compile a curriculum that is based in reality – today’s reality. While it is never taught as the first or only tactic, should the necessity arise, we also teach kids to physically defend themselves. We feel this curriculum can equip your child with the knowledge and confidence to diffuse, or to defend themselves if the time comes.

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Jiu-Jitsu

In 2011, we introduced Gracie / Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu into our curriculum here at Hoy’s Martial Arts Academy. What we never could have anticipated was, while the program seemed to catch on rather quickly with our teens and adult classes, parents of some of our younger students expressed interest in a Kid’s BJJ program that would help their kids get out of certain sticky playground situations and put an end to their kids getting picked on or bullied at school.

And when you get down to it, the fundamentals of jiu-jitsu are supposed to level the playing field for smaller people against bigger, stronger, more aggressive attackers. Because those fundamentals are universal across all BJJ programs, it made perfect sense to offer those adult fundamentals, in addition to some common scenario-based training, which provides our kids multiple repetitions of skills, different scenarios, and different physical styles in order to combat a variety of different aggressors.

Don’t take our word for it – check out what other parents are saying!

Great spot for both adult & kids classes! My son takes kids classes and loves going, he’s picked up self defense instruction, Brazilian jiu jitsu, and basic striking. Kids classes are very safe and efficiently run. I take the adult Brazilian jiu jitsu classes and enjoy the laid back and informative atmosphere. The instructors are great guys who are always willing to answer questions and offer advice on technique.

Tim Vojta

My son has attended for over a year. Mr Hoy does an excellent job working with kids of all ages and teaches, not only martial arts, but life lessons kids can use in daily life. Highly recommended!!

Carl Wichert

Hoy’s Martial Arts Academy has taught my 7 year old son discipline, respect and character building skills through their anti-bullying techniques. Mr. Hoy’s self defense methods have taught my child to be confident and strong. We plan to be part of the school for many years to come.

Michelle Finkle

Better yet – come visit us.  Your first week of classes is FREE!

Questions? We'd love to talk to you!

Call or Text us at 216-965-5425

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