Our Programs & Classes


Students and enthusiasts of martial arts have many reasons for their interest in the martial arts. Some are drawn to the physical fitness and weight-loss aspects of training. Others seek to add discipline and self control to their lives. While still others are concerned about safety and self-defense.

Whether you are interested in our programs for mental or physical well being, Martial Arts America offers a number of programs that will fit your developmental needs and your busy schedule as well.

Lil' Dragons (Ages 3 & 4)
The martial arts industry combats childhood obesity with “Lil’ Dragon” program. Over eight hundred martial arts schools across America are catching kids early and teaching children ages three and four how to respect their bodies as well as their parents and teachers. They learn to kick out calories while learning important life skills such as stranger awareness, anti-drugs, health, nutrition, and exercise. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, “one in three children is overweight.” The Lil’ Dragon program addresses this issue head-on, (and stomach) by providing children a whole life approach to making choices that effect both their mental and physical health. The best part is no one sits on the bench. Everyone is included. Lil’ Dragons’ catches all kids early and helps them develop terrific life skills that will make them not only a better citizen but a healthier one as well. The 8 Lil’ Dragon skill requirements are composed of physical and mental benefits. The following are the skills with the benefits from participating in the Lil’ Dragon class:

  • Skill #1: FOCUS – Focus plays a key role in the mindset of children, who have limited attention spans. The Lil’ Dragons class will teach your child to focus on the task at hand. This skill will help your child’s aim, listening skills and reaction skills. As a result, he/she will excel faster in any physical activity. Your child will also become a better listener and a more focused student in school.

  • Skill #2: TEAMWORK – Teamwork skills are necessary for any young child to develop. The Lil’ Dragons are exposed to positive interaction with other children in class. By having an organized game plan and instructor supervision, Lil’ Dragons will learn together and have fun in the process. The more confidence your child shows towards working with others, the more they will get accomplished in life. Your child will develop character and good social skills, which will help him to make new friends and become a leader.

  • Skill #3: CONTROL – Control will help children respond and perform correctly. They will strive to be cool, which means not losing their temper and not being too rough. The Lil’ Dragons program will help your child develop control of what they say, how they feel, and what they do physically. Children also learn at an early stage not to give up. Having control means making good decisions. Whether your child is handling a pet or handling a problem, he or she will learn to make the right decisions. Control will build confidence in your child.

  • Skill #4: BALANCE – Balance is a crucial skill to develop at an early age. Your child is beginning to participate in many physical activities that are challenging, like riding a two-wheel bicycle. Having good balance will increase speed and agility, as well as lead to better posture.

  • Skill #5: MEMORY – Developing a good memory is exercise for your child’s brain. As your child develops memory, he/she will retain techniques and lessons. The sooner your child exercises, the smarter he or she will become. Our drills are constantly helping your child think and make smart decisions.

  • Skill #6: DISCIPLINE – Discipline is what martial arts are based upon. Children must learn self-control of their body and mind. Once they learn to have good discipline, they will become better students who are focused on their goals. Our instructors use the Lil’ Dragon drills to create the vision that discipline is fun and rewarding. Your child will take pride in doing the right thing. Your child will also follow directions better.

  • Skill #7: FITNESS – Being physically fit is a necessity for any martial artist. The sooner you enforce this concept, the healthier your child will be. Fitness can be very fun and rewarding. If your child develops a passion for exercise early in life, it will be less difficult to stay physically fit as they grow older. It is important for children to understand the importance of being healthy and physically fit. If your child does not burn off excess energy exercising, how will he or she burn off all that energy?

  • Skill #8: COORDINATION – Coordination is one of the best benefits of training in the martial arts. This skill is important for children to have if they want to participate in sports. All sorts of talents nurture off this skill. Your child will learn their left from their right. They will become better physical participants in sports and activities. The better coordination your child has, the fewer injuries your child will sustain.

    In our Lil’ Dragons classes, we make learning fun and educational. Our goal is to help your preschooler be the best they can be at everything they put their minds to.

Karate for Kids (Ages 5 - 11)
Karate for Kids (Ages 5 - 11) This is the place for your kid(s) if you are looking for a top rated martial art program that emphasizes character development. Classes are SAFE, fun and educational. We have a dynamic curriculum that keeps kids engaged and constantly seeing improvement! Incentive programs such as Academic Achiever, Black Belt Club and Demo Team reward effort. Sleepovers, pizza & movie nights, laser tag and buddy weeks keep things exciting and fun as well as allow the children to socialize and make new friends. Doing well in school is encouraged and incentivised. Co-operating at home is expected and taught as part of becoming a Black Belt. Children are taught that Parents and Teachers are in charge. A "Student Creed" which emphasizes correct behavior, a positive attitude and never misusing Karate is recited at the beginning and end of each class. The skill sets taught are similar to the Lil Dragons listed above as well as the "four secrets of Karate": Concentration, Respect, Self-Discipline and Perseverance. .

Street Smart Martial Arts (Ages 12 and up)
Maududo is a safe, fast paced, easy to learn system of self defense that will help you overcome the fear of failure, the fear of others, and not feeling confident enough to protect yourself or your loved ones. We give you proven physical and mental training and proven street-tested advanced fighting skills to overcome any obstacles. You will never be afraid of any human being or fear any situation again. Students learn and progress through the following skill sets:

Skill 1: STAND UP - How to use your hands, feet, elbows and knees in a variety of situations.

Skill 2: GRAPPLING - What to do if you are grabbed by an attacker.

Skill 3: KNIFE DEFENSE - How to defend against various knife attacks.

Skill 4: LEGAL WEAPONS - Using common items as effective weapons for defending yourself.

Skill 5: SWEEPING - Knock an opponent to the ground with leg sweeps.

Skill 6: PRESSURE POINTS - The use of pressure points on an assailants body can leave them weak and vulnerable.

Skill 7: THROWING - Learn which shoulder throws and hip throws are effective against certain types of attcks.

Skill 8: GROUND FIGHTING - Most fights end up on the ground so these skills are valuable.

*Skill 9: Chi Kung - Ancient Chinese art of breath control and relaxation.

Sport Karate
The highest level of competition in what is termed "Sport Karate" is currently hosted by the N.A.S.K.A. Sport Karate Association. Martial Arts America and the Maududo Federation are currently preparing competitors to begin competing at this level. Ben Franzen and Danielle Sullivan entered the NASKA event in Louisville, KY in June and brought home 5 trophies! If, you want to learn to compete at the highest levels (and maybe land a movie contract!) then this is the place for you.

Please Contact Us if you have any questions about our programs or would like to know about other programs that may not be listed here.