Family Martial Arts Center of Ames

Kids Martial Arts Classes:

The best decision you will make for your child!

Enroll your child in one of the Family Martial Arts Center's programs and discover the amazing benefits they will experience in all aspects of their lives!


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You might naturally associate martial arts with hollywood stunts and kicks and punches, but the self defense aspect of Martial Arts is just a part of it. Sure, children that learn Martial Arts develop the confidence to know that if they are being bullied, they have skills to defend themselves, but the truth is that the real skills we teach are how to defuse situations with words before they ever escalate to a physical level.

We teach Children to focus, and in this age of distractions and sensory overload, this is a skill that shows immediate results in their academic work. 

Martial arts actually help teach self-discipline and socialization skills. In fact, many parents whose children have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) report great success with these programs because self-control and concentration are exactly the skills underdeveloped in ADHD kids.


And did we mention Martial Arts are FUN!

Consider these benefits of Martial Arts when enrolling your child:

• Fostering self-discipline

• Boosting socialization skills

• Encouraging physical activity

• Learning to set and achieve goals

• Increased self-esteem

• Instilling a sense of respect

• Encouraging non-violent conflict resolution

• Improving listening skills

• Developing teamwork skills

• Improvement in other areas of life

What does "improvement in other areas of life" mean? It can mean a lot of things such as getting better grades in school, knowing how to use anti-bullying programs to prevent violence amongst peers, or simply the appreciation that comes from learning a difficult skill.

Perhaps most importantly, students learn that physical activity is a healthy way to have fun. With health problems like diabetes and obesity afflicting younger people more often, parents should take steps to help their children avoid similar issues. Children's martial arts gives them a fun way to exercise, learn crucial life lessons, and develop a sense of self-reliance.

At the Family Martial Arts Center of Ames we Teach the Same Values You Teach at Home.

Our martial arts classes foster respect in all senses of the word. Your children will learn not only to respect others, but to respect themselves as well. Self-confidence is key in carrying respect into the home, school, and other social situations.

Martial Arts Monkeys

Children, ages 4 - 6 years old, now have the opportunity to learn important life skills in a fun and exciting way at the Family Martial Arts Center of Ames.


The Martial Art Monkeys program is a unique martial art curriculum designed especially for children in this age group. This program teaches not only the Family Martial Art Center's  tenets of self control, courtesy, integrity, perseverance and self confidence but also reinforces life skills such as: 

  • Lifetime fitness
  • Healthy habits
  • Cooperation
  • Focus
  • Safety skills
  • and much, much more!

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4-6 Yrs

Life Skills

Safety Skills


You can start your martial arts journey today!

This is the easiest way you can try our martial arts classes! Take advantage of one our web specials, it's as simple as entering your email and contact information and you will receive your trial voucher via email.  We can't wait to meet you or your child!