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Joe Stidman reviewed K3 Martial Arts
5
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When we signed my daughter up, she was lacking focus and respect. She has gained so much in a short period of time and we have the instructors at dragon star to thank. We love having her there and she loves attending. I recommend them to everyone.

Isaac Vallee reviewed K3 Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

They make every class FUN for the kids while instilling such great and practical life lessons. Both of my kids have learned so much in just a few months.

Shari Bazinet reviewed K3 Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

We highly recommend K3 Martial Arts to any one looking to put their Son or Daughter in an enthusiastic, positive, high energy, constructive, fun, educational program that helps kids become amazing adults!!! The staff is amazing!!! Go K3! You Rock!!

Kon-El Kent reviewed K3 Martial Arts
5
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About 5 months ago, I finally found a studio that was the right fit for me. It was love at first jab/cross punches. I was able to find Team Dragon Star through google. I checked out the website and saw the special (there are great summer specials happening now. I filled out the info online and paid with my card,I received a call to make an appointment for my class. I made it to class. Before my first Krav Maga class, I watched students walk into the room with no belts and students with yellow or orange belts. They belts looked pretty I wanted to have one made just specially for me. As I observed the students warming up and stretching, I noticed that everyone is a different ethnicity and most importantly the class was full of different ages. You’ve got a teenager taking the class with her 40 something year old father. Retired individuals. You’ve got a few young kids from their teens all the way to students that all in their late 50s and early 60s. Sounds scary but they had to have started somewhere just like everyone to matter what socioeconomic background you came from this Dojo does not discriminate anyone because of their size, gender, color and age. we are all treated the same from our instructors.

The class itself was amazing. Now I was a runner a few years ago. I ate healthy, worked out 5-6 times a week, trained for half marathons that I did every few months. That was when I was certified as a personal trainer with the American Council on Exercise. I had all the advantages I could think out of. That was 1.5 years ago. I felt a little confident. It was quite a challenge for me since it's been months since the last time I ran around the block. My breathing was hard, sweat was coming down my face into my eyes but these was pains of awesomeness.

We were pushed and I thought if these students can do it I can too. Johnny our head instructor introduced himself to me before class and reminded me that I know my own body and if I should stop (not quit) I could. During the class the students were encouraging and gave a lot of pep talk during moves we had to do. Great group of people. I did it was my first thought after the first session of Krav Maga. It amazingly challenging. Getting through the first class made me more hungry for the next class.

Lilly Licon Mollart reviewed K3 Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

OUTSTANDING PROGRAM!! After one lesson we were convinced this was the right program for our children. K3 Martial Arts provides constant motivation and encouragement. We love how Sensei Johnny and the other instructors incorporate humour in their lesson which makes for a stress free environment. We are constantly amazed with the progress both our children are making. They love the program as much as we do!

Jr Umayam reviewed K3 Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

I have been doing Krav for several years now and done the system in southern California and about a year ago moved to the area and found K3 Krav Maga. From day 1, sensei and various instructors are very welcoming. I have my son that's in purple black belt currently and have noticed a tremendous progression on his skills and personality as a 10 year old boy. Also, I love the system and would like my son to grow into it and pursue until black belt and continue to grow with the program. It has given my son self confidence and a better view of various disciplines in life. K3 ensure that the kids have fun and they always have entertaining programs throughout the year.Also, I highly recommend K3 for both children and adults

Morgan Potts reviewed K3 Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

My son started at K3 when he was 4.5 years old. Now he is 5 and a purple belt. This has show him respect, confident and disciplined. I recommend anyone to bring their son/daughter to K3 and watch them evolve into young kids/adults. This was the best decision I ever made.

Heather Flanagan Cross reviewed K3 Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

My son started at K3 in Feb of '16 and in this short period we have witnessed his confidence, focus, discipline, and motivation improve dramatically. Everyone involved (both instructors and students) is encouraging and the program is challenging... We see tremendous growth each time he tests for a new stripe and pride in his accomplishments as he earns each new belt. We are so pleased with our decision to go with K3.

Jared Morales reviewed K3 Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

I am a helicopter parent for sure. I have spent a lot of time at K3 with an after school program as well as martial arts and witness their programs from start to finish.

Their martial arts programs are top notch and the sensei's are all very good with the kids. After school activities include an excellent mindful meditation class with a very talented leader and many supervised activities including karaoke and a bouncy house for the kids. I would definitely recommend to any parent or child to get involved!

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K3 Parent Skillz – Oxytocin

OXYTOCIN:

The Key To Positive Social Relationships in Children and Teens

Oxytocin has been dubbed the “love chemical.” It is the hormone that is released when we feel love and trust in relationships. For most people, they know oxytocin as a significant part of the parent-child bonding process. However, it is also very important in overall human relationships and is considered our “social glue.”

The release of oxytocin is not automatic but rather, a learned response. It is very important for children to develop an effective oxytocin response. We find that when children are abused or neglected, they often have underdeveloped oxytocin responses. This is because they have been locked in the fight or flight response and have not developed the oxytocin response to calm down. Therefore, bonding is very important to children in the early years of life.

This bonding, that significantly comes through the parent-child relationship, can also be nurtured through positive interactions with adults such as teachers, coaches, and anyone who works with them on a regular basis. Since oxytocin is an anti-stress chemical, children who feel love and trust with important adults in their lives are better able to cope with stress and are more open. These positive feelings also contribute to a more positive self-image and increased empathy. This creates an upward spiral of positive social relationships.

Now that we understand the neuroscience surrounding oxytocin, how can we, as parents, teachers, instructors/coaches, and anyone who works with children, use this information? We must create a learning environment that is safe and increases the child’s “social satisfaction.”

The kids program does this by teaching with the brain in mind and utilizing game-based learning. Along with this, two of the teaching techniques that are used in class are specifically designed to improve the students’ oxytocin response system by increasing their social skills and empathy.

1) Healthy Competition: The use of “healthy competition” as a teaching skill in class helps the students’ make connections with their peers and gives them a “tribe” type bond. For example, when running a drill, the instructor may run it as girls vs. boys or long hair vs. short hair groups. This helps the students develop social connections, so they work together and trust each other to do the best for the team.

2) Extrinsic Motivation: The use of “extrinsic motivation” in class helps the students become more self-disciplined. For example, to get students more motivated, the instructor can say “If you do ( X ) five times without any mistakes, I’ll do 10 pushups.” This is exciting for the students because it helps them to see the instructor as more vulnerable by having to do pushups. They develop the self-discipline to get their form correct so they can get the reward of seeing the instructor do pushups, which is fun for them.

The important thing to keep in mind is that our brains can develop a healthier oxytocin response at any age. It won’t happen overnight and will take time and effort on the part of the adult but the benefits for the child will be incredible. Creating environments that foster trust will make this process easier. Remember, even the smallest friendly interactions, such as fist bumps and high fives, can release oxytocin.

 

~Sensei Brandon