As you know, Excel Martial Arts in Port Coquitlam is committed to bringing you the BEST in Age-Specific childhood development classes! Dwindling are the days of the “dungeon dojo” and authoritative discipline that many who grew up in the martial arts have come to expect.
As times change, it is vital to recognize that what once worked in the “good old’ days” isn’t what works today, or simply that there has always been a better way awaiting discovery. As with any growing industry, the leaders must adapt and learn from new science and new technology for one main reason:
To learn, innovate, and apply so that we may pass on the proven benefits to our customers, students, YOU!
One way that the martial arts themed child development programs at Excel Martial Arts can do so is through the use of our Pre-Evaluations! This brief evaluation that every student receives before jumping into our group classes is one of our most powerful tools! But how?
Simple. We have all heard that “knowledge is power.” Our Age-Specific Pre-Evaluations using the Skillz curriculum are meant to help us gather information about each student’s strengths and challenges. Our team wants to take the time to peel back the layers and learn what makes each child special. We understand that because each student is unique, they differ widely physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially.
During each Pre-Evaluation, our instructors are continually evaluating the areas in which each child does well, and those in which each child needs a bit of help. With this knowledge, we now understand how to highlight their strengths while simultaneously building up their weak points.
Another strength of our Pre-Evaluation process lies in being able to determine better which method of instruction will best suit a child’s stage of development. Modalities can range from a private lesson basis, standard group classes, or even accelerating them to the next age group. With this knowledge, we can make an educated decision as to a training regimen that will keep each warrior motivated, and more importantly, progressing and having fun!
This service is always FREE at Excel Martial Arts, and allows our instructors to create that “all-important” bond with a student so that starting a new activity is no longer intimidating! They enter the class already having a friend to look up to!
Our job as instructors and mentors often extends beyond merely teaching martial arts. One can routinely find post after post in the leading industry forums about how instructors go above and beyond to find the best ways to teach, guide, and foster the talent and morals of our youth! It is an honor to be at the forefront of this educational movement in our industry, and our Pre-Evaluations are our first step to helping each child become the best possible version of themselves!
To schedule a free Pre-Evaluation for your child, give us a call at 604-554-0181