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I’m Bret Hamlin, Owner / Instructor here at Sturgis Academy of Martial Arts.
As a martial arts instructor with extensive experience training kids, there is nothing better than seeing them grow firsthand.
But more important than the martial arts skills they learn… is the personal skills they develop and carry for life.
Because martial arts is so much more than just kicking and punching, and getting the next colorful belt.
It’s about developing confidence, discipline, character, focus and respect.
With every class we teach, your kids are growing in mind, body and character.
That’s because martial arts provides instant positive feedback. Through learning to focus on the core moves, they develop discipline and respect. They can instantly see and feel a difference, making them destined to build confidence, self-awareness and self-respect.
And of course it’s a ton of FUN!
That’s why I love teaching martial arts to kids in this community, and why I know your kids are going to LOVE training.
So please have a look below to find out exactly how your kids can benefit from our fun martial arts classes.
STRUGGLE WITH THESE THINGS?
They always seem to take the easy way out when presented with anything difficult.
They make poor choices and tend not to think things through.
They put their friends and social obligations ahead of their family.
PARENTING A CHILD IS HARDER THAN YOU MIGHT EXPECT
Parenting kids in their pre-teen and early teenage years is its own special challenge. Kids at this age have huge potential, but an equally huge tendency to get mired down in laziness and posturing for their friends. It can be frustrating for parents to watch their kids waste their abilities – and parents are often anxious for a way to get their kids moving in a positive direction. When kids resist parental involvement and give their friends more consideration than their families, it can be distressing for parents.
The key to getting through to kids at this age is to hold their feet to the fire when it comes to putting in the necessary work to achieve their goals. They need firm instruction and regular goals to keep them on track.
YOUR TEEN WILL GROW WITH EVERY CLASS!
Our Extreme SKILLZ program is specifically designed to help kids between the ages of 10 and 14 to achieve their physical, intellectual, emotional, and social goals. We teach kids physical dexterity, versatility, and precision while also helping them to trust their instincts and build their strength.
DILLIGENCE WITH CHALLENGES
Kids learn the importance of doing things well.
At this age, kids may be prone to take the easy way out of challenges.
Our Extreme SKILLZ program teaches them to value precision and to pay attention to details instead of settling for a sloppy solution to their problems.
BETTER DECISION MAKING
We give kids the tools to make smart decisions.
Preteens and teens sometimes make poor decisions because they lack the judgment to see the big picture.
Extreme SKILLZ classes teach kids to make smarter decisions by showing them the dangers of jumping to conclusions.
Students learn to evaluate their motives and pay attention to their emotions.
Kids sometimes react without thinking about their motivations.
In the Extreme SKILLZ program, students learn to understand their true emotional motivation and to understand the difference between a good motivation and a bad one.
SELF BELIEF & CONFIDENCE
We teach kids not to worry what others think of them.
Peer pressure plays a big role as kids get older, and they sometimes struggle with worrying about what others think.
We teach kids to care less about what other people think of them and more about what they think of themselves.
Bret and Katie are amazing at what they do! They make the experience enjoyable and are very knowledgeable in the training that they give.
Such an awesome atmosphere! Bret, Katie and other instructors do such a good job training. Hands down the best gym around
We simply wanted our son to have an experience with something new and different when we signed him up for classes, and instead, we witnessed something amazing and astonishing emerge from within him that we never before fathomed. Watching him go from timid to intense was a legitimate inspiration to us as parents. This was a direct result from the Hamlin’s outstanding teaching, genuine encouragement, and tangible dedication to their art.
I have only good things to say about SAMA. They have trained my little boys for the past 3+ years and they do so with patience and positive reinforcement. They expect their students to learn and be leaders they teach them the skills they need to do so. I would definitely recommend SAMA to anyone in the area!
The Hamlins masterfully strike a balance between conveying the serious nature of the training while also keeping it light and fun for the student. My son has been training here since he was 5, now 9, and has made great strides of improvement in discipline and self confidence. The instructors are top notch and they integrate personal growth with the physical training. They teach tenets such as Self-Control, Integrity, Perseverance, Indomitable Spirit, Courtesy, Decision Making, Accountability, and on , and on. The owners are pillars of the community themselves; with Mrs. Hamlin working with the museum and Mr. Hamlin being on the board at the chamber of commerce. Whether you want to learn self defense to protect yourself and your family, get your child involved in an activity that benefits mind body and spirit, you want to get into a competitive sport or you just want a great workout; Sturgis Academy of Martial Arts is a great Decision and starting point. You make the commitment to yourself/ your child and they will commit to showing you the path to your goals.
My son started as a Young Dragon and has grown so much with their help, he just started training in Tae Kwon Do Junior classes and loves every bit of it. It has really helped him focus more in his school and has helped him in so many ways. I myself am a Hapkido student here and love every class. It’s tough but honestly nothing good in life is easy. All the instructors are awesome whether your a little kid or a teenager or even an adult they make learning fun. This is their passion and it truly shows. I’m hoping all my kids will eventually join me in Hapkido when they get older or at least keep with Tae Kwon Do. I would recommend SAMA to anyone. To top it off they have fun events like Parent’s Night Out where you can drop the kids off for a couple hours and maybe have a quick date night. I can’t say enough good things about them.
This place is awesome! My son loves it here and so do we. It’s a great learning environment, I wish every child had an opportunity to train here. They encourage perseverance and help kids get past the fear of failure.
The instructors at SAMA love kids and are such a kid focused company! I am so thankful they are in our community! They do so many great things outside of the SAMA studio as well, I’ve seen them volunteering at the local schools and at many community activities!
This is the best martial arts place around, filled with AMAZING instructor's. They bring in high energy, focus, motivation, confidence, knowledge and so much more! My daughter has gained so much from being here in just a year. The nicest people you will meet! YOU GUYS ROCK!!
I don't even know where to begin on how wonderful this place is! My boys have really grown into empathetic, respectful young men with help from wonderful instructors. It is very much a welcoming atmosphere, if you have any questions or concerns there is always a listening ear and a solution. Thank you guys so much for everything!
Joining the SAMA family was the best decision we have made for our son Mackinnley! He has grown so much mentally and physically since we joined summer 2019. The Hamlin’s are excellent teachers and have been helping Mack deal with his anxiety! I highly recommend joining the SAMA family!!!!
Enthusiastic, friendly, phenomenal instructors! They not only teach Martial Arts, they teach character, and help all their students see the value in setting goals and working towards them. They also give back to the Sturgis Community, sharing their gift of teaching with local elementary schools! Awesome people, who are committed to making the world a better place, one student at a time! ❤❤❤
The amount of confidence that my son has gained in just a year of training with the staff and students at SAMA is very heartwarming as a parent to see. Each member of the SAMA staff takes time with their students to make sure they understand how to complete moves safetly and effectively.
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Yes. It’s common for kids at this age to be heavily influenced by their peers and to avoid doing anything that might be seen as uncool. We help them see the importance of behaving appropriately regardless of what other people think.
The Extreme SKILLZ program is designed to reward precision and persistence. Kids must commit to learning good form and being able to perform to a certain standard if they want to succeed – and those are skills that can carry over to the playing field, as well.
Yes. Our instructors understand the psychology of kids at this age. They might want to take the lazy way out, but we push them to maximize their potential in every area of life.
Respect and honor are core tenets in any martial arts school. The Extreme SKILLZ program teaches kids to be respectful to instructors – and by extension, to their parents and teachers. We make sure they understand that who they are outside of the studio reflects on them inside the studio.
Yes. Decision-making is a key skill both in our program and in life. We show kids the value of weighing options and using their brains to make smart decisions – both in and out of our martial arts school.
Yes. All our testing happens in front of an audience of the students’ peers and instructors. They learn that they only thing they control is their performance and not to worry about what other people think.
Yes. Kids at this age love to challenge their parents and rebel. It’s part of growing up, but it can certainly be frustrating for parents. We emphasize the importance of respect and loyalty to family as one of our core values.
Yes. In our program, it’s common for kids to be frustrated as they try to learn new skills. Over time, they realize that avoiding challenges doesn’t help them – and that facing them helps to build confidence and self-reliance.
Kids learn to withstand peer pressure and do what they think is right.
Students see the value of finesse and precision as these things are required to advance in class.
Shows students how to work through alternatives and make smart, informed decisions.
Teaches kids the meaning of courage and how to apply it in their personal lives.
Kids learn the value of hard work and why taking the lazy way out is not acceptable.
Builds an attitude of respect for kids’ peers, instructors, and families.
Teaches kids to carry themselves with strength and confidence.
Encourages kids to maximize their physical and intellectual potential at all times.
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