Children in martial arts based movement education programs like Growing Gorillas benefit from much more than learning physical skills – they learn to think differently, make better decisions, and develop a positive relationship with their bodies.
What are the benefits of Growing Gorillas for children?
While martial arts training is our delivery system for the development of young minds and bodies, our core philosophy is rooted in a commitment to developing young bodies and minds to be successful in life.
In addition to martial arts training, the Growing Gorillas program employs confidence building techniques and leadership development protocols to bring out the best in your young students.
Effective Learning Environments
We have been teaching martial arts and life skills in gym settings worldwide for years now, and our collective observation is that children learn best in safe, and happy environments.
They also tend to remain in programs with these features for longer periods of time, giving them a better chance of success in their skill development.
The Growing Gorillas system implements these learnings about environment and, combined with the application of movement education philosophies, provides your young gym members with the most effective possible learning environment.
Parental support and engagement increase children's confidence and interest in a fitness program, and in turn, increase their chances of success. Our curriculum includes parental involvement at key stages in its delivery, while also teaching children independence and self-sufficiency, so that your young participants have all the support and tools they need to thrive in the program.
Martial Arts + Movement Foundations
Our lesson system is designed to provide an optimal learning environment for martial arts skills, and for general movement foundations as well. These include spatial awareness, self awareness, relationship management and more.