John Cox Martial Arts in Highland Springs, Virginia

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  • Business name: John Cox Martial Arts
  • Address:
  • 6108 Bickerstaff place

    Highland Springs, Virginia 23231
  • Phone number: 804-226-4809
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  • Category: Arts & Entertainment
  • Description:
  • I teach Martial Classes to Adults and Youth Self Confidence - It doesn't come naturally for many children, but rather is developed over a period of time. As a child accomplishes new goals, his or her confidence level increases. Children become more self confident in karate because they progress individually at their own pace and are not judged against others. Mission: In cooperation with local city police, school authorities and community churches offer, a nurturing environment of martial arts instruction to children at risk in order to instill good citizenship and honorable values in their lives. Kids at Risk: A Brief Background The future rests with our children, yet we see so many of these precious lives wasted due to criminal involvement, dysfunctional family life, and varied forms of abuse. Many federal, state and city agencies, together with churches, have tried and are trying to help where they can. Some programs work; others don’t. I am proposing expanding a program that has proven results in helping kids right here in Richmond Va and Henrico County Area get their lives turned around. The program is called Martial Art kids. This program began about a ten year ago as a cooperative effort between the Communities of the City of Richmond . We have already had over 300 young children come through the program over the last 4 year. Many of these kids have known only fear and rejection, coupled with physical and emotional abuse. They have often lost their ability to trust because their trust has been betrayed. This leads to withdrawal into a private and closed world of fear and suspicion. It is not uncommon to see them react violently with no self-control because they have never been taught to deal with the world and difficulties in any other way. Martial Kids uses martial arts training to reach the young lives that are spinning out of control. Here is what we have found are the immediate benefits of the Martial Art Kids At Risk program: it gives them a newfound self-confidence, it instills self-esteem, it conveys self-worth, it demonstrates that they can achieve with effort; life takes on meaning and joy. Martial Kids At Risk uses martial arts training to reach these young lives that are spinning out of control. Here is what we have found are the immediate benefits of the Kids At Risk program: it gives them a new found self-confidence, it instills self-esteem, it conveys self-worth, it demonstrates that they can achieve with effort; life takes on meaning and joy. Better Grades - Being a Martial art Kid also means being a better student. All kids in the Martial art for Kids program learn skills, such as following directions, paying attention in class, and participate in class activities that help them to become better students.
  • Last update: 2007-01-05
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