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Tom Costigan reviewed Kiefer's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

KMA is easily probably one of the best dojos in the state of Rhode Island. The dojo is beautiful, the staff are the best, and the training is one-of-a-kind. I've been training for about 3-4 and a half years here and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. If you're thinking of looking into martial arts, this is the place to be.

Randy Shepherd reviewed Kiefer's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

I have take Martial Arts at many dojos in my life and Kiefer's Martial Arts is one of the best with top level instructors that are passionate about their art and Renshi Mike Kiefer is one of the most personable instructors I have worked with. Our daughter Heather, just earned her 1st dan black belt in June, and she knows that if she puts her mind to somthing no matter how hard that she can accomplish it. Thanks Renshi Mike, Sensi Rob and all the others that make this dojo an excellent place to train.

Julie Eberly reviewed Kiefer's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

A year ago I joined KMA's fitness kickboxing program and immediately got hooked! If you're hoping to get in shape for 2017, there's truly no better way! Scared to try it? Don't be! You'll be able to start at any level and quickly build skills and stamina, all the while shedding those unwanted pounds!

Heather Reifinger reviewed Kiefer's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Keifer's Martial Arts has had such a positive effect on Tyler. He is becoming a very confident capable young man because of this program. For parents it is additional positive reinforcement to what we are teaching at home. His grades and attitude toward accomplishing his goals has completely been reformed in the last 2 years of attending this school. This is a life changing activity for your child and skills that can be continued into adulthood. Thank you for what you all do for Tyler and the rest of our Martial arts family.

Debra Serra Pendola reviewed Kiefer's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

My twin boys started at KMA when they were five years old. They will be attempting to pass the black belt test in May and have been working on mastering 100 crunches, 40 push ups, and the 3 mile run under 30 minutes. They are now ten years old. Keep your fingers crossed for them!
Besides the physical aspect of the program, the boys are focusing on discipline, integrity, strong moral courage, and other important life skills. I have seen improvement in their behaviors at home and in school. My hope is that they grow and mature into strong, well disciplined young men, with the KMA team supporting them along the journey.
I truly appreciate the genuine concern and care the KMA teaching staff has demonstrated for my boys. "It takes a village," for sure!

Justine Jacobson reviewed Kiefer's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Kiefers Martial Arts have embraced my son for the last 5 and a half years. He found something to be passionate about and exploded with confidence! I'm so thankful to them for accepting each and every child for who they are and making them the best they can be.

Lauren Mckenna reviewed Kiefer's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

We first enrolled our son into Little Ninjas when he was 5 years old to help with focus , self discipline and structure. He had just entered kindergarten and although he wasn't necessarily in need of any of this extra Instruction.... our thoughts were to give him an upper hand with learning how to handle distraction and excel. We thought we would "try" it..., well its been one of the best decisions as parents we've made for him. He is about to turn 8 years old.... and thrives at KMA.... he is now in the Black Belt Training program and excited to continue to advance and become a member of the demo team!!

Patty Geis reviewed Kiefer's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Our son is thriving here thanks to incredible staff! He has only been at KMA for 3 or 4 months, but we see staying with KMA for a very long time!

Melissa Osborne reviewed Kiefer's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

The staff, and environment at KMA is phenomenal! Everyone makes you feel like part of an amazing family. In the few months my son has been with them, I have seen his coordination, focus, and all around physical/mental health improve drastically! I even witnessed with my own eyes the very moment he became confident! He adopted a new confident walk, and a CAN DO attitude! Enrolling him with KMA was one of the best decisions I have EVER made. THANK YOU to the amazing staff, and I look forward to watching the continued growth!

Lindsay Castiglione reviewed Kiefer's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

I can’t say enough about how great our experience has been at Kiefer’s Martial Arts. Everyone there goes above and beyond to keep our 6 year old twins focused, motivated, and engaged. The staff to student ratio is excellent! We are very happy with the choice to send the boys to Kiefer’s.

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Learning Martial Arts Teaches Young Kids Life Skills While They Have Fun

Young children are curious and active – and they sometimes have difficulty learning to control their bodies and their behavior. They crave structure and thrive in an environment that’s supportive, educational, and fun.

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Does your young child

struggle with these things?

They struggle to maintain control of their movements and may be unintentionally destructive.

They find it difficult to focus on a task or to see it through to the end.

They have a hard time sharing their belongings and getting along with other kids.

Parenting young children is a real challenge.

You must balance their natural inquisitiveness and high energy with trying to teach them the basic skills they need for school and life.

Discipline, sharing, and self-control are all things they need to learn to be successful.

The ideal setting is one that’s got some structure but works with kids at their current developmental level. If they have fun while they’re learning, they’ll be more likely to retain those lessons and learn the skills they need.

Results and growth with every class!

Studying martial arts is ideal for young children. It provides them with an outlet for their energy. But, it also teaches them about respect, discipline, and other core values that will go with them beyond the dojo. Junior martial arts classes teach kids to control their movements and behavior, and they’ll learn social skills and interaction at the same time.

Studying Martial Arts Builds Physical Coordination and Control

Young children who learn martial arts find out quickly that each movement must be intentional. They learn to control their movements to the best of their ability.

They also practice hand-eye coordination and learn about their bodies. That means they’ll be less likely to be unintentionally destructive.

Young Martial Arts Students Learn How to Focus

Getting young kids to pay attention can feel like an impossible task. The structure of our martial arts classes shows kids the importance of focus and teaches them by having them apply it to easily-achievable tasks.

The focus they learn in the dojo is something they’ll take home – and into the classroom. That’s why kids who study martial arts tend to be good students, too.

Martial Arts Helps Kids Learn to Deal with Frustration

Martial arts instruction requires students to pursue goals to earn new belts. Young kids can easily become frustrated when they don’t get what they want, but studying martial arts helps them learn the power of persistence.

The physical activity in our classes also helps kids manage stress and anxiety by allowing them to burn it off in a safe and constructive way.

Kids Who Study Martial Arts Learn Good Sportsmanship

Losing is not anybody’s idea of fun, but we all need to learn how to accept a defeat gracefully and move on. We teach students that losing is part of life – and it’s what you do after you lose that tells people who you are.

Even though martial arts is an individual sport, we cultivate an environment of supportive teamwork where students root for one another.

A year ago I joined KMA's fitness kickboxing program and immediately got hooked! If you're hoping to get in shape for 2017, there's truly no better way! Scared to try it? Don't be! You'll be able to start at any level and quickly build skills and stamina, all the while shedding those unwanted pounds!

Julie Eberly

I have take Martial Arts at many dojos in my life and Kiefer's Martial Arts is one of the best with top level instructors that are passionate about their art and Renshi Mike Kiefer is one of the most personable instructors I have worked with. Our daughter Heather, just earned her 1st dan black belt in June, and she knows that if she puts her mind to somthing no matter how hard that she can accomplish it. Thanks Renshi Mike, Sensi Rob and all the others that make this dojo an excellent place to train.

Randy Shepherd

The staff, and environment at KMA is phenomenal! Everyone makes you feel like part of an amazing family. In the few months my son has been with them, I have seen his coordination, focus, and all around physical/mental health improve drastically! I even witnessed with my own eyes the very moment he became confident! He adopted a new confident walk, and a CAN DO attitude! Enrolling him with KMA was one of the best decisions I have EVER made. THANK YOU to the amazing staff, and I look forward to watching the continued growth!

Melissa Osborne

I can’t say enough about how great our experience has been at Kiefer’s Martial Arts. Everyone there goes above and beyond to keep our 6 year old twins focused, motivated, and engaged. The staff to student ratio is excellent! We are very happy with the choice to send the boys to Kiefer’s.

Lindsay Castiglione

We first enrolled our son into Little Ninjas when he was 5 years old to help with focus , self discipline and structure. He had just entered kindergarten and although he wasn't necessarily in need of any of this extra Instruction.... our thoughts were to give him an upper hand with learning how to handle distraction and excel. We thought we would "try" it..., well its been one of the best decisions as parents we've made for him. He is about to turn 8 years old.... and thrives at KMA.... he is now in the Black Belt Training program and excited to continue to advance and become a member of the demo team!!

Lauren Mckenna
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FAQs

My child still has temper tantrums and I’m worried about how they’ll behave in school. Can studying martial arts help?

Yes, it can. We help children learn the importance of emotional control and respect for others. These are lessons that will help them in the classroom, too.

Will studying martial arts help my child learn how to interact with others and share?

Yes. Even though studying martial arts is an individual pursuit, we teach kids to learn in a collaborative environment with an emphasis on sharing, cooperation, and teamwork.

My child zones out in class and misses important instructions. Can taking martial arts classes help them do a better job of focusing?

Yes. Part of martial arts training is teaching kids to be mindful of themselves and their surroundings. They must focus to succeed in class, and once they learn to do it, they’ll be able to do the same thing at school.

My child is out of control physically, and can be very destructive. How will studying martial arts help?

Martial arts instruction focuses on hand-eye coordination, control, and strength. As kids learn basic moves and then advance, they learn how to control their bodies and movements.

My child gives up easily when frustrated. I want them to learn persistence. Can your classes help?

Yes. It’s common for students to require more than one attempt to earn a new belt. We teach them that trying is the most important thing – and that persistence pays off.

My child is disrespectful to me and to other caregivers. How can studying martial arts change that?

Respect is at the core of everything we do in the dojo. Kids who study martial arts must respect their instructors and fellow students, and we find that they learn to respect parents, teachers, caregivers, and siblings at the same time.

More Benefits

Kids learn how to listen respectfully to others without interruptions.

Our students learn the value of discipline as they pursue clearly-defined goals.

Martial arts instruction teaches kids how to accept defeat and learn from their mistakes.

Martial arts helps kids build core strength, balance, and physical coordination.

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