Hyper Martial Arts Camp offers Fun & Fitness this Summer

Hyper Martial Arts Camp offers Fun & Fitness this Summer


It seems hard to believe after this impossibly long and brutal winter, but summer truly is right around the corner. It’s not too soon to start thinking about the best ways to keep your children engaged and entertained during summer break.


USA Karate & Fitness Official Training Center is happy to announce that our Hyper Martial Arts Camp will be returning in 2014! Whether you are looking for a brief indoor respite after baking in the sun every day or just want your kids to get off of Minecraft already, our all-day camp provides a great alternative.


Combining athleticism, discipline and most of all FUN, Hyper Martial Arts Camp includes a challenging curriculum that builds kids’ confidence and fitness level.


Camp will be in session from 9 am-3 pm, and lunch is included. Sign up for one day (cost is $75) if your child just needs a little excitement, or commit to three action-packed days for the value price of $150. Specific dates will be announced shortly, but the camp will be scheduled on non-consecutive days throughout the summer.


This popular program fills up quickly, and is limited to the first 20 students who register. Please sign up in the lobby of any of our six locations (Avenel, Clark, Flemington, Hamilton, Jackson and Springfield). All belts and ages 4 and up are welcome, and participants are not required to be current USA Karate & Fitness Official Training Center students.


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Martial Arts Training Offers Exceptional Benefits to Children with ADD/ADH

With close to 10% of school-aged children struggling with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), chances are you have a loved one or know a boy or girl who deals with this difficult diagnosis. But as challenging as managing these behavioral problems can be, there are ways that parents can help their child to not only live with ADD/ADHD, but really succeed and thrive.


A structured fitness class, such as a martial arts program, is one such option to ameliorate the three primary characteristics of ADD/ADHD – inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Karate and tae kwon do place a strong emphasis on concentration and self-control. In a fun, supportive environment, children can learn to develop skills of attentiveness and discipline, while cultivating respect for both themselves and others.


Gradually, many students with ADD/ADHD who are enrolled in martial arts training are able to focus their attention for longer and longer periods of time. This shift in behavior usually brings about a corresponding uptick in confidence and self-esteem, which can be lacking in kids with ADD/ADHD. It is also a highly effective way to channel excess energy, particularly for boys or girls who consider sitting still to be a Herculean task.


We all know that exercise can help kids build strong and healthy bodies, but the effect on their brains is equally powerful. Recent studies have indicated that engaging in physical activity releases endorphins, and increases levels of dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine – brain chemicals which have a positive impact on increasing alertness and regulating the attention system.


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