Clearwater Martial Arts For Kids – Traditional Martial Arts training in Kong Shin Bup Hapkido and Muay Thai training for kids as well as self-defense training for children. Master Mehrdad has been teaching Hap-Ki-Do, Kung Fu and Muay Thai in the Tampa bay area for quite sometime to children of all ages, his focus of teaching is about dedication, honor, respect and hard work to achieve the next level of ranking and it is not all about the next color belt or when can I become a blackbelt. For the past 23 years I have been teaching Martial Arts in Pinellas County I have seen kids receiving black belt ranking at a very young age, this is not right and it dis honors the true ideals of Martial Arts, you have to become more mature in the Martial Arts style you are practicing and also understand the value of traditional martial arts or karate training. As well as the physical aspect of being a Martial Artist to become a powerful physical and spiritual embodiment of what a black belt is. The journey to a black belt takes many years and much soul searching before you call yourself a true black belt. Many Martial Arts instructors in North America don’t respect the far eastern philosophy which has been around for 1000 years. Rather it is all about the money and following the trend. These children will either not learn any Martial Arts or will have an incomplete training. The true beauty of a traditional Marital Art background is you see its influence in every aspect of the child’s life. In school, at home, or in any social setting, your child will walk standing tall with confidence in their ability to physically and mentally protect them self. What is the use of teaching a child how to punch or kick if they do not understand how to use it to protect them self on the street. What is the use of teaching how to mediate and calm their mind if they can not use it when they find they are stressed for the days event.
For a parent that is interested to have their kids in Karate or any kind of Martial Arts training please sign your kids in the program, because you want your child to learn the right way and traditional style. Martial Arts is science of body, mind and spirit, it is not a sports camp with a different sport each season, rather it is the way of life and will change your child life in very positive way. Thank you.
BY; Master Mehrdad “Martial Arts Master and Founder of Shin Do Kumate”