Kids Self-Defense

Kids Self Defense

The Apex Martial Arts Self Defense program provides the tools your children need to be able to defend themselves from real threats they may encounter in their everyday lives.  This is different from the sport or competition-based programs offered in many taekwondo and other martial arts schools.

Designed for children 4-9 years of age, and all abilities, special needs, and experiences - our curriculum teaches your kids how to make smart decisions in the event of conflict. Your children will also learn Protective Communication - a system that links with our self defense skills to get help to the situation more quickly and to tell authorities what happened after an incident.

Classes are comprised of sixteen "core skills" drawn from various martial arts systems, and topics rotate each week to keep the material fun and interesting.  Students learn the principals and application of effective communication, awareness of their surroundings, and the ability to engage or disengage a threat using purposeful, lawful action.

Students also learn and practice throws, stand-up, and ground fighting skills. We include a beginner Kali weapons training class which promotes self-control, and keeps things fun during training. And our family-centered training environment instills respect and discipline that comes from traditional martial arts training.

LPS classes are led by Mudan Michael J. Macario, a Senior Training Officer, currently assigned to the Raleigh Police Academy as the Senior Training Officer. You can read more about Mudan Michael, and all of our instructors, on our Instructors Bios page.

If you have not attended a class, we encourage you to do so. What you will see are a group of engaged children having lots of fun while learning Life Protection Skills.

Sign up today for your free week trial and see why Apex Martial Arts Center is becoming the fastest growing martial arts school in the area!