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In our Des Moines teen classes, we don’t just help teens get fitter, safer, and stronger. We help them build life-changing skills to excel in school and at home.
Focus. Confidence. Respect. Discipline. Goal setting. And more. Every Teen class in Des Moines enriches your child’s life.
We also help your child stay safe with real-world self-defense tactics to deal with bullies… and more.
After years of research and hard work, our Des Moines Teen classes are designed to get teens more focused and disciplined. The result? Teens from all over Des Moines do better in school, and listen better at home.
We help teens grow their ‘listening muscles’ – so they can focus more on their studies, and listen better to you. In fact, martial arts has helped children do this for thousands of years.
Focus games, listening games, attention exercises and more are designed to boost eye contact, listening skills, and attention span.
While self-defense is so important, it’s only the beginning. The discipline your child builds helps them get their homework done. The focus helps them pay more attention. The respect gets them helping more around the house.
Our Des Moines program builds a foundation for success. And it lasts for life.
Our Des Moines teen classes help teens learn how to listen better, respect themselves and others, and grow more consideration for others. This leads to more help around the house, and paying better attention to you.
Our Des Moines program builds laser-like focus. Through setting goals, advancing ranks, training, practicing, teens increase their attention span. This helps them achieve more in school too.
As your child increases their strength, makes friends, and masters challenging Des Moines Teen techniques – they’ll see how strong and capable they truly are. Even shy teens gain the confidence to open up.
In our Des Moines Teen MA training, your child practices and works hard to advance ranks, master techniques, and even care for their uniform. This builds discipline. They learn the value of hard work, and the rewards you get from it.
gets you using muscles you never knew you had. Teens grow stronger, faster, more coordinated, and more agile. Even if your child was not athletic before – they’ll gain these abilities.
Our instructors create a welcome environment. Teenagers from all over Des Moines feel at home, letting them open up, and make friends with other teens who are great influences.
One of the focuses of our Des Moines Teen is to unite teens and parents from all over. We support each other, cheer each other on, and help each other grow. Our tight knit community will welcome you openly. We can’t wait.
Our instructors care. A lot. They’ll help your child dig deep to find the strength and courage to tackle all of their goals and discover their strength. Martial arts has provided guidance for millions of teens over thousands of years. Let’s help your child too.
Every Des Moines Teen class is packed with action, fun, and games. We keep teens smiling and laughing. That’s how we disguise all of the learning and character building! Kids just know they’re having fun. But as a parent, you’ll see all these traits developing in real time.
Your starting fitness and skill levels don’t matter – as long as you put in the effort in every class, you’ll see results.
When you step out of your comfort zone in our classes, you allow space for unshakable confidence to grow.
Mindfulness practices don’t go away when you step off the mat. The skills you gain in class flow into everything you do.
Most frequent questions and answers about our Children's Program in Des Moines
Our Des Moines teen training builds humility, confidence, and respect in teens. These traits turn teen into the opposite of bullies. They become leaders.
Absolutely. Our community of parents often become friends. We’re sure you’ll meet some other great parents and bond over your child’s martial arts journey. Feel welcome to sit in one of our chairs and watch as long as you’d like. But please don’t feel pressured to stay if you need to take off. Many parents use our Des Moines teen class time as a chance to get coffee, relax, get beauty treatments, etc. It’s completely up to you!
If you’re looking at adult martial arts classes in Des Moines you’ve likely come across Karate, Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), and more. Karate, Taekwondo, and Muay Thai focus on striking (punches, kicks, knees, and elbows). Brazilian Jiu Jitsu focuses on grappling (wrestling with locks and grabs). It’s important to know how to both strike and grapple for the best self-defense.
Absolutely. While there is no ‘cure’ for ADD or ADHD, it can be managed. Our Des Moines teen classes help teens develop the tools they need to maintain focus & concentration. Through following instructors, Des Moines teen techniques, and mastering moves, teens develop tools to stay focused and on track.
For teens who are not natural athletes – team sports can be devastating on self-esteem. These teens often feel like they are ‘letting the team down’ because they can’t keep up as well.
In martial arts, students are in a group environment, but every child is on their own unique journey. They can go at their own pace. Some teens advance faster, others slower. That’s okay.
What’s important is that your child is having fun, challenging themselves, making friends, and growing stronger inside and out.
The coordination, strength, and speed comes with time – even in teens who are not ‘natural athletes’!
When your child first arrives at Bishops Elite Martial Arts Academy of Des Moines – all they need are some comfy athletic clothes and a water bottle. We’ve got the rest covered.
They might be nervous about their first teen class in Des Moines. That’s perfectly normal! As soon as they see how kind and welcome the instructors and other teens are – that nervousness turns into excitement.
Yes! In fact, teen training might be the best solution to this problem. That’s because martial arts are challenging both physically and mentally. This keeps teens engaged and focused. Plus, every Des Moines class is full of fun, fitness-boosting games where teens are learning focus, confidence, and respect without even realizing it.
We disguise learning as fun – and keep your child laughing and smiling. They won’t miss their games for a moment.
That’s completely up to you. If you need some time to yourself to relax – go get a coffee or a bite to eat. Parents deserve all the time off you can get. If you’d like to stay and observe you are more than welcome to as well.
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