For Kids

Dear Fellow Parent,



I don't blame you for thinking, “come on… how can karate and martial arts teach the skills and values that will prepare my child for LIFE?” After teaching hundreds of kids these skills, I want to invite you to give your child the strength to change their life forever.

My name is Ryan Blanchard. I'm the owner of one of the most successful martial arts schools in the United States, "Kajun Martial Arts.”
  For over 20 years, I've been nurturing children like yours with character building tools found only in karate. No other sport can compare. In the next few paragraphs, I'm going to tell you how you and your child can sample all of this and more, FREE of charge!!! 

What can you expect when enrolling your child in Kajun Martial Arts?  Well, within just the first few classes, you will watch in amazement as your child picks up true, wholesome values by learning how to block, punch and kick.  Before long, you will marvel at their increased confidence, energy, and spirit.  And in less time than you'd believe possible, you'll stand and be dazzled as your child becomes unstoppable, with GREATER ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, UNSHAKABLE SELF-ESTEEM AND INCREASED STRENGTH AND FITNESS IN BOTH BODY AND MIND.  Yes, all of this comes from simply learning to block, kick, and punch.
Greater Academic Achievement
Self Esteem
Strength & Fitness in both
Mind & Body
Developed and introduced by Master Ryan P. Blanchard the Kajun Martial Arts curriculum consists of Choi Kwang Do,Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Aikido, Jujitsu, and Hapkido. In addition to these martial arts styles Master Blanchard has incorporated teaching methods from leading teachers and motivational speakers such as Tony Robbins to make the learning process fun as well as educational.

Choi Kwang Do (CKD) was developed by Grandmaster Kwang Jo Choi. CKD martial arts recently celebrated its twentieth anniversary at the Georgia International Convention Center.  Choi Kwang Do's training methods and concepts are unique in the fitness industry. Recent research helps explain how CKD movement directly benefits the nervous system. In fact, we could say that coordinated movement is learning. Muscular activities, particularly coordinated movements such as those found in CKD, appear to stimulate the production of neurotrophins, natural substances that stimulate the growth of nerve cells and increase the number of neural connections in the brain. Unlike traditional martial arts that employ homo lateral movements which are harmful to the human body and stressful to the brain, CKD movements are cross lateral like a baby's crawl. 
Andrew -  Age 5 Prairieville, LA

We decided to join the school because we were looking for a way to get our child to Focus and gain more confidence.  We were hoping for a professional, disciplined, non-intimidating school, and KMA has more than exceeded our expectations.  This class helps a lot with our child because he was very shy with no confidence and little by little he has gained more confidence.  I would recommend this school to any of my friends because of the family/community atmosphere.
Thank you for everything.
- Dennis and Leonor Prairieville, Louisiana 
The CKD techniques work both sides of the body evenly: hands and feet, left and right side, all this in coordination with the eyes. As a result, the corpus collosum (the "nerve" that connects the left and right side of the brain) becomes more fully developed. The coordinated movements activate both hemispheres of the brain, which heightens cognitive function and increases the ease of learning.

Though modern science is helping us appreciate the role of the body and the need for movement in learning, modern life may be making it harder than ever to benefit from this discovery. Today, children tend to spend large amounts of time with televisions, computers, and video games, developing lifestyles that preempt regular exercise. When we do move in our modern society, it tends to be competitive or compulsive, increasing the risk of early injuries. In Choi Kwang Do, personal development rather than sports competition is paramount.
Living in today's world is highly stressful; society is plagued by a fear of personal violence, amplified in the media. Too often, the available alternatives to stress and peer pressure are negative coping mechanisms such as drug use. Combined, these factors decrease the ability to learn, to be creative and to reach a full potential as a human being. Enrolling in a program such as Choi Kwang Do counters these harmful trends of stress and violence. Participants immediately discover that Choi Kwang Do movement profoundly improves learning, health, and creative stress management.

Stress is the root cause of many of the learning problems found in people labeled hyperactive, ADD, ADHD, and emotionally handicapped. In America today, all age groups experience stress. Research at the university of Akron in Ohio has shown that martial arts may be an effective treatment to combat ADD, rather than Ritalin. Over a 10-week period, researchers studying a small group of clinically hyperactive children found that those who took martial arts lessons, for nexplained reasons, learned to control their impulsive behavior better than children of the same age who did not receive training.

Kajun Martial Arts instructors teach students to reduce the effects of stress. Strategies found only at Kajun Martial Arts include learning to use more exercise, particularly integrated movement requiring balance and coordination that assists nervous system development and function. Physical movement from earliest infancy through adulthood plays a vital role in the creation of nerve cell networks that are the essence of learning.

Choi Kwang Do is a highly refined and scientific martial arts form, distinctively different from all classical martial arts in concept and movement. It should not be put into the same category with many hundreds of sub styles of existing martial arts systems.
To take advantage of a free trial course, and to schedule a first lesson for yourself or your child, please contact one of our locations. This offer is good at all participating KMA schools.