Teen Martial Arts Program

Teen Martial Arts Program

The Teen Martial Arts Program for 13 to 17 years of age is designed around the students who want to:

  • Develop mental, emotional, and physical strength to obtain their goals
  • Obtain the confidence to take the appropriate action when required
  • Make goals and keep commitments; see the benefit of hard work and dedication
  • Follow instructions
  • Use self-awareness, self-belief, self-confidence, and self-discipline as an opportunity enhancer
  • Build new “good” habits; try hard and put forth 100% effort
  • Learn to exercise; see improvement in muscular strength and flexibility
  • Prevent bullying in their lives
  • Not allow anger to get the better of them
  • Build the ability to lead others
  • Believe in themselves through focus and concentration
  • Understand the difference between right and wrong
  • Understand the reasons for living a healthy lifestyle
  • Learn how to pay attention during extreme intellectual challenges
  • Defend themselves on the ground and standing up
  • Develop the ability to maintain confidence and effort when challenged by others

The Attitude First Martial Arts Academy (AFMAA) Teen Martial Arts Program is an energetic and practical martial art skill development program for young men and women between the ages of 13 and 17. We have built the program around our three major areas of strength, confidence, and health. Our goal is to provide the teens entrusted to us with the understanding of discipline, protection, and empowerment. Our Teen Martial Arts Program helps these young men and women to have awareness and appropriate attitude to the situations around them while addressing the goals desired by parents.

Students learn how to use their martial art skills, techniques, sets, and forms to protect themselves from the issues, concerns, and situations that they will be confronted with as they go through 8th through 12th grade.

At AFMAA and in our Teen Martial Arts Program, belts are never given…they are only earned. Our belt system helps teens to understand responsibility, goal setting, and consequences through tangible awards. Every belt requires the student to be tested on the knowledge and skills taught in class. As we tell everyone, you are never too old to start training in the martial arts. For teens just starting out, the martial arts can give you the experiences to build great fitness levels, feel empowered, and more disciplined. It’s fun, interesting, and beneficial.

The Attitude First Martial Arts Academy (AFMAA) Teen Martial Arts Program is built around three concepts: discipline, protection, and empowerment. Traditionally these are referred to as body, mind, and spirit. Through the art of Kenpo Karate, individuals develop practical self-defense skills, leadership qualities, self-discipline, self-empowerment, great speaking skills, and more.

Physical Fitness is one of the primary reasons people join the martial arts. You don’t need to already be fit to join our classes. Our classes will help you get in the best shape of your life. Our workout programs allow you to work at your own level of fitness while continually helping you reach new goals and feel great at the same time.

We keep a pragmatic approach to self-defense in our martial art classes. Our students learn a comprehensive curriculum that includes striking, stand-up grappling, ground fighting, and weapons for self-defense as well as for competition. All these elements are carefully balanced with a practical understanding of the martial art in regard to our legal system and social values.




Our young martial artists have the opportunity to learn the American Kenpo Martial Art system.  Kenpo is a self-defense system that incorporates hand strikes, kicking, submission grappling, and weapons with a realistic approach to defending oneself in a modern world.  They will exercise their skills by learning Forms, Sets, and Freestyle.  There will be ample opportunity to also explore competitions.


Each of these classes is specifically designed to work with the students on how to command and win when defending themselves on the ground.  The class is specifically designed to ensure each student has the skill and knowledge of successful grappling.  It is important to note: No experience necessary.  If the student has a great attitude, they are welcome.



This class will help selected members achieve a champion mindset in their art and ultimately in their lives.  It is designed around providing experiences that will push the member’s comfort zone of what it takes to be a Black Belt. Please note: It will affect all five fitnesses of the member’s mind, body, and spirit. Members wanting to be a part of this class must be pre-approved (and stay approved) by Mr. Robinson – it is not based on age or rank, as much as maturity, commitment, and attitude.



This is a special class that will be 100% dedicated to the understanding of how, when, and why weapons are used, how to defend against them, and yes, how to use them. The class is by invitation only and requires the approval of Mr. Robinson.



Freestyle is an exciting form of training that allows the participant to use their skills in a competitive arena. Classes focus on the specifics of competitive fighting, forms, grappling, and full contact competitions. Freestyle is also highly recommended as a fun and exciting form of exercise and conditioning for individuals that want to get into shape fast (even if they have no desire to compete).




This class is helping Youth and Teens take on the additional responsibilities of leading portions of a class.   They will learn about instructing students for all ages.