About Martial Arts
Our martial arts program provides a special opportunity for children & youth with special healthcare needs between the ages 3-21 years old. The classes provide instruction on basic martial arts techniques and listening skills. Coordination of movement, balance, body awareness, strength, and thought are also incorporated. This program provides children with an opportunity for positive peer interactions and promotes a sense of independence, confidence, and belonging.
Description of Classes
What is TaeKwonDo? Our NEW TaeKwonDo program focuses on listening, respect, and self-control while incorporating energizing Taekwondo drills and techniques. This program is great for children requiring individual attention to follow directions, adhering to a strict routine, and breaking skills into short tasks. Children may also need physical support or modifications for physical challenges and/or motor planning.
What is Karate? Karate
is primarily a striking art,
focusing on punching, kicking, and open-hand techniques. It promotes self-awareness, energy, focus, performance, and control.
Mighty Ninjas: This
advanced martial arts program for youth with special needs. It is designed to
focus on Karate forms, choreographed weaponry forms and basic grappling defenses for
escaping attacks. Techniques will be practiced through games and drills. This
is a fast paced class and requires the students to have achieved fundamental
physical skills for more complex drills. Students in this group must follow
multi-step directions given
Wazir (instructor). Students must be able to control strength and balance while
completing advanced footwork incorporating hand-eye and foot-eye
with other students
Participants are assigned 1:1 to volunteers for additional safety supervision & attention. Classes are 30-45 minutes long, one time per week, for a 7 week session. Sessions are offered four times per year: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall.
Children should be registered for the correct class based
on their age, developmental, and swim level.
TAEKWONDO: ages 3-6 years old
ADVANCED MIGHTY NINJAS: ages 12-21
For current schedules and to register online, please click here.
Classes offered in Mountainside are
Children’s Specialized Hospital
150 New Providence Road
Mountainside, NJ 07092
Classes offered in Livingston are held at: