RiSu Martial Arts Academy

Youth & Juniors Martial Arts / Tae Kwon Do

Martial arts puts kids on an early path to grow and succeed.

Our Youth & Juniors Martial Arts program will help your child develop self-confidence, discipline, and respect for others at a young age.


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RiSu Martial Arts Academy

6-17 Yrs

Youth & Juniors Martial Arts / Tae Kwon Do


Martial arts sometimes gets a bad rap. People often erroneously believe that it glorifies violence. They falsely associate it solely with Hollywood kicks and punches. While self-defense is an aspect of it, martial arts goes far beyond that. Not only does it help develop self-confidence and self-esteem, it also builds a sense of respect for others and encourages non-violent conflict resolution. Martial arts teach socialization skills to diffuse tense situations rather than actively engage in them.

Martial arts is a great way for your child to learn respect for others, to avoid being bullied, and to cope with stress and anxiety. All the while, they’ll be exercising with a group of soon-to-be friends, improving the health of their body and mind.

Our martial arts classes foster respect in all senses of the word.

Your child will learn not only to respect others, but to have self-respect as well.
The lessons about respect your child learns through martial arts will mold them into a better person overall.

Building confidence helps victims of bullying feel more confident about themselves. Self-confidence in itself is often a deterrent to bullying. For bullies, building confidence reduces the bully’s need to seek attention by bullying others.

Learning discipline helps victims of bullying manage their behavior to prevent provoking others. For bullies, learning discipline encourages positive behaviors while discouraging negative ones. It provides clear cut rules for acceptable behavior.

Learning about leadership helps victims of bullying make more friends, thereby reducing their chances of being bullied. For bullies, learning about leadership teaches them how to work others, recognizing how others feel in the process.

Learning martial arts can benefit anyone and everyone.

Yet it is particularly beneficial for children, especially those that are working through their own difficult issues.

Mastering self-control helps victims of bullying recognize what behaviors cause a conflict to become worse and then prevent these. For bullies, mastering self-control promotes emotional awareness and teaches them how to control negative feelings.

Stress Relief
Victims of bullying experience extreme stress. If bullied at school, they’re often anxious to attend. Martial arts relieve stress, making your child feel less anxious and more at ease. For bullies, using martial arts to relieve stress helps let out pent up energy and anger. It gives them a safe space to blow off steam. Of course, self-defense is a part of martial arts. But the process of learning these self-defense techniques is about building confidence. A victim of bullying that now knows they can protect themselves thanks to their martial arts training will appear much more confident. Much of the time, this confidence in itself prevents bullying.


Today’s world keeps getting tougher for kids and teens. Here at RiSu Martial Arts Academy, it is our goal to create a safe and encouraging learning environment, where they can learn self-defense, discipline and confidence without being ridiculed for their mistakes. This sense of identity will boost their confidence, resulting in increased assertiveness when dealing with the high-pressure situations they’re faced with on a daily basis.

Kids and teens need a place to become independent from their parents, while being challenged to work toward their maximum potential. Our classes are an excellent way for kids and teens to get involved with peers that share similar goals and standards. By expanding their network with positive influences, they'll be able to maintain accountability and increase their social-skills.

You can start your martial arts journey today!

"RiSu is a great place for children and adults to learn martial arts. Especially like the staff's way of providing positive feedback and small re-directions when students need to work on something. Class activities are varied and engaging. Even more than the physical benefits of exercise, my kids are gaining mental and emotional confidence. The character education and personal responsibility aspects make it easy to focos on needed skills at home. I highly recommend RiSu!" - Joanna Vastola

Youth & Juniors Martial Arts / Tae Kwon Do