Leading Edge Martial Arts teaches
just that, the leading edge in self defense. The focus is in the most advanced means of
self protection available. The systems taught at
Leading Edge Martial Arts leap beyond a stylistic focus of particular concepts or
techniques. Leading Edge Martial Arts's head instructor Sensei Rob Wetmore, through his
broad experience, has prepared a curriculum which allows a student to defend him or
herself in any situation. Students at Leading Edge Martial Arts study movement in such
away that they learn how to manipulate an opponent using
combinations of evasiveness, strikes, holds, locks, throws, and take downs. Students are
taught how to defend themselves on the ground using grappling techniques.
The key to the effectiveness of Leading Edge Martial Arts Self Defense comes from the
open minded philosophy of the school's head instructor. Sensei Wetmore understands that
we live in and ever changing
world there for he is open to new ideas. Through his continuous study of the martial
arts, he ensures that the latest and most innovative techniques and ideas will be
available for all Leading Edge Martial
Arts students keeping them on the Leading Edge of self defense.
I have been teaching the Martial Arts for
over 20 years. In those years, I have been asked by many parents how Karate or the
Martial Arts in general can help their child- both younger children and young adults.
There are many different benefits
for children/teenagers in the Martial Arts. Some of these include self-discipline,
self-confidence, and self-defense. Some train for the physical conditioning, others
participate in the martial arts because it is fun and great for making new friends.
Martial arts have even been known to help children in school.
A good Martial Arts program first teaches all students discipline. Students learn to
listen to their parents, elders, and teachers the first time they are
spoken to. Not only do they learn to listen when told to or not to do something but they
also learn to use self discipline and good judgment in the decisions they make. They
learn what is the appropriate way to act even when the parental figure is not present to
give directions. Having better discipline helps children and young adults to focus
in school and to stay out of trouble. They learn to pay attention and ignore
distractions. School grades usually reflect this improvement in discipline.
Confidence is one of the larger benefits for any student training in the martial arts..
Children are exposed to many sports and activities growing up. Baseball,
football, wrestling, swimming, and gymnastics just to name a few. Competition is at the
root of most of these
activities. I do believe it is good to push children to strive
to be better in life however, sometimes competition can have adverse effects on
children. Not all children are natural athletes. When they do not excel in these
activities, it tends
to break down their self-esteem. A good martial art program allows students to focus on
self improvement rather than competing with the other children. They are taught to focus
improving themselves every day rather than focusing on whether or not they are better
than the next child in class. Students are fed positive reinforcement in a fun
atmosphere on a
daily basis which allows the child to walk out of class feeling good about him or
herself every day. Feeling good about one's self is the key to confidence.
Learning self-defense is an obvious benefit of the martial arts.
It is of growing concern in today's increasingly ugly society. It tends to give parents
a piece of mind to know that their children can take care of themselves if they have to.
Most parents don't know what they are looking for when they first seek out the martial
arts. They just know their children have been asking them to do Martial Arts
(karate) for one reason or another. One thing remains consistent, that the majority of
students who train in the martial arts do benefit from it in one way or another.
Cage Fitness at Leading Edge Martial Arts!
All of the sweat, toning and conditioning of MMA without partners, without contact, without
spending hours in the gym!
- Sweat Pouring
- Stress Relieving
- Body Sculpting
What is Cage Fitness?
Cage Fitness is a high
intensity interval training workout. There are no
partners, no contact, and no martial arts experience needed. A Cage Fitness workout
is only 30 minutes long and is broken down into 5-5 minute rounds. Each 5
minute round consists of 7-45 second exercises. Cage Fitness is perfect for people
who want to tone up, lose weight, and get in shape. The class is designed to get
maximum results in just 30 minutes, so it is perfect for those who don't have hours
to spend in the gym. The workouts are ever changing and always challenging. Come
ground and pound with us!
more about LEMA's newest program!
Cage Fiteness for Kids
This is the newest program
at LEMA. This program is modeled after our original Cage Fitness program which has been
modified to better fit the needs of children. Cage Fitness for Kids is a high energy,
fast paced class designed to build confidence in children while keeping them active and
more about LEMA's newest program!
Kinder Kicks is a program developed for parents and children to
exercise, learn, and play with a martial arts flair. Children develop perseverance,
self-control, courage, and respect. Kinder Kicks offers sports, karate, life lesson
stories, explorations, and education through our fun fitness curriculum. The Remarkables
are our characters who aid in teaching the children valuable life lessons through their
character statement, stories, games, and exercises.
The Kinder Kicks curriculum is designed for parents and children to developa lifelong
love of physical exercise, exploration, and learning
together while building healthier bodies and
stronger minds. Classes build on a strong foundation of learning and develop
communication, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills.
Meet the Remarkables through focused discussion, stories, and demonstration
opportunities where skills such as cooperation, following directions, sharing, and
taking turns are developed.
Awareness of spatial and perceptual concepts, self-expression, and a greater
independence are encouraged and celebrated.