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This Amazing Kids Martial Arts Class Won't Just Make Your Child Safer, Stronger & More Fit...

That’s because our classes aren't just about exercise and self-defense...They’re about helping your child grow stronger & more focused on the inside.

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Welcome to
Yarwood's Martial Arts

To A Caring Parent

Hi, my name is John Yarwood.

Many people walk through the doors of my school for the first time and think that martial arts is just about punching and kicking. This may surprise you, but there is so much more to it.

Our goal at Yarwood's Martial Arts is to use martial arts as a vehicle to inspire kids to be more confident and focused in their daily activities.

Below, I would like to share with you the most important benefits that children and parents get from our program. Then afterward, I will let our members do the talking and share with you exactly how our program transformed their child’s life.

The Transformation

After Just A Few Weeks Of MArtial Arts, This is What Happens...

Action-Packed Fitness and Exercise.

Action-packed games, activities, and exercises give kids a great workout from head to toe.

They get stronger, healthier and more fit within just a couple weeks. These fun exercises also help maintain a healthy weight!

The best part? The fitness is disguised as FUN! All your child will know is that they’re having a blast. But you and I know they’re also getting the exercise they need.

Self-Defense From Strangers, Bullies, and More.

Make no mistake about it! While our classes are tons of fun, we also cover the "serious" stuff too.

We teach kids about handling strangers... bullies... and more.

However, the first thing we teach is diplomacy. We give your child the tools they need to "talk it out" first. Violence is ALWAYS a last resort!

Powerful Character Development Breeds Discipline, Focus, and Respect.

For thousands of years, martial arts has been one of the best kept secrets for giving kids the skills they need for success in life.

Through inspiring stories and talks, as well as the process of learning the techniques, kids develop amazing traits, like:

Respect, discipline, focus, and goal setting.

I hope your child will never have to use their self-defense skills. But I guarantee these other skills will come in handy EVERY day for the rest of their life.

Fun, Fun, Fun!!!

While kids work hard and train hard in our classes...

They also smile and laugh a LOT, too!

After all, these are kids we’re dealing with here! Our classes are a great place for kids to socialize, make friends, get support, and have a blast.

Frequently Asked Questions

No way! In fact, martial arts makes kids calmer and more respectful than ever. Martial arts always has been about peace, and it always will be.
As a parent, I'm sure you've seen that kids can get injured doing just about anything. Martial arts is no different, however we take safety very seriously here. Yes, injuries do sometimes happen. But we do everything in our power to avoid them. We do special exercises and stretches to make your child's body limber and flexible.
Absolutely. Martial Arts teaches kids to be coordinated, flexible and strong. Kids who don't naturally have these qualities develop them. Kids who do have these qualities grow them even more.
Yes! After all, these are children we're dealing with here. And kids love their fun. We do a variety of games and activities that have kids howling with laughter, and constantly smiling. We work hard here - but we play just as hard.

Check out what Google users are saying about Yarwood's Martial Arts

Dennis VanMersbergen
- 5 months ago
We started looking for a martial arts school when our daughter approached saying she wanted some form of year round sport. After checking out different schools we walked into Mr. Yarwoods . It had met the criteria I was looking for. I was looking for a solid foundation that would challenge her as well as push to grow. My wife was looking for a family structure where everyone is helping each other succeed and being supportive. In the first 2 classes it was obvious to both of this was her new home. The class has solid structure, its fun, and has enough instructors for individual attention as needed. After more than 6 months I know we have made a excellent decision choosing this school. I found out they held Kick Boxing classes for the parents. I can resist a good work out so I gave it a try. His class will push your work out to the next level. My suggestion is if your thinking of martial arts classes give him a try you wont regret it. Student is 11 and Female.

Sarah LaChapelle
- 5 months ago
Our boys love the program! It's been a great experience for our family.

Adam Haan
- a year ago
What do people gain from training at a good martial arts school? Physical fitness for one thing, but also a positive mental attitude. Young kids training at Yarwood's Martial Arts learn respect for others, work ethic, and how to overcome challenges. In order to be ready to test for the next rank, young students need to turn in positive reviews from their teachers and parents, which prove that they have good attitudes. Furthermore, they must meet all the requirements. It is a great way to learn responsibility. Learning these things at a young age is very beneficial. Kids in the program are also taught about safety / self defense. For example: what should a child do if a threatening stranger approaches them in public? In today's world that knowledge is very crucial. Adults also benefit from the classes as it is great exercise. Want to burn calories and gain confidence by staying active? I recommend Yarwood's Martial Arts. Kickboxing, adult self defense and women's self defense are also part of the curriculum.

Makayla Hallford
- a year ago
My son has always been high energy and I enrolled him in Yarwood's Martial Arts hoping he would have some fun, get some physical activity, and maybe learn to focus a little better. What I didn't expect was the character development and leadership training that my son would receive. Or that he would find a close knit group of students that work really hard at building each other up. We came for the physical, we stayed for the character. Can't recommend highly enough.

DeYung Le
- a year ago
Great place for my kid to start with martial arts. The kid likes Mr. Yarwood and his assistants so that’s all that matters.

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John Yarwood

Yarwood's Martial Arts
11468 Marketplace Drive Suite #300
Champlin, MN 55316
(612) 280-8735