Parents, we know that kids need an organizing principle—something to help them draw all their many gifts and abilities into a unified whole. This way they operate optimally and successfully all the time, no matter where they are or what they are doing.
Please, let Dragon Gym be your child’s unifying principle. WE ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEE OUR WORK. Your child will have improved mentally, physically, and emotionally through consistent training in our Black Belt Program. Put us to the test and discover all the wonderful things that the Dragon Gym has in store for your family!
Dragon Gym could be the best choice you make for your kids. Here’s why:
- Over 40 years of service to the greater Chester County community.
- Fully matted and equipped, up-to-date and clean facilities.
- Our exclusive age-specific martial arts curriculum provides guidance appropriate for a child’s physical, emotional, intellectual and social stage of development.
- Our students consistently become community leaders, more family-oriented, more respectful, happier, and better equipped for lifelong learning!
- Our students develop into the people who are always prepared to do their best and become examples for others to follow. They develop the confidence to do the right thing and make the best decision.
- Our potent Test to Success™, Junior Instructor™, and Martial Arts to Mastery™ Programs integrate mentoring, martial arts learning, your child’s school, and your family’s home life to ensure optimal behavior, attitude, and grades!
If all this sounds like something valuable to you and you decide that you would like to try our services, then please consider what our school could provide for you personally. The martial arts are for everyone, at any age, at any time. Come with your kids and experience the value of an innovative martial arts program designed to meet your needs in this busy new millennium. We want to give you a Quick Start Trial of your own which includes uniform and classes for FREE! After that, should you decide to join with your children, let us give you our fantastic and affordable family rates. Give us a call or fill out the form on this page for a free, no-obligation orientation lesson.
REMEMBER: The martial arts are what you do to be better at everything you do, so expect the world from your gym!
Our students and their families have joined our Dragon Gym community for a variety of reasons. We look forward to learning more about you and how martial arts is the right solution to help you achieve your goals for you, your family and your children. Each of our 285 youth and 135 adults who learn and practice Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu with us, have their own reasons for choosing Dragon Gym. Our goal is to help our students get the most out of their martial arts experience which provides lessons, strategies and techniques that will serve them for a lifetime.
Are you wanting to help your child with focus, self-discipline, self-confidence, better grades, self-control, leadership, resilience and better behavior at home and school?
Are you wanting to help your child improve their coping skills with ADD/ADHD or social interaction skills with peers, teachers and other adults?
Are you hoping this is a safe place for your children to come together, share a common experience and cooperate and collaborate more with less squabbling and fighting?
Are you hoping this is a community that will help your child cope and overcome the stigma and trauma of being bullied?
Are you seeking a place where your children can build their character by practicing respect, humility, honesty, determination, compassion, resilience, service and collaboration, all with a growth mindset?
Are you hoping this may finally be the sport that your child truly enjoys and embraces as their own because they have struggled to find their own way with team sports?
Are you wanting your child to discover the value and importance of hard work, self-discipline, commitment to excellence and the pursuit of goals which build their self-confidence and resilience?
Yes to one or two of these?
Great, then you and our current children and families already have some things in common!
More About Our Age-Specific Martial Arts Programs
Three- to four-year-olds love physical activity and anything involving play. They have a rich imagination and strong desire to be less dependent on their usual caregivers. The problem we discovered is that many children this age have a hard time with structure in a group environment, a common feature in most martial arts schools. The solution we found is to provide youngsters with their own program that targets their stage of development in a manner that keeps them entertained while at the same time building skills that set them up for success. Our structured program introducing early skill-based training in martial arts has proven to be very successful.
Five- and six-year-olds are some of our the most enthusiastic students. They love creativity and problem-solving, which makes them ideal students in the martial arts. The problem we discovered is they are so progressive in following tasks some teachers tend to treat them like their older peers. This is a problem because they still do not have the basic skills necessary to keep up with children aged 7 and up. The solution we found is to provide them with their own program appropriate to their stage of development that fosters their social and intellectual curiosity.
Seven- to nine-year-olds are what most people consider “the golden age.” They are proficient in their vocabulary and problem-solving skills, yet they are not at the age where they want complete independence from adults. This makes the teacher-student relationship stronger than ever. Although children at this age are highly intelligent, they still lack core skills and struggle to keep up with students aged 10 and up. Our age-appropriate program adapts to their adventurous attitude and youthful nature while reinforcing those fundamental skills.
Ten- to fourteen-year-olds are the smartest students in the school. Yes, they are smarter than most adults! They are also physically competent and can excel in most physical challenges that are presented to them. We have discovered that students of this age group are so focused on what is socially acceptable that they have a hard time applying themselves emotionally driven to the task at hand. We provide these students with their own program that their social and emotional stability while building skills that set them up for success.