The Martial Arts USA Difference
KIDS MARTIAL ARTS
From focusing, to goal setting, to self-discipline, to self-respect – kids emerge from this program changed for the better. And their parents couldn’t be happier.
adult martial arts
Often after just one class people tell us how they feel like they’ve known everyone for years. That’s because we place a big emphasis on creating not just a great martial arts environment – but a family environment.
We combine cardio, resistance, and interval training to give you the most fat-melting workout possible. Individually, each of these forms of exercise is powerful. Combine all three… and you’ve got one heck of an awesome, fat-burning workout.
The fun, enriching camp kids love so much… their parents have to drag them away just to get them home! But its not just fun games. Kids also walk away with powerful, life-improving lessons.
Jeff Cvitak owns and teaches at Martial Arts USA in Springfield, Missouri. He is a 7th Degree Black Belt under Kyoshi Dave Kovar being certified in Satori Ryu (blended martial arts) and a 7th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo under Chief Master Brice Bishop through the North American TaeKwonDo Association. Jeff has been training in the martial arts for 33 years and has trained in many styles. TaeKwonDo, Krav Maga, Boxing, Brazilain Jujitsu, Muay Thai, Kenpo Karate, Hapkido and Aikido. He is also the creator of the Person Protection Program (P3) which is his own blend of self-defense for home and personal safety training, weapon (gun and knife) defense training and adrenal response conditioning.
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Recent Blog Posts
There are 2 types of discipline – Internal and External. You can have your parents, boss, teacher or manager impose external discipline but it’s only short term. Self-Discipline means that you have made the choice to be disciplined. You accept responsibility for your future, you’ve made the choice to do and be more. Self-discipline is Read more about Discipline[…]
Be tough if you are a parent, teacher, instructor, or someone who influences other people. You’re not doing them a favor by lowering your standards and expectations in an effort to be kind, gentle, or popular. Short term kindness will cost a great deal for them in the future.
Seek out and find people who push you. You will learn more from the ones who hold you to higher standards than from the people who hold you to lower standards. In hindsite, you will realize that the toughest teachers and mentors were the ones who taught you the most. Iron sharpens iron. www.MAUSASpringfield.com www.JeffCvitak.com
Think of a realistic goal that you would like to achieve. Take a second and image it coming true, picture a future where you’ve achieved that goal and how it makes you feel. Now take a moment and imagine the obstacles that could stand in your way of that goal. Obstacles are the only thing Read more about Mental Contrast[…]
If you want change, to become a “new person”, you must first understand what your values are. How do you do that? It’s not about looking at a bunch of words and choosing what you think best describes yourself. Make a list of the time you spent on activities. Time spent on watching TV, playing Read more about Become A New Person[…]
If you’re at the top of your game, answer this question: “How did you get there.” If you’re a golfer, then you’ve beaten every other player. If you’re a runner, then you’ve outrun all the others. But without competition, could that champion golfer have been as good? Could the runner run as fast without others Read more about Never wish to eliminate the competition[…]
We don’t always get what we want, but we always get what we choose. Everything in life is about choices and your life is the sum of your choices. When you choose to sit on the couch instead of get up and exercise, you’ve made your choice. When you choose to binge watch TV instead Read more about We don’t always get what we want…[…]
Do you have a learning mindset? Well, if the first words out of your mouth is “I can’t do this” instead of “How can I learn this”, then you know if you have a learning mindset or not. How do you develop a learning mindset? Feed Your Curiosity. Ask questions and spend time finding the Read more about Do you have a growth mindset?[…]
5 minutes or 5 years, which is more important? We often say that 5 years is more important but sometimes actions show contrary. We will give in to the child screaming for the toy not knowing what that constant fit throwing will be like in 5 years. We will let someone win the argument to Read more about 5 minutes or 5 years?[…]
Genuinely caring or loving another person does not mean that you give them what they always want or demand. If a child cries for candy to eat instead of dinner, do you hand them over the sugary treat? If a loved one is an alcoholic, do you give them what they crave? Genuinely caring or Read more about Do You Genuinely Care?[…]