More Than Just Martial Arts in Bright Stars Martial Arts Studio
But there is so much more to what Bright Stars Martial Arts Studio offers than simply martial arts skills. The Tiny Tigers are put through the American Taekwondo Associations Kidz ‘n Power Child Safety Training which equips them to deal with issues like bullying.
Older children are also taught key life skills during their classes including goal-setting, perseverance, integrity and respect. For older learners, there is the chance to do fitness classes and lose weight as well as build skills.
But the aspect of teaching which Jared is most proud of is their special needs groups. Bright Star Martial Arts Studios estimates that around half of their students are special needs and they tailor special individual programmes to suit their unique abilities and goals.
They offer a therapeutic service which has help children with challenges as diverse as physical disabilities, autism, and developmental delays. The aim is to empower the child and help them progress at their own rate, whether that is through individual classes, in small groups, or as part of the regular mainstream classes.
The progress that special needs students make is obviously something that Jared Dodley and the whole Bright Stars team is incredibly proud of. But the question that leaps to many people’s mind is, how on earth does he do it?