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10 Reasons Kids Should Learn Martial Arts

Here are 10 great reasons all kids should learn martial arts.

  1. To learn to protect themselves. Almost all martial arts were created with self-defense in mind. Even martial sports can help a practitioner develop some self-defense skills.
  2. To increase concentration and focus. Focus is like a muscle, the more you use it the stronger it gets. In our martial arts program we teach children how to focus.
    1. Focus Your Eyes
    2. Focus Your Ears
    3. Focus Your Body
    4. Focus Your Mind
  3. To develop good social skills. Social skills are an important part of life. Kids who learn to communicate, and interact with others will be more successful than those that don’t.
  4. To gain self-respect and to respect others. We teach our students the 4 laws of respect:
    1. Make eye contact when speaking to another or being spoken to.
    2. Use words of respect: yes/no sir/ma’am
    3. Follow the golden rule, treat others the way you would like to be treated.
    4. Be kind.
  5. To increase confidence and self-esteem. Confidence and self-esteem come from success. As students become more experienced, and their martial arts improves, so does their belt color. This builds confidence and self-esteem.
  6. To develop lifelong healthy fitness habits. Many in this day and age have a sedentary life style or job. Teaching and helping kids to build a habit of staying active and healthy will benefit them their entire lives. It also helps relieve stress and burn off extra energy.
  7. To learn how to be helpful and considerate. Part of self-discipline which we discuss in our first lesson is doing the things we are responsible for without being told. This builds a habit of helping out in and out of the household.
  8. To perform better in life, school and beyond. Learning to set and achieve goals, along with all of the other benefits will set your child up for success.
  9. To develop a winning attitude. Winning happens by being consistent, paying attention to the small details, and working hard. Our program helps kids learn to be positive, and to set winning habits, all while having fun!
  10. To be active and have fun! Kids need exercise! It keeps them healthy. Reduces stress! Helps them earn better grades and they really have fun in our program while working hard!
  11. BONUS – They learn leadership! All of our students get to learn how to lead in class. How to project their voices and how to be confident in front of a class. They learn how to encourage and complement other students. Students learn how to push themselves outside of their comfort zones and be successful!

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Premier Martial Arts has been in business for more than 20 years, and since our founding in 1998 we have helped thousands of students of all ages realize their full potential. Premier Martial Arts delivers a best-in-class martial arts experience that helps our students develop the personal skills that are necessary to build a successful life. Our mastery of teaching martial arts over the past two decades is evident in our structured and thorough curriculum, which is standardized across our 100+ locations across the United States, Canada and England.

Our curriculum focuses on character development far beyond the importance of self-defense. We teach our young students how to respect their elders, how to be accountable, how to focus and how to stay in shape in a fun and exciting atmosphere. We empower our adult students with the self-confidence to overcome anxieties and trauma, in an environment that fosters inclusion and social belonging.

Premier Martial Arts Fort Wayne founded in 2015 by 7th Degree Black Belt and Master Instructor Ron Kuhn. Master Kuhn had a distinguished management & engineering career working for such companies as Verizon, NIPSCO, Frontier Communications and Mediacom. In 2019 he made the decision to operate his Martial Arts School fulltime which has always been his lifelong dream. That one location has grown to three in the City of Fort Wayne.

Master Ron Kuhn is married to his wife Anita (retired Special Needs Teacher) of 30+ years. They have three wonderful daughters, Jordan, Ally and Katie. Jordan is a nurse who lives in Indianapolis. Ally has a computer science and business background and works with her dad at Premier Martial Arts. Katie is Chemical Engineering graduate and works in the pharmaceutical industry in Indianapolis.


Premier Martial Arts of Fort Wayne operates three locations:

North – 10240 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 (Coldwater & DuPont)

East – 10154 Maysville Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46835 (Chapel Hill Area)

Southwest – 9906 Illinois Road Fort Wayne, IN 46804 (Scott & Illinois Road)

Kuhn’s Elite Premier Martial Arts Fort Wayne Hosts 3 Open Martial Arts Tournaments Per Year!