Introducing the 8 Spectrum SKILLZ
They tattle on others without accepting responsibility for their own actions.
Our GOALS for each student:
They have a hard time coping with losses and setbacks and may not demonstrate good sportsmanship.
They don’t remember what you or their teachers tell them and struggle with paying attention.
We take Martial Arts training to a whole new level!
We use elements of traditional Martial Arts curricula to build skills that are appropriate for children on the spectrum. This means that your child will learn and grow at a pace that is fun while being challenged enough to help foster development.
The best part is that the Spectrum SKILLZ program will equip your child with skills that they will utilize in every area of their life!
YOUR CHILD WILL GROW WITH EVERY CLASS!
Our Spectrum SKILLZ program works with kids to teach them how to accept responsibility for their actions, to manage negative emotions, and to pay attention to instructions and advice from their instructors. Our program teaches kids Awareness, Communication, Retention, and Determination in a way that allows them to build confidence. These skills translate from our martial arts studio to school – and to your home.
BUILD FINE MOTOR SKILLS
Older kids have better control than young ones, but they still may struggle with precision and accuracy.
The Spectrum SKILLZ program builds on earlier martial arts training to help kids gain control of their bodies and build strength while improving their balance.
Kids are easily distracted and may have difficult focusing on tasks and situations.
We teach kids to tune out distractions and focus on one thing at a time – something that’s increasingly challenging in today’s electronic world.
PERSISTANCE & DETERMINATION
Kids develop persistence and the determination to see their goals through to the end.
When they’re learning a new skill, kids may be afraid or give up easily instead of risking failure.
Spectrum SKILLZ students learn to conquer their fears and persist even when they feel like giving up on a particular challenge or assignment.
RESPECT & SELF CONTROL
Students learn how to disagree politely and to resolve disputes respectfully.
Many kids struggle with learning how to express disagreement without being rude or angry.
Our Spectrum SKILLZ program teaches kids to speak up without disrupting others, and to figure out ways to resolve their challenges within the confines of the program’s structure.
My kids love it and love their instructor. They are learning a lot and already went up to a level 1 yellow belt. The instructor Danny Hendrick, makes it fun to learn and is super patient. My son is autistic and he can't wait to go and I have never seen him so excited about anything.
This is a great place to take your kids or even yourself...you will learn a lot and have fun doing it. Its totally worth it...
This January we went to sign up our son (age 7). He is ADHD/Bi-polar with sensory issues. We have been patiently waiting for our boys to start Taekwonddo, knowing the skills of self awareness, self discipline, and self esteem would come with practice. It helps our son make goals for himself and feel great about is accomplishments. We were excited about our youngest being able to start too (age 4). Mr Danny and Mrs. Bridget is so excited to see us and make the classes fun. I honestly don't think they realize the exercise they both are getting, because when we get home each boy added push-ups and sit-ups to their bedtime routines. Just in 4 months we have more focus, more respect, more excitement about learning something new at Taekwonddo! Thanks guys for helping our Ninjas grow!
IMA is an absolutely wonderful taekwondo studio. Fantastic instruction...a great mix of discipline and patience. My three kids attend classes here, and they all love it!
My daughter has been going here for almost a year, her confidence has increased, and she absolutely LOVES it! We are hoping to have our 4 year old start the new skills classes this fall.
Our daughter has been taking part in the Spectrum classes for the past 2 months. We love how we feel accepted! Mr. Danny is so patient with her and knows when to push her further and when to hold back. I am so, so, impressed. We've had several "proud parent" moments that we have not been able to experience before. Such a blessing to be part of the Impact family!
Such a great experience for my preschooler plus my profound autistic son. They are so calm and understanding with my boys. I plan on keeping up with classes, thank you!
My son (4yrs) loves his classes! Talks about going in between often. My husband and I love watching him and Mr. Hendrick is great with the kids! Hope to begin classes myself, someday.
My son loves the instructor and the classes. Danny Hendricks (the instructor) is incredibly patient and knowledgeable. My son isn't just learning Taekwon-do, he's learning respect and discipline which is evident even outside of class.