7-9 Year Old

Does Your Child Need a Challenge?

The Core SKILLZ Martial Arts program builds physical agility, control, and resilience to help kids excel.

Seven to nine-year-old kids are intellectually curious and starting to mature emotionally – but they also may struggle with appropriate behavior and physical control. Our Core SKILLZ program is especially designed to help them learn martial arts in line with their overall development.

A Few Words From Shigong

Shigong Guerrero is the Owner / Head Instructor of Red Dragon Championship Martial Arts. 


As a martial arts instructor with extensive experience training kids, there is nothing better than seeing them grow firsthand.


But more important than the martial arts skills they learn… is the personal skills they develop and carry for life. 


Because martial arts is so much more than just kicking and punching, and getting the next colorful belt. It’s about developing confidence, discipline, character, focus and respect.


With every class we teach, your kids are growing in mind, body and character. 


That’s because martial arts provides instant positive feedback. Through learning to focus on the core moves, they develop discipline and respect. They can instantly see and feel a difference, making them destined to build confidence, self-awareness and self-respect. 


And of course it’s a ton of FUN! 


That’s why I love teaching martial arts to kids in this community, and why I know your kids are going to LOVE training. 


So please have a look below to find out exactly how your kids can benefit from our fun martial arts classes.



Does your child need help in these areas?

  • Taking Responsibility for Their Own Actions
  • Good Sportsmanship
  • Being Attentive
  • Retaining Information

Parenting a child can be challenging

Luckily there is a comprehensive solution…

Kids between the ages of seven and nine have done a lot of maturing, but that doesn’t mean that your job as a parent is any easier than it was before – it’s just different. Your child may have attained some degree of emotional control but may still have difficulty reacting appropriately when disappointed or upset. Additionally, they might not be willing to accept responsibility when they do something wrong and be very quick to point the finger at others.

Kids at this age tend to be very intellectually curious. It is important to engage with them on their level and provide them with continual challenges to keep them interested. Martial arts instruction is ideal because of its structure of ongoing learning and measurable achievements.

Your Child Will Grow With Every Class!

Our Core SKILLZ program works with kids to teach them how to

  • accept responsibility for their actions,
  • manage negative emotions,
  • and to pay attention to instructions and advice from their instructors. 

Our program teaches kids agility, courage, flexibility, and persistence 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 younger ones, but they may still struggle with precision and accuracy.

The Core SKILLZ program builds on earlier martial arts training to help kids gain control of their bodies and build strength while improving their balance.

Improve Focus

Kids can easily be distracted and may have difficulty focusing on tasks.

We teach kids the best ways to tune out distractions and focus on one thing at a time – something that’s increasingly challenging in today’s electronic world.

Persistence & Determination

Kids develop persistence and the determination to see their goals through to the end.

When learning a new skill, kids may be afraid or give up easily instead of risking failure.

Core 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.
Kids often struggle with learning how to express disagreement without being rude or angry.

Our Core 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.


Yes. Kids in the Core SKILLZ program must pay attention to instructors and memorize moves if they wish to advance.

Yes. It’s normal for kids to experience setbacks when they study martial arts. Some moves may require repeated effort to master, and the process teaches kids to handle disappointment and failure.

A fixation on fairness is common in kids of this age, but our program helps them understand that sometimes life isn’t fair – and also, to realize that in our martial arts school, all other kids face the same challenges they do.

Yes. One of the Core "SKILLZ" we teach is courage, which requires kids to dodge targets. While the targets won’t hurt them, they show kids that they can face opposition and still succeed.

The Core SKILLZ program teaches kids that they must be accountable for their own behavior and actions. Accountability is essential our martial arts school and it’s a key life skill that kids will take home with them when the class is over.

Our Core SKILLZ program helps kids to build focus and improve their memorization skills. Each of the skills we teach requires kids to remember what the instructors have told them and – in some cases – to memorize a series of moves. When kids learn how to memorize information, they can use that skill anywhere they need to use it – including in the classroom.

Our Core SKILLZ curriculum is specifically designed with kids from ages seven to nine in mind. We want to challenge them without overwhelming them – and our instructors know how to motivate them and keep them on track. They’ll learn to accept challenges, not run from them.

Yes. Kids at this age still have some issues with fine motor skills, and we know that they’ll have trouble with some of the moves we teach at first. Our goal is to help them gain control and build strength and agility.

More Benefits

  • Improves balance and core strength by requiring kids to hold poses.
  • Teaches the value of persistence by teaching kids how to keep trying even when they don’t get the result they want.
  • Helps kids build physical speed and control by introducing timed tests for certain skills.
  • Allows kids to express their opinions in a non-disruptive and respectful way.
  • Encourages kids to embrace the value of personal responsibility and accountability.
  • Builds concentration by requiring kids to memorize sequences of moves.
  • Teaches kids how to interact socially with both peers and instructors.
  • Kids learn the importance of respecting others and allowing them to speak without interruption.

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