Innovative Martial Arts operates on a “Rotating Curriculum”. What this means is that each testing cycle we teach the same curriculum to each student in the program. The beginner program consists of 4 cycles of curriculum which cycle throughout the year.
While this setup is very efficient at teaching martial arts to a group of students of varying levels it does limit the amount of time spent on any piece of it. Our curriculum is designed with the expectation that students will maintain regular attendance of at least twice a week.
As students progress into the intermediate level there are additional requirements within each cycle along with a revisiting of the previous material. This serves to reenforce and refine knowledge of previous material while gradually introducing additional techniques and keeping things fresh for students.
We hold belt graduations approximately every 3-months. These are held on Saturday mornings and students are required to attend in order to promote to the next belt. All parents are encouraged to attend as well as any guests the student may wish to bring, photographs are encouraged but please turn off the flash.
Belt graduations represents a chance for your child to demonstrate there skills in front of a audience and is an important confidence building and motivational event.
In order to be eligible to promote a student, he or she must meet the following requirements:
- Attended a minimum of 22 classes since there last promotion
- Completion of all 3 character assignments for the testing cycle
- Know all the required materials for the curriculum cycle to a proficient degree that reflects the belt level they are testing for.
If you are unable to attend a belt graduation but meet the requirements please speak to an instructor in advance to make other arrangements.
Tough & Tiny (3-4 year olds)
Fit & Fearless (5-7 year olds)
Youth (8-13 year olds)
Are you ready to give your child an unfair advantage at life?
At our academy, we strive to be much more than just a kick-and-punch school! We are always looking for ways to enhance your children’s learning experience here at Innovative Martial Arts. You deserve a full curriculum that helps to develop your children socially and cognitively as well as physically.
Here at Innovative Martial Arts, the character education program used within the context of our organized martial arts lessons invite students to listen, share, discover and reflect on ways to become upstanding members of our community as well as confident individuals in their own right.
As a part of the promotion requirements each member will be required to complete 3 projects per 3 month testing cycle in order to advance.
As we try to be more then just a martial arts school, we recognize that certain character traits lead to excellence not just in martial arts, but in all aspects of life.
For that reason we provide recognition to students who display these traits in the form of “Merit Badges” which can be sewn onto the students uniforms. Some of the merit badges currently available are:
Discipline, Focus, Teamwork, Leadership, 100% Effort, Commitment and Respect
These badges are earned in conjunction with our monthly themes by those demonstrating those traits to a high level.