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The Dragon Institute Kids Kung Fu Program Creates Well-Rounded Children

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The martial art of kung fu is not about showing off or winning trophies. It’s about learning how to protect yourself. It is a vital practice for children to learn, since the scourge of bullying is still an unfortunate reality from grade school to high school. Yet kung fu also goes beyond the realm of self-defense for kids. It serves as an interactive way to hone skills that will serve them well later in life – skills like discipline and focus, confidence and ambition.

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This belief is the cornerstone of the Kids Kung Fu classes at The Dragon Institute. It is a key reason why they have been recognized as the “Best Martial Arts in Orange County” by OC City Voter for four consecutive years, as well as the Dana Point Times 2014 Golden Lantern Award for Top Martial Arts School.

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Located in Dana Point and Irvine, The Dragon Institute focuses its energy on using the Kids Kung Fu program to teach children the lifetime of honor that comes with the art of learning kung fu, as opposed to the fleeting glory of a shiny medal. It also hones in on making sure the program is an affordable, honest martial arts experience; one that is not driven by how much money can be received from enrollees through special up-sell programs. The successful teaching of self-defense and imparting of crucial life skills to kids is its own reward.

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The Dragon Institute’s Kids Kung Fu program also provides a fun, nurturing environment for boys and girls to learn the practice and its associated life lessons. They never lose focus on the fact that the pupils in the program are children, and they respond to this by ensuring that there is plenty of room for them to laugh as hard as they work in every session.

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Ultimately, the goal behind The Dragon Institute’s Kids Kung Fu program is to teach children how to defend themselves. This goal does not only tie into helping children fend off bullies or attackers, but also to help them resist the stumbling blocks that may cause them to fall off the path to success. For more information about The Dragon Institute’s Kids Kung Fu program, please visit http://www.ocwingchun.com/.

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Rich Manning is a freelance writer that has been covering Orange County’s food, wine, and lifestyle scene for ten years. He currently lives in Fountain Valley with his wife, two daughters, and two dogs.
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