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Brandie Mckee-Cully reviewed Peaceful Warriors Martial Arts
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Top notch! Love that my family can all participate together. Mr. & Mrs. Rose are amazing at teaching, have heart, and genuinely care for their students and their progress. Even if you have medical issues, they will help you work around that so that you can still participate and progress. Love all of the extracurricular activities they do with the community and scholarships. I have a very strong feeling that they LIVE & BREATHE PERSEVERANCE. Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Rose for your dedication to making your school phenomenal!

Priscilla Rene' Craig reviewed Peaceful Warriors Martial Arts
5
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Our son Nicholas is loving this place. He wants to go everyday. He has had a hard time finding something that he really enjoys. I have seen so much improvement in his manners already. He feels comfortable and enjoys his time there. Thank you for making him feel welcomed. :)

Jessica Ann Bishop reviewed Peaceful Warriors Martial Arts
5
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I loved this place and totally miss kickboxing it was the BEST place to go!

Kailyn Lofland reviewed Peaceful Warriors Martial Arts
5
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We have been going here for a few months and it started out as a way for my daughter to learn some skills to defend herself against her 2 year old brother. Lol also learning life lessons along the way! She has gained so many friends throughout her journey and loves seeing her instructors each day!! This class has given her so much confidence in herself and so much more!! Thank you for all you guys do. You are wonderful instructors and assistants and I'm glad to have you in our karate journey!!

Evelyn Housel reviewed Peaceful Warriors Martial Arts
5
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I am so thankful for Peaceful Warriors. Our boys have found great instructors and teachers but also great friendships. My middle child doesn't even know how much he is learning because their games and stories are so entertaining. I drive 30 mins each trip to attend these classes because I guarantee that we would not find a better dojo.

Lacy Leaf reviewed Peaceful Warriors Martial Arts
5
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We absolutely love Peaceful Warriors! They are amazing with the kids and the schedule is super flexible. My 5 year old loves going to karate class!

Tiffany Sattre reviewed Peaceful Warriors Martial Arts
5
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I think Peaceful Warriors is a great place to take kids who need a little extra help. My son has behavior issues with adhd and anxiety and martial arts has helped him grow so much. He loves it and looks forward to going each time. Mrs. Rose and her staff are so patient with the kids and really makes sure they have what they need to succeed. Im so glad I was able to enroll him in this program and look forward to what he can accomplish.

Stephen Leaf reviewed Peaceful Warriors Martial Arts
5
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Peaceful Warriors has a great environment. My son has learned a lot! I enjoy watching my son learn new things and believe that my wife and I found a place with great leadership to help him learn self discipline and many other things to help him down the road.

Amy Sullivan-Jones reviewed Peaceful Warriors Martial Arts
5
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My daughter loves Peaceful Warriors Karate and so do I. They always encourage her to be her best and do her best. They teach respect and kindness while working hard and having fun. It's a Win Win... She will come home so excited to help clean up or doing something nice without being asked. I love how they teach the kids what to do and say if a stanger tried to grab them. I also love the positive reinforcement. We will continue at Peaceful Warriors ?

Erin Thomasson Cannon reviewed Peaceful Warriors Martial Arts
5
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So very glad that we finally signed the twins up for martial arts. They absolutely love the classes and it's been great for them to have a chance to get active and away from their screens. The twins were pretty anxious about starting something new, and the Roses have done a great job easing their worries and getting really great results from them... Mostly by expecting great things, I think.

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Help Kids Learn Confidence II

Don’t focus on the mistake as much as you celebrate the victories.

Even if mistakes were made or things were messed up, make sure you remember to point out what was done right or well. Focus on pointing out the effort or courage it took to try. With more focus balanced toward what went wrong, it becomes harder to move forward and do it right.

It can destroy a child’s confidence over time. It happens to adults too when they don’t work for very good leaders for years.

We use graduation ceremonies to celebrate achievements, where students will get up in front of friends and family to show off what they have learned.

Many times while doing these events, I have seen a student mess up, and run off the floor. Sometimes embarrassed and biting back tears. They have shown they can do it, but they still mess up sometimes.

When it happens with kids, there is often a parent on the sidelines who will ask them why they hesitated or why they forgot something they were supposed to do.

One, this isn’t a helpful question, and this event is supposed to be a celebration. Instead of asking why they hesitated or forgot something, it is better to ask how they felt about their performance to start the conversation.

The student will likely answer something like “I don’t know, I forgot how to do it.”

This is usually followed from a parent with something along the lines of “but you had it last night.”

The problem with this, is that suddenly a student, no matter what age, will suddenly start feeling like they will never be good enough. Like they haven’t earned their rank, because they made one mistake, one day, even if they have done it countless times with no problem. It has a real impact on you when you are in front of people.

Don’t miss the effort and achievement victories over one mistake or correction, or you are putting the students focus on what is bad, instead of what is good and helping them find ways to cope with situations to get better.

Remember the difference between:

Incorrect: “What happened? You should know how to do this, just lift the trash bag and take it outside, is that so hard?” Followed by no response after they do it, or possible a frustrated response of “finally!” or “should have done that to start with”

Correct: “I know you don’t want to do it, but I appreciate you trying! The quicker you put more muscle into lifting that trash bag the sooner we can get to play time though!” Followed by thanking them and congratulating them on getting a job well done, let them know that even though it may seem a small job, it is very helpful and means a lot to you!

Incorrect: “You have the first part of the form right, but the second one needs some work.”

Correct: “You have the first part of the form right and with some good practice everyday over the next week you will have it nailed!”

This is what we do as martial arts leaders! We help people focus on the improvement and how good it feels, and not on the negative when we fall or fail!

Focus on the problem too much you will never find a solution, focus on the solution and you will find more than one to your problem.