Martial arts develops excellent coordination for students. Unlike most sports, martial arts does not favor one side. You practice everything on the left and right side.
Focus is like a muscle. The more you use it the stronger it gets. From academics to athletics, improved focus and concentration helps children in all areas of life.
The karate belt system is a great way to build confidence. With each belt earned. the child is rewarded for hard work. That builds confidence.
Our kids are not allowed to bully, tease, harrass, rough house or use foul language. We teach and enforce mutual respect.
Tim McCahan was recognized by the World Head Of Family Council for the best after school program in Florida and he was inducted into the World Hall Of Fame as Master Instructor Of The Year.
The Karate Mom,” Debbie McCahan may be a 5th degree black belt in karate, but she’s like a 10th degree black belt as a parent and mother.
Tim McCahan II was raised with the martial arts values we teach in our classes. He is an excellent role model and mentor for the kids in our school.
Like her big brother, 3rd degree black belt Nicole McCahan has a passion for working with and mentoring young children. She is a certified personal trainer and enjoys practicing yoga as well.
Our after school care program is different because we are focused on helping children improve their lives mentally and physically.
1. Safety and Security
Our 18,000 square foot after school program facility in St. Petersburg is a clean and safe environment for your child. Our 12 security cameras cover our four dedicated classrooms, padded soccer field, game stations, quiet areas for study, clean cafeteria, lobby, and all general areas.
2. Local School Pickup
Parents love this convenience. We pick up our students from local south Pinellas Country schools and safely transport them to our facility. We will take care of everything for you.
3. Structured Routine
First, we take attendance. Then, children can enjoy a snack in our cafeteria and then have supervised free time to read, play games, study, do arts and crafts or just chill and relax.
4. Martial Arts Training
Our program is centered around our martial arts classes. We take great pride in the fact that many of our students have become highly skilled black belts. Some are even instructors now.
Our martial arts program teaches children the values of respect, courtesy, self-control, and self-discipline.
5. Life Skills Curriculum
We have a special Life Skills Curriculum created by Dr. Robyn Silverman, a certified Child Psychologist who is a regular expert guest on national TV shows like Today and Good Morning America.
6. Day Camps
When school is out, we’re in! We provide day camps to accommodate various Pinellas County teacher workdays and holidays throughout the school year.
7. Family Owned and Operated
We’ve been doing this since 1997 as a family. We’re not a big corporation or some young entrepreneurial kid looking to make a quick buck. We take great pride in our service reputation and our student retention. We have many kids that have been with us for over five years. We’re honored to be considered the best after school program in St. Petersburg.
Not all After School Programs for Kids are the same. To help you understand what we do it’s important that you know what we will NOT do.
1. We Are Not in the Baby Sitting Business.
We are a structured alternative to babysitting. We are an Instructional After-School Program centered around the martial arts and the life skills they instill.
2. We Do Not Compromise on Safety and Security
We’ve invested in regulation seat-belted school buses. We have been commended by the St. Petersburg Fire Department for using buses that provide maximum protection for your kids.
3. We Do Not Let the Kids Run Wild
Free time is for kids only. During free time, our professionally trained team is positioned in monitoring stations throughout our facility. Kids learn how to have fun in a controlled environment.
4. We Do Not Allow Bullying
This is a subject that we take seriously. Our facility is a no-bully zone. We host seminars with national bullying experts to teach our families how to recognize, avoid, and resolve bullying.
5. We Do Not Permit Foul Language
We want kids to have good, clean fun. We pay attention to what kids say and do.
6. We Do Not Allow Kids to be Supervised by Kids
Our kids are supervised by multiple adults, not a teenage in the corner on her phone.
7. We Do Not Do Not Allow Wifi on Our Computers
One of the life skills we teach is that of earning privileges. Access to our game area is an earned privilege. We supply only G-Rated games and children are allowed to bring their own games. None of our game computers has a WiFi connection.
We’re proud to serve St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park, Clearwater, Largo and the Greater Pinellas County area.