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Hi, my name is Raffi Derderian.
Many people walk through the doors of my school for the first time and think that martial arts is just about punching and kicking. This may surprise you, but there is so much more to it.
Our goal at Derderian Academy of Martial Arts is to use martial arts as a vehicle to inspire kids to be more confident and focused in their daily activities.
Below, I would like to share with you the most important benefits that children and parents get from our program. Then afterward, I will let our members do the talking and share with you exactly how our program transformed their child’s life.
Action-packed games, activities, and exercises give kids a great workout from head to toe.
They get stronger, healthier and more fit within just a couple weeks. These fun exercises also help maintain a healthy weight!
The best part? The fitness is disguised as FUN! All your child will know is that they’re having a blast. But you and I know they’re also getting the exercise they need.
Make no mistake about it! While our classes are tons of fun, we also cover the "serious" stuff too.
We teach kids about handling strangers... bullies... and more.
However, the first thing we teach is diplomacy. We give your child the tools they need to "talk it out" first. Violence is ALWAYS a last resort!
For thousands of years, martial arts has been one of the best kept secrets for giving kids the skills they need for success in life.
Through inspiring stories and talks, as well as the process of learning the techniques, kids develop amazing traits, like:
Respect, discipline, focus, and goal setting.
I hope your child will never have to use their self-defense skills. But I guarantee these other skills will come in handy EVERY day for the rest of their life.
While kids work hard and train hard in our classes...
They also smile and laugh a LOT, too!
After all, these are kids we’re dealing with here! Our classes are a great place for kids to socialize, make friends, get support, and have a blast.
My daughter has been coming here for a few years now and she enjoys it. We tried other schools before and she just wasn’t into the program they ran. The staff at Derderian is very helpful to the kids in perfecting the craft, not only that but they fully care about the kids in the program. Recently my daughter had been out with the flu and Sensei Raffi reached out to make sure things were okay with her. It’s the little things like this that make me always suggest Derderian Academy when someone is looking to get themselves or their kids in a program. Kudos to you and your team of instructors.
My son has been attending Derderian Academy of Martial Arts for 8 years now and still loves it! The personal attention he receives from the staff is excellent. They are always pleasant and encouraging and his self-esteem and physical skills have improved tremendously over the years. The parents and other children are a great group and encourage each other as well. I would recommend this karate studio over all others in the state (I have heard many horror stories about other studios who are just in it for the "buck"). Raffi and Susan are the best and are the foundation of this wonderful company!
Immediately upon walking into Derderian Martial Arts, I felt the warmth and positivity we have been searching for. Right away, my son loved karate and said so after his first night. At 6, we are still trying to feel out all the options after school, activities, and sports can do so much for a child. Finding a place where kids are nurtured, taught, challenged, all while having fun and gaining confidence is hard to come by. We are so thankful it came recommended to us as a new family in town. There are so many programs out there, but I’d choose Derderian Academy all over again if we had to!
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Derderian Academy of Martial Arts
11 Commerce Way (Stop & Shop Plaza)
Johnston, RI 02919