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Martial Arts

Martial Arts
Winter 2015

We are now offering a new program on Mondays, Jiu-Jitsu!

This class will help children gain body awareness and explore basic jiu-jitsu techniques.

Children’s Specialized Hospital’s Recreational Therapy Department offers a martial arts program for children with disabilities between the ages 5-13 years old. The classes provide instruction on basic martial arts techniques and listening skills. Coordination of movement, balance, body awareness, strength, and thought are also incorporated. This program provides children with an opportunity for positive peer interactions and promotes a sense of independence, confidence, and belonging. Registration opens December 1st at 9:00am.

Level of Classes:
Children are placed in the most appropriate level to suit their needs and abilities. Please call us at (908) 301-5516 to help identify the best class placement for your child. Class placement is based on a child’s attention span and ability to follow directions in a group setting.

Dragon Warriors:  A beginner martial arts program designed for Children requiring physical support and/or individual attention to follow direction ,introducing basic concepts of martial arts, coordinating basic movements and promoting social interaction                                                                                                               

Tiger Warriors: A beginner martial arts program designed for Children with an approximate attention span greater than 3-5 minutes .Children that follow 1-2 step directions independently or with minimal redirection, learning martial arts concepts, movements, and language, practicing coordination of movement                                                                                                             
Building social skills                                                                                                                               

Location of Classes:                                                                                                            
Classes offered in Mountainside are held at:
Children’s Specialized Hospital
150 New Providence Road
Mountainside, NJ 07092

Class Schedule:

Mondays (Mountainside): Sensei Greg
Body awareness & basic skills
through Jiu-Jitsu
January 5th-February 23rd
No Class on February 16th 
6:00-6:45pm-Dragon Warriors
6:45-7:30pm-Tiger Warriors

Wednesdays (Mountainside): Sensei Barnes
Martial Arts skill development
incorporating Karate
January 7th-February 18th
Tiger Warriors
5:45-630pm-Dragon Warriors
6:30-7:15pm- Tiger Warriors

Cost: $100


Phone registration begins December 1st at 9:00am

Call our registration line at (908) 301-5516

Registration is on a first come first serve basis. Please note that you are not guaranteed the day or time that you request. We strive to respond in a timely manner and appreciate your patience during this time.

Do not leave more than 1 message.

Please include the following information on the voice mail in order:
Day desired (Mondays- Jiu-Jitsu; Wednesdays-Karate)
Class your child meets criteria for (Dragon or Tiger Warriors)
Child’s name, diagnosis, & date of birth
Parent/guardian’s name
Email address and phone number

Contact Us
Kaylee McGuire
Community Recreation Program Coordinator
908-233-3720 ext. 5548
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