Childrens’ Programs

Tiny Tigers – Ages 3-4

Martial arts for preschoolers and very young children. Yes, children under the age of five can learn the martial arts, in the proper environment with an appropriately trained instructor. That’s what you’ll get at SDSS.

Each class teaches kids to move appropriately, control their bodies, and develop the gross- and fine-motor coordination they need. More importantly, kids learn the values of self control, self discipline, patience, respect, and honesty, that come as a part of Grandmaster DeMasco’s trademark Life Skills system. They learn to work and play well with others, in a fun and safe environment.

It is for these reasons, and many more, that Grandmaster DeMasco is endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education, the FBI, and the Shaolin Temple. It is his system that is taught in all our schools.

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My B/G twins love kung fu! They are 4 years old and have really grown in confidence and have improved behavior with the lessons. Plus it is super fun!Deirdre Y. - SDSS of Fairfield Parent
My son has been a student at SDSS for a couple of years now, and we are so happy with how he is growing as a budding martial artist under the guidance of his amazing instructors, who always go the extra mile to ensure that their students remain inspired. Joanna B. - SDSS of Ridgefield

Tigers – Ages 5-7

Martial arts for young children. Tigers class provides the high-energy fun and life skills kids need for their early elementary school years. Each class starts with basics and exercises based on animals from the Shaolin Five Fist system, and moves into action-packed drills that develop each student’s skills.

The values of self control, self discipline, patience, respect, and honesty are sewn into the fabric of every class, helping each child to learn the confidence she or he will need to become successful in school and in life.

It is for these reasons, and many more, that Grandmaster DeMasco is endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education, the FBI, and the Shaolin Temple. It is his system that is taught in all our schools.

Really a great team of instructors. Very impressed. Excellent with kids. Makes it fun and meaningful!Peter M. - SDSS of Keene parent

Dragons – 7-11

Martial arts for elementary and middle school students. Dragons class is a fast-paced and action-packed session of martial foundations, self defense, and fun, with just a little bit of good natured intensity and competition built in. Students learn the values of self control, self discipline, patience, respect, and honesty, while developing solid physical and self-defense skills. Students learn conflict resolution, improve the ability to follow directions, think and act independently, and take risks with confidence.

We are very happy with how this studio trains our 9 year old. We’ve been attending about a year and a half now and are very pleased.Anna W. L. - SDSS of Westport Parent
Really a great team of instructors. Very impressed. Excellent with kids. Makes it fun and meaningful!Peter M. - SDSS of Keene parent