Children's Classes

Children's Classes

AFR Christian Karate 
Providing the finest Martial Arts Training for Adults and Children in Northeast Florida.
CALL: (904) 298-1745

It’s amazing but true… 

 I laughed when I heard that karate would teach my child discipline, confidence, and self-esteem… 

 But, now- she's a "Straight A Student," Confident and Respectful!"

Dear Fellow Parent, 

     I don’t blame you. You’re thinking, “Come on… how can Karate teach wholesome values and success skills?” Well, I’m here to tell you, in more ways than you can even begin to imagine. 

     My name is Cris Kolb, father of six. I’m also the head instructor of AFR Christian Karate right here in Orange Park. 

     For years I have been nurturing children like yours by combining the character building tools found only in karate and the unfailing word of God. No other sport or training can match it. 

     I’m going to tell you how you and your child can sample all of this, and what's more, you get to sample with a free private lesson! 

     With our proven track record, you will watch as your child increases in confidence, energy, and spirit. Stand and be dazzled as he becomes unstoppable in his quest for… 
     • Greater academic achievement
     • Unshakable self-confidence
     • Increased strength and fitness, in body, mind, and spirit.

     Look at it this way, your child’s first and biggest challenge comes not from “fighting for his rights on the street,” or “beating up the neighborhood bully.” It comes, instead, from battling more sinister forces; your child’s own fears and self-doubts.
     • “I’m not as smart as John.” 
     • “I don’t get what my teacher is saying.” 
     • “I wish I was as (strong, pretty, tall) as Sally.” 
     • “Why does Jim keep giving me a hard time.” 
     • “Why can’t I be as popular as Jill?” 

     Question is, how do you get your child to fight these demons? You know the problem. Your child has a hard time even telling you she’s haunted by them. Never mind how she might conquer them. 
     
     Well, the good news is, I have a proven solution; A program that has already worked for hundreds of children just like yours. A series of lessons your child can learn easier than you think.

To repeat, our Christian Martial Arts training is less about your child learning to fight others, and more about fighting his own inner doubts. Conquer them and your child becomes unstoppable.

     In other words, when your child uses the discipline of karate to conquer his fears, he has the power to transfer that discipline to all other areas of his life. I know of no other sport that does this better than karate. But don't take my word for it...

"Before my son Jonathan joined AFR Christian Karate, he had a bad attitude and temper. I saw a big improvement right away. He has really calmed down a lot and he doesn't talk back like he did. He really looks forward to the classes every week. I'm glad we chose AFR Christian Karate, Jonathan really likes it. I tell everyone "your kids should be in this class!"
 Patty Oconnor, Orange Park 

"I trained in an American style of Karate as a teenager and did not like the environment. When Kolb Sensei started a Christian based dojo I was skeptical. I had been trained to search for control and peace through meditation. I have found that peace comes from a belief in Christ and a lifestyle that follows His. Kolb Sensei is dedicated to Christ and Fushin Ryu, a true Japanese form of Karate. Training with Kolb Sensei has improved my physical, mental, and spiritual attitudes. I have two daughters, one 13 and one 8, that train as well. My son, now 4, will begin training before he is six years old. I would recommend this training to all ages. It is a great way for a family to keep fit." 
Jim Trott, Middleburg 

"I learn self-discipline skills. I learn self-defense and get different color belts to symbolize how much I have learned and accomplished. I also like the way we memorize bible verses and get patches for them. I really appreciate the nice people who help me learn all these things."
Nicole Boston, 11, Middleburg

     Now, you may be asking, how does all this "values" stuff work, and why does AFR Christian Karate do a better job teaching it? 

     Again, the combination of karate's discipline and the Bible's life lessons is unbeatable. She'll marvel (as you will) as she increases in strength, flexibility, endurance, balance, and faith. Yet, this is only the start.  

COURAGE: Your child finds the courage to move outside of his comfort zone. He wills himself to take on more difficult karate moves and skills. He becomes no longer afraid of being afraid. As he does so, he learns that whatever he sows, so he reaps. He learns to blame no one, but himself. He suddenly sees his life as a constant, never-ending journey of life-giving improvement. In short, with a deep breath, he refuses to become a victim of fate. He puts an arm lock on his own destiny. 

STAYING POWER: Your child finds joy in improving her physical stamina. She can walk further, run longer, practice skills until she gets them right. In turn, she learns not to give up. She sticks things out. With the help of her teachers, she strives harder, longer to reach her goals. Even if she fails, she preserves her self-respect. She won't let her self-doubts get in the way of finding ultimate solutions. 

HONESTY: Your child must first learn to accept where he stands now. That means measuring current strengths. Above all, he learns that to succeed, he can't fool anyone, especially himself.

     This results in a keener focus. He learns to make eye contact with his teacher (and not just in karate). He pays greater attention to what each teacher says. He knows and accepts where he stands. 

     These are just three of the powerful, energizing values your child will get from the AFR Christian Karate program. She will develop... 
Powerful Self Control: She'll refuse to give in to negative peer pressure. She'll have a deeper respect for rules. 
Improved Focus: She'll learn what's needed, along with the skill to "zero in" on critical tasks at hand. Normal, yet time-wasting childhood distractions won't get in her way. 
Fearless Self Confidence: Watch as your child finds the courage to open any door life has to offer.

"Karate is the best thing you can do for your child." -Chuck Norris

TOWERING ROLE MODEL TEACHERS: As you might guess, all of this couldn't happen unless I had the very best of teachers. To make sure I have the very best, each of them started as white belt beginners and have studied with me personally for years. Not only are they martial arts experts, I know each of them to be dedicated servants of our Lord Jesus Christ who are completely committed to the growth of each student.  

"I see Alex making more of an effort to become responsible at home, and to use more self-control. He has improved in many areas. You, his teachers are to be thanked and encouraged. You do an excellent job teaching and instilling Christian principles. Thank you."
Glynn and Lynn Barnes, Orange Park

Now I still know what you're thinking: "How can I know for sure the AFR Christian Karate program will work for my child? Will learning to kick, block and punch really work for her?" I've made it very easy for you to find out...

FREE PRIVATE LESSON: ($45.00 value) I'm offering you a 30-minute introductory private lesson...for FREE. (With no strings attached.) See for yourself if, in fact, I can give your child the powerful benefits promised in this letter. 

 FREE Student-Parent Conference: At the introductory lesson, we will talk one on one to discuss your goals, your child's needs and which of our programs will best suit your family. 

 FREE Official AFR Christian Karate Uniform: ($40.00 value) If you call today your child will receive an official karate uniform that is theirs to keep - no charge- with the registration of classes! 

Here's how it works:  
To schedule your child's free lesson, and be guaranteed the free uniform: 

     Pick up the phone and call LeAnne at (904) 298-1745. She'll answer any additional questions and schedule a special time for an instructor to work with you and your child. It couldn't be easier and may be the most important thing you could do. 

Call 298-1745, today. 

God Bless, 
Cris Kolb, Shihan 
6th Degree Black Belt 
Head Instructor 

P. S. All this talk about values may have mislead you. Be assured, I do teach real karate, just as everyone likes to think of it. Your child will end up knowing how to protect herself.  

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