What is the Eagles Program?

In our Eagles Program, for ages 8-12 (also known as ?Juniors?), self-defense is the bare minimum your child will learn from karate classes at our Studio. Our mission is to produce our community?s future leaders through our comprehensive training system that includes both our karate and character development curriculum.  

?Through setting goals and advancing through the karate ranking system ? our students develop ambition, drive and determination. Through practicing their moves, they'll learn discipline and the value in hard work. And by paying attention in class, and respecting their instructors and fellow students, they'll learn patience, respect and courtesy. These qualities will stay with them for life, helping them grow into strong, responsible, and caring adults.? By Professor Beliso, a karate industry leader.

Our character curriculum is so important that it represents half of the requirement for belt advancement. Each step towards the black belt is awarded with stripes per month and belts per quarter. Students in our Eagles Program will be training for the goal of a Junior Black Belt and this amazing achievement will take approximately 3-5 years based on the individual?s consistent attendance and participation.

 We coach each student based on the specific way that they learn, in the nurturing, respectful atmosphere that our group classes provide.  Each student not only learns Karate but also ?how to learn? while focusing their mind and body on karate skills, fitness and coordination, and character goals. Our confidence-building Bully Defense program equips children to consider and respect others, and even to become the protectors of others in their families and at their schools.

Students that regularly demonstrate the qualities gained from Karate and have the desire to model those qualities in karate class will be invited to join our Leadership Teams. Beginning with our STORM Team (Super Team of Role Models), team members demonstrate and help in the younger classes, Tigers or Little Ninjas. They can then progress and learn to be Assistant Instructors and be invited into our SWAT Team.

By participating in our Eagles program, your child will gain the following additional benefits:

-Develop a greater sense of self-confidence

-Learn polite greetings and polite manners

-Act respectfully toward family members, teachers, and others

-Increase focus and concentration         

-Learn to live and play safely 

-Show self-control

-Learn to share and promote teamwork

-Develop a love of learning and motivation for their karate skills

-Develop self-esteem and self-worth

-Learn the importance of self-care

-Develop physical balance, flexibility and coordination

-Enhance memory and listening skills

-Increase awareness of body and space

-Understand responsibility

-Make friends and learn socialization

-Be a good person and a contributing member of society


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"My son joined the studio a few months ago on the recommendation of a friend. We had been searching for a place that would both teach him the tools of Karate as well as boost his self confidence and self respect. USA Professional Karate does that in spades. From the expertise of the teachers to the kindness of the other students. Everyone is so very encouraging. We have enjoyed watching our son flourish in the program so much that my husband has now joined and is enjoying the learning process of this wonderful discipline as well. I am so glad we found this diamond in the heart of Squirrel Hill." Kim R.

"I'd choose not to rate this because there's no sixth star but I'll give a five. In the midst of my sixth year, karate has probably been my highest location of attendance second to only school. The studio is a wonderful place where I have always felt relaxed, protected and confident. Karate has improved myself, and many others around me in so many ways. I'm very thankful to have it in my life (late for Thanksgiving) and I hope to always have the time in my future to continue attending. Maybe I should have copied and pasted the essay I wrote about Karate!" Gabe B.

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