The Edge Martial Arts & Fitness - American Karate - Mixed Martial Arts training - Stillwater, MN
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(ages 4-6)






Developing the Skills to Succeed

Do want to get your 4-6 year old involved in a program that will help prepare him for his upcoming school years? Would you like an activity that can help your child use up his or her youthful energy?

Our Lil’ Dragons program is a must, then! Not only will it help prepare your child for school, it will also help them develop the skills they will need to succeed in school. These skills include being able to follow directions, getting along with others, and raising their hand when a question is asked. They’ll also learn how to show respect toward their teachers and role model figures by saying, “Yes, Ma’am” and “No, Ma’am” when answering a question. Lil’ Dragons is also a great release for the energy that your child has built up throughout the day.

What will my child work on?

  Being responsible Following directions

Listening skills 
Learning to share
  Team work Acting respectfully

  Balance and coordination Stimulating curiosity
  Self control Taking turns
  Problem solving Fighting childhood obesity

Lil’ Dragons is more than just a Martial Arts Program for 4 - 6 year olds. It’s a unique program designed especially with young children in mind. We understand that younger students have a shorter attention span and that’s why our program uses interesting and enjoyable methods to keep their attention. Our Lil’ Dragons Program can help improve hand-eye coordination, flexibility, strength, balance and gross motor skills through developmental Martial Arts activities such as learning to block, punch, kick, and tumble. 

But what advantages does Martial Arts have over t-ball, basketball, or seasonal sports to develop children into strong individuals? First, Martial Arts isn’t just a physical avenue of learning for young children, although your child will certainly develop hand-eye coordination, balance, flexibility, speed, power, and endurance by being involved in Martial Arts.

At THE EDGE, children also learn life skills that have been used for centuries to develop strong leaders. From Martial Arts, your child will learn about being self-disciplined (meaning he or she will do known chores like putting toys away, hanging wet towels back up after bath time, and placing clothes in the dirty laundry). He or she will also develop confidence to make new friends and be put in a safe and positive environment to develop friendships with other children who are being positively impacted. Focus for school and listening skills for home are a major part of our program and many parents see positive development begin immediately from being in the program.  


Our Programs

KIDS (7-12)
TEENS (13+)

“Karate is a fun way to get in shape, learn important skills, and acquire new and exciting accomplishments. I started Karate with several other karate moms after we caught the excitement and enthusiasm watching our children at The Edge. We were so impressed with how Master Thorn and his team encourage and support people of all ages, shapes and sizes that we decided to give karate a try. Both of my sons and I are now black belts and we continue our training with all of the excitement and passion as the day we started. In the beginning I was hoping my children would discover enjoyment in exercise, discipline, confidence, self defense skills and the many, many benefits of karate and am pleasantly surprised that I have benefited from these attributes just as much. You will not find a better karate studio, superior direction, or a nicer community of people than The Edge Martial Arts and Fitness.”
“I have been a student of the Martial Arts for the better part of 20 years now, and have studied under four different training systems. For the last several years, this training has been with Master Thorn at “The Edge.” Without question, he is one of the most creative, resourceful, and professional teachers that I have experienced! Master Thorn brings a passion to teaching and a commitment to developing the best in each of his students.”
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The Edge Martial Arts
1654 Market Drive
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 6513517750
Fax: 651.351.7760

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The Edge Martial Arts - American Karate Training in Stillwater, MN under Master Nathan Thorn Lil Dragons - 4 to 6 year olds Kids Martial Arts Program - 7 to 12 Year Olds Teen Martial Arts Program - 13 to 17 Year Olds Adult Martial Arts Program - 18 & Up