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+)

“My wife and I first met Nathan Thorn when we enrolled our son in Karate. We were immediately impressed with his ability to work with young children, teaching them not only the fundamental skills of the sport, but also the less tangible qualities of discipline, respect and a positive attitude. We realized that this was an activity we would enjoy as well, and soon my wife and I were both signed up, gaining the benefits of the physical workout and enjoying the mental challenge of learning the specifics of the sport. Nathan is that exceptional individual who is not only an expert himself, but who can also teach the art to others. He also has the rare ability to be an effective teacher to all age groups—young children, teens and adults. If you’re looking for a positive, effective karate instructor for yourself or your children, Nathan Thorn is your man.”
“As a family, we highly recommend The Edge Martial Arts. It’s great for kids because of the discipline and exercise, and the self defense training. Kids are taught not only how to defend themselves, but avoid dangerous situations to begin with. This school is second to none in the Twin Cities metro area.”
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The Edge Martial Arts
1654 Market Drive
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 6513517750
Fax: 651.351.7760

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