For those not accustomed to martial arts, they likely think that it is all about “fighting”, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Yes, the teachings are from an ancient practice in Asia relating to self-defense; there are so many different life lessons that are taught, for students of all ages. If your child has been interested in taking martial arts classes, or you have been on the edge of signing them up, enroll them! Here at Full Circle Martial Arts Academy, we pride ourselves in providing a safe and educational environment for our students to learn multiple practices of martial arts, and the benefits that come with it include much more than just the self-defense aspect! Learn more about the benefits of our teachings in this blog post, and if you are interested in enrolling your child, reach out to us today!


Here at our martial arts studio in Capitol Heights, a big part of our focus is to let the kids have fun. Year-round, our goal is to help give our students an activity that they can enjoy and benefit from. With that being said, we want to encourage them to be the best that they can be, and that means following the instructions from their instructors! A couple your child will learn that will carry on much further into their life is self-discipline and learning that their teachers are there to help. This will help with their school work and in their future careers as well!

Sense of Self

We fully support encouraging our students to engage in group activities such as football, basketball, dance, etc. And while martial arts does include support from their fellow students and the backing of their teachers, martial arts also teaches them important lessons on how to be self-reliant. We all work together, but they will be taught self-discipline and how to defend themselves, as well as those around them. 

Working With Others

We’ve discussed our students learning how to defend or protect themselves, but that’s not something that is learned individually. One of the most beneficial aspects of our classes is for them to learn together. They work as a team, and we encourage them to pick their classmates up when times get hard. While self-discipline is incredibly important, working with your friends/classmates/loved ones is much more important. 


In this time and age, there is no denying that most kids would prefer playing games on their phone or tablet and staying indoors. Yet, nothing compares to going out and participating in healthy activities with a group of people as encouraged as they are. Taking a class in martial arts will not only teach them to live a healthy lifestyle, but to enjoy it. Sure, it’s fun to play in a game, but teaching them how to protect themselves and enjoy a healthy lifestyle is only something that can be shown through one of our classes.


The lessons that we teach through our classes also benefit them through other sports. They will learn the importance of balance, of thought, and of skill. No matter what sport  your child is a fan of, they will benefit so much from the lessons that we teach. Agility, discipline, coordination, and a strong sense of will are key. 


We know that a lot of what we’ve brought up has seemed a little intense, but what we mostly focus on here at Full Circle Martial Arts Academy in Capitol Heights is having our students have an awesome place to get some energy out, learn self-defense skills, and have some fun. We provide after school care, summer, and so many more programs. If they want to learn martial arts, we are here for them.

We care about the community, and we know that you do, too. We know that self-defense doesn’t only involve being prepared to protect yourself and your loved ones, but living an active lifestyle as well. Here at Full Circle Martial Arts Academy, our goal is to help create a better future, and that is exactly what we are doing. If you would like to learn more about the martial arts classes that we offer for kids in Capitol Heights, or if you would like would also like to learn, we offer a multitude of classes, including women’s self-defense, adult Kung Fu, online training classes, and so much more. 

If you are interested, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. You can rely on the most experienced trainers, a welcoming environment, and students just as excited to learn as you, or your child, is. We can’t wait to welcome you to our family. If you have any questions, have any more questions about the programs or classes that we offer, then go ahead and contact us today.