Our goal as parkour coaches is to help our students regardless of skill level or age become more coordinated and comfortable moving about in their environment; we do this through progressive movement sequences which include but are not limited to running, jumping, vaulting, and climbing. Throughout this process our students will learn to be able to identify paths of least resistance in any type of situation. Collectively as coaches we have over 15 years of experience with local parkour practitioners and are continuously active pillars in the community.
The Smash Gyms Parkour Program can and WILL help your child increase their confidence, self-esteem, discipline, while teaching them life skills that will last them a lifetime! Smash Gyms is offering a Parkour class for kids ages 5 to 11. It’s an hour long class that takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. It's a great class for general coordination and teaches the kids how to be real life ninjas! Parkour is aimed at improving the body’s strength and flexibility and coordination. Skills taught in class, like jumping from high areas and falling correctly, can possibly save their lives one day. Other skills kids can learn from parkour are how to roll and how to properly balance. It’s a fun and healthy sport, but it’s important to practice parkour safely and Smash Gyms offers your child the ability to do so.
Parkour is a sport all about movement and interacting with the environment. No equipment is needed as it’s all about the mind and body. Parkour, also known as free running, is essentially a mix of jogging and gymnastics. The idea behind it is to link moves over and around obstacles into one fluid run. This requires strength, flexibility, and discipline. It also takes creativity. Your child will learn the skills necessary to parkour while having fun and staying healthy from the exercise.
Parkour Fun Facts: Parkour comes from the French term parcour, which means obstacle course. A person who practices parkour is called a traceur, a French term with the literal meaning “tracing a path.” Parkour is NOT an extreme sport. Nike and Adidas make special running shoes for parkour. Its founder, physical education expert/officer in the French navy George Hebert, thought the body should be refined to the point where it could move swiftly and fluidly. His new method of training became standard in the French army. It became increasingly popular in the 1980s in France when the Yamakasi(a group of French practitioners) brought it into the public eye. It wasn’t until the early 2000s, though, that it made its way to the United States.
Sunnyvale After School Program
It is our goal to provide your child with a safe and nurturing tutoring enrichment program with an emphasis on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Our program operates from school dismissal until 6pm, Monday thru Friday on each regular school day. We pride ourselves on helping children find success through learning and through character development.
Our entire program is carefully planned out and structured so that you can see how step-by-step your child will gain improved self-esteem, behavior, confidence, focus, manners, leadership skills and self-discipline. We tutor kids from Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Milpitas and San Jose!
WE CURRENTLY HAVE STUDENTS THAT ARE TRANSPORTED FROM THE FOLLOWING SCHOOLS: (Call for Details or Questions)
FUN AND PRODUCTIVE DAILY ACTIVITIES EACH DAY YOUR CHILD WILL PARTICIPATE IN:
Reading, homework and study time.
An intensive Martial Arts class, designed help your child achieve goals and build confidencE.
An engaging lessons focusing on personal success covering everything from Time Management to Dealing With Bullies and Strangers.Invigorating Exercise and Play time where children are carefully supervised to ensure optimal progression.
WEEKLY AND MONTHLY LESSONSYour child will receive Character Building lessons that encourage your active involvement in your child's development. Lesson topics include: Making and Keeping Good Friends
Random Acts of Kindness
Personal Safety And much more.
Making and Keeping Good Friends
Personal Hygiene Showing Respect
Random Acts of Kindness
Personal Safety And much more.
SMASH GYMS TUTORING PROGRAM WILL HELP YOUR CHILD WITH:
Fun and Safe Classes
WHY CHOOSE SMASH GYMS TUTORING PROGRAM?
The Tutoring Center was developed at the request of parents wanting an alternative to the typical after care environment. The objective of the Tutoring Martial Arts Program is to create a fun and safe experience every afternoon after school that encourages children to build good relationships, learn martial arts, and demonstrate responsibility by completing their homework assignments.
The children are continuously supervised with adult counselors who provide activity supervision, and Blackbelt Instructors who teach the martial arts classes. All on-site activities are conducted indoors and children are divided into smaller groups at the appropriate times. The daily routine is punctual and organized. Parents can concentrate on their job with the peace of mind that their children are having fun after school, making good use of their time, and staying healthy from the exercise.
Ultimately, the children will become Blackbelt Leaders and role models. The martial arts curriculum is comprehensive. If your child is attending an after care program now, then usually enrolling in our Tutoring Center is more affordable. Instead of paying tuition for after care, at another location, and then paying tuition again for evening martial arts classes, you can have your after school needs and martial arts lessons combined together. Then, evenings can be saved for quality family time and eliminate the stress of having to manage dinner, homework, evening activities, and bed time schedules..
DIRECTOR - DEBBIE KANG
Debbie Kang graduated from San Jose State with a Bachelors of Arts and had a successful career as Vice President in Wealth Management Banking. As private banker she received prestigious awards and commemorations from top financial institutions including Merryl Lynch, Bank of America, and Morgan Stanley.
Debbie is now focusing on a lifelong goal of teaching and developing children. Debbie is proud to lead our Smash Gyms Kids Afterschool Program. She is looking forward to working closely with parents and other educators to help the children at Smash reach their academic and athletic potential.
WHAT ARE OTHERS SAYING?
"THIS REALLY IS A GOOD AS IT GETS. GREAT KIDS MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTION. MY SON HAS BEEN TRAINING HERE THE LAST FEW WEEKS AND LOVES IT.HE'S LEARNING A LOT AND GETTING A GREAT WORKOUT WITH EACH SESSION. HE IS LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS HELPING HIM WITH HIS OTHER SPORTS INTEREST (BASEBALL & FOOTBALL). I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO IT HELPING WITH HIS SELF-ESTEEM AND IT ALREADY SHOWS SINCE HE'E BEEN TRAINING AT SMASH GYMS. WE RECOMMEND CHECKING OUT A CLASS TO SEE FOR YOURSELF." - James Basurto., San Jose
"I'M LOVIN' THAT MY LITTLE GIRL IS SO HYPED ABOUT THIS STUFF!! GOOD JOB GUYS!" - Lynn Evelyn
"MY SON LOVES THIS PROGRAM! HE CAN NOT WAIT TO GET TO THE GYM AND IT'S HELPED HIM IN ALL ASPECTS OF HIS LIFE. THE SMASH GYMS INSTRUCTORS ARE AMAZING WITH KIDS!" - Marisol Aguayo