Hi and welcome to Folsom Martial Arts Center,
There are various reasons why people search out martial arts. There isn't a one-size fits all approach to teaching it everyone either. Therefore, the reason you are looking into starting yourself or maybe a child into martial arts is important for me to know and understand. I want to know why you want to do Kickboxing, or why you want your child to be enrolled in a martial art program.
For me personally, martial arts has been a personal journey. I struggled through school because my focus and concentration was all over the place. I had a hard time concentrating on what someone was saying long enough to learn what they were teaching. In addition to this, I lacked confidence in myself. I wasn't sure I was able to do what I wanted. I just never had the confidence to prove it to myself. Plus, my lack of self-discipline wasn't exactly stellar.
So, for me the reason "why" I wanted to do martial arts was to help me improve my confidence, focus, and discipline while getting self-defense skills that worked on the street. I wasn't interested in competing (even though, I did compete in competitions) or training for the sole purpose to become a world champion. Those things I just did along the way. I wanted to learn fighting skills that worked on the street against bigger, stronger thugs.
Now 24 plus years later, my sole purpose is to help others become something great, to help them achieve their goals.
With all that being said, it's no surprise that the most effective fighting skills you can learn come from Boxing, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Savate, and Jeet Kune Do. These aren't the only ones, but for stand up striking they have proved themselves. This has been proven in the most grueling of testing grounds the UFC and other MMA events. It is also the best way to develop your self-defense skills.
We offer a variety of programs for children (ages 4-12), teens, and adults. Our programs is mainly a Muay Thai Kickboxing program with the addition of ground tactics and self-defense strategies for the street, or bully situation for children or teens.