Hey local friends, my kids are two old to benefit from this program, but as I feel it’s important to get our kiddos moving and shaking at an early age, I wanted to get the info out about something new coming to Cincinnati.
If you suggest this program to your child’s school/preschool and they sign up, you’ll get a free year of lessons! Here’s the information:
Crouching Tigers, a mobile fitness and martial arts program dedicated to the physical, emotional and social development of children, announces today its launch in Cincinnati. The 30-minute classes filled with storytelling and child-friendly martial arts are now available for children ages 2 to 7 in schools and childcare centers throughout Cincinnati. Parents and guardians who bring the program to a new school will get a year of free classes for their children.
In each class, participants have the opportunity to learn bullying awareness techniques, traditional martial arts, fitness skills and life lessons, while reinforcing great social skills in a group environment. Students will be introduced to trademarked characters such as Recycling Ben, who teaches children to recycle negative words and thoughts into positive ones, thus helping students learn how to resist bullying, a common trend among young children. Founder and President of Crouching Tigers, Olivia Roney Spahn, along with other professional Crouching Tigers instructors, will introduce curriculum from classes which originated in Indianapolis to Cincinnati children.
“Witnessing the self-assurance children grow during the Crouching Tigers classes made me want to expand this program,” said Roney Spahn. “We are excited about the launch in Cincinnati and eager to offer local kids the skills to build resilience and avoid situations that may lead to bullying. By incorporating fitness and life lessons in each class, kids can apply what they’re learning to everyday life.”
Crouching Tigers classes are currently taught at more than 70 preschools, afterschool programs and child care centers throughout Indianapolis. There are about 15 new classes available for children in Cincinnati schools and childcare centers. Parents interested in requesting a demo class for their child’s school can visit http://www.crouchingtigers.com/request-free-class. If the program is activated at a school, the first parent who requested it will get a free year of tuition for his/her child.
In 2007, Roney Spahn started Crouching Tigers while attending college at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). As a martial artist since the age of 11, Spahn has always dreamt of developing a unique and convenient martial arts program that is easily accessible to young children. With affordable classes starting at just $45 for a four-week session, the program allows children to study eight styles of martial arts over the course of a four-year rotating curriculum.
For more information, visit www.crouchingtigers.com. To register for a Cincinnati class, visit http://www.crouchingtigers.com/registration. To request a demo class in your child’s school, visit http://www.crouchingtigers.com/request-free-class.