St.Catharines and Niagara's Best Martial Arts & Life Skills Program For Kids
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St. Catharines most complete, energetic and FUNctional martial arts and life skills training for children.
"Growing Gorillas" - A Safe & Nurturing Environment
It's an amazing, comprehensive martial arts and life skills program, perfect for kids of all ages, with a focus on learning through play. Bully prevention is another foundational concept of Growing Gorillas, because we know that two things can ruin a child's life: being bullied and being a bully.
Our Growing Gorillas program is more than just kicks, punches, and throws... it's a community where your child will thrive.
As parents ourselves, we understand that it takes a village to raise a child.
With your child in the Growing Gorillas program, you can be ease knowing that there is a community of trustworthy people helping to watch over and guide him or her towards their passions, dreams, and goals.
We coach in a very safe, productive and nurturing environment, so your child will develop confidence and self esteem, along with physical strength, coordination and stamina.
Parents rave about our Kids Life Skills Program
There is no other program in the Niagara Region that even comes close to our Kids Martial Arts and Life Skill Program.
We have a system in place that teaches kids character traits that all parents would be proud of, and we do it in a FUN and caring environment. Our SBG Kids learn from their very first day how to be responsible, confident young people both on and off the mats.
Our S.A.F.E. Bully Proofing System© is simply the BEST in Niagara
Owner and Head Coach Rich Beaupit has spent the last 28 years of his life dedicated to researching and developing his S.A.F.E. Bully Proofing System©.
Our S.AF.E. System prepares kids with the mental, emotional and physical strengths needed to deal with bullying, stand up for themselves, and be confident in their everyday routines.
"I first met Rich at a seminar in Canada a few years back. My immediate impression was one of absolute sincerity. Rich trained hard, tried to help everyone he worked with, and had an obvious aptitude for the information being offered. But what came across the most was the genuine concern he had for the students in his class, and at his gym.
I travel often around the world, and finding someone with Rich’s skill and ability to teach is rare. But what is even more rare is finding someone like that who truly cares as much as Rich does about his people. And that sincerity cannot be faked.
So, with that I can honestly say I would recommend Rich’s instruction, classes, and facility to anyone who asked. Regardless of experience, background, age, or specific objective, you will find something worthwhile in Rich’s teachings. And you will enjoy yourself along the way as well."
- Matt Thornton, Straight Blast Gym President, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt