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Focusing on physical health, character development and spirit strengthening, Riverview students traverse through a curriculum of classic martial art techniques.

Overview

Since 1990, Riverview has taught children and teens peaceful martial arts promoting physical fitness, energy management, and compassion towards others. With a welcoming approach to a 4,000 year-old tradition, Riverview’s kids martial art program offers authentic training rooted in the core values of respect, honesty, integrity, courage and self-esteem.

About Universal Movement

Riverview Martial Arts practices Universal Movement (UM): a blend of classic techniques from the hard and soft styles of Okinawan Karate, Chinese Kung Fu, Korean Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Aiki-jujitsu, Chi Gung, Goju Ryu, and Tai Chi Chuan

Universal Movement presents a total package for young lives teaching tools for lifelong health and success. Taught by caring educators, each class is built on mutual respect and kindness. Students progress through a time-tested curriculum of realistic goals for personal achievement.

Benefits of martial arts

Thousands of children and teenagers have benefited from Riverview’s systematic teaching methods encouraging self-confidence, goal attainment and peaceful resolution to conflict.

Benefits of martial arts include:

  • Gain self-control & inner peace
  • Give & receive respect
  • Build confidence in yourself
  • Learn self-regulation
  • Cultivate physical health
  • Develop self-defense for the mind, body & spirit
  • Improve coordination & focus
  • Grow academically & socially
  • Feel positive about yourself & your achievements
  • Make awesome friends!

Outdoor Training

Our Topsham campus is home to 164 acres of trails, campsites, and training areas. Our South Portland dojo is just minutes away from some of the best beaches, parks, and outdoor areas in Southern Maine. Along with traditional martial arts, training in nature is an added benefit of Universal Movement. With outdoor martial art classes, summer & vacation camps, children immerse themselves in nature and gain the creativity and courage inspired by the great outdoors.

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ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Martial arts typically becomes a journey to better ones self over time. Our school welcomes students to enjoy that journey, embrace the ups and downs that come with improving oneself, and know that we too face those challenges and triumphs in the martial arts.

Our school chooses to display tuition rates on an annual basis, as that is the way that 99% of our clients experience it. Our kids martial arts tuition includes all services and fees required to participate in our program and does not require students to arbitrarily remain in the program for any reason.

Schedule

SOUTH PORTLAND
Monday 4:00 – 4:45pm
Tuesday 5:30 – 6:15pm
Wednesday 4:00 – 4:45pm
Thursday 5:30 – 6:15pm
Friday 4:00 – 4:45pm
Saturday 9:00 – 9:45am
Open Dojo 3-4pm T+TH, 8-9am Sat.

TOPSHAM
Monday School Dismissal – 5pm or 5:45 – 6:30pm
Tuesday School Dismissal – 5pm
Wednesday School Dismissal – 5pm or 5:45 – 6:30pm
Thursday School Dismissal – 5pm
Saturday 9:00 – 10:45am

Tuition

Our $166 per month tuition includes:

  • Weekly classes at your location
  • Belts and rank evaluation
  • Seasonal community service events
  • Seasonal friends and family events
  • 20% discount off complimentary programs
  • Priority reservation of all camps, workshops, and training skillbuilders

Financing & Discounts:
20% off additional family members
7% off when paid in full for 1 year
10% discount for all military, LEO, and FF

Young martial artists bow to each other for respect
Martial arts kids train on the beach in the summer time
Youth martial arts class fun obstacle course

 

FAQs

  • Should your child do martial arts?

    Yes! Martial arts is for everyone regardless of age, physical shape, or learning styles. Children gain skills that help in all areas of development and build a solid foundation for future success. The journey of martial arts is really the journey of improving you!

  • What is a typical class like?

    The best way to learn about our classes is to visit our dojo! Each Universal Movement class offers conditioning exercises proven to improve strength, flexibility and balance. Our youth workouts stimulate a fresh flow of energy within muscles, ligaments and tendons while leaving students feeling mentally refreshed and positive.

    Taught in a step by step progression where each class fosters mutual respect and kindness, students advance through a ranking system at an inspiring and comfortable pace.

  • What are the benefits of martial arts?

    Besides being a productive and healthy way to spend your time, the benefits of UM are both immediate and long lasting. Right away your child will learn new ways to manage energy, improve health, maintain peace, and fortify their spirit. Over time students gain the physical fitness, insight, strength and confidence needed to benefit all areas of life. Discovering the positive growth that comes from traditional martial arts is a keystone at Riverview!

  • Is it hard to progress? Do you test for rank?

    Universal Movement’s non-competitive curriculum recognizes physical and personal growth without the need for testing. Inherent in each class is the opportunity for personal acheivement. With regular attendance and a sincere effort, each student can progress at a rate that suits their ability and needs without the stress of performance!

  • Is there a class curriculum?

    Yes. UM is derived from a 6 year curriculum that offers a diverse blend of techniques from authentic martial art traditions. Each month focuses on a different topic introducing new techniques and strategies. There is always something new to learn in Universal Movement!

  • How often should I come to class?

    As many as possible! Riverview offers 3 weekly classes for each age group. Students are encouraged to attend 2 classes per week in order to truly benefit from their martial art education.

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