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Young Warriors (8-14years)


Young Warriors builds upon the skills developed in Little Dragons while incorporating STRENGTH, SELF-CONFIDENCE, GOOD CHARACTER and POSITIVE ROLE MODELS.

Young Warriors is UMF Academy’s exclusive and specialised Wing Chun Kung Fu program for children aged 8-14 years. More than any other activity, martial arts and Wing Chun Kung Fu gives your child the chance to explore their innate power. You will marvel as they increase in strength, flexibility, endurance, balance, and harmony.

However, this will only be the start. Physical skills act as a foundation for something much more important: the development of value skills, mental and social intelligence. At UMF Academy they will be joining a long term, supportive, character-building environment.

Emilio Cardenas leads our Young Warriors program.

Our Young Warriors are encouraged to be their best and to strive to achieve beyond their own self-imposed limitations.

As a Young Warrior, your child will learn about the five powers:

  • Strength
  • Self-confidence
  • Good character
  • Positive role models
  • Being part of a team

The practice of martial arts often gives the individual the self-esteem, confidence and ability to walk away from conflict. At UMF Academy we promote non-violent resolutions to interpersonal conflict. We can help your child explore and understand interpersonal conflict through role-play and other class exercises.

UMF Academy understands the challenges facing kids in their tween and teen years – negative peer pressure, bullying, lack of exercise, and low motivation. We address all this at our classes in both direct and indirect ways. The Young Warriors program is during a critical part of your child’s development, and provides a positive environment when they are challenged to be their best and to strive to achieve beyond their own self-imposed limitations. This is incredibly important in these years.

Research has shown when our children are in transition times, like when they move schools, they are more vulnerable to bullying and potentially to negative social interactions. There is data to back up many parents fears when their children move from primary to high school, and change into a new and unfamiliar environments that this negative social feedback can make an entry into their life. This is when the development of strong character traits and their ability to manage complicated or confusing social situations, plus their ability to positively assert themselves and to believe that they are worthwhile, are important to how they both interpret and manage peer and teacher, student relationships.

We don’t have to accept bullying, we can equip our children to understand and resolve conflicts non-violently through a special program that combines the disciplines of education, psychology and martial arts.

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The Instructors

Emilio Cardenas

Emilio Cardenas

Emilio Cardenas, Pablo’s son, has grown up living and breathing martial arts at UMF Academy. He has dedicated himself to his art, spending many hours per week training and assisting his father with his teaching.

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