A S.T.E.A.M CLUB FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF MOVERS AND SHAKERS
LEARNING IS LINKED TO MOVEMENT
Physical training helps us strengthen our bodies, but it also improves the health and performance of our brains by sharpening cognition, increasing memory, and enhancing our ability to concentrate. Our S.T.E.A.M programs incorporate learning traditional Martial Arts forms and other movement disciplines like gymnastics, archery, and yoga. In addition to improving strength, flexibility and coordination, these time-tested movement arts have been proven to increase cognitive flexibility, improve reaction time, and promote problem-solving abilities — skills that are essential to S.T.E.A.M fluency.
Improves flexibility and balance
Enhances cognitive processing
Promotes problem-solving skills
THE MOVEMENT WE TEACH
Our experienced coaches work with students of all skill levels to improve strength, flexibility, and coordination. In each class, students warm-up, stretch and practice drills that require running and jumping. Students work with rotating partners fine-tuning their technique while building strength and coordination.
Muay Thai is the national sport and cultural martial art of Thailand. It was developed several hundreds of years ago as a form of close-combat fighting that that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. Muay Thai is referred to as “The Art of Eight Limbs” as it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, and shins. Students have the opportunity to safely study the precise and elegant martial art of Muay Thai under the guidance of our professional athletes and coaches.
Our programs with Muay Thai explore topics including the physics of forces, speed, momentum, velocity, potential energy, kinetic energy, aerodynamics, oscillation and mechanics.
Gymnastics is a sport in which athletes perform acrobatic feats like leaps, flips, turns, handstands and more. Gymnastics training helps to improve balance, strength, flexibility, coordination and endurance. In our gymnastics programs, students build a foundation of strength and agility while learning to roll, flip, jump, tumble, and balance from expert instructors.
Our programs with gymnastics explore topics including the physics of forces,, including, center of mass, force, velocity, potential energy, kinetic energy, angular velocity, torque, rotation, acceleration and inertia through gymnastics training.
Kali is a Filipino martial art form that incorporates open-hands, stick, and weapons-based training from the Philippines. Filipino martial arts are considered the most advanced practical modern blade system in the world and are core components of the United States Special Forces Military training as well as for many other elite forces around the world. Through the use of safe nerf-like sticks and protective gear, our Kali ninjas work on the timing, accuracy, foot work, and angular stick work needed to master this exceptional martial art and self-defense system.
Our programs with Kali explore topics including timing, pattern, force, momentum, acceleration, velocity, rotation, distance, kinetic and potential energy, dynamics, and angular impact.
Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling orientated martial art form that focuses on getting an opponent to the ground in order to neutralize possible strength or size advantages through important ground fighting techniques and other methods. Jiu-Jitsu can be traced back to India where it was practiced by Buddhist monks who created techniques based upon principles of balance and leverage, and a system of manipulating the body in a manner where one could avoid relying upon size, strength, or weapons.
Our programs with BJJ explore topics including the physics of forces, torques, stability and rotational motion., mass, velocity, acceleration, leverage and center of gravity.
Archery is the practice or skill of using a bow to shoot arrows. Target archery is the most popular form of modern competitive archery in the world and also an Olympic sport. Archers shoot at stationary circular targets from set distances, and a number of different kinds of bow can be used in competition, including the recurve, the compound, and the longbow. As a sport, archery requires skills of precision, control, focus, repetition and determination. It is an all-abilities activity that helps students develop critical focus and concentrations skills.
Our programs with archery explore topics including momentum, velocity, acceleration, potential energy, kinetic energy, elasticity, trajectory, aerodynamics, Hooke's Law, oscillation, deceleration, and mechanics.
The word Yoga means “union” in Sanskrit, the ancient language of India where Yoga originates from. Yoga is a system of physical exercises or postures called asanas. When practiced regularly along with yogic breathing techniques these asanas build strength, flexibility, confidence and contribute to an overall sense of well-being. Through Yoga training students learn how to move more freely and with a greater sense of ease and awareness. Yoga practice builds strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and helps young learners to harness their energies creatively.
Our programs with Yoga explore topics including center of mass, balance, levers, oscillation, inertia of motion, rotation, equilibrium, alignment, aerodynamics, mechanics, and energy conservation and management.