Youth Leadership Training at Alexander's Martial Arts

We use the Zig Ziglar “ICAN” program in conjunction with portions of the Black Belt Schools International communications and coaching curriculum to help our juniors build their Personal Foundations AND to communicate with CONFIDENCE while keeping in mind the adage,

“There are only three ways to lead: by example, by example, and by example”.

Youth Leadership at Alexander's

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I CAN Personal Development from Zig Ziglar.


We chose the Zig Ziglar I CAN Program as our core curriculum for teaching personal development after attending a presentation by Bob Alexander (former Director of Educational Service with Zig Ziglar). The Zig Ziglar company is know for teaching business professionals the tools they need to run ethical and successful organizations and Bob Alexander spearheaded the character development programs for grade school kids through the I CAN Program. We’re proud to bring this program to our kids.

Here’s a description of the I CAN Program from the Alexander Resource Group:

The I CAN Philosophy believes that all kids are trying to get to the doorway of tomorrow which will give them health, happiness, prosperity, friends, peace and security. But they first must understand that the elevator to the top is out of order. It was out of order yesterday, is today, and will be out of order tomorrow. If they want to get the good things out of life, they first of all need to build their lives on a solid foundation (the first module in the program) of honesty, character, loyalty, trust, integrity, and love. They then need to take the remaining steps of attitude, self image, relationships, goals, desire and work (the remaining modules) in order to achieve success.

Black Belt Schools International Instructor Training

As a member school of Black Belt Schools International (this is where we get our instructor training and monthly Black Belt Excellence Newsletters), our staff has been trained to be exciting, professional, motivational, and inspirational instructors. We bring the same fundamental leadership and communications skills to our junior leadership team!

Our mission is to “Make a positive difference in our community. . . One Black Belt at a Time” and we believe the best way for that difference to have the biggest and longest-lasting benefit is through our juniors. 

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Michael Chaturantabut Founder of XMA

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Physical Curriculum developed by World Champion Mike Chat

Many people know Mike Chat as the “Blue Ranger” from the Power Rangers – Lightspeed Rescue. But did you know he is also a 7 time World Forms Champion and founder of the XMA Martial Arts system?

Our school is a licensed XMA School and Mr. Chat has been friends with the Alexander’s since the early 1990’s. We chose his dynamic curriculum because it of Mike’s approach, “Our philosophy is based on developing strong communications skills…it’s not what you do, but how you do it, how you present it”, Mike Chat.

What better physical foundation for teaching our young martial artists to lead by example and present their best selves? 

Plus it’s FUN and EXCITING and these awesome kids deserve the extra challenge!

"AMA has helped my children develop character; maturity, self discipline and self control, pride, confidence, a positive attitude, personal integrity, and an understanding that dedication and hard work yields results. For me as well, for all that I'm in my late 40's."

"Alexander's approach is to always do your best- in class, in school, and at home. They are having fun AND working hard. I highly recommend you give it a try!"

"great atmosphere. great kids programs. great staff."

"Our daughter has gained confidence, endurance and strength. She loves sparing and has made some good friends. "

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers about our Children's Martial Arts Program

We find that our students become more confident to stand up to bullies and have more humility and kindness to others through their martial arts lessons.

We don’t require parents to stay during classes.  However, we do find that parents who get involved with their kids martial arts lessons, truly build a solid connection as they see their child grow in confidence and skill as they progress through their belt ranks.   And building strong family units is important to us at Alexander’s Martial Arts for our Huntsville community.

Make sure you wear comfortable clothes you can do sport in!  Not really suitable to practice kicks in a skirt.😳

Be sure to bring a water bottle to your martial arts classes.  You will find Alexander’s Martial Arts in Huntsville have martial arts classes for kids and adults that are a great workout and lots of fun!  Most students are grinning from ear to ear by the end of the class.  I am sure you will be too!

Yes! One of the great things about martial arts classes, is that it’s an individual sport, done in a group environment.  We find all our students improve in their focus, self control, discipline and social skills.  But the best part is…. They don’t even realize that is what our highly trained Kids Martial Arts Instructors are actually doing.  They just think they are having fun!

The best way to find out for yourself, is to take advantage of our limited time offer.  You’ll find our team so helpful and dedicated to helping your child become the best version of themselves. Book in now!  You will be glad you did!

We encourage parents to watch their children in their kids martial arts lessons.  We love parents getting involved!  And so do their kids.  Even better… join into some of our martial arts classes for adults.   Your kids will love that you have something in common.  It will build a strong family bond!

Additionally, if you wanted some ‘me-time’?  Simply drop them off, and go grab a coffee.  They will greet you with a huge smile when you return, because they had SO much fun!

Not at all.  You will find that martial arts classes are the PERFECT sport for kids who are not good at sport.  Kids martial arts classes really are an individual after school activity, that they do in a group. 

The journey from white belt to black belt is different for each student.  But what is the same…. They improve co-ordination, balance, motor skills, focus and discipline.  Plus, they makes lots of great friends!

Our Instructors are highly skilled in teaching martial arts for kids.  Really… It’s their PASSION!

This is probably the BEST kids activity for children who sit a lot! 

Getting them active, without them realising they are learning, is our skill.  Kicking and punching pads is such a great stress relief, that kids blossom in all areas – because of their martial arts training.

Many Huntsville parents find that once their kids start martial arts classes, they see a happier, more social child develop right before their eyes.  You’ll be glad they started classes!

PLUS…. Most kids LOVE being ninja!