Are you or your children armed to succeed in life? To do well in school? To stay clear of drugs?
Do they have the tools to develop physically, mentally, AND spiritually to maximize his or her unique and God given potential?
Children who attend Billings Chi-Tu Do are destined to succeed in life because biblical application of goals, self-control, discipline and persistence is integral to their Christian martial arts education. More importantly, the Bible-Centric traits children learn in our unique ministry will benefit them exponentially for the rest of their lives! Biblical martial arts training is an investment for your child’s FUTURE!
"I find Chi-Tu Do to be an incredible, worth-while experience for my son. He has really felt a connection to the uniqueness of this art and the friendships and the camaraderie with it. And he has wanted to come back and he has loved it. I love the aspect that it is a Christian-based program. I have seen a lot of growth in my son, not just at home, but at school too. It has been a great learning tool." – Robin, mother of 11 year old Blue belt, Rece
Godly parents want the best for their children, but how do you prepare them for the challenges they face in today's world? How do you teach them the motivation, discipline and proper attitude necessary for success?
It's not an easy task! This type of education is not found in our public schools. It's not found on our soccer or little league fields. It's not even found in our community organizations and in many cases our churches... and that's really a shame. In fact, it's a crime because teaching children the basic biblical traits like discipline, self-control, goal setting, and motivation at a young age, can have a massive impact on what that child accomplishes for the Kingdom of God in later life.
As I write this note, I am drinking hot tea from a very special mug. It's a "Super Hero" mug that was given to me as a gift several years ago by a young boy in one of our Chi-Tu Do academies. This student was a good kid but a little shy and withdrawn. He lacked self-confidence and focus, perhaps because he was a little slower and a little smaller than most of the other boys in his class. His mother, an elementary school teacher and widowed mother, was doing her best to help her son with his grades and fill in the emptiness created by her husband's untimely death. However, nothing seemed to work until she enrolled him in Chi-Tu Do.
At first this young boy's progress was slow. His attention span was weak, his coordination was poor, and he lacked motivation, self-discipline and control. In fact, it was quite evident that he didn't even want to be in class. Even so, our dedicated coaching staff kept working with him, his mother required him to attend, and each week there was marked improvement in his behavior. Within about five weeks, he was awarded his first new belt signifying progress. Immediately, this student's confidence started to improve. He started to raise his hand and ask questions. His focus and concentration were also improving.
His mother shared that his homework grades (now that he was actually completing the work!) were showing incredible improvement. As the weeks went by his attitude, self-control, discipline, and motivation increased until finally THE day arrived. Mom walked into class with her son and with tears in her eyes. She asked me to stand by her son for a picture of him with his latest report card. This spiritually transformed student stood beaming at the camera with his first "A" ever. Later, they gave me the "Super Hero" mug as a special thank you. But it wasn't just his grades that had improved, it was his entire life! This boy, who had rededicated his life to Christ during an in-class devotional, had become serious about serving and honoring the Lord and it was being demonstrated in all aspects of his life.
Over the years, I have seen hundreds of children benefit from our unique Christian martial arts ministry.
Overweight kids who lost a few pounds through self discipline and exercise only to gain massive amounts of self confidence and leadership skills.
Academically gifted students, bored with school, who learned to set goals and reach higher while becoming involved in mentoring initiatives.
Hyper active kids who learned how to focus and channel their energy in a more positive direction
And shy children who were brought out of their shell and learned not only how to protect themselves, but also how to help others who were suffering at the hands of a bully!
All these children and the hundreds of others who have experienced the benefits of Chi-Tu Do have gained a foundation in the basic biblical tools of success that will last them a lifetime. Much like learning to ride a bike or learning to swim, once the skills of success and achievement are introduced to your children they never go away. The pay off just keeps going for the rest of their lives; lives filled with respect, honor, discipline, and proud moments of achievement backed by good health and biblical joy.
Where do children learn such wonderful tools? All things do begin at home, but if you would allow Billings Chi-Tu Do to reinforce the Bible's authority in your child's life we can partner in developing your child’s character so that they would become a beneficial member of their family and community, and a positive influence on their friends. Allow Billings Chi-Tu Do to assist you through our ministry's three fold mission of helping your child reach new heights of Physical Development, Mental Discipline, and Spiritual Discipleship.
Christ-centered martial arts training is available only with Chi-Tu Do.
As a parent of two children, I feel that one of my strongest responsibilities is to empower my children through biblical education, training, and character development. Christian principles of self-control, service to others, confidence, compassion, persistence, and the self discipline to succeed in school, in athletics and in life are incorporated into every aspect of the Chi-Tu Do curriculum.
While the more traditional aspects of martial arts such as respect, self-defense, patience, perseverance and integrity are certainly important in today's world, the most important aspect of our curriculum is not so much the physical or mental component, but rather the spiritual development of Bible-Centric living.
Training in Chi-Tu Do will arm your child for the future with all the key biblical traits of Christ-like character.
This is our pledge to our parents:
The Chi-Tu Do Coaching Staff is dedicated to developing your child's confidence, self-control, perseverance, as well as service to and compassion for others as taught by the Bible.
The Chi-Tu Do Coaching Staff is dedicated to equipping your child with a positive attitude and the persistence to succeed. It gets them saying "I Can" rather than "I Can't" when dealing with a new problem or challenge.
The Chi-Tu Do Coaching Staff is dedicated to exciting children about the pursuit of knowledge in school and teach them the master skill of all success; setting goals.
The Chi-Tu Do Coaching Staff is dedicated to helping your child with mental discipline and focus, concentration and self discipline that can help improve grades.
The Chi-Tu Do Coaching Staff is dedicated to assisting your child develop his or her physical coordination skills. Our training techniques increase speed, stamina, and strength in children. They will also develop balance, coordination, and timing... all of which increases performance in many other physical activities.
The Chi-Tu Do Coaching Staff is dedicated to teaching your child biblical leadership skills such as motivation and focus... key ingredients for success in all aspects of life.
The Chi-Tu Do Coaching Staff is dedicated to encouraging biblical holiness and maintaining high Christian standards of living. Our Bible-Centric curriculum is designed to give your child the courage to say NO to unhealthy choices despite peer pressure. Recent studies have shown that programs which focus on personal achievement, such as Martial Arts, are vastly more effective in fighting this problem than any other activity.
The Chi-Tu Do Coaching Staff is dedicated to teaching your child to how to spot and avoid danger or deal with a personal attack if necessary. While we wish it were not true, the fact remains that we live in a world full of selfish and sinful people. Chi-Tu Do will teach your child how to spot and avoid danger, what to do in an emergency, and, if necessary, how protect themselves from personal attack. These invaluable skills will not only increase confidence in your child but, may even save their lives.
Our Classes Are Enjoyable!
The Chi-Tu Do Coaching Staff is dedicated to creating an atmosphere where your children will have FUN while they learn! Billings Chi-Tu Do is the only place in Billings that offers the keys to long term success in such a comprehensive, fun and exciting environment! Our carefully structured environment will help your child develop physically, mentally, socially, and most importantly... spiritually. Your children will be surrounded by a supportive coaching staff who are Christ-following certified martial artists; other students with similar goals and aspirations, and an environment that develops positive friendships and healthy peer groups.
By the way, Martial Arts are not just for children. They are for adults too! Please feel free to come in and try a class yourself. In addition to all the benefits that I have already mentioned, it's a great way to stay in shape, lose weight and relieve stress.
Here is what some of the parents of our students have to say about the program:
“A lot of his teachers remark about how much respect he has for them and how he responds to adult authority. And that’s a really important aspect of life. It’s been a positive thing for Christian, and a positive thing for the family - certainly the Christian aspect. And if people can be introduced to Christ through other means than a church, then I think it’s an awesome opportunity.” – Colleen, mother of 12 year old Black belt, Christian and 14 year old Purple belt, Christine
“Here’s this 16 or 17 year old kid and here’s me, you know, old enough to be his father, and he’s showing me ultimate respect. I mean, he’s a Black Belt and I am just a newbie and he’s treating me with such respect, I’m going, ‘Wow, this is a neat atmosphere!’.” – Jarrod, student and father of 13 year old Brown belt, Jameson, 9 year old, Aspen and 6 year old, Jackson
“What really sold us on it was the fact that there was some spiritual background to go with it. I’ve seen other kids in other schools and they’re probably taught pretty good, but it seemed like they didn’t get the extra background of spiritualness in it.” – Wayne, father of 17 year old Brown belt, Ashley
“She likes the fact that it is “Martial Arts with a Message” - from a Christian perspective. That’s very important to both of our children. It’s a good program because of the Christian influence, but also it’s a good life-skills training class for any child.” – Kathy, mother of 10 year old Blue belt, Nora
“They have just gained so much from this – so much confidence, especially. Some maturity and respect - it’s been great. They listen better. It’s like what we teach at home gets reinforced here with somebody other than mom & dad that they really respect.” – Deanna, mother of 8 & 10 year old Brown belts, Erik & Iver
“I really like the Christian side of it, where he not just has to come to class and do Chi-Tu Do, but he has stuff at home. He has to do character traits, and there is a little bit of character building in him at home that we can help him with as parents, and partner with you, but then I know it is getting reinforced here. And I know he has been challenged to memorize scripture, and the Beatitudes, and it has been just been great to have that extra element of parenting him.” – Joan, mother of 12 year old Brown belt, Matthew and 14 year old Purple belt, Tracy
“The character traits, the emphasis on who we are and what we are actually here for is very important – probably more important than being able to punch somebody. But we are learning self-defense here as well and in this day and age we need that as well. But character is far more important and God wants us to develop character that is reflective of His Son, and this is a good place to do that.” – Keith, student
“The fact that he has what he has (ADD/ADHD), we wanted him to be able to control it, and martial arts is one way that he can control it and still be active at the same time. He now can concentrate a lot better, and he has learned that he can concentrate, and he doesn’t take as many meds now as he did before. His meds have been cut.” – Bonnie, mother of 11 year old Blue belt, Eric
Imagine what your child(ren) might look like in a year from now...
How will they behave? How will they respond to your authority? How will they spend their time? How is their relationship with God? Are they noticeably better or worse (or the same) than they are today?
We are so sure that our program will benefit your children (or yourself) that I will make you an offer you can’t pass up. If after 12 months of training you can truly say that you or your child have not experienced the benefits our school has to offer or that you don’t feel that the program is worth the investment, I will give you 100% of your money back. You have nothing to lose!
You might be wondering, “Why 12 months? Can’t they do it faster than that?” Well, you might see some changes within weeks or even within two or three months, but for those changes to become lasting changes – ones that will help them develop their character, students need to train for at least 12 months. And with nothing to lose, you have everything to gain in coming in to try out the program.
All you need to get started is a phone call. Call me, at (406) 591-2864 to schedule your first lesson.
Peace to you in Christ.
Dennis Forleo 6th Degree Black Belt & Master Instructor Billings Chi-Tu Do