At On The Mat, Our Mission is to create an exciting experience for every student, every class!
Our classes are taught using innovative, age-specific Martial Arts programs for our youth students called SKILLZ! These programs allow us to target each student’s stages of development even more than before! Through scientific research and psychological developments, the SKILLZ programs will provide MAXIMUM results in the classroom.
Why do we say that the SKILLZ programs can generate maximum results?
An international study was done to understand the growth and development stages of children between the ages of 3 to 14. Children were evaluated on the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional stages. From those results, a comprehensive format for Martial Arts education was created for 3 & 4-year olds (Early SKILLZ), 5 & 6-year olds (Basic SKILLZ), 7 to 9-year olds (Core SKILLZ), and 10 to 14-year olds (Extreme SKILLZ).
What does this mean for your child?
This means that our classes will target the students’ stages of development to the point where each class will not be too challenging or too easy – each class should be just right! Our goal is to have each student leave feeling stronger and more confident in every class!
How do we make this innovative concept work?
The SKILLZ Programs are an International revolution, operating in over 8 countries worldwide. Created by child development expert, Melody Shuman, the SKILLZ programs are also endorsed by leading child psychologists as the best activity a child can participate in. In fact, no other sport or activity blends values with training as structured and comprehensive as the SKILLZ programs!
Not only do we provide fun yet challenging programs to motivate and guide students, but our instructors and staff are driven by helping others accomplish their goals and seeing them succeed. Our programs allow your child to find the inner strength and confidence to know they can achieve anything they put their minds to.
Come and be a part of the On The Mat family and together let’s grow and become the best possible versions of ourselves that we can be!
Our facility is located in St. Petersburg, FL. Our school features the following:
- Comprehensive class schedules for students of all ages and skill levels
- 4000sq. ft. facility with large matted training areas
- Private play area for children of all ages
- State of the art sound system for group fitness classes
- Lobby area and Waiting room for parents
- and more!