Come see why Clyde Stanley’s Martial Arts has been rated one of the Top 100 Schools in North America!

 Clyde Stanley’s Martial Arts has given him more confidence.  It has certainly helped him focus at school and everyday routines.  Freddy says karate has made him feel important.  He is understanding accomplishment and he is beginning to appreciate earning belt ranks which gives him motivation at home and school.  It has been a GREAT experience all around! ~ Jillian (parent)

Being a parent in the 21st century can be scary! Every time I turn on the news, I cringe inside.  Abductions, drugs, gangs, and a multitude of other social problems affect our children’s lives, even in nice places like Minden, La.  That’s where Clyde Stanley’s Martial Arts can help set your mind at ease and arm your child with a host of mental and physical skills that will help them in school and in life.

You’ve seen the ads.  You’ve heard the other parents talk.  You may have even read the articles about the benefits of martial arts training for children.  But still, you’re wondering “How can martial arts teach values – and life skills?”  Well, we’d like to take this opportunity to tell you, but first let’s hear from one of our kids in his own words.


I don’t know where I’d be without Clyde Stanley’s Martial Arts.  I know I can speak confidently in front of people now. I don’t enjoy it, but I can still do it.  My confidence has been raised to a point that wouldn’t be possible without martial arts.  I’m confident enough to stand up for myself, but not cocky enough to try to start fights with people.”


“Throughout the years many things have changed for me; my friends, styles, music, and so on.  There has only been one constant in my life, martial arts.  It’s nice to have martial arts there as my foundation in life.  I’ve practically grown up in Clyde Stanley’s dojo and no matter what’s happening in my life, I will always have a home away from home.

~ Colin Clark (Student)

Since 1972, we’ve been helping children just like yours gain the character building tools found only in martial arts training.  No other activity or sport can match up. 

Tools like perseverance, positive mental attitude, self discipline, and goal setting aren’t always taught effectively in school, and are also often missing from your soccer,  little league fields, and basketball courts.  This is unfortunate, because teaching children these basic life skills, at a young age, can have a HUGE impact on the degree of success and happiness that children achieve later in life.

What’s the biggest obstacle to your child’s success?

Your child’s first and biggest challenge doesn’t usually come from the neighborhood bully.  It comes, instead, from personal issues.  For example:

Overweight Children

Overweight children are often ostracized because of their appearance.  We’ve seen many kids like these who’ve lost a few pounds through self-discipline and exercise and gained tremendous amounts of self-esteem in the process.

karate_cutieSmall Children

Physically smaller children get picked on a lot because of their size.  We’ve seen children like these gain confidence as their strength and abilities grow.  This keeps them out of fights because they no longer feel like they have to fight.

Shy Children

Shy children are always afraid of trying something new.  Often this is because they are convinced they will fail.  We teach them how to overcome their fears and develop a winner’s attitude through repeated successful martial arts experiences.

Overactive, Inattentive Children

Children such as these often need positive outlets for their energy as well as help controlling it.  We teach them how to channel that energy and focus their attention.

Our activities channel children’s energy and aggression.

Sometimes parents hesitate to enroll their children in martial arts classes because they feel it will make them more aggressive.  In fact, the opposite is true.  Our programs have been found to have a “leveling out” effect on kids.  For those that are full of high spirits and even aggressiveness it gives an acceptable outlet for their energy.

At the same time, we drive home the message repeatedly that their skills are not to be used for showing off.   At Clyde Stanley’s Martial Arts, it is constantly stressed that their skills require them to not be abusive or offensive.  Our students understand that their abilities are for defense only.

On the other end of the scale, children who are shy and withdrawn get the opportunity to come out of their shells in an environment that is positive and reassuring.  They learn to become more assertive, not more aggressive.

Clyde Stanley’s Martial Arts improves your child’s grades and promotes leadership skills to help them succeed in life.

Our unique children’s programs offer a lot more than just kicking and punching. Our educational martial arts program will teach your child about goal setting, the discipline to study, and the focus to increase their concentration in school. They will discover that hard work will be rewarded.  These qualities, more than any other, will help your child ensure their success in school, college, and in life.

We use our “Star System” program to check report cards and reward our students for academic achievement. We have actually had students bring their grades from failing to all A’s.

cs_bullyOur program teaches lifelong self defense skills.

Here at Clyde Stanley’s Martial Arts, we pride ourselves on teaching our students self defense skills that could save their lives.  But let’s face it, there’s a rough world out there.  The numerous tragic incidents of school violence that we’ve seen on the news have focused new attention on schoolyard bullying and harassment.  One study found that 90% of 4th through 8th graders report being victims.  Being bullied can make children feel lonely, unhappy, afraid, unsafe, and leave emotional scars that can last well into adulthood.

It may surprise you that not all martial arts schools really teach effective self-defense. Instead, they concentrate on tournament competition that doesn’t always translate well into practical self-defense.

You can be confident that at our school, your children are learning techniques that can be used effectively.  Clyde Stanley’s Martial Arts will train your child to think instead of panic in a threatening situation, and to become aware of dangerous conditions and avoid them.

Give your child a head start in life at Clyde Stanley’s Martial Arts where they will learn a variety of skills to help them succeed in life!

Paul is a changed boy.  He is confident, tolerant, and happy.  He has learned how to deal with bullies and encourage weaker kids.    ~ Ted (parent)

Class Schedule


6:00 – 6:45 pm Little Tigers & Dragons
6:45 – 7:45 pm Adults


5:30 – 6:15 pm Little Tigers & Dragons


6:00 – 6:45 pm Little Tigers & Dragons
6:45 – 7:45pm Adults


5:30 – 6:15 pm Little Tigers & Dragons
6:15 – 7:15pm Adults

11:45am – 12:30pm Little Tigers & Dragons
12:30pm – 1:30 pm  Adults

Little Tiger Class         5 – 7 Years Old
Dragon Class               8 – 12 Years Old
Adults                         13 Years and Up

Call us TODAY and mention our internet special and we will schedule a complimentary trial class for your child.  318 377 5333