Children’s Program

Meng's Martial Arts. One System to counter all styles. Serving the Dayton, Ohio region.

“I never thought martial arts would help my child learn, grow, and develop as a total human being with discipline, focus, respect, and confidence… now I know the reality! It’s all possible – and more!”

Give your child the gift of a “Never Fail” Attitude with
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It’s amazing but true… read on for more!

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The common plight of parents:

You want your son to learn how to cooperate, develop a sense of respect, teamwork, and build his confidence, so he plays baseball. You want your daughter to develop her balance and poise, focus and self-confidence, so you have her do dance. Now, you’ve got to DRIVE to two different activities, PAY for two entirely different programs, and DIVIDE *your* time and energy on two different – sometimes conflicting – schedules. What do you do if your son has a baseball game the same day as your daughter’s dance recital?

What you need is a way to integrate the goals you have in mind for your son and the goals you have for your daughter into one activity.

But what activity gives children a wide variety of benefits with one, integrative approach?

Dear Parents,

You might not know it but there is a way for you to take advantage of thousands of years of wisdom and put it to use in developing your child in one, integrative approach. It’s already been discovered by thousands of families throughout the Miami Valley and beyond.

Martial arts for children can be more than just learning about punching and kicking, yelling and “Yes Sir!”

When properly implemented, the martial arts are an educational program based on traditional values such as Focus, Respect, Self-Confidence, Self-Control, and Self-Discipline. It was our focus on these qualities that led the Meng’s Martial Arts curriculum to be recognized and implemented in Ohio public schools.

When developed, these traits lay a foundation for your child to attain his or her unlimited potential no matter what activity he or she chooses.

The Problem with Sports for Children

I’m a father of three boys; I know the concerns parents face each day. And I watch parents try to find activities that instill life lessons.

I’m here to tell you that character building through sports is the exception rather than the rule. All too often, I see children sitting on the bench – passed over by the coach for stronger, faster children. The “win at all costs” attitude of some sports does little to teach character – instead, it teaches children that only the strong survive and win… and that your child isn’t the strong.

The objective of sports is to win, not build strong personal character. If character is built, it’s a fringe benefit along the way towards the goal of sports: winning.

I’m not saying that children’s shouldn’t play sports. What I’m saying is that building character is not the goal of sports.

The solution to this problem… Martial Arts for Kids!

Martial arts offers your child the opportunity to be a part of a group of positive, encouraging people of many ages while simultaneously working, progressing and developing through his or her own efforts. By being directly responsible for his or her own success, your child will develop greater self-confidence and self-esteem as he or she meets with success after success.

As a parent myself, I understand that having children do a lot of different activities with no educational value or clear life lessons is not the most efficient use of time. There’s only 24 hours each day. The key is to learn how to make the most of each day, as efficiently as possible.

Children’s Martial Arts: Re-Creation instead of recreation

Children can learn and do a lot of things like dancing or play various sports but nothing is as good as martial arts for building the total person – adult or child.

In the areas of education, seeing how things connect – integration – and establishing wisdom for life as well as learning and developing character does not happen when “warming the bench”. By using active participation martial arts for kids are the most effective way to use your time and money to develop your child. It is possible to create a better child because martial arts is more than recreation – it’s Re-Creation… re-creating your child into a more disciplined, focused, happy, healthy and safe human being.

Now, I’m not saying that sports are totally useless – I played a lot of sports when I was young and even into high school. I’m just cautioning you to be aware of the goals you have in mind for your child and make sure the activity matches in which your child participates matches your goals. If you want a successful child, look for the activities and program that focus on teaching your child the tools and habits to be successful.

Think of all the things you want your child to learn: how to succeed, confidence, a positive attitude, safety awareness, stranger awareness, self-defense skills, how to listen and follow instructions… these are just a few of the very real concerns parents tell me about. And I tell them that training in the martial arts at Meng’s Martial Arts has the answers – plus more.

And now, the BEST style of martial arts for your child is… not what you’d think. Martial arts are great for kids. But many parents come to me asking, “what’s the best style for my child?” The one, most important fact for you to understand is that:

Martial Art Styles are an illusion.

What do I mean by “Martial Art Styles are an illusion?”

Martial Art styles represent specialized knowledge, tactics, and strategies for self-defense based on certain “moves”. There are literally hundreds and hundreds of styles, like: Karate, Kung Fu, Taekwondo, Hapkido, Jujitsu, Kempo, Kenpo, Aikido, Aikijujitsu, Kendo, Muay Thai, Chuan Fa, Taiji (or Tai Chi), Bagua, Xingyi (or Hsing Yi), … and the list goes on.

When it comes to your child, the benefits of a specific set of techniques are not the highest priority.

Each style exists for a reason. But when your child asks to learn “Karate” or “Kung Fu,” he or she is really asking to learn something that looks like fun.

What’s most important for your child are the character building tools of martial arts and self-protection skills of learning to think and plan ahead to avoid danger rather than specialized, technical self-defense tactics and strategies.

Let me say it a different way – in order to gain the most benefits for your child, the most important factors are the instructor and the goals of the program itself, NOT the popularity or technical requirements of the style.

Meet with the instructor, wherever you are looking for classes. Ask for a free trial class. If they don’t offer one, you should be careful about that school.

See how the instructor relates to your child. Talk with the other parents and see how they like the program. If you or your child does not feel comfortable, chances are high that your child will not stay with the program.

For benefits, it doesn’t matter what degree the instructor is – can he relate to your child? Can he motivate your child to want to learn for himself or herself? Are the advanced students disciplined, self-controlled and confident? If “No” to any of these questions, you should strongly consider enrolling your child in this type of environment.

Why am I giving you all this information?

It’s simple – there are two reasons:

First, I’m a parent and I’m constantly on the look out for what’s best for my child.

Second, I’m a career martial artist and the Master Instructor for Meng’s Martial Arts, Master Benny Meng. I’ve got the experience, knowledge and training to help you and your child make the best decision for your child’s future.

For over three decades, I’ve been developing people of all ages, races, religions, and creeds – including children like yours – with character building tools found only in martial arts. No other childhood activity or sport can match them. In the next few pages, I’m going to tell you how you and your child can sample all of this, and more, for FREE!

I’ve guided countless children like yours towards developing an attitude of never failing. Through training with Meng’s Martial Arts in our positive environment, your child will learn to see how any lack of total success is only an opportunity for improvement.

AND… this wonderful and powerful attitude comes from WITHIN your child rather than an outside force. That means you can trust your child to do what’s right, even if there are no authority figures around.

Isn’t that what we all want as parents – to know that our child will make smart, safe decisions in the present moment and in the future?

And here’s something to think about… imagine if your child were to begin a sport (or any activity!) with a solid physical foundation of strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance, a strong mental foundation of focus, self-discipline, self-control, self-confidence and the ability to cooperate, and a strong spirit focused on respect and creating success. I think you can quickly see how your child would excel in anything he or she sets his mind to do.

I’ve had numerous children begin training with a wide variety of behavior problems and behavior challenges that have improved drastically. Through training and learning in our solid Martial Arts for children program, I’ve helped to create countless successful children – better kids – simply from following a three step method consistently. I’ve helped to mold young children to see the positive benefits they can do for themselves and others like this:

“I used to be very weak and the people at school made fun of
me, but since I started martial arts I feel I’m getting stronger. It helped
train me ears so that Mom doesn’t have to yell to get my attention. My mom goes
crazy to find a place to send me like band or Boy Scouts and now she has a safe
place she trusts to send me, Meng’s Martial Arts!”

Aaron Losey, age 10


“Martial Arts helped me by making me stronger. It makes my
hands stronger at basketball, too. It also helps me pay attention at home and

Carl Lewis, age 8


“At home, martial arts helps me by doing what I am supposed
to do. At school it helps me by being a good sport, not getting upset about
losing or when someone tries to make me mad. In life it helps me defend myself
against physical attacks.”

Arthur Siwecki, age 11


“Martial Arts helps me defend myself at school and out in
the world. I can use my martial arts to help my parents by listening to them at
first not the second or third time. I can help my parents by helping them with

Vincent Meng, age 8


“Martial Arts helps me concentrate on everything I do. It
helps me to not get mad at my brother. It also helps me do my homework from
school. Martial Arts helps me pay attention to my parents.”

Brad Arledge, age 8

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Here’s how all this is possible in three steps:

Step #1: Training begins with the body

It’s hard for children (and most adults) to control their
thoughts or emotions but it’s relatively easy to learn how to stand still if
even for only a few seconds. This is where martial arts begin to teach
self-discipline and self-control: with the body.

In your child’s first class with us he or she will learn
about how the Mind controls the Body and then demonstrate “Focus.” This becomes
a powerful word that captures your child’s imagination. Many of our parents
even use it at home when it’s time for children to really pay attention and

>From there, your child will learn stances, footwork, kicks and punches.
Everything that comes over time – all the athletic ability, character building,
confidence, and positive attitude – is built around this physical foundation.

Developing the body first also lays the foundation for learning how to integrate knowledge, build
leadership traits
, develop & implement motivational strategies, and learn goal setting… all in a
proactive, positive environment.

Meng’s Martial Arts also make use of the Children’s Personal Conduct program,
also known as CPC, to help keep children focused. What makes the CPC program so
successful in helping to build children is the unique matching of classroom
lessons reinforced with take-home worksheets structured around five cartoon characters:

Children’s Personal Conduct Character Building Campaign

The CPC program is very successful at keeping children motiviated to learn and progress.
You can get more information about this program by clicking here.

Step #2: The first key to creating success is to “Focus”

We teach “Focus” every class – at the beginning and ending of
every class, in fact. But sometimes I see parents that don’t practice this
basic trait outside the martial arts school. When a child is enrolled into many
different activities, he or she often learns the exact opposite – how to remain
unfocused, always on the lookout for the next fad or “big thing.” This creates
the potential momentum for the child to get involved with many of the wrong
activities or the wrong crowd in the teen years.

My staff and I seek to educate and develop your child’s
body, mind and attitude – what we call spirit – in a fun, positive environment.

Each time your child attends class, he or she will learn one
of several Life Skills designed to build good habits that will last a lifetime.
By attending class as little as class twice a week, your child will have marked
changes in his or her body language, posture, and attitude. But don’t take my
word for it. See what some of our parents are saying:


“Now when we’re in public, whenever Lori gets out of the
car, she stands in Focus with her hands at her side and waits for me to come
around to her side of the car. Then we go to the store together.”

– The Hensley Family

Hi Master Meng,

First, thank you for your recognition of Erin’s hard work at
school and at your school. She was so proud of being recognized that I believe
it will continue to be a great motivator. You will be pleased to know that when
her grades dipped slightly in Q3 and I told her some activities might have to
be cut, she said that martial arts would be LAST! But, she really came through
and simply worked harder and excelled at all of her activities: martial arts,
band, drums, choir, Girl Scouts AND school

My wife and I were very impressed with your talk to the
students about the importance of education.

Thank you for your leadership.

Best Regards
– Marty Caskey

The training is fantastic. It’s been absolutely remarkable.
Compared to when Carl started 4 years ago, he’s matured as a child but his time
here has greatly improved his self-control – especially for a child the experts
want to label with labels. We’ve been focused as parents, and even got his
elementary school involved too. I’m happy to be at a martial arts school so
dedicated! I would recommend the school to any parent.

My husband has even started training. And he’s getting more self-control too =)”

– Kathleen Lauri-Lewis, Carl’s Mom

“We love it.

With John-Michael, it keeps him focused and helps him
realize, like with school work, he has to do good with it in order to keep
coming to class.

With the material he learns here, I am amazed with what he knows.
His flexibility is much better than what it was. I think this will also help
him in the long run with other sports.

With my husband, Dean, the breathing techniques have helped
him out with relaxation.”

– Lisa Marlow


Seeing is believing. Our families see such tremendous,
positive benefits on their children that even the parents get into the


Step #3: Developing the Body, Mind, and Spirit

For the Body, you will see your child improve the following and more:

  • Flexibility
  • Strength
  • Endurance
  • Relaxation / Sensitivity
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Distance Awareness
  • Timing

All of these traits set a strong foundation for future sport
activities while also building good exercise habits. When you get your child
into the habit of regular exercise when they are young, it becomes a habit for
life. Your child will have better concentration, motivation, self-discipline,
and self-control by being active on a regular basis. By developing the body,
the stage is set to develop the Mind.


For the Mind, your child will develop many strong characteristics like:

  • Discipline
  • Willpower & Focus
  • Perception
  • Reason
  • Memory
  • Intuition
  • Imagination

The Mind is an amazing thing that goes beyond just the organ
of the brain.
Your child will learn how to use the many abilities of the mind
to create a positive worldview and create success.
This results in a positive

At Meng’s Martial Arts, we teach that Attitude is a
combination of our actions, thoughts and emotions
. This helps children
to to understand the consequences of their actions and the actions of others.

This kind of education isn’t found in regular school –
public, charter, or private. The education and experience of the Six Mental
Skills are unique benefits of Meng’s Martial Arts. Your child needs to develop
his or her mental skills for learning; we provide your child these necessary
tools so that your child can be successful in all learning environments.


“As I pause to reflect about Aaron and his new adventure, my
heart smiles. Just 6 months ago, I remember a young boy struggling to find his
peace in all the chaos. Aaron’s grades were falling, school was a chose, and
his siblings trying to cheer up Aaron sometimes was fruitless. Physically he
thought he couldn’t do anything. Aaron was awkward, wanting to quit often. His
self-respect was low, confidence absent. “I can’t” was part of his daily
vocabulary. His ability to say on task very difficult. Often, I called his name
over and over. He did not have a sense of responsibility to family or himself.
Also, Aaron was having more trouble dealing with or thinking about all that was
going on inside.

Since beginning martial arts, there have been many changes
from inside to out. Physically he has more strength and coordination. Also, it
usually takes one call and Aaron responds. When engaged in something which
requires focus, I can actually see him redirecting his mind and even his body.
His final grads reflect his ability. With his siblings, Aaron is patent and
more understanding. One of the most exciting changes is the way he carries himself
– shoulder back, chin up. Now he thinks “he can”

Although his recent strides are impressive, I am sure Aaron
has some growing inside to do. Respecting oneself and others is ongoing. One
day he will realize how powerful he is. Aaron will be able to be confident that
“he can” hold his own. He may even try new things. When going through difficult
times, we hill find his strength inside. Physically, he will be in control of
his body and understand his potential.

– Thelsea Johnson, Aaron Losey’s Mom


For the Spirit, your child will learn about his or her unlimited potential. All too often, people – children and adults –
unconsciously limit themselves, achieving less success than they would wish.

By way of example, let me share one of our Life Lessons with you.

It’s called “Little Things:”


Jonathon sat on his front porch with nothing to do. He
wasn’t sure what everyone found so great about summer and being out of school,
because he thought it was pretty boring. Ever since the flood waters in March
had washed away most of the playground and the retaining wall next to the
river, his mom had not allowed him to play there.

Most of the other parents felt the same, and the
neighborhood gathering place for kids was a thing of the past. Just when he was
about to go inside to complain yet again to his mom that there was nothing to
do, Jonathon saw Mr. Williams come out of his house across the street and make
his way down the block to what was left of the low retaining wall at the park.

His curiosity got the best of him, so he decided to stay on
the porch to watch. He could see Mr. Williams studying the wall for a few
minutes before he bent slowly to pick up a good sized rock and set it into
place along the jagged edge of the wall remains. As Jonathon watched for the next
half hour, Mr. Williams place a half a dozen more rocks before he turned to go
home. Jonathon thought to himself that Mr. Williams was wasting his time. He
had heard his dad say more than once that the wall was going to take forever to
rebuild. Jonathon thought it was kind of silly for an old man to think that a
few rocks a day would be of any help.

Over the next couple of days Jonathon watched as more rocks
were placed by Mr. Williams and the wall began to grow. On the forth day, as
Mr. Williams came out of his house, Jonathon decided to tag along. He followed
not far behind Mr. Williams and as the old man bent to pick up the first rock,
Jonathon hurried over to lift it for him. He figured it couldn’t hurt, and it
gave him something to do. The next morning Jonathon was waiting at the end of
Mr. Williams’ walkway and they walked together to the wall and worked together
in silent camaraderie.

On the following morning two ladies who had been sitting on
a bench in the park every morning that week brought a pitcher of iced tea and a
wagon for carting rocks. The four worked together and the wall grew. By the end
of the next week, Mr. Wittaker, who Jonathon had seen watching them from his
living room window, came out with a wheelbarrow and began hauling rocks.

It came as a surprise to Jonathon that almost a full week
before school was to start again, he and Mr. Williams stood, along with quite a
crowd of neighbors, in front of a completed retaining wall. Someone had called
a newspaper reporter who approached Mr. Williams and asked, “How did you
all do such a big task?” Mr. Williams replied, “One rock at a


This little story shows the benefits of being humble,
working together, and having a sense of vision helped Jonathon to see his
potential to effect a positive change in his world. This shows the benefits of
building our sense of spirit and ties directly to three of the benefits for the
Mind: Discipline, Perception and Imagination.


As a martial arts school, we believe in the potential of
each and every human being to become whatever the mind can imagine
. The spirit
and attitude behind each of our actions is the highest level of focus in the
martial arts and is achieved by building a strong foundation in the body and
mind first.


How to receive all these benefits – plus a no obligation offer to find out
more… FREE!

Now, you might be wondering how all these benefits are
possible and available for your child. I’ve had my own school since 1987 and
established the first martial arts museum in the United States in 1993. I am a
nationally recognized instructor, lecturer, author, tournament judge,
competitor, and more. But don’t take my word for it, see what Google has to say
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When it comes to martial arts, I talk the talk and walk the
walk. When it comes to children’s programs, I’ve gone all the way from student,
to leader, to champion, to teacher, and now Master level with students of my
own continuing my success in schools of their own.


The Meng’s Martial Arts organization is dedicated to
providing our students with the best in quality training facilities and
well-trained instructors that put safety as priority #1. Our curriculum draws
from over 1,500 years of martial arts traditions match to today’s modern
lifestyle – we don’t use negative reinforcement or something like hours of
grueling horse stance simple to “weed out the weak ones.”


By the time students reach Black Belt or Black Sash, they
have trained their stances for many, many hours so the quality is still there
but we train smarter
. Why else would our curriculum be the
only martial arts curriculum currently in use by Ohio Public Schools?


What makes us unique in the world of martial art styles is
that we teach a complete system, called the Shaolin System. Our system covers
all ranges of self-defense so your child will learn about kicks, punches,
grabs, and tackles – how to do them properly and how to protect against them.


This is different from a style that focuses on only one or
two ranges
of self-defense. At our school, your child won’t have to learn
several different sets of tactics or strategies – instead, he or she will
experience a natural progression from general to specific knowledge that covers
all possibilities of self-defense in one, seamless training experience.


In addition to an excellent training system, we also have
great instructors
. Our instructors have received many awards and accolades from
both inside and outside the martial arts community. The Headquarters school in
Huber Heights has been recognized many times by the City and State for our
outstanding results.


We are committed to excellence and open to feedback. We also
offer something unique: unlimited classes with our standard membership. Most
schools only allow your child to attend class twice a week and then you have to
pay more to gain access to any additional classes. We recommend a minimum of
twice a week but we want to see your child succeed and have removed the first
barrier by having a flexible attendance policy.


A no obligation offer and a free e-book!


I know you might be curious about our program and all the
benefits available for your child. Simply register for a trial membership here (with no obligation) or call (937) 236-6485 and ask about our Five Week
. This program is long enough for you to start seeing changes in your
child’s behavior and attitude… but short enough to know if our program and
facility is right for you and your child.

The Five Week Intro comes with a
personal interview with the school’s Head Instructor, a Uniform, a School
Manual, and classes 2x to 3x a week – everything your child needs to succeed.


We know that, in as little as 10-15 classes, you’ll start to
see many positive changes in your child. This is a short commitment, a little
longer than month – but we often see dramatic changes in young children.
Register for your child’s membership here today – our classes typically fill up
early so it’s best to register as soon as possible.

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You can also register for our Free Children’s Newsletter
full of tips and strategies to raise healthy, happy children and receive
additional information on our programs for all ages by registering for the
Newsletter here
. As a free bonus you’ll receive: “Seven Tips to Selecting a Martial
Arts Program for your Child
.” This free e-book, a $15 dollar value, contains
valuable information on evaluating a potential martial arts program, including
a checklist of questions to ask when you visit a school for the first time.
This checklist alone will give you a powerful tool to weed out the ineffective


“You give us the time, we’ll give you the skill.
Success through accountability.”


You define the moment; don’t let the moment define you.



– Master Benny Meng

9th Generation Shaolin Disciple

7th Degree Black Sash, Shaolin Kung Fu

6th Degree Black Belt, Taekwondo

Master Instructor


P.S. If you feel that Five Weeks is a little too long of a commitment, you can also take advantage of a
Free Lesson. Our Free Lesson is
not the typical 15-minute “private lesson” offered during regular classes like
some schools. Instead, we offer your child the opportunity to experience a
full, 50-minute class – and you’re welcome to stay and watch the class, too. We
know that the success of any child’s program requires the support and
interaction of their parents.


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Meng’s Martial Arts

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and Children in the Dayton Metro Area Since 1987.


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Clark County, Greene County, Butler County, Preble County, Darke County,
Centerville, Clayton, Englewood, Germantown, Huber Heights, Kettering,
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Township, Jefferson Township, Miami Township, Perry Township, Washington
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