In this modern world with unprovoked assaults happening everywhere on our streets they need to have self-defence skills are becoming strongly important. The dilemma is with your children, when is the right time to get your Kids Self-Defence Classes? I say as early as possible, from about 9 or 10 years, earlier if they seem like they can handle it.
•Health and fitness – practicing martial arts and self-defence is a great exercise which of course leads to a healthy and fit body. Your kids will have better immune systems and be able to handle getting sick better.
•Discipline – Learning a martial art takes great self-discipline, and a good instructor will enforce good discipline as well. I remember when I was younger and turned up late to class, I was made to do 20 press ups in front of the whole class before I could join in. I certainly was never late again! It will also give your child the skills to ignore name-calling and provocation from their fellow classmates and avert getting into fights in the first place.
•Confidence – Knowing how to defend oneself gives an enormous feeling of self-empowerment and hence will improve your child’s self-esteem and confidence levels. They will be much outgoing and will be more likely to stick up for themselves and others.
•Social Skills – The practice of self-defence and Kobudo Lessons is a very interactive process so develops great social skills. It will set them up with friends for life.
Martial Arts and Self Defence classes are a great idea for your kids and would encourage anyone with children to get them involved.