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Finding The Right Martial Arts Classes For Your Child
Your child just marched into the kitchen and announced his or their desire to become a master of the martial arts. Assuming this is more than a momentary wish given flight by a television program, it's time to start looking for a suitable Karate dojo
. The task is not simple. There are many schools and each is unique in the level of instruction they offer, their approach with children, and the type of atmosphere they cultivate. Unfortunately, most parents become aware of problems after they enroll their children into classes.
Know Your Martial Arts Styles
The most popular styles taught in martial arts classes
are karate, kung fu, aikido, taekwondo, hapkido, and judo. Karate focuses on striking and blocking, with little to no grappling. Kung fu includes strikes, kicks, blocks, and throws. The emphasis is on style, fluidity, and timing. Aikido shifts the focus from strikes to blocks and throws. The style emphasizes using opponents' power and momentum against them.
What Occurs During Training?
The only way to know whether the martial arts classes at a specific studio are suitable for your son or daughter is to observe them. Most instructors won't mind, especially if they know you're interested in enrolling your child.
Take note regarding whether time is spent warming up and doing exercises, such as stretches, crunches, and sit-ups. Also, are weapons used? Are children forced to spar with one another? How is the safety of the students ensured? You should also note the class size and whether it spans a wide range of ages. Older students should not be training with young children. Most importantly, are the other kids in the martial arts classes having fun? If they appear stressed or anxious, that may suggest a problem with the training regimen.
If you would like your child to train at a safe and exciting martial arts school that is family oriented, then contact The Dojo of Karate & Fitness
at 303.920.4500 or simply fill out the form on the top right of this page.