Our martial arts and fitness gym prides itself on a variety of courses, geared towards every age, background and previous education. We have excellent kids programs in all of our available classes for ages 4 - 6 years old and 7 - 13 years old.
We offer kids classes in the following:
Kickboxing Monday and Wednesdays at 17:30
Muaythai Tuesday and Thursdays at 16:30
Krav-Maga for self defence Mondays and Wednesdays at 16:30
Brazilian Jiujitsu Tuesday and Thursdays at 17:30
Functional Fitness ages 4 - 6 Monday and Wednesdays at 15:45. Ages 7 - 13 Tuesdays and Thursdays at 15:45.
Our kids classes start at R600pm depending on how many classes and styles they attend per week. Book a consult below to get full details on our memberships.
Of course, one of the most obvious benefits of Martial Arts or Functional Fitness / CrossFit for kids at Warrior Sports and Fun-X-tional Fitness is that it includes a physical activity component. Not only will your child move around a lot, but they’ll also build on their strength and flexibility which is important during their development years.
Build Self-Esteem and Confidence
Learning new skills increases children’s confidence and self-esteem. They’ll also need to work together with other students in the class and even perform their skills in front of people during grading or special events. Its always great to see how our kids develop the self confidence in themselves after training with us for a while.
Work on Goal-Setting and Self-Improvement
Most types of Martial Arts have a belt or ranking system that children work through, meaning they are rewarded for their practice and mastery of skills. Focusing on a goal such as achieving a new rank or belt is a great way to learn about goal-setting and motivation.
Learn Respect and Listening Skills
Respecting your instructor or teacher is an important part of Martial Arts. Children will need to listen to and follow instructions in order to learn new moves and skills.
Encourage Teamwork and Belonging
While Martial Arts is typically done as an individual, team work is still a vital part of practice. Working in pairs is often used to teach sparring or to work on moves. Being part of a club also creates a sense of belonging and creates lifelong friendships.
Get Physical in a Safe Environment
If you have a child who likes to punch, kick, roll or wrestle, Martial Arts offers a safe environment in which to do it. Children learn how to punch bags, how to land safely if they fall backwards and how to block someone else’s punches or kicks. It’s much safer than practicing on their siblings on the lounge room floor!
Learn About Conflict Resolution
You might think that Martial Arts is about fighting but it’s quite the opposite in most cases. Many Martial Arts styles focus on self-defence and don’t allow fighting between students until they are older and have more advanced skills. The ultimate aim of Martial Arts is to teach children peaceful, non-violent conflict resolution skills and to help them work out ways to avoid physical altercations. But should the need arise, they know how to protect themselves. Martial Arts and fitness has a lot to offer children. It gets them active and teaches them to be confident, peaceful and focused. Plus, if your child grows to love it, they can continue practicing into adulthood where they will still reap many of the same benefits.